July 5 – September 20, 2022
Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Vibhuti Pada
Teachings from the third chapter on Vibhuti or Powers and the Yogic Vision of Reality
12 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:45pm ET
Learn timeless teachings from the most important text for the yogis, the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Swami Brahmananda will offer an in-depth study of the third chapter or Vibhuti Pada on the topic of Vibhutis or Powers and the Yogic vision of reality, through a pure and one-pointed mind. The course includes a summary of the first and second chapters – Samadhi Pada and Sadhana Pada.
Join this inspiring course and learn about Yoga as the union of the individual and the Supreme Self brought about by the stilling of the mental waves or Chitta Vrittis, and how one attains Samyama or the application of concentration, meditation and Samadhi or the superconscious state and applies it to gain a true vision of creation (Prakriti) and knowledge of pure consciousness or Purusha.
Raja Yoga, the royal path of mind control, is the most comprehensive and scientific approach to God-Realization. The precepts and doctrines of this ancient science were first compiled and explained by Patanjali Maharishi, the greatest psychologist of all time. Never has the human mind been so completely analyzed. Never has the process of eliminating human suffering been so succinctly presented. The methods of Raja Yoga are profound and timeless. They are the most useful techniques available to modern man beset by the tremendous stresses and strains of our competitive society.
What you will learn:
Offered as 12 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sep 6, 13, 20 6:00-7:45pm ET
This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.
For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.
It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.0
Requirements and Recommendations:
Swami Brahmananda is a monk and senior teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is the current Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. Swami Brahmananda joined the Sivananda organization in 1999 and was initiated into Sannyasa (monasticism) in 2006.
A long-time practitioner of yoga, meditation and philosophical studies, he regularly teaches meditation and yoga philosophy for the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses as well as the Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses. He also teaches online courses on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Vedanta. Swami Brahmananda is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.