April 12 – May 17, 2021
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6: The Yoga of Meditation
6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm EST
The Bhagavad Gita is a dialog between Lord Krishna and Arjuna. This dialog is taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. There, in the middle of the battlefield, Lord Krishna, during the course of His most interesting and instructive talk with Arjuna, reveals the profound, sublime and soul-stirring spiritual truths. The eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gita expound the rare secrets of the different yoga paths.
In chapter six of the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna gives many practical hints on the practice of meditation.
These instructions include where to sit and in what posture, how and where to fix the mind and what is the goal and object of meditation. He describes what qualities are essential for success in meditation and what the means are to attain them. He explains how one should conduct oneself in daily life for the purpose of supporting meditation and how the turbulent and unyielding mind should be controlled.
Arjuna wishes to know the fate of the aspirant who fails to realize the goal of meditation in spite of his faith and sincerity. Will the practice and spiritual effort invested during the life of the such a yogi be lost and regarded as done in vain? Discuss this quandary and more as you study the Yoga of Meditation.
What you'll learn:
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Offered as 6 weekly sessions on Mondays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 7:00-8:30pm 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.
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This course includes:
Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is a senior teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. She joined the Sivananda organization in 2001 and was initiated into Brahmacharya in 2016.
An experienced and devoted practitioner of Yoga, meditation and philosophical studies, she regularly teaches Yoga and Vedanta in the ashram programs and the Bhagavad Gita in Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses. Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is known for her clear and pure way of communicating yogic knowledge and its application in daily life.