June 6 – July 4, 2022
The Bhagavad Gita: Free Your Mind !
5 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 7:00-8:30pm ET
“ In the whole world literature there is no book so elevating and inspiring as the Gita. It is an inexhaustible spiritual treasure. It is an ocean of knowledge. It is a universal scripture for people of all temperaments and for all times.”
This inspiring course will focus on chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita. This chapter teaches us about the three cosmic qualities or Gunas which hold the entire universe and all beings under their sway! The highest of the three qualities is Sattva. It is pure. It brings about happiness, wisdom and also illumination. The second quality of Rajas gives rise to passion manifested by intense attachment and greed. It causes sorrow and suffering. The third quality, Tamas arises due to ignorance and results in darkness, lethargy and delusion.
These three qualities determine our state of mind. Like the seasons of the year, they act in their own turn within the mind. “ Now Sattva arises, having overpowered Rajas and Tamas. Now Rajas, having overpowered Sattva and Tamas, and now Tamas having overpowered Sattva and Rajas” ( chapter 14, verse 10 )
This course will teach you how to identify the activity of the qualities within the mind. you will learn about their symptoms, signs and subtle workings. You will be given tools to begin the conscious work of casting out Tamas and then controlling and utilizing Rajas for the cultivation of Sattva.
This Bhagavad Gita course has been ongoing for over two years now and it is welcoming new students. With over twenty years of ashram life and teaching experience, Jnaneshwari Chaitanya will guide you through the teaching of this sacred text with clarity, love, and enthusiasm. Before starting the immersion into chapter 14, an introduction will be provided so that everyone can move forward together!
Millions of people around the world study the Gita and daily find solace, meaning and inner peace through the teachings contained in it. Begin your study and enjoy the benefits!
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Offered as 5 weekly sessions on Mondays, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27, Jul 4 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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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.