The Bhagavad Gita: The Song Of God with Jnaneshwari Chaitanya- February 2024

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February 5 – April 22, 2024

The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God

Jnaneshwari Chaitanya

12 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 4:00-5:30pm ET

If you wish to encounter the most profound, sublime, and soul-stirring spiritual truths, this is the course for you!

“ 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.”

~ Swami Sivananda

One of the most inspiring books in the world, the Bhagavad Gita, is a timeless dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, dating back to approximately 5,300 years ago. This dialogue, divided into 18 chapters, serves as a universal gospel that resonates with individuals of all ages, races, and religions. Its universality encompasses every facet of human life, making it relevant and uplifting for every stage of human development.

Millions of people around the world study the Gita daily, discovering solace, profound meaning, and inner peace through its teachings. Embark on your journey of study and experience the numerous benefits it offers!”

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In this course we will delve into the timeless wisdom of Chapter 5, known as “The Yoga of Renunciation Of Action” .

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 5, an introduction will be provided so that everyone can move forward together!

Chapter 5 of the Bhagavad Gita addresses various significant topics: 

  • Renunciation of Action (Sannyasa) vs. Selfless Action (Karma Yoga): Discusses the difference between renouncing all worldly actions and engaging in actions with a selfless attitude.
  • Equanimity in Action: Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a balanced and equanimous mind while performing actions, unaffected by success or failure.
  • Detachment from Fruits of Action: Advocates for performing actions without attachment to the outcomes, promoting the idea of selfless service for the greater good.
  • Path to Liberation (Moksha): Describes how detachment and selfless action can lead to liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
  • Treating All Beings Equally: Discusses the concept of treating all beings impartially, recognizing the divine essence in everyone.
  • Characteristics of a True Renunciant: Outlines the qualities of a genuine renunciant, who is free from desires, ego, and possessiveness.
  • The Yogic Lifestyle: Offers insights into the principles of a yogic lifestyle, highlighting the importance of balance and moderation in daily activities.
  • Transcending Dualities: Teaches how a true yogi rises above the dualities of pleasure and pain, success and failure, by maintaining a steady mind.

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This course is designed for seekers, spiritual enthusiasts, and individuals seeking inspiration and tools for spiritual growth and happiness. Whether you’re a beginner or have an established spiritual practice, this exploration of Chapter 5 will provide valuable insights and practical guidance to enhance your spiritual path.

What People Are Saying About Jnaneshwari Chaitanya...

"I have been studying the Bhagavad Gita with Jnaneshwari continuously in a small group setting for the past 2 years and it has been a transformative life experience for me. I am able to have more control of my emotions, feel less anxious about life, am less judgmental, and fully trust that all that happens to me is for my growth ultimately. The sublime teachings taught with repetition from week to week allows me to learn drop by drop, and Jnaneshwari makes it so enjoyable. Each week the class engages in a 90 minute discourse where we are free to ask as many questions as necessary to understand the language of the text. I have also learned that the study happens over time and each week’s teaching builds on the previous week. Patience, humility, understanding, forgiveness self and others, self-control, and trust are some of the virtues that have been improved in my life over the past 2 years. I look forward to this precious time weekly with my classmates new and old"
- Maya F.
"Thanks to her excellent instruction style and depth of teaching, I am happy to say that I now am in my fourth Bhagavad Gita class with Jnaneshwari Chaitanya and looking forward to the next. She brings a shining enthusiasm and extensive knowledge to every class. Even though I started in the middle of the Gita discourses, a very helpful overview was provided so that I never felt lost or confused. "
- Leslie S.
"I absolutely love Gita's course by Jnaneswari Chaitanya. Can't wait every Monday to hear her teaching. Her voice is so calming, when you listen to her, you feel like a reborn. My first course led by her was in February after I found an advertisement for the ashram on Instagram. 6 weeks later I was 100% sure that I would love to participate in the next course. And here I am : more peaceful, caring and loving woman on her spiritual path surrounded by great teachers as Jnaneshwari! Thank you! "
- Nelly M.
"I completed my yoga teachers training in 2000 at the Ashram in Bahamas and although the Bhagavad Gita was part of the curriculum, I can honestly say I didn't really understand or appreciate it. As life got more complex and and the world seemed increasingly fragile I felt drawn to spiritual teachings that could offer some explanation of our true purpose here, along with tools to separate things that are important from those which are not. I enrolled in the online course taught by Jnaneshwari Chaitanya , which explores the Gita, in-depth, chapter by chapter. Jnaneshwari is a compassionate teacher who can explain complex ideas clearly and at a pace that allows for a deep understanding of the concepts. It still amazes me that words that were written over five thousand years ago can help make sense of the struggles that the world currently faces, while giving us a blueprint for keeping our own equilibrium. Although it would be lovely to be able to be at the Ashram, the online course allows for a weekly "visit" without all the travel that a trip would entail. I highly recommend this course taught by Jnaneshwari."
- Sheila M.

Additional Information:

Offered as 12 weekly sessions on Mondays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm 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

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.

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