The year 2020 has been exceptional and its lessons have been many that touched every one of us in profound ways.
An adversity can be a blessing in disguise as it prods us to think deeper and contemplate on life and its purpose.
We are offering this online workshop on Zoom that is designed for the journey of self-reflection.
Bhagavad Gita: Reflections from Chapter One
Times of despair prod us into enquiry and can be our stepping stones on the path of divinity.
It was in such a state of anguish that Arjuna faced on the battleground when he turned to Lord Krishna for guidance. The first chapter of Bhagavad Gita is titled Arjuna Vishada Yoga, the yoga of Arjuna’s despondency and sorrow. In a state of confusion and dejection, Arjuna the mightiest warrior of his times sinks into grief and depression, and casts his bow and arrow aside. Sri Krishna as his charioteer imparts the teaching of Bhagavad Gita to bring Arjuna out of the deluded state.
Bhagavad Gita is a condensed essence of wisdom of the Upanishads. The first chapter provides the foundation for this major text as a starting point of the enquiry of a seeker. Many readers pay less attention to the first chapter. However, it provides valuable insights into human personality. It introduces the characters, the participants in the war and their symbolic personalities that open up many psychological and philosophical lessons.
We will attempt to study the Bhagavad Gita through a disciplined process of Study-Contemplation and Implementation (Shravana-Manana and Nidhidhyasana).
Dates: 3-4 & 10-11 April 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Time: 7:30 to 8:30 PM IST
Medium: English (On Zoom)
Fees: INR 4500 and US$ 75
Teacher: Rabindra Sahu
The workshops will be conducted by Rabindra Sahu, teacher in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, based at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) ashram, Rishikesh. Introduced to the Indian philosophy at an early age, Rabindra has been teaching at SRSG and traveling within India and overseas for outreach programs. He is deeply devoted to study of ancient scriptures and believes in experiential understanding.
The sessions are systematic and progressive in nature; please join if you are able to commit to all the sessions.
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