Online Program

Beholding the One Reality in All Names and Forms: Teachings from Chapter 10 of the Bhagavad Gita

8 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Swami Brahmananda
Tuition: $99

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, & Jan 6, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Hours: 12 hours

What you’ll learn:

  • The One ultimate reality being the source of all the diversity of creation – as the foundation of contemplating the reality of God in creation.
  • Discriminative wisdom by which one gains the knowledge of the Self is the result of devotion and God’s grace alone.
  • The Divine glories by which God can be recognised and contemplated on within creation. How to keep the mind aware of the Divine amidst the diversity of creation is explained.

Course description:

The Bhagavad Gita is a message of divine wisdom addressed to mankind for all times, in order to help human beings face and solve the ever-present problems of birth and death, of pain, suffering, fear, bondage, love, and hate. It enables man to liberate himself from all limiting factors and reach a state of perfect balance, inner stability, and mental peace, complete freedom from grief, fear, and anxiety. Human drama is revealed within the Bhagavad Gita’s eighteen chapters. This is the experience of everyone in this world, the drama of the ascent of man from a state of hopelessness, utter dejection, sorrow, and total breakdown, to a state of perfect understanding, clarity, renewed strength, and triumph.

Krishna tells Arjuna that it is very difficult to understand how He projects Himself as the universe and all its manifestations or how the One becomes the many.

Krishna goes on to describe the various qualities that beings manifest according to their Karmas and that all these qualities—wisdom, truth, contentment, etc.—originate from Him, or are His manifestations.

The true devotees of the Lord are granted the power of discrimination, the discrimination that leads them from the unreal to the Real. Krishna emphatically declares that ignorance is destroyed and knowledge gained through Divine Grace alone.

Lord Krishna describes to Arjuna His various vibhutis or glories that are manifest in creation by which Arjuna and all of us can recognise Him behind all these names and forms.

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.

Requirements & Recommendations: 

  • No experience necessary. This program is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
  • Viewing Device: Desktop or laptop computer will provide the best experience, although you can also connect via a tablet or smartphone.
  • Internet connection: High-speed broadband wired or wireless is best.
  • Video: Download Zoom to your computer, or install the Zoom app to your device.  For interactive group sessions, a webcam or integrated camera will allow others to feel more connected with you.
  • Audio: Headphone speakers are recommended. If you wish to participate vocally, a headset with a microphone will be ideal.

Course Includes:

  • 12 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable course manual

Swami Brahmananda is Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.

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