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Online Program

Narada’s Way of Divine Love: Teachings on Narada Bhakti Sutra

8 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Saturdays, 2:00-3:30pm EST

Rukmini Chaitanya
Tuition: $99

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Saturdays. Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19, 26, Jan 2, & 9, 2:00-3:30pm EST

Hours: 12 hours

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Theory and practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of Divine Love.
  • The inspiring life story of Narada Muni and what we can learn from it in our own practice of Bhakti Yoga
  • Definition of Bhakti, the benefits of Bhakti, and the practice of non-attachment
  • Bhakti Sadhana – How to develop Bhakti
  • The importance of Satsanga – The company of the wise
  • How to cross Samsara (the wheel of birth and death)
  • The glory of Bhaktas, final instructions for devotees and why Bhakti is the best means for God Realization

Description: 

The Narada Bhakti Sutras is a very popular treatise in India on Bhakti Yoga. This treatise is very lucid and practical in its exposition of the birth, growth, development, unfoldment, and expression of Bhatki. This is a very useful book for earnest and sincere aspirants who tread the path of devotion.

This book is a great standard work on Bhakti Yoga. It contains laconic aphorisms ascribed to Devarishi Narada. The Holy Rishi Narada propounds the doctrine of love to God, a path that can easily be followed by every ordinary human being. It does not demand either great knowledge of philosophy or total renunciation of the world.

The sutras have an expressible charm and beauty. They make a direct appeal to the heart. Narada speaks to all alike. And they are the best authority on the Bhakti Marga, the path of Divine Love. For sincere devotees who are in need of practical spiritual instructions, in a very short compass, there is no better book than Narada Bhakti Sutra.

Rukmini Chaitanya, a senior staff of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, has memorized this text, studied it in-depth and taught it many times. Join her in this 7-week journey as she teaches the text sutra by sutra with the commentary of Swami Sivananda.

Transform your life and receive inspiration for practice and for your daily life.

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.

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

Student Testimonials

“Rukmini was my yoga philosophy teacher, meditation instructor, and karma yoga supervisor for 3 months. I cannot say enough good things about her teachings and her world-view.  Take the course.  You owe it to yourself and to the world. Love from here.”

-Christopher

Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.

Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.

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