Program Type: Online Course
Date & Time: Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Wednesdays, Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 & 11, 7:00-8:30pm EDT
Hours: 12 hours
What you’ll learn:
The Bhagavad Gita is a message of divine wisdom addressed to mankind for all times and is meant to assist 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, mental peace, and complete freedom from grief, fear, and anxiety. Within its eighteen chapters, a human drama is revealed. This is the experience of everyone in this world, the drama of the ascent of man from a state of utter dejection, sorrow, and total breakdown, and hopelessness to a state of perfect understanding, clarity, renewed strength and triumph.
In the ninth chapter, Lord Krishna proceeds to describe the supreme secret of His nature as the eternal, all-comprehensive Truth. He pervades everything that exists. He creates everything, sustains everything, and when final dissolution takes place, absorbs everything into Himself. In the midst of this creation, preservation, and dissolution of the universe, the Lord stands as a silent witness, unaffected and unattached. He is the sole director, sustainer, and supervisor of His creation.
The Lord’s divine protection is assured to all those who take refuge in Him. Whatever path a devotee follows, he ultimately reaches Him. Devotion, Sri Krishna emphasises, is the essence of all spiritual discipline. If this supreme element is present, then the devotee is freed from bondage.
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:
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.