Online Program

The Science of Meditation: Teachings from Chapter 6 of the Bhagavad Gita

6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Jnaneshwari Chaitanya
Tuition: $89

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 6 weekly sessions on Thursdays, Sep 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Hours: 7.5 hours

What You’ll Learn:

In this course, we will look at:

  • The goal and object of meditation
  • The qualities that are essential for success in meditation and the means to attain them
  • How should one conduct oneself in daily life for the purpose of supporting meditation
  • Where to sit and in what posture, how, and where to fix the mind
  • How the turbulent and unyielding mind can be controlled
  • The fate of the aspirant who fails to realize the goal of meditation in spite of faith and sincerity

Course Description:

In this course, we will study in-depth the sixth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita with the traditional commentary and teaching of Swami Sivananda.

The Bhagavad Gita is a dialog between Lord Krishna and Arjuna. In the middle of a battlefield, Lord Krishna reveals to Arjuna very profound, sublime and soul-stirring spiritual truths. He gives many practical instructions and aids in the practice of meditation.

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:

  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable course manual


Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is a senior staff member and teacher of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat. An experienced and devoted practitioner, she is an inspiring and insightful teacher of Yoga and Vedanta in Yoga teachers training courses and many of the ashram programs. Jnaneshwari Chaitanya is known for her clear and pure way of communicating the knowledge and its application in daily life, and is especially known for her skill in teaching the Bhagavad Gita.

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