Chanting the Gita – free online course
Workshop fee: $FREE
Chanting the Bhagavad Gita. We have just finished chanting Chapter One of the Bhagavad Gita (06/25/20) – The chapter on the dilemma facing Arjuna as he prepares to fight a devastating war with his family members, teachers and dearest friends who fill the ranks of the armies on either side. Called the chapter on ‘Viṣāda Yoga’ we saw Arjuna’s mind overcome with grief as he perceives only evil omens in fighting. On July 7th we begin Chapter Two, an extremely important chapter titled the chapter on Sāṅkhya Yoga which is a foundational chapter for the philosophy contained in the Gita and the Yoga Sutras. This is the Chapter where Krishna begins to reveal the philosophy of yoga including why Arjuna has no option but to fight. It is revealing in that we all face dilemmas about whether and how to act in different situations. Throughout the Gita Krishna reveals how to find the answers to these questions within ourselves and how to act in a way that follows dharma and without leaving any stain.
This course uses the traditional method of call and response as a way to perfect the Sanskrit pronunciation and to facilitate memorization. Students will be encouraged to memorize the verses but this is not compulsory, nor will there be any pressure to do so – it is excellent for the mind and spirit even to attempt it. The basic meanings of the ślokas will be given but the focus will be on recitation. Our intention is to learn all eighteen chapters of the Gita, finishing sometime in 2021
This is a free ongoing course through 2020.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to ~ 7.00pm
Chapter Two starts July 7 – students may join the classes at any time
This Course will take place on-line using Go To Webinar. Click here to register and you will be taken to the Go To Webinar Registration Page for this course. After registration you will receive an email with details of how to log in at the time of the classes.
About The Teacher
Andrew's dedicated study of Ashtanga Yoga began in 1994 while at Adelaide University pursuing a degree in Music Performance.Since 2001 he has travelled yearly to Mysore, India, to study with Guruji and Sharath at KPJAYI and has been granted Advanced A Certification. He continues to return regularly to study at KPJAYI with Sharath as well…