BIG is honored to host Dr. Edwin Bryant once again, this time to present The Bhagavad Gita to our community. This workshop is a wonderful opportunity for teachers and practitioners of yoga alike to delve into the history of this transformative practice with a scholar and practitioner who has decades of experience and knowledge to share.
The Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most representative and certainly the most influential and popular text from the numerous and varied spiritual traditions of Hindu India. Spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna who is undergoing a moment of crisis, the text deals with the nature of the self, the world, ultimate reality, the purpose of human existence, and the spiritual paths that can be undertaken to accomplish this purpose.
There are primarily four such paths, or yoga systems, featured in the text through which one can unite with the Divine: the path of self-knowledge, jnana yoga; the path of action in the world, karma yoga; the path of meditation, raja yoga; and the path of theistic devotion, bhakti yoga.
This workshop will undertake a detailed discussion of these four yoga systems, with contextual references to the background of the text and to some of the major streams of Hindu thought in general. No prior knowledge of Hinduism is necessary for this workshop; the only requirement is to bring an open mind and sincere heart. Dr. Bryant encourages you to procure any edition of the text, particularly versions that have the Sanskrit text in Roman script. We suggest The Bhagavad Gita translated by Winthrop Sargeant, available through Amazon.
Saturday 10/13/18 10:00a-1:00p and 2:00p-5:00p
BIG Power Yoga Montrose
For both sessions: $75
For one session: $4
Please note that this workshop is refundable only if cancellation is made a minimum of 72 hours before the beginning of the program. After 72 hours before the beginning of the program, no refunds will be given.