CE Workshop | Ancient Text and Modern Applications, Part 1: What the Bhagavad Gita is, and Why it Matters

March 15, 2023

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About This Event

Yoga teachers and enthusiasts alike are naturally drawn to the teachings of The Bhagavad Gita; and yet at times it may be difficult for readers to see how its lessons can be applied to today’s modern landscape. In this series, Hari-kirtana das will offer a deeper understanding of what the Bhagavad Gita really is and how it can help us navigate our way through whatever we face today. Part 1 of the series will cover the basics and take some first steps toward a deeper understanding of the Gita’s message.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What the Bhagavad Gita is and how to understand its teachings
  • Important characters like Krishna and Arjuna, and why they’re on a battlefield
  • How to recognize the Gita’s overarching themes, literary structure, and primary topics

Those who register for this workshop will receive The Yoga Ladder, an excerpt from Hari-kirtana’s forthcoming book,  Journey Into The Bhagavad-gita.

About the Presenter

Hari-kirtana das is a yoga teacher, spiritual mentor, and the author of In Search of the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy. He's been practicing devotional yoga and other yogic disciplines for almost 50 years, has lived in yoga ashrams and intentional spiritual communities, worked for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups, and brings a wide range of spiritual knowledge and life experience to his classes, workshops, and presentations. Hari began teaching yoga classes in 2009 and has been creating online yoga philosophy courses since 2018. He's on the faculty of numerous Yoga Teacher Training programs and his articles about the enduring relevance of yoga’s ancient wisdom frequently appear in various forums and journals. His forthcoming book, Journey Into the Bhagavad-gita, will be released this summer. He currently lives in Washington DC. with his wife, Elizabeth.

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