Dr. Douglas Brooks
November 1-3, 2013
Friday: 6 - 8:30pm
Saturday: 12 - 4pm
Sunday: 11:30 - 2pm
The Song of the Blessed One, The Bhagavadgita, stands as the single most important resource in the history of yoga, if only because every school in the Hindu-based traditions must pass through its gateway. In this sublime conversation between the warrior Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna we discover the secret of the divine appearing as our experience and learn the pathways of yoga that offer us access to our innermost nature. Nearly every human concern is raised in the course of this great teaching.
In this seminar we?ll focus on the Tantric interpretation of the Gita, which is decidedly unlike others, and draw out important comparisons to other traditional viewpoints. We?ll look to the text for its practical relevance and significance to our own yoga practices and consider how the Song of the Blessed One has served centuries of yogis on the path to awakening and deeper engagement with the world.
No prior experience is expected or required. Just bring an open mind and a willing heart.
"There is no resource that is more important or useful for understanding the history and practices of yoga than the Gita. In this seminar we study the teachings closely in light of their historical importance and continued relevance to our lives today. We'll place a special emphasis on the interpretation of the text from within Tantric yoga traditions and make clear comparisons with other interpretations.” - Douglas Brooks
Douglas Brooks is among the world?s leading scholars of Hindu Tantrism and the esoteric traditions of the Goddess. After receiving a Masters Degree from Harvard Divinity School, he continued his studies in the history of religions, Sanskrit, and Indians studies going on to receive a Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University?s Center for the study of World Religions. Currently, Douglas is Professor of Religion and Chair of Asian Studies at the University of Rochester, NY.
visit his website www.rajanakayoga.com/
Full Workshop: $180/$160 for YS Members