Insights from the Bhagavad Gita
This five-week session of the School of the Wisdom will be devoted to a study of the Bhagavad Gita, a classic of ancient wisdom and perhaps the single most important text to originate from India.
The participants are expected to have a copy of the Bhagavad Gita with translation. After a discussion of some of the key expressions, we will continue using them in Sanskrit without translation in order to develop an in-depth feeling for them. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit will be assumed.
Frequent references will be made to the following three books in order to deepen our understanding:
- Sri Aurobindo: Essays on the Gita
- Sri Krishna Prem: The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita
- Ravi Ravindra: Yoga and the Teaching of Krishna
The classes will be held in the morning from Monday through Thursday. Some afternoon sessions will be arranged for presentation by the students or by invited scholars and guests.
Professor Ravi Ravindra is retired Professor of Comparative Religion and Physics from DalhousieUniversity, Halifax, Canada, and the author of many papers in Physics, Philosophy and Religion and of several books, including Whispers from the Other Shore, The Yoga of the Christ and Science and the Sacred.