Live Small Group Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Study Modules 1-3


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The Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Timings, Fees and Booking

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Live Small Group Yoga Practice & Yoga Texts Modular Overview

Exploring the Primary Principles of Sāṃkhya and its relationship to Yoga
– See the World through Spirit whilst Living within the Field of Nature

The first text that I was privileged to be able to study word by word, verse by verse along with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and then Desikachar, within the intimacy and vitality of private lessons in Madras from 1979, was the Sāṃkhya Kārikā of Īśvara Kṛṣṇa.

“Sāṃkhya has been fundamental in its influence on the philosophical
foundations underpinning Yoga, Buddhism and Āyurveda.”

Sāṃkhya is said to be a relative of Yoga. In fact, they are often paired together when presenting models around the six major schools of inquiry within the Indian tradition.

– What is the basis for this relationship?
– How closely are they related?
– Where do they agree and where do they differ?

These questions will form the base from which an exploration of the fundamental principles within Sāṃkhya and its links with Yoga and especially the Yoga Sūtra will be explored.

Live Small Group Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Workshop Module One

The Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Personal Sādhana Workshop is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. It introduces the student to a weekend workshop on the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on Sāṃkhya Philosophy and how they can inspire and inform our personal Yoga Sādhana.

Based in the Cotswolds, it offers an opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to the study of Sāṃkhya. It offers teachings on the Sāṃkhya Kārikā, either for personal development or professional skills. The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Sāṃkhya Philosophy Study Workshop will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Teaching and Yoga as Therapeutic Healthcare.

It is also a prerequisite to further work in:

– the Live Small Group Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Modules Two to Three Workshops

– or, the Online 121 Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy eStudy Modules Two to Three

The Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Workshop reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Guidance in emphasising a personal reflective study to support your life.
  • Understanding the principles that inspire and inform Sāṃkhya teachings.
  • An overview of primary Sāṃkhya concepts around spirit and mind.
  • Familiarisation with basic Sāṃkhya terms and reflective techniques.
  • Deepening the philosophical aspects of our personal practice with Sāṃkhya.

To present a view of Sāṃkhya through which students can support and develop their own practice and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Sāṃkhya Kārikā in their lives. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.

The Art of Sāṃkhya Philosophy Module One Workshop topics offer over 10 hours through:

  • Embracing the unique worldview of Sāṃkhya.
  • Understanding the principles that inspire and shape Sāṃkhya philosophy.
  • Why do we need a worldview such as Sāṃkhya.
  • Learning to look from Sāṃkhya at our relationship with the world.
  • Guidance in emphasising a personal reflective study to support our inner life.
  • Exploring the key concepts that underpin this Teaching.
  • Appreciating the influence of Sāṃkhya on Yoga, Buddhism and Āyurveda.
  • What are the key goals in its primary text the Sāṃkhya Kārikā.
  • Overview of primary Sāṃkhya concepts around body, mind and awareness.
  • Familiarisation with basic Sāṃkhya terms and reflective processes.
  • Which concepts are most important for personal Yoga study and Practice?
  • Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal Yoga study through Sāṃkhya.