Live Small Group Art of Gītā Scripture Study Modules 1-4


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The Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Workshop Prerequisites, Timings, Fees and Booking

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– Search your Heart in The Quest for Relationship with the Beyond

Another important text allied to my inquiry into and around Yoga that I was privileged to be able to study word by word, Śloka by Śloka along with the commentaries of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar, within the intimacy and vitality of private lessons over 4 years of visits to Chennai, was the Bhagavad Gītā.

“How is it that we fail to to act right, see right, communicate right,
even though we have all the resources?
What are the indications of this failure?
What indicates that all is well?
Arjuna of the Indian epic Mahābhārata represents
the model of what clouds our consciousness

and what can break this cloud.”
– TKV Desikachar

Still to this day people in India within every sphere of life, from physicians to politicians and religious teachers to shopkeepers, consider the Bhagavad Gītā  to be a great source of inspiration.

What is it that makes it a teaching for all these situations and what is its relationship with Yoga? Furthermore, can the Teachings in the Bhagavad Gītā be related to our Western minds and attitudes?

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

The Art of Gītā Scripture Workshop Module One

The Art of Gītā Scripture 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 teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Bhagavad Gītā.

Based in the Cotswolds, it is a 2-day workshop open to all and offers an opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to the Bhagavad Gītā, either for personal development or, if relevant, professional skills.

“Jñānam is the wisdom of ‘I am that’.
Vijñānam is the discernment of ‘I am not this’ ‘I am not that’.”
– Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 2

Complete in itself, it offers an opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to experience an in-depth introduction to the Bhagavad Gītā Scripture. As well as being a sound overview of the context and theme of each of the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā. A Gītā study workbook with a verse-by-verse index for each chapter is included as part of the Workshop Manual for all participating students.

In addition, to support the teaching of this important text we will also be using selected verses from the Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya. This is an important commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā which very succinctly summarises each of its eighteen chapters into eighteen verses. A relevant verse-by-verse reference will be provided as part of the workshop manual to help with our study.

It is also a prerequisite to further work through:

– The Live Small Group Art of Gītā Scripture Modules Two to Four Workshops

– Or, the Online 121 Art of Gītā Scripture eStudy Modules Two to Four

The Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Personal Sādhana 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 Yoga teachings.
  • An overview of primary Bhagavad Gītā concepts around body and mind.
  • Familiarisation with basic Bhagavad Gītā terms and practice techniques.
  • Appreciating how chanting the Gītā can aid their absorption and deepen our understanding.
  • Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Bhagavad Gītā.

To present a view of the Bhagavad Gītā through which students can support and develop their own Yoga Sādhana and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Gītā in their lives.

The Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Workshop topics offer over 10 hours through:

Bhagavad Gītā – 10.0 hours

  • Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching.
  • How the eighteen chapters are linked.
  • What are the key concepts in each?
  • Which chapters are most important?
  • Why do we need a view such as the Bhagavad Gītā?
  • Learning to look from the Bhagavad Gītā at our relationship with others.
  • Linking the Gītā to the ebb and flow of daily life.