Bhagavad Gita Fortnightly Class/ Discussion: Feb 4

Friday, February 4 – 7 to 8.45 pm

Joining us in person? Please, out of consideration especially for our older members, we request you come only if fully vaccinated, use a mask and sign in with our QR code or form.

From 7 pm at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW, for Meditation
OR From 7.30 pm join via  ZOOM (Link):  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900

Group discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, a senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order.

Continuing Study of Chap 6, The Yoga of Meditation – Verses 43 – 45

THEME FOR DISCUSSION:

  • Not Just a Physical Body: The ancient Yogis discovered the subtle body, the repository of our thoughts, feelings and experiences, our very character – which survives our bodily death, ready to unpack in a new body and appropriate circumstances for our continuing journey.
  • Beyond Dos and Don’ts: We are in search of truth. We must question, think for ourselves, launch ourselves on the tried and tested spiritual path laid out by the ancients, a path beyond dogmas and static piety.
  • A Long Journey: Launching on the spiritual journey is to enter the apex of human evolution. It’s the archetypal hero’s journey, full of setbacks, triumphs, and unfolding wisdom. It’s a journey straddling many lives. Learn more in the discussion.

Learn more in the discussion.

Bhagavad Gita:

We’re exploring a spiritual classic that’s enriched cultures throughout Asia over the centuries and inspired leading figures in modern times from Mohandas Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, and Aldous Huxley to astronaut Sunita Williams who took a copy of the Bhagavad Gita to the international space station.

We’re dipping into Swami Ranganathananda’s 3 volume commentary: Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita. The late President of the Ramakrishna Order, the Swami was a world thinker and cultural ambassador for India, sponsored by the Government to travel to over 50 countries around the world giving lectures.