Jaya Jagannath (Jaya) is a leader in the Wisdom department at the Bhakti Center. After 13 years, he has recently left the quietism of monasticism to share the timeless wisdom, scholarship, and relevance of the tradition’s sacred text  through song, seminars/webinars, workshops, and regular philosophy classes. He’s also a very active in the Bhakti Center’s kirtan events as a gifted and devoted musician.

GITA AT A GLANCE

with Jaya Jagannath

This course consist of four, 2-hour classes held weekly. It will be offered twice this winter – once online and once at the Bhakti Center.

• Online Classroom
dates: tuesdays. january 23, 30, February 6, 13
time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
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• At the Bhakti Center
dates: saturdays, january 20, 27, february 3, 10
time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
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admission – suggested $60-$120 (see donation policy)

Students must register and donate online.

Registrants for the online class will receive a password and information for accessing the class through ZOOM Web Conferencing Service.


Bhagavad-Gita at a Glance is a course sharing insights into a deeper understanding of the Bhagavad-gita, the essential yoga text. Although profound concepts of philosophy will be covered, the material is presented in a way that is clear and easy to understand.

The course consists of four 2 hour classes.

Class 1: Yoga of Dejection – clearly defines avidya (ignorance) and its corollaries–ego, attachment, aversion, clinging—using the characters of the Gita presented as archetypes, (Drtarastra, Duryodhana, and Arjuna).

Classes 2: The Secret Knowledge – covers what the Gita refers to as “secret” knowledge which serves as a prerequisite for the various practices of yoga.

Class 3: Karma – Jnana – Yoga – Bhakti
– covers four yoga disciplines spoken of in the Gita, namely Karma, Jnana, Yoga & Bhakti.

Class 4: Embodied Knowledge – covers the types of perfection that knowledge and discipline give rise to.