In this 3 hour workshop Kaustubha Das shows how, through understanding this one short chapter, a person can put their entire life’s experience into the context of the the timeless wisdom teachings of the yoga tradition and become empowered to make life decisions which can lead one from a place of entanglement and frustration to a place of spiritual freedom.
As Krishna states in the chapter’s final verse: Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between the body and the knower of the body, and can also understand the process of liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supreme goal. – Bhagavad-gita 13:35
The 13th Chapter covers the nature of the material world and it’s 3 modes (gunas), the eternal individual soul, and in a most fascinating way speaks at length of how each one of us, on our sojourn through the world of matter is accompanied by the Paramatma or Supersoul. In 35 eloquent Sanskrit verses Krishna gives Arjuna the jnana-cakshusha, or the vision of knowledge.
The Bhakti Centers Donation Policy
The principle of bhakti is to do for others without motive. In yoga’s spiritual culture a teacher shares the wisdom of the sacred texts as an act of devotion rather than for profit. This is especially important in the Bhakti tradition where teaching and learning are essential ways bhakti is exchanged in daily life. It also keeps affordable for all this most important activity, sharing knowledge for upliftment.
At The Bhakti Center we honor these important principles of education: that teaching is done purely out of love, and that it is kept affordable. Therefore, for all of our classes on the sacred texts we don’t charge a set price.
So how do teachers survive? The answer is that pure teachers depend on God and good students honor that by sharing a donation from the heart and according to their means. Gratitude and generosity from student to teacher is also part of the yoga tradition.
For the class “Nature The Enjoyer & Consciousness / A Study of Bhagavad-gita Chapter 13 with Kaustubha Das” we suggest a donation between $20 and $30, although all donations will be welcomed.
All students must be registered online for this class.