Awaken yourself… Awaken the world!
A weekend course on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and the life of Gandhi
Have you ever thought about how the practice of yoga can be incorporated into your daily life?
As you deepen your yoga practice, have you noticed how something awakens within you and you begin to see the world differently?
That “something” is already within you—you are simply awakening that which has always been present within. As you awaken to this presence (the Self ) everything around you begins to change: how you perceive the world, how you interact with your environment and the people in it, the people you meet, your actions and responses to life’s situations. This in turn has a positive effect on the people situations in your life. Slowly the world changes, one person, one interaction at a time.
In this short course, we will examine how you can further awaken to the world through the practical teachings of the Bhagavad Gita as lived by Gandhi.
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts about yoga. Often considered the greatest gift India has given to the world, the Bhagavad Gita offers practical advice about how to live a conscious, peaceful life. It teaches us about the confusion we encounter on our journey, and how to move away from that confusion, toward clarity and awareness. It shows us how to live with our families and in our society, and how to enter the state of unity with every living being.
To help us study the Bhagavad Gita, we will also use the example of Mahatma Gandhi, who based his life on the Bhagavad Gita’s principles such as non-violence, truth and non-attachment, etc.
By studying the Bhagavad Gita through Gandhi’s eyes we encounter the example of a real person who embodied the principles of this ancient text in the modern world. Not only did Gandhi live his life inspired by the Bhagavad Gita, he also led the peaceful protest to British colonization in India that led to India’s independence. Gandhi’s example inspires us to apply the Bhagavad Gita’s teachings into our own lives and how we can do that in a practical, realistic ways.
Gandhi is often quoted, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” This course will enable you to begin or deepen that process.
During our gatherings we will study the Bhagavad Gita through Gandhi’s eyes and learn how we can apply these teachings to our own lives.
To get an overview of Gandhi’s life we will start with watching the movie,
Gandhi. Then we will discuss the Bhagavad Gita and how we can bring alive its teachings in our lives. As these principles come alive in us, they will awaken in others around us. As those around us awaken, so do the people around them. And the cycle continues… creating a more aware, loving, and peaceful world.
16,30-17,30 Therapeutic asana practice
17,30 Light dinner
18,00-21,00 Gandhi movie
07,00 Meditation and Pranayama
07,45-09,15 Therapeutic asana practice
11,00 Reflections and discussion of the life of Gandhi
15,00 Beginning with The Bhagavad Gita
06,30 Meditation and Pranayama
07,30-09,00 Therapeutic asana practice
11,00 Living through The Gita
The weekend ends after lunch with a Q & A
Accommodation is simple in a shared house with the other participants. Location: Västervik
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Pris: 2700sek, early bird price 2200sek if paid in full before September 10th (Swish 0700050718)
Teacher: Caroline Westling Limited to 10participants