Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bhagavad-Gita

Live Online Classes | Q&A | Community Discussion | Optional Mantra-Meditation Lessons

12-week Intro to the Bhagavad-Gita

Move past the limitations and anguish created by the mind and enter a state of awareness that leads to a purposeful and stress-free life.

    • A 12-week Bhagavad-Gita Immersion
    • We look at the Gita through a modern and practical lens
    • 12 Live Classes and 12 Q&A sessions via Zoom
    • All classes and Q&A sessions are recorded – replays available any time!
    • Optional Daily Meditation lessons available for you to drop-in

weekly live session details:

    • Nov 05, 2022 –  Jan 21, 2023
    • Saturdays from 10:00am-11:30am EST
      (7:00am PST, 8:30pm India, 4:00pm Central Europe)

weekly q&a session details:

    • Wednesdays from 8:00pm-9:00pm EST
      (5:00pm PST, 6:30am India, 2:00am Central Europe)

daily meditation session details:

    • Every day from 9:00am-9:30am EST
      (6:00am PST, 7:30pm India, 3:00pm Central Europe)

“Loka and Vidarbha make the study and practice of Bhakti fun, easy, and accessible, without lacking any depth and with all integrity and sincerity. To me, they are walking places of pilgrimage, they are about as close to real life examples of saints that I’ve ever known.”

Acyuta-bhava das

Astrologer, Author, and Yoga Teacher

“Loka and Vidarbha hold an immense wealth of spiritual knowledge that they make immediately applicable to our day-to-day lives. Wisdom combined with kindness makes for a safe space to inquire about the deepest questions we have about life, reality, and ourselves.”

Delia

Astrologer and Devotee, Mexico

This course is perfect for you if…

  • You think about the deeper meaning and purpose of life
  • You are attracted to finding a true form of spirituality, a spiritual path that goes beyond all boundaries of sectarianism, prejudice, and human limitation
  • You feel drawn to understanding the mysteries of freedom, destiny, equality, free will, and karma
  • You want to know more traditional Yoga philosophy and its application in daily life

This 12-week course will introduce you to the world of the Bhagavad-Gita, or “The Song of God,” which contains within its pages the essence of all Vedic and Yoga philosophy. This course will be of great value to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of yoga philosophy and learn how to practically apply spiritual knowledge to the everyday challenges of modern life.

The Bhagavad-Gita provides a comprehensive guide to liberate ourselves from the conditioning and constructs that underlie anxiety, tension, and ego-driven demands allowing us to make sense of life like never before.

Over 12 weeks
you will learn about…

Session 1: The Yoga of lamentation

saturday, november 05, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

How do I turn my lows into my highs? The Bhagavad Gita starts with Arjuna’s existential crisis and his struggle with what constitutes dharma. How to deal with conflicting duties and rights and the wisdom inherent in trauma constitutes the first chapter of this ancient text. We will explore the context of the Gita and its specific significance now.

Session 2: The Metaphysics of Self

saturday, november 12, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

Who am I and how do I overcome the limiting nature of labels that I identify myself and others with? The metaphysical concepts of matter, consciousness, three kinds of self’s and reincarnation that forms the core of the Gita’s philosophical framework.

Session 3: Mind, How to train and manage the mind, developing equal vision

saturday, november 19, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

How do I deal with my mind and that of others? The mind has a mind of it’s own and holds the secret to our happiness or distress. It makes or breaks us and decides our future destinations. Let’s explore this greatly powerful entity and learn the tools to harness it in our favor.

Session 4: Karma, Freewill, Destiny

saturday, november 26, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

Why do bad things happen to good people? Is our future predestined and what is the interplay of our free will, destiny and  our actions? Is there a way to get beyond the cycle of karma?

Session 5: Death and Grief

saturday, december 03, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

Is death the end of our existence? How do we face our deepest fears around it and make it a portal to step into timelessness.

Session 6: Material world, its forces and influences

saturday, december 10, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

How do I navigate the maze of this world that many times seems daunting? How do I maintain my cool in all situations? We all get tossed around by various invisible forces that seem to be out of our control. Learning about the various forces helps us find our way around it and step into transcendence.

Session 7: Knowledge, Faith, and Doubt

saturday, december 17, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

Are doubts all bad or can they open up new doors to deeper knowledge? Can faith and reason exist together and ultimately what is knowledge?

Session 8: Yoga of work (karma-yoga)

saturday, december 24, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

How can I turn my everyday activities spiritual? Is work an obstacle to spiritual realization or can it transformed into yoga? The art of work is a subject filled with nuances that can change our relationship with work.

Session 9: Who is God?

saturday, december 31, 2022: 10:00am-11:30am EST

Is God a person, a He or a she, an It or an all pervading energy? What is the nature of the Absolute Truth and what is our relationship with this truth?

Session 10: Matter and Spirit

saturday, january 07, 2023: 10:00am-11:30am EST

How can I deal with different conflicting energies? What is matter and what is spirit? What are the different energies at work and how do they influence us? Can matter be converted into spirit?

Session 11: The Yoga ladder, different yoga systems in the Gita

saturday, january 14, 2023: 10:00am-11:30am EST

How do I know which Yoga to practice? A detailed exploration of each path of yoga that Krishna describes in the Gita, how the four paths come together to form a ‘yoga ladder,’ and the relationship between yoga and dharma.

Session 12: Culmination of the Gita – Bhakti, Devotion, and the Yoga of Sound

saturday, january 21, 2023: 10:00am-11:30am EST

What is a yoga path that I can easily practice with my busy life? Krishna presents Bhakti Yoga, the ultimate philosophical conclusion of the Bhagavad-Gita as a solution. Bhakti as the central and recurring theme of Krishna’s teachings, how all paths of yoga find their ultimate fulfillment in it. At the fulcrum of Bhakti is the Yoga of Sound, connecting with the Supreme through sound.

"Loka & Vidarbha helped me make sense of everything that I was going through and also helped me figure out how I could adapt to the changes around me. They are warm, welcoming, and patient. The Bhagavad-Gita class is very interesting and leaves you wanting more."

Amrita Cheema

Realtor, New Jersey

"The commitment from Loka and Vidarbha to their students is truly unparalleled as they navigate through various chapters and topics in the Bhagavad-Gita in a way that is easy to grasp for beginners and can be easily applicable to daily life."

Dorian

Hospitality, Virginia

By the end of this course…

  • You will have a solid foundation in the Bhagavad-Gita and the roots of the Yoga philosophy.
  • You will learn to apply the principles from the Gita to all aspects of your daily life – family and relationships, work, finances, and emotional, spiritual & physical well-being.
  • You will learn how to balance your material and spiritual life.
  • You will learn how to manage and get rid of stress, anxiety, fear and various negative emotions, and develop compassion, care, and fulfilling connections.
  • You will learn to develop a positive spiritual practice based on reading, reflection, and meditation.
  • You will learn how to share this knowledge with other people in your life, or with your students if you teach Yoga.
  • You will also learn all of this through thought-provoking live classes, live Q&A, discussions, videos, and readings.

 

This course includes:

  • 12 online webinar classes led by Loka & Vidarbha
  • Several online Q&A sessions
  • Interactive group forum discussions
  • Recommended reading, listening, and optional assessments
  • Unlimited email access to Loka & Vidarbha during the course
  • Lifetime access to all class recordings and documents
  • Free Mantra Meditation lessons outside the Gita class.

How to participate:

Attend live online sessions (over Zoom) or join us remotely by watching the weekly videos on your own time. If you have an internet connection or a telephone, then you can participate in this course.

Questions?

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FAQs

When and where do the class sessions happen?

Live classes will be held via zoom sessions, but each class is recorded, and students may also participate in the program remotely.

What kind of personal attention do students receive?

We offer a variety of services to make sure that students are personally cared for throughout the program. We allow Q&A time during each class and will also host one live Q&A session every two weeks. You can also ask your questions or share your realizations and experiences in our classroom discussion forum where we and our experienced tutors will answer questions you have about classroom material or any other related subject. We’re also available to answer questions by email throughout the year. It is also quite common for students to independently form study groups outside of class through our discussion forum. Our motto is: “no question goes unanswered when you’re in our classrooms.”

What if I am unable to finish the course, do you offer refunds?

If you’re unable to complete the course, you will have lifetime access to the class recordings of your specific cohort and may study the materials at your own pace. 

How do I access the course materials each week if I can’t participate in the live webinars?

You’ll have access to all the class recordings, Q&A session recordings, reading materials, assignments, worksheets. You may study the materials and do the course at your own pace.

I have another question…

You can send any reading-related questions to info@bhaktiwise.com and we’ll get back to you shortly.

“The community is supportive, patient, and understanding and their reflections provide so much help in dealing with daily life. This course has been life-changing and Loka, Vidarbha and the community travel with me daily. I never feel alone.

Valerie

Ayurveda Practitioner, Hereford, UK

“The Gita course has brought a deeper, spiritual meaning to how I understand and move about the world. The meditation classes offer the opportunity to dive deeper into the material through mantra meditation and discussion.”

Danielle

Student, West Yorkshire

registration

Registration

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