Philosophy Lectures with Satyanarayana Dasa
Join Yoga Vida in welcoming Dr. Satya Narayana Dasa for a series of three philosophical lectures exploring Yoga Meditation Practice & Ishvara, Dharma & Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga: July 8th, 15th & 22nd in New York City!
Yoga Meditation Practice & Ishvara
Sunday, July 8th | 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm | Yoga Vida – 666 Broadway | $20
As there is unlimited variety in our ever-changing world, there is also an abundance of different meditation practices. And while many of these techniques are legitimate, Patanjali’s description of meditation is very clear in his seminal yogic text- Yoga Sutras. In this lecture, we will unpack and explain what Patanjali has to say about Yogic Meditation. We will also delve into Patanjali’s description of Ishvara- the Supreme Being. Who is Ishvara and how does this description impact our conceptions about higher truths.
Dharma & Karma Yoga
Sunday, July 15th | 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm | Yoga Vida – 666 Broadway | $20
What type of work is best for me? How can I work in and engage with the world and still be a yogi? These are timeless questions addressed in the seminal Indian text- Bhagavad Gita. In this lecture, we will explore the Bhagavad Gita’s understanding of dharma- what is our dharma and how do we recognize it. We will also explore the meaning and method of practicing karma-yoga as it is taught in the Bhagavad Gita.
Sunday, July 22nd | 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm | Yoga Vida – 666 Broadway | $20
The Bhagavad Gita presents a variety of different yoga paths but places a special importance on the path of devotion- bhakti yoga. But what is bhakti? And why does it hold a special place in the Gita among the different yoga paths? In this lecture, we will explore these questions and unpack the summum bonum of the Bhagavad Gita.
About Your Teacher
Satya Narayana Dasa Baba-ji holds an M.Tech degree from IIT Delhi, a PhD in Sanskrit from Agra University, and four traditional shastric degrees in Indian knowledge systems. He is the author of 15 books related to Indian culture and philosophy and founder of the Jiva Institute in Vrindavan, India. He teaches to practitioners and academics around the world and is a Visiting Professor at Rutgers University and Mississippi State University.