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A bi-weekly Bhagavad Gita class in NY. Each session includes readings, analysis, audiovisuals, verse recitations and practical insights into India's essential wisdom text. Attendees will discover the message of the Gita, master basic vocabulary and concepts, and acquire skills for teaching and practicing yoga philosophy.

Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast.
For information on attending a class, visit www.facebook.com/pg/gitawisdomteachings/events.

Gita Wisdom Teachings by Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara‪)‬ Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara das)

    • Hinduism

A bi-weekly Bhagavad Gita class in NY. Each session includes readings, analysis, audiovisuals, verse recitations and practical insights into India's essential wisdom text. Attendees will discover the message of the Gita, master basic vocabulary and concepts, and acquire skills for teaching and practicing yoga philosophy.

Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast.
For information on attending a class, visit www.facebook.com/pg/gitawisdomteachings/events.

    Psychology of Devotion with Cristina Casanova

    Psychology of Devotion with Cristina Casanova

    A talk about the confluence of Bhakti teachings and contemporary family and personal therapy. Topics include:

    - The pathologies that accompany a life of devotion
    - Translating terms of devotion into modern clinical language
    - Risks and rewards on the journey to selfhood

    Part of a new monthly interview series: In Good Company. Go to gitawisdom.org to sign up for the newsletter updates about upcoming interviews and to attend the live recording sessions.

    Guest Speaker
    For 25 years, Cristina Casanova (Krishna Lila) was Assistant Director of Guidance for the New York City Department of Education with a focus on crisis management and family therapy. She teaches in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. For more than 40 years she has been a Bhakti yoga practitioner who integrates wisdom from the traditional yoga texts into her approach to therapy.

    Host
    Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara) is well known to the yoga community for his books and podcasts on the intersections of contemplative practice and daily life. A former instructor in the Religion Department of Hofstra University, Greene’s biographies of Holocaust survivors have sold more than ½-million copies worldwide.

    Gita Wisdom links:
    web - gitawisdom.org
    facebook - gitawisdomteachings
    Instagram - gitawisdom

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Hip Hop Asana. A chat with Jules Febre.

    Hip Hop Asana. A chat with Jules Febre.

    An inner-city shooting, a yoga class in Qatar, a WWF wrestling match, and battling the voices in our own heads. These are just a few of the topics Joshua and Jules cover in this podcast and there's a story about how yoga connects them all.

    Jules is a renowned teacher of asana yoga, meditation, chanting, and yoga philosophy. Jules, who started practicing yoga at age 6, is now considered one of the leading teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga method, teaching the method worldwide as well as facilitating at the very highly regarded teacher training programs.

    Show notes: gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Recorded Oct 27, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 50 min
    Pratyahara, restraining the senses [BG 6.25]

    Pratyahara, restraining the senses [BG 6.25]

    Show notes: gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Recorded on June 16, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 23 min
    Yoga with Determination [BG 6.24]

    Yoga with Determination [BG 6.24]

    Recorded @June 9, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 26 min
    A Dialog about Consciousness

    A Dialog about Consciousness

    Joshua Greene and Martin Fleming (Akhandadhi) discuss the recent findings in consciousness studies, the nature of consciousness, the study of subjective experience.

    Show notes: gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Recorded July 7, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 25 min
    Death & Dying. Conversations with a Death Doula

    Death & Dying. Conversations with a Death Doula

    Featuring special guest Kamala Radha. A fascinating conversation about the duties of an interfaith death doula and some very practical advice. A few of the topics covered:
    - end-of-life care
    - caring for the caretakers
    - the Death Positive Movement
    - creating a legacy
    - finding meaning in loss
    - grief support
    - how to talk to kids about death

    Show notes: gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Recorded June 30, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 41 min

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