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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)

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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.

    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
    Yoga in a Time of Unrest [BG 6.20-23]

    Yoga in a Time of Unrest [BG 6.20-23]

    -Does yoga have a place in the conversation amidst protests and violence?
    -A change in policy doesn't mean a change in the heart.
    -Relief from miseries is not the goal of yoga, but a starting point.
    -What does it mean to live a yogic life?

    A note: At the time of this recording, demonstrations have erupted across all 50 states to protest police brutality after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. This class was recorded the day after President Trump ordered federal officers to tear gas a large crowd of peaceful protesters in front of the White House.

    Show notes: gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Recorded June 2, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 24 min
    Lamp in a Windless Place [BG 6.19]

    Lamp in a Windless Place [BG 6.19]

    How do you steady the mind like a lamp in a windless place? In this session we talk about
    - meditating on Krishna in the heart
    - the faults of individualism
    - importance of community
    - the connection between improv and the Gita's description of a steady mind
    - not resisting discomfort

    Show notes: gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Recorded May 26, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 30 min
    Impossible Standards of Spiritual Life

    Impossible Standards of Spiritual Life

    How do we live up to the ideal character of people from the Gita and Bhagavatam or the examples set by enlightened gurus?

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

    • 33 min
    Introspection, Go Deeper [BG 6.17]

    Introspection, Go Deeper [BG 6.17]

    -Equanimity takes a lifetime of training
    -Uncovering the underlying issues
    -The value of mediation training

    Show notes: gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Recorded May 12, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 22 min
    The Middle Path of Yoga [BG 6.16]

    The Middle Path of Yoga [BG 6.16]

    -Yoga is self-evaluation of the highest order
    -Don't be a fanatic - take the middle path
    -Sincere effort attracts a teacher
    -Regulate your behavior
    -Making the distinction between what we want and what others expect
    -The Gita gives you more to discover each time you go back to it

    Show notes at gitawisdom.org/podcasts
    Want to join the classes live on Zoom? Go to bit.ly/GitaClassInfo

    • 21 min

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