9 WEEKS - BEGINS OCTOBER 2 - SATURDAY MORNINGS 8:30 - 10 am
This course introduces the concepts that define the readiness of a wisdom seeker and prepares the seeker to obtain such wisdom.
NOTE: The Process of Knowledge course material, essentially, covers the concepts that define the readiness of a seeker and the actual qualities or requirements of a seeker. As such, the course is designed for those students who are serious seekers of self- knowledge. Further, the course assumes that the students are somewhat familiar with basic aspects of Vedic and practical philosophy i.e., assimilating aspects of philosophy into their daily lives.
The course material goes on to define Knowledge from a philosophical and spiritual perspective. It illustrates the process of gaining Self-knowledge. Here, Self-knowledge is defined as absolute reality and absolute truth.
The material borrows heavily from Vedic Theology of Advaita, or non-duality, and there is multiple use of Sanskrit words. These words will all be clearly defined and examined in great detail during the course.
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | November 6, 13, 20 | December 18
Drop in Rate: $40
9-Week Session $225*
*PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE...CALL FOR DETAILS
INCLUDES: Weekly training, weeky course handouts sent by email, weekly emails of insight and inspiration, and small class setting.
LOCATION: This is a ZOOM ONLY course. Zoom link details will be sent to you upon registration.
Try one class option. Please allow 24 hours before class start time!
If you decide to continue will full session, $40 will be applied toward cost of 9 Week Session.
WEEK ONE: THE GUNAS
Guna is a Sanskrit word that translates as quality or attribute. Gunas constitute the basic elements of all nature including our own. In our daily life, a guna is a tattva or an element of reality that can affect our psychological, emotional, and energetic states. They are three specific gunas in all beings and objects surrounding us but vary in their relative amounts. Balancing these gunas is essential for enhancing the learning process
WEEK TWO: THE THREE BODIES
The Three Bodies Doctrine is an essential doctrine in Yoga and Advaita Vedanta.
These 3 bodies are:
WEEK THREE: KOSHAS
From the Vedic perspective, each of us is made up of five interconnected and interdependent layers or “sheaths” known as koshas:
WEEK FOUR: CONSCIOUSNESS
The three states of Consciousness principle is a unique feature of Advaita (Non duality) analysis, in that it takes into account all three states of our existence - waking, dream, and deep sleep. Generally, we tend to take the waking state to be the only true mode of our existence. Advaita believes that in order to obtain a complete picture of our existential reality, we need to include evidence from all three states—since we have experiences during all three states.
WEEK FIVE: QUALITIES OF A SEEKER
If you feel that you haven’t really progressed in spite of being on the spiritual path for some time, there are some tweaks that you need to make within yourself. The Masters of Advaita have recognized four inner qualities that you can cultivate:
WEEK SIX: KNOWLEDGE
This session deals with knowledge as defined in common parlance, as used in psychological terms, religious terms, and finally from the vedantic perspective of non-duality.
What is wisdom?
What is right action?
What is real knowledge and how is it obtained?
Once we have cleared the obstacles in our path to pursuing Self-knowledge, we can now seriously participate in the process involved in this pursuit.
There are three primary steps included in the process:
Shravanam or listening
Mananam or reflecting
Nidhi Dhyaasanam or contemplating
We will review each of these three steps in great detail augmented by examples.
This course is for serious wisdom seekers and requires your full presence without distractions during each ZOOM teaching session.
This is a course that dives deep into the philosophies of the Yoga Sciences. For example, the 7 letter word, Namaste contains an entire cosmological idea that embodies the Vedantic school of thought, which is, "All things come from ONE Source, and you, Dear One, are THAT."
This 9-Session Course will take you on a profound inner journey in which the end reward will be freedom from past limiting ideas of who you are. You will come to KNOW without a doubt that you are Almighty and Masterful. Expect to fall in love with Life in a new way inside an expanded realm of consciousness. ~ OM
In addition to the weekly printed handouts, you will receive weekly emails with extra tips for insight and inspiration into that week's practice.
Born in India, speaking multiple languages, Gita is familiar with several works of Vedantic Philosophy and the Yoga Sciences.
Gita has had a successful career and is now retired. Currently, she volunteers for several local organizations, and is the President of the Foundation for Practical Philosophy, Rochester, NY.
"I always say Wisdom belongs to the Seeker. There are many forces at work on Earth and in our lives. The constant, unchanging truth is inside each of us...it's our life's duty to seek it, and live from that place...the Bliss Body."
Well traveled, and personally aware of how the Advaita philosophy of non-duality keeps the wise on an path toward absolute Self-realization. It is an honor and privileged to have her bring this transformative course to the students at Buddhi Institute.