with Harshvadhan Jhaveri
We are happy to announce that we can offer you an eight-week course in Indian philosophy with Harshvadhan Jhaveri from 1 May.
Always Saturdays 4 pm CMT.
With Harsh we have been able to find a really wonderful teacher and hope that you will participate in large numbers.
Harshvardhan began his yoga practice at a very young age with his mother. In his later years, he felt a burning desire to learn this ancient tradition which led him to study and practice with traditional yoga masters from the Kaivalyadhāma and Kṛṣṇamācharya traditions. His keen interest in Yoga Śāstra and Sanskrit led him to complete his Masters in Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge Systems from Kerala. His mission is to live, teach and widen the horizon of the real undiluted spiritual message of yoga.
Yoga is ādhyātmika and this is the cornerstone of all self-healing sciences. Harsh believes that yoga is the grammar of all faiths and thus its universal versatility with all disciplines of true health spanning physical and psychological well-being. Harsh is a practicing yoga scholar and is studying its various branches and understanding the traditions that have evolved from it. He continues to pursue his studies and interests in the different disciplines of philosophy like Sāmkhya, Advaita Vedānta of Ādi Śankara and Kashmir Śaivism.
Harsh is privileged to have met many well-read scholars of Yoga and Sanskrit and has himself written and presented his research work in seminars and international conferences. A good orator, he has also been the Master of Ceremony for such academic events and celebrations. An ascendance of mighty peace is the greatest takeaway experienced by his students.
How to take part
Content of the course:
Week 1: Systems of Indian Philosophy
Locating Yoga Darshana and tracing its ancient roots. Learn about the different schools of yoga and present-day traditions.
Week 2: Hatha Yoga
An inquiry into Ha and Tha and their union. A deeper look at Hatha Yoga Sadhana through the lens of the Hatha Pradipika
Week 3: Raja Yoga
A discussion on Patanjalis Yoga Sutra. Basics concepts to grasp the essence of the text and understanding the philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga.
Week 4: Mantra Yoga
Understanding Sanskrit the language of yoga. Discussion on Om. The power of mantra, when, where, and how to practice it.
Week 5: Laya Yoga
The path of Tantra yoga. Key concepts discussed: Nadi, Chakra, Kundalini, Shiva, Shakti
Week 6: Jnana Yoga
The yoga of knowledge as expounded in Advaita Vedanta of Shri Shankaracharya. Discussion on Atman
Week 7: Karma Yoga
The path of action. What kind of action? Understanding the four pillars of life according to Sanatana Dharma.
Week 8: Bhakti Yoga
The yoga of devotion. Cultivating divine love to the goal of yoga. The last session will also be a short recap before concluding with chanting.