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

Gita Wisdom Teachings by Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara)

Summary: 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.

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Podcasts:

 Yoga in a Time of Unrest [BG 6.20-23] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:57

-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

 Lamp in a Windless Place [BG 6.19] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:33

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

 Impossible Standards of Spiritual Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:07

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.

 Introspection, Go Deeper [BG 6.17] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:44

-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

 The Middle Path of Yoga [BG 6.16] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:30

-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

 Part 2 of A Rational Approach to Detachment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:28

The discussion continues about the nature of an inner life and giving up attachments. BG 5.22-5.25 Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Recorded at EverVeda on June 27, 2019. Running time: 33 minutes

 A Rational Approach to Detachment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:41

Detachment is often misunderstood. It doesn't mean we don't experience emotions or that we withdraw from the world; it's quite the opposite. We'll talk about what detachment really means and how to cultivate that quality. BG 5.19-5.21 Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Recorded at EverVeda on June 6, 2019.

 Gurus: Questions & Answers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:07

What is a guru? Who is qualified? How does one find a guru? What is the relationship between guru and disciple? What are the qualifications of the disciple? And more. Week 31 of the Long Island Gita Wisdom Series recorded on May 9, 2019. Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

 The Psychic Roots of Karma [BG 4.16-4.18] Week 20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:13

Action, forbidden action, and inaction and the resulting karmic reactions are covered. We discuss the different kinds of karma, how karma plays out over lifetimes, and whether or not we, as spiritual practitioners, are obliged to assume greater social responsibilities. Lastly, we touch on the psychology of karma. BG 4.16-4.18 Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Recorded on Oct 25, 2018

 The Psychic Roots of Karma [BG 4.16-4.18] Week 20 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:13

Action, forbidden action, and inaction and the resulting karmic reactions are covered. We discuss the different kinds of karma, how karma plays out over lifetimes, and whether or not we, as spiritual practitioners, are obliged to assume greater social responsibilities. Lastly, we touch on the psychology of karma. BG 4.16-4.18 Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Recorded on Oct 25, 2018

 Interview with Rabbi Michael White | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:31

Michael White is a senior Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Roslyn, NY. He joins our Gita class to talk about the role people of faith bring to social activism. -------------- gitawisdom.org/podcast

 Interview with Rabbi Michael White | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:10:31

Michael White is a senior Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Roslyn, NY. He joins our Gita class to talk about the role people of faith bring to social activism. -------------- gitawisdom.org/podcast

 LI, Wk 19 - Priest, warrior, merchant, worker [BG 4.13-15] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:48

Topics: -Varna-ashram system (the four castes and four life stages) -Vedic conception of work and distribution of wealth Additional topics: -Becker's "The Denial of Death" and it's parallels to the teachings of the Gita -Agha, the terrible demon Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

 LI, Wk 19 - Priest, warrior, merchant, worker [BG 4.13-15] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:48

Topics: -Varna-ashram system (the four castes and four life stages) -Vedic conception of work and distribution of wealth Additional topics: -Becker's "The Denial of Death" and it's parallels to the teachings of the Gita -Agha, the terrible demon Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

 LI, Wk 19 - Priest, warrior, merchant, worker [BG 4.13-15] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:48

Topics: -Varna-ashram system (the four castes and four life stages) -Vedic conception of work and distribution of wealth Additional topics: -Becker's "The Denial of Death" and it's parallels to the teachings of the Gita -Agha, the terrible demon Class notes available at www.gitawisdom.org/podcast. Questions? Join the Gita Wisdom Discussion Group on Facebook. We are reading from Bhagavad Gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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