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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 LI, Week 16 - Interview with Shaunaka Rishi Das | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:19

Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Shaunaka Rishi visits our class for an enlightening chat with Joshua about the Bhagavad Gita, Vedic culture, interfaith communication, dogma, and a variety of other topics.

 Bhakti Bit: Deity worship, idols, and sacred objects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:15

Deity worship is sometimes confused with idolatry. This brief Q&A addresses the differences and some of the history. Recorded during Long Island Series, Week 15 (August 9, 2018)

 Bhakti Bit: Deity worship, idols, and sacred objects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:15

Deity worship is sometimes confused with idolatry. This brief Q&A addresses the differences and some of the history. Recorded during Long Island Series, Week 15 (August 9, 2018)

 LI, Wk 15: Three Excuses for Avoiding the Spiritual Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:34

Why do we become apathetic about spiritual practices? Rational excuses can disguise deeper causes. Bhakti practices, in particular, challenge us to confront our material discomforts—and often it is easier to pretend we are “One”. We should take care not to avoid the very relief we seek. [BG 4.9, 4.10] Topics include: - An explanation of "ego" or How material ego differs from the spiritual self - Why people reject the idea of an eternal self - Why people reject the idea of God as a person Additional topics: - Meaning of the chant Govinda Jaya Jaya - The Nine Stages of Bhakti - The Bhagavad Gita as a non-sectarian text 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 15: Three Excuses for Avoiding the Spiritual Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:34

Why do we become apathetic about spiritual practices? Rational excuses can disguise deeper causes. Bhakti practices, in particular, challenge us to confront our material discomforts—and often it is easier to pretend we are “One”. We should take care not to avoid the very relief we seek. [BG 4.9, 4.10] Topics include: - An explanation of "ego" or How material ego differs from the spiritual self - Why people reject the idea of an eternal self - Why people reject the idea of God as a person Additional topics: - Meaning of the chant Govinda Jaya Jaya - The Nine Stages of Bhakti - The Bhagavad Gita as a non-sectarian text 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

 Bhakti Bit: Deity worship, idols, and sacred objects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:15

Deity worship is sometimes confused with idolatry. This brief Q&A addresses the differences and some of the history. Recorded during Long Island Series, Week 15 (August 9, 2018)

 LI, Wk 15: Three Excuses for Avoiding the Spiritual Journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:34

Why do we become apathetic about spiritual practices? Rational excuses can disguise deeper causes. Bhakti practices, in particular, challenge us to confront our material discomforts—and often it is easier to pretend we are “One”. We should take care not to avoid the very relief we seek. [BG 4.9, 4.10] Topics include: - An explanation of "ego" or How material ego differs from the spiritual self - Why people reject the idea of an eternal self - Why people reject the idea of God as a person Additional topics: - Meaning of the chant Govinda Jaya Jaya - The Nine Stages of Bhakti - The Bhagavad Gita as a non-sectarian text 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

 Long Island, Week 14: [BG 4.7, 4.8] Purpose of the Avatars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:22

BG 4.7 explains that Krishna appears in this world when there is a decline in morality, a rise in violence, when leaders rule against the well-being of their citizens. The current state of the world seems to fit this description. So, where is Krishna now? Topics include: - Krishna’s purpose for appearing in the world - The different avatars of Krishna Additional topics include: - How do we know Krishna is the Supreme? Why take him at his word? - A brief telling of Krishna’s birth and the lifting of Govardhan Hill - Street chanting - The arrival of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 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

 Long Island, Week 14: [BG 4.7, 4.8] Purpose of the Avatars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:22

BG 4.7 explains that Krishna appears in this world when there is a decline in morality, a rise in violence, when leaders rule against the well-being of their citizens. The current state of the world seems to fit this description. So, where is Krishna now? Topics include: - Krishna’s purpose for appearing in the world - The different avatars of Krishna Additional topics include: - How do we know Krishna is the Supreme? Why take him at his word? - A brief telling of Krishna’s birth and the lifting of Govardhan Hill - Street chanting - The arrival of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 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

 Long Island, Week 14: [BG 4.7, 4.8] Purpose of the Avatars | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:22

BG 4.7 explains that Krishna appears in this world when there is a decline in morality, a rise in violence, when leaders rule against the well-being of their citizens. The current state of the world seems to fit this description. So, where is Krishna now? Topics include: - Krishna’s purpose for appearing in the world - The different avatars of Krishna Additional topics include: - How do we know Krishna is the Supreme? Why take him at his word? - A brief telling of Krishna’s birth and the lifting of Govardhan Hill - Street chanting - The arrival of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 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

 Long Island Series, Week 13: [BG 4.4-4.6] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:49

Arjuna, who grew up with Krishna, questions how Krishna taught the science of the self to the sun god at the dawn of time. [BG 4.4 - 4.6] Topics include: - The role of karma in shaping our lives and bodies - Why we don’t remember our past lives - What happens when we are liberated - The story of Jada Bharata Additional topics include: - Three obstacles to chanting - The story of Kalman Shapira, the rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto 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

 Long Island Series, Week 13: [BG 4.4-4.6] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:49

Arjuna, who grew up with Krishna, questions how Krishna taught the science of the self to the sun god at the dawn of time. [BG 4.4 - 4.6] Topics include: - The role of karma in shaping our lives and bodies - Why we don’t remember our past lives - What happens when we are liberated - The story of Jada Bharata Additional topics include: - Three obstacles to chanting - The story of Kalman Shapira, the rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto 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

 Long Island Series, Week 13: [BG 4.4-4.6] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:49

Arjuna, who grew up with Krishna, questions how Krishna taught the science of the self to the sun god at the dawn of time. [BG 4.4 - 4.6] Topics include: - The role of karma in shaping our lives and bodies - Why we don’t remember our past lives - What happens when we are liberated - The story of Jada Bharata Additional topics include: - Three obstacles to chanting - The story of Kalman Shapira, the rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto 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

 Long Island Series, Week 12: [BG 4.1-.3] In the Beginning... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:46

Until now, Krishna has not given any hints as to his true identity. In Chapter 4 Krishna reveals he taught this ancient knowledge to the sun god at the dawn of the millennium. [BG 4.1 - 4.3] Additional topics include: - An explanation of the invocation om namo bhagavate vasudevaya - The power of the Gita teachings for good and evil - The role of faith in understanding the Gita 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

 Long Island Series, Week 12: [BG 4.1-.3] In the Beginning... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:46

Until now, Krishna has not given any hints as to his true identity. In Chapter 4 Krishna reveals he taught this ancient knowledge to the sun god at the dawn of the millennium. [BG 4.1 - 4.3] Additional topics include: - An explanation of the invocation om namo bhagavate vasudevaya - The power of the Gita teachings for good and evil - The role of faith in understanding the Gita 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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