The Himalayas are home to the saints and sages who wrote the sacred texts of India. Having studied some of these texts with a contemporary sage, I have become familiar with their terms and meaning. If you are interested in learning some insights into these scriptures, contact me.

Five-week online courses available:

  1. Bhagavad Gita

  2. Patanjali Yog Darshan

Patanjali Yog Darshan

Patanjali is an ancient, highly developed science that presents the time-honoured psychology of mind in a unique and pertinent way. The beauty of Patanjali is its relevance today. Often known as the yogi’s handbook, it is a road map of the human mind. Everything that is known and not known has been explained, from how the mind functions, its innumerable states and thoughts, and how to be liberated from past, present, and future pain and confusion. Patanjali gives a comprehensive description of how the universe came into manifestation, what the state of unity is, and how to unfold and live the state of freedom and delight.

Bhagavad Gita:  The Song of the Self

The Bhagavad Gita is a promise given by the Knower of the Truth to those who have not yet known what Truth is. The divine promise is that one who reads, sings, and studies the Gita will attain the state of liberation from the illusory functioning of the mind. The Bhagavad Gita presents a dialogue between the questioning mind in the form of Arjun and the answered or realized state represented by the Sage Krishn. The analogy of war is used to illustrate the inner struggle, which every human being must face, between the mind and one’s real Self.

 

Throughout the Gita, Arjun is asking Krishn how to act in the world while faced with the most extreme circumstances. Krishn’s answers bring Arjun to the place of strength and wisdom. The knowledge of the Gita is ancient and eternal, thus when the Gita is read and understood in today’s world, the result is the attainment of the power of thought and action, equanimity and fortitude.