For our SoCal readers, a discussion of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
Anyone who has taken a workshop or teacher training with Tim Miller knows that he roots the study of Ashtanga in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. (I know he isn’t alone in this.)
To be honest, it’s one of my favorite parts of the “expanded” learning with Tim. (As I’ve told him, and I am sure written here before, it’s because my brain is my
most only flexible muscle.) Bobbie’s been hearing more depth as Tim relates the Sutras to Second Series practice. And while I was down in Encinitas last week, I read a commentary on the sutras and went through all four chapters.
Typically, discussion is just about the first two chapters. And that’s true of a discussion coming next week at our Los Angeles shala, Omkar 108. It is happening Fri., Sept. 7 and Sat., Sept. 8. Here are some details of the two people who will be leading the chanting and discussion:
Dr. M.A. Jayashree, Professor of Sanskrit, Mysore, Karnataka has been teaching all aspects of Sanskrit for the last 30 years. She holds a doctorate in Sanskrit from Bangalore University on the topic, “Concept of Mind in Indian Philosophy.” She has authored many books in the fields of Sanskrit, Ancient Sciences, Indian history, Indian Culture and Music. She has presented papers on Sanskrit, Indian knowledge systems and culture in many national and international fora. She has also conducted a number of workshops in India and abroad. Her workshops are generally in the fields of Sanskrit language and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
M. A. Narasimhan, Director of the Anantha Research Foundation in Mysore, is a science graduate holding Masters in Education with specialization in advanced psychology and research methodology, and also in Sanskrit. He has specialized in the Indian philosophical systems and the various practices of yoga, and is a disciple of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation, having taught the TM technique to more than 20,000 people and trained more than 1,000 teachers of Transcendental Meditation. He has held many responsible posts in the then Mahrishi Institute of Creative Intelligence. As the director for the TM operation in the entire south India, he had more than 600 teachers helping him to spread the message of TM.
I’m going to admit right now: Bobbie and I can’t make it; familial duties call. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go, if you’re around the greater Los Angeles area. Omkar is located near the 405 freeway on Washington Boulevard.
If you’re intrigued, you can sign up at the link above. I mean, you should sign up at the link above.
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