The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Winter/Spring 2023
Dates and registration:
- February 9
- February 23
- March 9
- March 23
- April 6
- April 20
- May 11
- May 25
Times: Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Eastern. The link to Zoom, which is used for all sessions are emailed the day before the first session.
Time zones: Times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone (Ann Arbor, MI, USA). To convert to a different time zone: Use Time Zone Converter
Suggested donation: $120 – $400
No one will be excluded for financial reasons. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
All are welcome. No experience is necessary.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is an ancient text that is a guidebook for walking the spiritual path. Taught by Robert Jacobs, the course considers the Sutras from the point of view of Tantric Yoga, particularly the North Indian school of Kashmir Shaivism. This is a non-dual school that emphasizes that everything is an expression of Divine Awareness. Along with studying the text, we will practice tantric forms of meditation to help us understand the sutras, focusing on the mantra, the breath, visualizations, the opening of the central channel, and the chakras. The course is both theoretical and practical and provides a slightly different point of view than the Buddhist teachings we’re familiar with from Aaron, Barbara, and John.
Robert studied the primary scriptures of Indian yoga for many years under two well-known spiritual masters. His studies were always undertaken in conjunction with his practices so that the teachings were never merely speculative. The true way to study yoga is through both understanding and practice. This is how the course will be constructed.
We will meet on a Thursday evening approximately every other week starting February 9 and ending May 25. The sessions will be on Zoom and last for 90 minutes, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Study tools will be provided as well as assignments for each class.
About the teacher
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Date and time
April 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
Dana for Teachers
Deep Spring Center teachers offer their time on a dana basis, joyfully sharing the teachings. Your free-will offerings to them are greatly appreciated, as they receive no compensation from Deep Spring Center. Offer dana to Deep Spring Center teachers.