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Path to the Awakened Heart: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Path to the Awakened Heart: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

This class will explore the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an ancient text that is a guidebook for walking almost any spiritual, non-dual path. We will consider the Sutras from the point of view of Tantric Yoga, particularly the North Indian school of Kashmir Shaivism. This non-dual school emphasizes śakti, the divine energy of the Absolute that creates our universe and forms the basis of the streams of our Awareness. Along with studying the text, we will practice tantric forms of meditation to help us understand the sutras.

The class will be both theoretical and practical, providing a slightly different point of view from the Buddhist teachings presented by Aaron, Barbara, and John. Robert hopes that viewing your practice from a different perspective will help you understand your path more fully, as it did for him.

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. This course is similarly designed.

Time commitment will be approximately 20 minutes per day.

Event Details

Suggested donation: $120 – $400
No one will be excluded for financial reasons

Dates and registration:

  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 8
  • March 24
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5
  • May 19

Times: Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Eastern. Links to Zoom sessions are emailed the day before each 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

Facilitator: Robert Jacobs
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Contact Robert Jacobs at awakenedheartmeditation@gmail.com with any questions.

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Date and time

April 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm EDT


Maryville Retreat Center, 18307 Taylor Lake Rd, Holly, MI 48442



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