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THE GITA CONDENSED

An illustrated introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita with Vasudeva Das

dates – saturday, november 11 & 18

time – 1:00 – 4:00pm

location – the bhakti center / 2e

admission – $65

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contact: vasudeva@bhakticenter.org



This course accompanies Vasudeva’s upcoming exhibition From Darkness to Light (opening October 13) and is based on his new book The Gītā Condensed: An Illustrated Introduction to the Bhagavad-gītā. This two-part class is an introduction to the teachings of the Bhagavad- gītā, India’s most celebrated wisdom text. Vasudeva will elucidate essential themes of the Bhagavad-gita’s first six chapters, with reference to his paintings and the commentaries of respected acaryas (teachers) in the bhakti tradition, such as Sridhar Swami (13th Century), Visvanath Chakravarti (17th Century), and A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (20th Century)


Session 1 (november 11)

– Setting the scene
– Despair: the fertile ground for spiritual growth
– Ātmā: the eternal source of life and consciousness

Session 2 (november 11)

– Lessons from the owl: shifting our paradigm from matter to spirit
– Karma-yoga: bridging the gap between matter and spirit

Session 3 (november 18)

– Conquering lust, the eternal enemy of the self
– Boarding the boat of transcendental knowledge

Session 4 (november 18)

– In the water but not wet: practicing spiritual life in the material
world
– Enlightenment by bhakti-yoga: attaining the perfection of yoga


Course book: The Gītā Condensed: An Illustrated Introduction to the Bhagavad-gītā (included in price of the course)

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