ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED CLASSICS OF WORLD LITERATURE
Seekers of Truth throughout time have studied the Bhagavad-Gita to gain wisdom, guidance, inspiration, and comfort.
“The Bhagavad-Gita is a complete guide to practical life. It will always be there to rescue a man in any situation. It is like an anchor for the ship of life sailing on the turbulent waves of time. It brings fulfillment to the life of the individual. When society accepts it social well-being and security will result, and when the world hears it, world peace will be permanent.”
—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Comments from course participants
“Since I’ve begun this course, the Bhagavad-Gita went from being a book on my shelf to being a living reality in my heart. I have come to learn that it is a guidebook for life, a companion in times of challenge, and a checkpoint for personal growth. I know now that I will never be without it.”
— Amy from the United States
“Listening in to the lessons each week has become part of my life, just like meditating every day. I can’t imagine life without this precious knowledge.”
— Sheila from Canada
“Every week in this course it’s like I’ve just received a new advanced technique – a jet blast of evolution and new knowledge for living, creating more balance and integration at a time of my life which is full of external change.”
— Annie from Scotland
“For me, this Gita course is a great source of light, joy, and fulfillment. It is increasing the clarity, liveliness and discriminative power of my mind and at the same time waking up great love, joy and patience in my heart. I feel like a blessed drop in a big ocean of devotion.”
— Marija from Serbia
Comments from Luminaries
Albert Einstein: “When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect on how God created this universe, everything else seems so superfluous.”
Aldous Huxley: “The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of enduring value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed.”
Henry David Thoreau: “In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita … and in comparison … our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial.”
Mahatma Gandhi: “When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me. . .Those who reflect on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.”
More about the course
The course consists of two classes per month; each class is one hour in length. As we are engaged in an in-depth study of the Gita and its practical application in life, we typically cover one or two verses per class. This allows sufficient time to explore cross-references to earlier and later portions of the text and to enjoy supplementary readings from other literature expressing related points.
Accessing the class
The audio recording of each class can be accessed online beginning the second and fourth Sunday of the month. On registering for the course, you will receive a link by e-mail to access the class, which can then be heard any time at your own convenience.
Begin at any time
You can enter this ongoing course at any time, as well as discontinue, or take a break, at any time. The knowledge imparted in the Gita is both sequential and holistic, and can be entered into at any point in the text. Course participants report that in experiencing each verse and commentary, they often receive just the knowledge they need at that particular time in their life – such is the magic of the universal wisdom of the Gita!