- Awaken the archetypal characters from the Mahabharata in one’s own life through dialogue and reflective activities
- Develop greater insights into one’s own psyche and patterns of the mind through an experiential engagement with the Mahabharata
- Experience yoga as an integral science beyond postures (asanas) or breathing techniques (pranayama).
- To develop the sakhi bhava (friendliness) and sakshi bhava (meditative listening) to be able to listen to our own self and the others from a deeper space
- To evoke healing processes within oneself
In this course, we explore our psyche using stories of characters from the Mahabharata, with an aim to bring clarity and meaning in our life. This 11-week course requires a pre-work of reading select stories from the Mahabharata and writing reflections before attending each session.
This course is not a didactic course on Mahabharata but enables one to delve into one’s psyche using the Mahabharata as a mirror into one’s mental processes. The course is dialogic and calls for a willingness to be self-reflective, share of oneself, and listen to others sensitively. This course is not recommended for anyone who is going through treatment for any psychological illness.
Prerequisites: Admission to the program of study
Faculty/Instructor: Sri Raghu Ananthanarayanan
Area of Study:- Yoga Studies
Start Date:- October 13, 2021
End Date:- December 22, 2021
Time:- 09:30 pm EST – 11:00 pm EST
Quarter Offered: Fall 2021