JOURNEY TO INDIA
In 2020, we are headed back to one of India’s most sacred places – Vrindavan. This is a rare opportunity to experience the rich culture of North India under the care of trusted and knowledgeable local experts. We will stay at the Jiva Institute: a center of international learning that possesses clean facilities, a friendly staff, and an abundance of vegetarian food. Jiva Institute Founder and Director, Dr. Satyanarayan Das Babaji, will teach a daily class on the Bhagavad Gītā—likely the most influential text on yoga. We will also have daily yoga classes and guided cultural excursions in the region: Taj Mahal, Krishna’s birthplace, animal sanctuaries, modern and premodern temples, museum with rare collection, Yamuna River boat ride, shopping markets, live music, and more.
Single Occupancy - $1850 (flight not included)
Double Occupancy - $1600 (flight not included)
Meals, accommodation, in-country transportation, teachers, guides, entrance fees: all included.
** $250 Discount for YV 200 Hour TT, Mentorship, India, Lundy and Catskill alumni!
FOCUS OF CLASS WITH BABAJI:
Bhagavad Gītā is likely the seminal pre-modern South Asian Sanskrit text; it has captured the imagination of popular and scholastic audiences in India and around the world for centuries. As a yoga text, it highlights the paths of devotion (bhakti), action (karma), knowledge (jñana), as well as that of meditation (dhyāna). The Gītā, as it commonly referred, has been translated in over seventy-five languages and is often referred to as a “spiritual classic.” But it is also a text with a rich history and specific literary context. It is not an independent literary work, but rather occupies a place within the great Indian epic, Mahābhārata. Babaji uses allegory in applying the text to a modern context and making its message come alive for each reader. No prior familiarity is required; all are welcome!
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JOURNEY TO INDIA
In February, we’re headed back to one of India’s most sacred places – Vrindavan. We will be staying at the Jiva Institute under the care of its Founder, Dr. Satyanarayana Das Baba-ji as we immerse ourselves in an authentic Indian cultural experience. We will have daily lectures with Baba-ji, yoga classes, and guided trips to the holy places of the region including Krishna’s birthplace, temples, and boat rides on the Yumuna river. We will visit a Goshala to care for protected cows, shopping markets, and the famous Taj Mahal. This is a rare opportunity to experience a taste of traditional India.
Single Occupancy - $1700 (flight not included)
Double Occupancy - $1500 (flight not included)
$200 discount for YV 200 hour TT, Mentorship, India, and Catskill alumni!
FOCUS OF LECTURES (WITH BABA-JI):
Dr. Satyanarayana Das (Baba-ji) will be giving lecture on The Bhagavad Gita, an excerpt from the great Indian epic, The Mahabharata. This text records the dialogue that took place on the battlefield between Arjuna and Lord Krishna. Arjuna asks Krishna how we can act in this world and maintain a focus on Yoga. The discussion can be applied to modern times: serving as a practical guide on how to engage with life. It is both simple and complex, seemingly easy and challenging. Baba-ji will translate each verse from sanskrit and extoll on the meaning and application; we are free to discuss and ask questions as they come up. There is no prior study or reading of the Gita necessary to join in lecture. If you do not have a copy of the text, there will be a version translated by Baba-ji available at Jiva for $15.
SUGGESTED FLIGHTS: Emirates
New York (JFK) to Delhi (DEL) with connecting flight via Dubai
New York (JFK) to Delhi (DEL)
March 12: Flight #102 NYC to DEL: 1:30pm-12:55pm (lands 3/13)
March 22: Flight #101 DEL to NYC: 1:35am-7:35am (lands 3/23)
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
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MONDAY, MARCH 16
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
THURSDAY MARCH 19
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
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FREE INFO SESSION: 8-9pm in the lounge at NOHO (666 Broadway, 3rd Floor)>> Monday December 16
>> Monday January 13
>> Monday February 10