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.
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.