The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One
Search your Heart in The Quest for Relationship with the Beyond
The online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One consists of 121 live video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. It introduces the student, through an online teaching dialogue, to the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar within the Bhagavad Gītā.
“Jñānam is the wisdom of ‘I am that’.
Vijñānam is the discernment of ‘I am not this’ ‘I am not that’.”
– Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 2
It is open to all except complete beginners and offers an opportunity for any Yoga Student, teacher or trainee teacher from any Yoga background to develop and deepen their personal Yoga practice and study.
Complete in itself it offers an in-depth approach to the Bhagavad Gītā, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Gītā Scripture, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.
As well as being a sound overview of the context and theme of each of the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gītā, it is also a prerequisite to further work through the Art of Gītā Scripture – Modules Two to Four Personal Sādhana Courses.
A Gītā study workbook with a chapter by chapter index is included as part of the Course Manual for all participating students.
In addition, to support the teaching of this important text we will be using selected verses from the Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya. This is an important commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā which very succinctly summarises each of its eighteen chapters into eighteen verses. A relevant verse by verse reference will be provided as part of the workshop manual to help with our study. As such it will be a invaluable support for the study of the Gītā.
The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Framework
The online Art of Gītā Scripture – Module One reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:
- Guidance in emphasising a personal reflective study to support your life.
- Understanding the principles that inspire and inform Yoga teachings.
- An overview of primary Bhagavad Gītā concepts around body and mind.
- Familiarisation with basic Bhagavad Gītā terms and practice techniques.
- Appreciating how chanting the Gītā can aid their absorption and deepen our understanding.
- Deepening the reflective aspects of our personal practice with the Bhagavad Gītā.
To present a view of the Bhagavad Gītā through which students can support and develop their own Yoga Sādhana and deepen their appreciation of the possibilities for the Gītā in their lives.
The role of this Course is not to train students as Yoga teachers although the Art of Gītā Scripture Course will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Yoga Psychology and Yoga Therapeutic Healthcare. They are offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture.
The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through
- Exploring some key concepts that underpin this Teaching.
- How the eighteen chapters are linked.
- What are the key concepts in each.
- Which chapters are most important.
- Why we need a view such as the Bhagavad Gītā.
- Learning to look from the Bhagavad Gītā at our relationship with others.
- Linking the Gītā to the ebb and flow of daily life.
The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Prerequisites
A minimum of one year’s attendance at a Yoga group class of any Yoga approach, or 10 individual Yoga lessons with any Yoga teacher.
The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Feedback
Support and advice will be offered on the students’ progress and on the possibilities for further development after the course.
The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Certification
The online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Certificate of Completion is awarded to successful students. This Certificate is awarded in recognition of the commitment in studying the Bhagavad Gītā respecting the spirit of TKV Desikachar’s teaching.
The Online Art of Gītā Scripture Module One Timings, Fees and Commencement
The online Module One is offered to students in the form of nine 121 meetings via Skype, FaceTime, or another compatible live link video medium, to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.
The timings for each session will be 50′. They total 7.5 hours of 121 teaching held over nine meetings at intervals to be negotiated between student and teacher. The suggestion at this point is around 2-4 weeks between meetings.
The fee for the online Module One will be £400 for overseas students for the nine sessions and includes a pre-prepared PDF manual as a workbook support. For students using the UK Banking BACS payment system the fee will be £375 as there are no cross country or cross currency transfer fees involved.
The Fee Structure will involve an initial payment of £200/175 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £200/200 before session 5 convenes.
Missed or cancelled meetings at less than 24 hours notice are chargeable. In these situations further meetings to catch up on content are possible and can be added on at a fee of £44/£42 per 50′ session.
Commencement is dependent on current diary spaces for 121 students. Subject to availability, online meetings can begin after agreeing a mutually convenient time and frequency and transfer of initial fee.
Free Initial Meeting to discuss your needs
A free preliminary half hour online meeting is available to chat around options, discuss your needs and interactive requirements regarding study. Please email Paul to arrange an initial meeting.