11:30 – 12:30 Yoga Philosophy (Loren) – Group discussion – Live

Preparation:  To prepare to begin our study of the Bhagavad Gita, watch Eknath Easwaran in one or two short YouTube videos.  You get to hear this wonderful teacher talking about the Gita.  In the first (3 minutes long), Eknath talks about Gandhi’s relationship with the Gita.  In the second video (36 minutes) Eknath comments on some of his favorite verses. It is a bit long and slow.  The content is wonderful but it does take some effort to focus. So, give this one a try but I understand if you find it difficult to follow. Personally, I found both inspiring.  Enjoy!

 

https://youtu.be/ypKMEmwXjCU

 

https://youtu.be/skjH6PSjEDA 

 

For a modern Indian interpretation of the Gita and its value and applicability to many facets of modern life, listen to this TED talk Roopa Pai.  She applies the lessons of the Gita to a wide variety of topics but avoids the religious interpretation.  

 

https://youtu.be/ckaEwJj2A1U