Five Topics of the Bhagavad Gita

Saturday, 31 July 2021

This interactive online course will look at the five key topics discussed within the Bhagavad Gita. This course will help you to deepen your understanding of key areas and learn how to present these five key topics to others.

This course will be looking at the five key subjects of the Bhagavad Gita.

What is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Bhagavad Gita appears as the sixth book of the Vedic text, the Mahabharata – just prior to the eighteen-day battle of Kurukshetra. The hopes of the Pandava faction rest largely on the martial prowess of Arjuna. But, at the start of the Gita, we find Arjuna unwilling to wage war against his own family members. At this point Lord Krishna begins to offer instruction to Arjuna. Initially, Lord Krishna aims to persuade Arjuna that waging war is not necessarily wrong. However, the text goes far beyond this initial aim. It develops into a full exposition of belief and practice that has had an immeasurable influence on Vedic thought and practice.

Why study Bhagavad Gita?

The course consists of four interactive live sessions delivered online, via Zoom, on a weekly basis on Saturday mornings.

In this course we look at the Bhagavad Gita in particular at five key topics Īśvara (the Supreme Lord), jīva (the living entity), prakṛti (nature), kāla (eternal time) and karma (activity) as explained in the Bhagavad-gītā. We will also reflect on the relevance of the Gita to the modern world.

For each session we provide an English translation of the key verses under consideration and discuss their significance. We clarify Sanskrit terms and look at the commentary on the Gita, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Course delivery is 100% online | 4 weekly sessions | Study in your own time | Your facilitator, Shyam Govinda dasa will be available by email during the course.

Course Details:

Facilitator: Shyam Govinda dasa
Dates: Saturdays, 31st July - 21st August (4 sessions) | Time: 10.00am - 11.30am | Location: Online
Course Fee: £20


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