6 week course with Swamini Brahmaprajnananda: Vajra - Building an Antifragile* life
6 week Zoom online course on Saturdays, 27th June - 1st August (3.30pm UK time / 8pm India time / 7.30am PDT)
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Building an Antifragile* life
(Based on teachings of Bhagavad Gita and Yoga sutras)
By Swamini Brahmaprajnananda
*-term to mean beyond resilient used by Nassim Taleb
In the continuum of fragile to antifragile, what are fragile cracks, what is resilient bounces back but what is antifragile grows stronger and better, in the face of adversity.
The timeless teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga sutras show us how this is possible while having an open, strong and loving heart.
Topics to be covered:
1. The journey from a victim to a survivor to a warrior to a seeker to a master.
2. Seeing the connection between what we do and what we really want
3. Seeing the framework of dharma and karma for a life of fulfilment and contribution.
4. Recognising the three blessings each is given every moment and bringing it to life
5. Honoring the five sets of relationships all of us have
6. Developing the dynamic balance of doing and accepting - life competence and acceptance
7. The Vedic vision of God, you and the world
8. Developing an open, strong and loving heart
9. The change you wish to be and make in the world
Structure of the course
1. Six sessions every Saturday, for one hour (3.30-4.30 pm, UK time) plus Q and A.
Sessions will include teachings of some select verses from the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga sutras along with its relevance in everyday life.
2. Guided meditation sessions as a part of some sessions
3. Simple assignments every week to bring into practice
4. Membership to an online community to share glimpses of work done and to support each other
About Swamini Brahmaprajnananda
Swamini Brahmaprajnananda Saraswati (you can call her Swamini B) has dedicated her life to sharing the timeless teachings of oneness (Advaita Vedanta) and Dharma. She conducts Vedanta courses, podcasts and retreats for groups in Mumbai and for people across the world, online. A regular speaker at our World Yoga Festival every year, her teachings seamlessly flow from areas of self-growth to self-discovery. A disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, she has studied Vedanta and Sanskrit at his feet in a full-time intensive course and was a part-time student of Swami Brahmavidananda. Swamini is a former psychologist with a career in international development, impacting the lives of more than fifteen thousand street children annually. For more www.discoveratma.com
I don’t know Sanskrit. Will I be able to understand the class?
No problem at all. If any Sanskrit word is used it will be explained in English.
I will not be able to watch the class live, can I watch another time?
Yes, classes can be attended at any time of the week! The video classes will be uploaded by the next day 7 pm. And the audio class will be shared in the online community to which you will be added.
Can I share the video and audio with interested people?
The link to the video playlist will be provided only to you as you have enrolled. These are not to be shared with non-students. If people are interested, a good place to begin is the podcast – The River of Wisdom.
How do I know if I'm ready for the course?
You know you are ready if -
1. You have a sincere desire to know yourself and are willing to invest in your growth, approximately 2 hours a week.
2. You have tried many things in spirituality and are keen to try Vedanta
3. You can relate to the teacher, Swamini and feel free to ask questions.
4. You know what to do but struggle to bring it into your life
What are the charges for the course?
In the tradition, while the teachings are offered free, the students offer a guru dakshina (respectful contribution of £36).
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