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The Bhagavad-Gītā: Ancient Commentaries, Modern Insights

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The Bhagavad-Gītā is one of the most well-known and widely translated books in the world. In this course, Āchārya Sthaneshwar will examine the text in its depth and originality while balancing three different streams of Hindu Philosophy, the non-dualism of Śaṅkarācārya that emphasizes knowledge, the qualified non-dualism of Rāmānujācārya grounded in Vaiṣṇava theology, and the monism of Abhinavagupta with his foundational philosophy of realization combined with action. He additionally aims to examine the relevance of these teachings to contemporary issues including the meaning of moral agency, the problem of violence, and the scope of the diverse forms of yoga such as devotion, wisdom, and action. The course will consist of 25 weekly lectures on Sundays at 11:00 AM EDT via Zoom beginning on June 2, 2024. Each lecture will be devoted to a single chapter of the text and include a Question & Answer period. Additional full Question & Answer sessions will be held in the weeks following Chapters 6, 12, and 18. Zoom links are provided by e-mail with your registration confirmation message. They are also available within the online program immediately following registration. If you are unable to attend the live sessions, video recordings of the lectures will be posted to our online program after each session and made freely available to all registrants for the duration of the program. This free access will cease upon conclusion of the course and lectures will then be made available by tuition, scholarship, or membership access.

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