TPR846

The Yoga of Knowledge: Gyana (Jnana) Yoga

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FacultyRita D. Sherma, Ph.D. - Exec. Dir. and Professor, SPRS; Dir., Institute for Theology Beyond Boundaries; Founder and Exec. Dir., Center for Convergence Spirituality (AZ)
DirectorRita D. Sherma, Ph.D. - Exec. Dir. and Professor, SPRS; Dir., Institute for Theology Beyond Boundaries; Founder and Exec. Dir., Center for Convergence Spirituality (AZ)
SponsorConfluence Integrated Studies Institute (CISI)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Presented by Dr. Rita Sherma, this three-day course is the second course of Track 2 of TU's Graduate Program in Consciousness Studies. The course will run Friday PM - Sunday PM (exact dates TBD) for a total of 20 classroom hours. In “The Yoga of Knowledge: Gyana (Jnana) Yoga," TPR846, Dr. Sherma introduces over the course of two and a half days (Friday - Sunday) the basic concepts, insights, and practices of Gyana Yoga, the Yoga of Knowledge. These include: * Discernment: The ability to differentiate between what is real/eternal (Brahman) and what is unreal/temporal (everything else in the universe.) * Dispassion: Practice leads to the ability to recognize your actual Self as distinct from that which is fleeting, changing, impermanent. * Dedication to the 7 Empowerments: Tranquility (Control of the mind); Control of the senses; Cessation (“Letting go”); Endurance; Faith / Conviction; Concentration / Intentness; Desire for spiritual liberation, or enlightenment. This course also explores the Dual Levels of Knowledge as understood by Gyana Yoga; specifically, that Conventional knowledge tells us what is true about physical reality (life, the world, Creation), and Highest knowledge tells us about Ultimate Reality (God, Self, Transcendent Truth). WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This course is appropriate for any individual who wants to experience: A profound clarity of mind; Psychological tools to dissolve afflicted mental attitudes that cause suffering; An easy-to-understand interpretation of Non-Dualism - a worldview that has influenced some of the greatest thinkers of our time; The elimination of recurring patterns of negativity; The moral basis for a sustainable orientation to life; and Straightforward meditative practices that are easily usable for those with a busy schedule. It is also highly recommended for Yoga teachers who want to increase their student clientele and expand their course offerings to include more intensive and profound practices of Yoga as a Spiritual Path leading to heightened consciousness. COURSE NOTES: A course packet will be provided on site. The text for this course segment is "The Crest Jewel of Discernment" by Adi Shankara, the founder of Non-Dualism. COURSE CREDIT: A Certificate of Course Completion for 20 hrs. credit will be awarded to those who complete the course. These hours can be credited towards Taksha’s Graduate Certificate Program in Consciousness Studies.