Discovering Self through Yoga Sutra and the Mahabharata
Understanding the Sacred Quest - A Two days online exploration, July 2020
Understanding the Sacred Quest is a unique offering from Ritambhara designed to introduce the participants to the quintessential sacred quest that defines India. As the world races forward, anchoring oneself in this quest will be essential to provide oneself with an inner compass that will guide them through volatility and uncertainty.
Inspired by the central idea of Yoga Sutra, viz., Kriya Yoga, this offering will introduce the participants to three central elements that can prepare their body and mind on the path of self-enquiry and contemplation. The entire process will be brought alive in a contemporary context by combining experiential learning modes and dialogues.
Read up more about the program design in the brochure below.
Click here to download the Sacred Quest July 2020 Brochure.
Mahabharata Immersion 9 - August 2020
Mahabharata Immersion 9 is scheduled for August 2 to 8, 2020. Working with the Mahabharata Immersion (MI) process is one of the most powerful and effective ways to gain mastery over one’s hidden potentials. The MI is conceptually designed to:
● Learn the art of mastering one’s archetypal energies
● Understand how the purANa can help in identifying the map of one’s inner world
With the aid of powerful processes derived from a profound understanding of the Yoga Sutra, dance and theatre, the MI becomes a learning laboratory that is:
● An invitation to delve into the depths of the invisible, the unarticulated and the disowned parts of oneself.
● An enquiry into the practices of antaranga yoga.
● A learning space where one can discover and embody one’s deepest potentials.
The Mahabharata portrays the five Pandava heroes as the central archetypes of a human psyche, the Kaurava as the anti-hero/shadow archetype and Krishna as the meditative mind. Through the drama played out by Pandavas and the Kauravas the text discusses Yoga, i.e. being the best that one can be, in the context of familial strife. The Mahabharata is a dialogue on the Yoga of leadership and dharmic conduct. The Mahabharata is a complete text of Yoga, it not only captures its philosophical profundity, but also evokes the person deeply by portraying different types of archetypal heroes, placing them in difficult and trying situations and describing their struggles as they delve into themselves and overcome these obstacles.
Dates: August 2nd 5 PM to 8th 2 PM, 2020
Location: Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India