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How to Read Sacred Texts (via Embodied Philosophy)

June 28, 2024 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2025 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Making sense of yoga’s ancient wisdom texts can be a challenge. Cultural differences, unfamiliar philosophical concepts, and competing philosophical interpretations can perplex even the most committed reader. But for those who persevere, the rewards are immense: these texts offer timeless insights into the human condition and provide practical guidance that can help us navigate modern challenges, deepen our self-awareness, and cultivate inner peace and contentment.

In this masterclass, yoga teacher and author Hari-kirtana das will share his approach to reading these texts and offer techniques that can help you unlock their profound teachings about life, relationships, and spirituality.

Students of this course will learn:

  • Practical tips for engaging with yoga wisdom texts, including…
    … setting the right intention.
    … creating a conducive reading environment.
    … keeping a contemplative journal.
  • Techniques for navigating the literal and metaphorical layers of sacred texts, allowing for a deeper comprehension of their teachings.
  • Strategies for avoiding common pitfalls, such as cherry-picking verses and imposing personal biases
  • How to connect the messages of the text to your lived experience
  • How to cross the bridge from hypothetical understanding to personal realization

This is an evergreen, self-paced class via the Embodied Philosophy website.



June 28 @ 8:00 am EDT
December 31, 2025 @ 5:00 pm EDT


On Demand