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Raja Yoga Now: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – ONLINE Series

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - June 10 @ 3:30 pm

Raja Yoga Now: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – ONLINE Series

with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500

MAY 20 – JUNE 10, 2020

The Yoga Sutras of Sri Patanjali is the foremost scripture on Yoga. It dates from antiquity, but the wisdom and practices it presents are extremely relevant for modern times and challenges. Explore the Yoga Sutras in-depth with Swami Karunananda in an ongoing monthly series. Sessions will include lectures, followed by the opportunity to ask questions.

Technological advances and globalization have resulted in an interconnected planet. Events anywhere are affecting people everywhere—and not only people, all creatures, and the environment, itself, are impacted.

How does this relate to us as individuals and Yoga practitioners? Now more than ever, personal practice readily translates into global benefit. Our thoughts, words, and actions have a greater reach and can sow seeds of healing, hope, harmony, and peace.

In its presentation of both the philosophy and psychology of Yoga, the Yoga Sutras offers profound insight into the human condition, the nature of suffering, and how to overcome it. It explores the workings and power of the mind, and how to attain peace, balance, and steadiness within. The basic values at its foundation—such as non-violence, truthfulness, moderation, non-greed, love, and service are crucial for our collective wellbeing.

Among the many topics that we will explore are:

  • Yoga Philosophy: “The Mystery and Mastery of the Mind”
  • Yoga Psychology: “Practice and Non-Attachment”
  • Overcoming Obstacles: “Making the Teachings Work for You”
  • Understanding Karma: “Releasing The Ties That Bind Us”
  • The Foundation of Spiritual Life: “Ten Universal Principles”
  • Ashtanga Yoga: “Eight Keys to Peace”

These teachings are a beacon of hope, a fount of wisdom, and a source of guidance for finding true happiness and fulfillment. All are welcome to participate, including both those new to the teachings of Raja Yoga, as well as more experienced practitioners.

Live sessions at 2–3:30 pm (EDT) with a lecture followed by Q&A.


Swami Karunananda is so cool! Her brilliance is not only conveying these spiritual principles and practices in such an understandable way, but also the essence she conveys. She uplifts us as she teaches, in a way that is beyond words. I am very grateful! — Montina Sraddha Cole

Swami Karunananda is incredible. So knowledgeable, down to earth, compassionate, articulate, and funny! She clearly takes the practice seriously but not herself. — L. Misztal

She was the embodiment of peace, ease, and usefulness. — Jordan McCoy

I took the program to better understand the Yoga Sutras, the program definitely helped me. Swami Karunananada was wonderful! Warm, compassionate, patient. A great teacher! — Past Participant

Click here to register.

Approximate Cost: $ 65 – $ 108


Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville
108 Yogaville
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States