PATANJALI YOGA SUTRAS MODULE COURSE – MODULE 4: The Cultivation of Intuitive Knowing Through Meditative Training

June 5-9, 2021
Taught Live Online


+ Asana: 2:30pm-4:30pm PST, 5:30pm-7:30pm EST, 11:30pm-1:30am CET, 10:30pm-12:30am GMT, 5:30am-7:30am Taiwan (Taiwan dates: June 6-10)

+ Lecture: 5:00pm-7:00pm PST, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST, 2:00am-4:00am CET, 1:00am-3:00am GMT, 8:00am-10:00am Taiwan (Taiwan dates: 6-10)


According to Patañjali, Yoga embraces a wide range of higher meditative states. All of these fall under the umbrella term of samyama. These higher states are primarily characterized by the gradual stilling of mind through the meditative trinity of dhāraṇā (concentration), dhyāna (meditation), and samādhi (meditative absorption). According to the ancient texts, these states are profoundly healing, and can be cultivated in steps and stages. It is likewise emphasized how suffering and the obstacles we face in life can be a springboard into meditative deepening. When meditative practice intensifies, the seeker experiences a break-through of the intuitive, the sacred, and the mystical into their otherwise everyday, conditioned consciousness. In all world religions, we find that the mystical path is characterized by this kind of direct experience of the transcendental or sacred.

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