Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 - The Yoga of Meditation

3 evenings of free talks

by Sunandaji

  • Monday 6 Aug - Wednesday 8 Aug 2018
  • 19:00 - 20:30
  • Centre For The Book
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Meditation is an advanced spiritual practise. It requires exhaustive preparation. It is vital to understand the role of meditation in spiritual development before one practises this discipline.

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Meditation is a scientific technique. It is the highest spiritual practise. The scriptures constantly emphasise the importance of preparatory disciplines before meditation. Your mind must be purified before you reach the seat of meditation.

Day 1: Aug. 6, 2018

  • 18:45 Arrival
  • 19:00 Lecture begins
  • 20:30 Depart

Day 2: Aug. 7, 2018

  • 18:45 Arrival
  • 19:00 Lecture begins
  • 20:30 Depart

Day 3: Aug. 8, 2018

  • 18:45 Arrival
  • 19:00 Lecture begins
  • 20:30 Event Concludes

Concentration

You need a powerful intellect to keep your mind focused on your present action, not allowing it to slip into the past or future. You then become more efficient and productive in your field of activity.


Meditation

The trend of meditation has swept the world. None seem to realise that meditation requires specialised training and knowledge. The true spiritual path is a scientific and methodical process.


Yoga

Beyond simple stretches and exercise. Yoga is a way of life, leading one to the realisation of their true identity – a union with the inner Self. Acquire the skills to programme a joyful and meaningful life.


Slow and Steady

An ill-prepared mind plunging into meditation could be harmful. You cannot force the mind to change suddenly. The mind has to be prepared for the final stage of meditation. Preparation, patience and perseverance are qualities a spiritual seeker should imbibe.


Control the restless mind and prepare yourself for meditation.

About Sunandaji

Sunandaji, Vedanta Institute South Africa

Sunandaji has been studying and researching Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India for over three decades. Her clear and powerful presentation of the Bhagavad Gita in contemporary thought has been acclaimed in India and abroad. Sunandaji has also addressed prestigious corporate organisations and universities worldwide on the practical application of Vedanta in daily life.

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Withdraw your mind from its preoccupations with the world. Master the essential spiritual disciplines that prepare you for the advanced practice of meditation — the gateway to Enlightenment.

When the perfectly controlled mind rests in the Self alone, freed from desire for all objects, then it is said to be established in yoga.

Bhagavad Gita
Chapter 6, Verse 18

Learn the techniques to purify a disturbed mind.

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