Explore, learn and dive deeper with these workshops, seminars and trainings.
Online Philosophy Courses with Mary Veal
“An In Depth Study of The Bhagavad Gita”
Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom
July 29th – September 9th, 2020
Venmo @Mary-Veal $159
Zelle email@example.com $159
PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org $169
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Join Mary Veal for live, interactive teachings of The Bhagavad Gita, the “Song of the Lord”. The Gita is among the most important religious texts of Hinduism. It has been quoted by writers, poets, scientists, theologians, and philosophers for centuries and is often the introductory text to Hinduism for a Western audience.
The Gita combines the concepts expressed in the central texts of Hinduism, the Vedas and Upanishads, which are here synthesized into a single, coherent vision of belief in one God and the underlying unity of all existence. The text instructs on how one must elevate the mind and soul to look beyond appearances, which fool one into believing in duality and multiplicity, and recognize these are illusions; all humans and aspects of existence are a unified extension of the Divine which one will recognize once the trappings of illusion have been discarded.
Krishna explains the path of selfless devotion as one of the paths toward self-actualization, recognition of the truth of existence, and liberation from the cycle of rebirth and death.
Krishna’s speeches throughout the 18 chapters illustrate the nature of the Divine, Divine Love, how an individual should respond and how the universe is ordered.
Each session will start with a lecture by Mary Veal, followed by group discussion and time for questions. This course will be offered online via Zoom live interactive video conferencing. Any translation of The Bhagavad Gita may be used with this course.
To register, send your payment via Venmo, Zelle or PayPal and include your email address. You will be sent the Zoom meeting invite prior to each session.
This course will be recorded and can be sent to you via email if you cannot attend live.
The Meaning of AUM and How to Chant It
Hosted by Mary Veal
Live Zoom Workshop in your home
Saturday, August 8th – 12pm
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What does the chanting of AUM (OM) represent? Why do we do it? Where does it come from in the historical teachings of yoga? How do we actually do it? If you’ve wondered these things during a yoga class, then now’s your chance to find out. Explore this tradition, ask questions in an open environment and practice the techniques for chanting this sacred, ancient mantra.
This workshop will be recorded and can be emailed to you if you cannot attend live.
Alan Watts Gentle Glow Yoga
Hosted by Mary Veal
Saturday, August 15th – 7pm
Alan Watts was a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularising Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism for a Western audience. He wrote more than 25 books and articles on religion and philosophy, introducing the emerging hippie counterculture to Buddhism. He also explored human consciousness and psychedelics in his many works. Segments of Alan Watts lectures have been put to atmospheric music for this Gentle Glow Yoga class. Wear white or black light reflective clothing, adorn yourself with glow sticks and glide through this consciousness expanding practice. Bring your yoga mat, any props you want to use and a mask is required. Limited to 14 people.