The Bhagavad Gita is a fascinating, provocative text that is profound and timeless — and very practical for us in our era and in this moment. In this introduction, we will read key excerpts from the text and discuss what it means in our modern lives.
You’ll come away with a practical introduction to this book that was so meaningful to Gandhi, Jung, Hesse, Steiner, and countless others. Thoreau brought the Gita to Walden Pond and Sunita Williams, an American astronaut, carried it with her into space. Come see how you, too, can use this text to gain new perspective that helps you live with grace, purpose, and clarity.
Join Peter Ferko in an interactive workshop designed to provide answers to our most pressing questions:
- What will bring me happiness?
- What am I supposed to do in life?
- How am I supposed to react to all this challenge?
- How should I practice?
This workshop is suitable for all levels and does not assume any philosophical knowledge or previous experience of the Bhagavad Gita. You can come with or without a copy of the book. The format will be lecture and discussion.
Bio: Peter Ferko is a Yogiraj (master) who teaches classes and trainings at ISHTA Yoga, in Manhattan, and is the host of Peter’s Podcast. He was co-director of The Table, a yoga and arts project in Brooklyn and he teaches internationally. Peter is also an author of fiction and non-fiction who draws on lifelong pursuits in yoga, art, and music. His most recent book, coauthored with Alan Finger, is called The Genius of Yoga. Peter lives with fellow Yogiraj, Wendy Newton and their downward dog, Mica.