I have been an avid yoga student for more than half of my life and practice roughly three times a week and have done so for more than a decade. I have waxed poetic in past ezines about the benefits of yoga and why I love it so much. I continue to love yoga and honestly don’t know how I would function without it in my life. However, it recently occurred to me that I had very little knowledge of yoga’s sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita and decided I wanted to learn more about the philosophical underpinnings of yoga practice. Click here for more background about this sacred text from Wikipedia.
When I did a search for “bhagavad gita” I discovered that one of my favourite spiritual teachers of all time, Ram Dass, actually did a lecture series illuminating the central teachings of The Bhagavad Gita in the early 1970’s at Naropa University in its founding year entitled, Love, Service, Devotion, and the Ultimate Surrender: Ram Dass on the Bhagavad Gita.
I am a huge fan of audiobooks so I zipped through this long lecture series with great zeal and I am so glad I did because Ram Dass puts the sacred text and the stories contained within it into modern-day language and Western concepts I could easily relate to- even though it was about forty years ago! I highly recommend this series to any of you who are interested in learning more about the Bhagavad Gita and becoming a true ‘karmic yogi’. Let me know what you think!