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Karma Yoga

Mondays

April 26, 2021 to June 7, 2021

6.00pm to 7.30pm PST

A small donation will be applicable ($30.00) to register for the course

Instructor

Swami Tyagananda

BOOK PURCHASE NECESSARY TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE

Walking the Walk: A Karma Yoga Manual

Available on Amazon as paperback or ebook

Session 1

Yoga

April 26, 2021 - 6:00pm PST

- The meaning of “yoga”
- Methods of categorizing yoga
- Swami Vivekananda’s “four yogas”
- Harmony of yogas
- Synthesis of yogas

Assigned Reading
(before the class): Walking the Walk (Chapter 1)
(after the class): Karma Yoga: “Karma in Its Effect on Character”

Session 2

Karma

May 03, 2021 - 6:00pm PST

- The meaning of “karma”
- The karma theory (karma-vāda)
- Karma and reincarnation (punarjanma)
- Karma and sorrow (duḥkha)
- The karma chain (karma-bandhana)

Assigned Reading
(before the class): Walking the Walk (Chapter 2)
(after the class): Karma Yoga: “What Is Duty?” & “We Help Ourselves, Not the World”

Session 3

Detachment

May 10, 2021 - 6:00pm PST

- Detachment from desire
• karma and desire
• karma and love
- Detachment from karma
• work for work’s sake
• work as an offering to God

Assigned Reading
(before class): Walking the Walk (Chapter 3)
(after the class): Karma Yoga: “The Secret of Work” & “Non-Attachment Is Complete
Self-Abnegation”

Session 4

Practice

May 17, 2021 - 6:00pm PST

- Practice of Detachment
• through the mind
• through speech
• through action
- A plan for daily practice
• morning
• throughout the day
• evening

Assigned Reading
(before class): Walking the Walk (Chapter 4)
(after the class): Karma Yoga: “Each Is Great in His Own Place” & “The Secret of Work”

Session 5

Freedom

May 24, 2021 - 6:00pm PST

- Does life have a goal? What is my goal?
- Freedom as a goal
- Guideposts
- Exemplars

Assigned Reading
(before class): Walking the Walk (Chapter 5)
(after the class): Karma Yoga: “Freedom”

Questions & Answers

June 07, 2021 - 6:00pm PST

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