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Practical Bhagavad Gita: Insights and Application

● Learn to practically apply the vital concepts of the Bhagavad Gita in your daily life.


The Bhagavad Gita delivers the multi dimensional aspects of our Upanishads (Vedanta) in an extremely complex historical setting which is fully applicable to the modern context. The deep insights provided are universal in context and timeless in their relevance. Vedanta represents the ethical, existential, metaphysical, philosophical, sociological and behavioural aspects of Sanatana Dharma. Yet we have lost this source of eternal wisdom through sheer decay and apathy. Today, our lives are more comfortable but far more complex. The Bhagavad Gita provides the anchoring to be strong and guidance to conquer. The idea that we will learn our scriptures after we retire is self-defeating. On the contrary, Vedanta is a force multiplier designed for the most active years of our life.

What You Will Learn

Part I – Bhagavad Gita - Macro Concepts:

Macro concepts that will help you launch your understanding of Sanatana Dharma and the Bhagavad Gita. Session will be interactive and questions are encouraged.

  • Purushartha

  • Ashrama

  • Dharma

  • Artha

  • Svabhava

  • Gunas

  • Varna system – traditional

  • Varna system - modern


  • Once you complete this program, you will be ready to advance to Part II.



    Part II – Bhagavad Gita - Micro concepts and application to career:

    Learn how to apply transformational principles to yourself at an individual level. We will help you apply these powerful principles to your work.

  • SvaDharma

  • Antahakarana – Chitta, Buddhi, Manas and Ahamkara

  • Karma

  • Karma dynamics

  • Karma yoga

  • Applied Vedanta framework – Tool for self development

  • The session will be interactive and we will deal with many crucial career related questions. For example,

  • How do I become a leader?

  • How do I deal with 'difficult' colleagues and bosses?

  • How can I be more appreciated? And how do I respond when I am being disrespected?

  • How do I significantly improve my performance at work?

  • How do I deal with greed, uncertainty and fear?

  • How do I become an Innovator?

  • How do I improve my critical thinking?


with Sampath Iyengar

Sampath is the founder of Applied Vedanta Institute a platform dedicated to transmitting Vedanta insights for modern relevance. He is a private investor and mentor focused on Innovation and Impact. Sampath has had an extra-ordinary career in terms of variety and challenges and has been an effective change agent. He has worn many hats – technical, entrepreneur, Global CEO, Investor, Advisor, Mentor - and has lived in different parts of the world. His journey with the Vedanta began in earnest from 2008 when he was associated with the Chinmaya mission while living in Princeton. Over the years, he has continued to apply the teachings of the Vedanta and for this treasure, he is grateful to his gurus from several sampradayas. His objective for this program is to help professionals achieve higher levels of dynamic performance inherent in their potential. You can check out his TEDx talk at IIM Bangalore here.

What the previous participants say...!

Rate this program 5/5 on all aspects. Got insights in recognizing and utilizing forces of nature.

- Vishal Mirchandani - CEO, Airport Real Estate at Adani Group
Crystal clarity in explaining various concepts and extensive Q & A to cover all the questions.

- Dattatraya Pathak, Retd professional
I have just finished listening to your program for the 2nd time. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to do so. Thank you for shedding so much light on this important topic of leadership and the Vedic paradigm.

- Prana Dasa (Paul O'Sullivan), ISKCON Australia
This program is a fantastic insight into modern day challenges we face in organisations. It offers a great way to learn and apply the principles to your corporate life. Would highly recommend it to anyone in management looking to get the best out of themselves and their colleagues.

- Jai Asundi, B.Tech, PhD. Executive Director CSTEP - A policy think tank
The entire approach of going down from basics and connecting each and every concept beautifully with detailed information and explanation. Could understand the deeper meaning of Bhagavad Gita.

- Dr. Deepa Verma, Academician
Simplicity and clarity. Also, the slides prepared are a big help in providing a straight line to follow and understand.

- Payal Bajaj, Homemaker
So far I have never attempted to read Bhagavad Gita thinking it's complicated to understand. The way it is explained here will make it easier for everyone to read and understand Bhagavad Gita.

- Lakshmi Devi, Accountant
All aspects of this program are valuable and useful. The design and order of preparation of the slides (of both parts) are exemplary.

- Kaundinya Kumar S, Assistant General Manager


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Live Session

Interact with the instructor and ask questions on YouTube Live

Duration

Live-Interactive session of 1.5-hour on 2 Sundays

Recorded Session Available

Participants get the recorded session for the duration of 2 weeks

Certificate

Certificate of Participation for participants who enroll in both Part 1 & Part 2 programs