Comparison of the meditative model of the Yoga Sutra alongside those of early Buddhism and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet
There are few texts from classical India that have had such an long-running influence on the perspective of spiritual seekers than the one which bears the name of Yoga Sutra. Written nearly two thousand years ago by the sage Pataïjali, this text of less than two hundred pithy aphorisms may be read in its entirety in less than an hour. And yet, this elegant work, divided into four brief chapters, outlines a profound and effective contemplative path which can lead to radical spiritual enlightenment and freedom.
In this series of presentations, we will open up the contents and deeper implications of the Yoga Sutra, laying out the philosophy, psychology, practice, and consequences of the contemplative lifestyle that has inspired and edified countless generations of serious yoga practitioners.
John Thomas Casey has been a Yoga scholar-practitioner since 1971, and holds a doctorate in Asian and Comparative Philosophy from the University of Hawaii. John has taught courses on World Religions, Sanskrit language, Buddhism, and Yoga Studies at local colleges, while also helping to establish the MA program in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University.
Please join Dr. John Casey on Saturday, November 14, 11:45AM – 1:00PM PST for a comparison of the meditative model of the Yoga Sutras of Pantajali alongside those of early Buddhism and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet.