Bhagavata Purana: The Yoga of Love and Death
“What should someone do who is about to die?” This question sparked the teachings of the Bhagavata-Purana, known as the seminal text of bhakti yoga — the yoga of absolute love and bliss. Even today, these teachings show us how to embrace both life and death with an awakened heart and thus overthrow the tyranny of the ego and its fear of death. In this workshop, we will explore the teachings of the Bhagavata-Purana, which shows us how this awakening of heart does not come with heroic yogic efforts of control, but rather through the sweet surrender of self to the source of all love and beauty.
As we progress through the day, you will begin to let go of your own fear of death, come into a deeper, more expansive understanding of the yoga traditions, and see clearly how bhakti — a practice that is intimately aligned with poetry, music, and dance — serves as an integrating compliment to both yogic and tantric teachings.
E.H Rick Jarow, lineage holder and author of Tales for the Dying the Death Narrative of the Bhagavata Purana, will take you step by step through the Puranic teachings, translating its yogic methods for awakening into a contemporary context, and revealing the fundamental concepts and practices by which you can transform your entire life into a living work of art, a beautiful offering to the Divine.
To invite Rick to speak or teach workshops – email Sheri Bresson: firstname.lastname@example.org