Sāṁkhya - The Framework of Yoga with Dirk Gysels (9.30 & 11AM)
When?Start time: Thursday 09:30 (14 September)
End time: Thursday 12:00 (14 September)
Sāṁkhya is the most ancient cosmological system in the world. It provides us with a simple and yet sophisticated map of reality as the seers of Vedic India envisioned it.
Sāṁkhya describes in a top - down fashion the various levels that
make up the fabric of nature (Prakṛti), including ourselves. It shows us the 'Sṛṣṭi-krama', the sequential unfolding of the cosmos from the unmanifest to the gross and from the Core of Consciousness within us to our subtle and physical bodies.
On the other hand, while Yoga accepts the Sāṁkhyan worldview, its approach is more practical. Yoga will guide the student in an experiential way back to the unmanifest and even beyond to Puruṣa, the Core of Pure Consciousness.
The realised yogis assert: 'the map is not the territory'. Mere theoretical knowledge will not save us from ignorance and suffering. But the knowledge of the map is very useful to walk the road without detours...
Dirk is steeped into the conceptual framework of Sāṁkhya and he is a life-long practitioner of classical (Patañjali) yoga as well.
The purpose of his class is to present a lucid, in-depth, but not too scholarly picture of the interface between the cosmic wisdom of Sāṁkhya and the liberating yogic methodologies.
Group 1: 9.30AM - 10.30AM (Latest arrival time 9.15AM)
Group 2: 11AM - 12noon (Latest arrival time 10.45AM)
Students of the Yoga Sutras class: 1 class from class pass.
New students/drop in: 25EUR
Registration mandatory via email: SanskritBelgium@gmail.com (you will then receive the full address)
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