Pearland Bikram Yoga
2810 Business Center Dr
Pearland, TX 77584
2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013
Pearland Bikram Yoga is offering a series of 3 classes on World Religions beginning in January, 2013. The classes will introduce the student to the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism by taking a look at the underlying Dharmic worldview. The classes will provide a high-level overview of the foundational core concepts and values of the Dharmic traditions, the four main religions that come out of that foundation, and the rich history of yoga as it is understood in the Dharmic context. Classes will begin in January 20th, 2013 and will be held at Pearland Bikram Yoga Studio on the 3rd Sunday of the month, at 2:00 pm. The classes are 2 hours long, include a handout, and cost $35 for all 3 classes. Classes are taught by Jeannette Darcy who holds a Masters degree in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School. She has been studying the religions and cultures of India since 1990 and is a practicing yogini. January 20th, 2013, Sunday, 2:00 pmLecture 1 – Being DifferentThis class compares the core values of the Dharma traditions of India with the Abraham-based traditions of the West. The class will go through a side-by-side comparison of the fundamental concepts of time, space, causation, the human place in the cosmic scheme and many other topics. February 17th, 2013, Sunday, 2:00 pmLecture 2 – The Land of DharmaThis class lays out a mind-map of the major spiritual traditions of India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The class will introduce the different ‘ darshanas‘ or points of view that are found within each of these Dharmic traditions, and will provide and overview of the scriptural treasures of each tradition. March 17th, 2013, Sunday, 2:00 pmLecture 3 – The Dharmic View of YogaThis class will provide a look at the rich and deep history of yoga as it is presented in the Sanskrit texts. We build upon our understanding from the previous classes and look at how yogic philosophy, anatomy, and practices fit within the context of the Dharmic worldview. The class provides an overview of the development of yoga in the West in the 20th century.
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