The Bhagavad Gītā is a 700-verse conversational poem originally written in Sanskrit by the Vedic sage, Vyasa. The title, Bhagavad Gītā, translates to "song of the Spirit." Set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer, Lord Krishna, it is considered by eastern and western scholars alike to be among the greatest spiritual books the world has ever known. This is because the Gita reveals the eternal principles of the Soul, which are fundamental and essential for spiritual life from all perspectives and allows one to perfectly understand the esoteric truths hidden behind “existence” consisting of “individual, world and god.”
It contains a collection of timeless spiritual lessons applicable to people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths.
Acharya Shunya frequently writes and teaches on the Bhagavad Gita, using the knowledge passed down from her lineage of Vedic master teachers and through her own vigorous study of the Sanskrit scripture. Studying with Acharya Shunya brings new awakening to the profound lessons hidden within the scripture. This can bring a deeper understanding of your dharma (your Higher Purpose) and how to use that to attain moksha (Spiritual Freedom and Self-Realization).
Through systematic text study courses of the Bhagavad Gita, she reveals the precious and profound teachings of the enlightened Vedic sages who composed this scripture, unpacking each verse of the sacred text with depth and care.
In retreats and lectures, Acharya Shunya brings the eternal wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to modern seekers, with clarity and compassion, and tools for practical application.
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The Bhagavad Gita revolves around the following questions:
How can someone live a life spiritually meaningful without withdrawing from society?
What can someone who does not want to give up family and social obligations do to live the right way?
The Gita challenges the general consensus that only ascetics and monks can live a perfect spiritual life through renunciation, and emphasizes the value of an active spiritual life.