The Cultivation of Pure Awareness
Self-realization is experienced when the fluctuations
of the mind cease to obscure pure awareness.
-Yoga Sutra 1.2
Seekers who yearn for a clear, concise, direct teaching regarding spiritual practice will find Patanjali's Yoga Sutra to be an invaluable guide to happiness, freedom, and peace. The terrain explored in the Sutras is none other than our own mind and consciousness. The goal of that exploration is an enlightened understanding of the soul, the human psyche, and the means for transforming our personality and character.
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is an essential text for studying the way of spiritual awakening through Yoga (union with the Divine Self). Compiled from the vast reservoir of Vedic wisdom, the 195 concise aphorisms elicit inner wisdom as one contemplates their meaning and practices the methodology. The four sections of the Yoga Sutra are:
- The Cultivation of Pure Awareness
- The Path or Way (including the eight limbs of practice)
- Soul Powers
- Spiritual Liberation
To facilitate the exploration of the Sutras, the Center holds a class titled The Cultivation of Pure Awareness. Each class includes devotional chanting, meditation, study, and discussion of the sutra. This course is open to students who have completed Live the Eternal Way and the Be Still and Know meditation course or their equivalent.
Preregistration for the class and a commitment to attend all six weeks is required. For the current schedule of this class and other core teaching related events at the Center, view the Core Teachings Event Calendar.
Prerequisites: Completion of How to Meditate and/or Live the Eternal Way.