ItihĀsa-PurĀna

इतिहास पुराण

Mahabharata Exploration

Mahabharata Exploration

Mahabharata Exploration is a program designed to use the itihasa-purana as a mirror to look at one’s life. The Mahabharata, the longest epic in the world, is a timeless text and has been an integral part of the life of the people of this land for eons. It retains a timeless appeal, allure and inspiration. It is often considered the 5th Veda and has a vast repository of human contexts that offers one a possibility for a self- reflective exploration of their inner-worlds. Perhaps this is why it’s said in its praise: “Whatever is here might be found elsewhere, but whatever is not here is nowhere else.”

This program is offered in many different formats – a 2 day exploration, a 10 week online exploration for 1.5 hours every week, and also as a certification program through the Hindu University of America (HUA). With HUA, the program is titled Antaranga Yoga certification program and is a certificate diploma course delivered online.

Join us on an exploration of stories from the Mahabharata as we use them as a mirror to look at our deepest inner realities in search for clarity and meaning. This is especially relevant given the changing and challenging external context that we find ourselves in today where the old seems to be falling away and the new is yet to come into being.

For enquiries, please write to puranam@ritambhara.org.in

MEO-4 Registration

Date:October 9th, 2020 onwards

Day: 10 Fridays

Time: 7.30 PM to 9:00 PM IST

Please register for this program here.

This course is open for:

  • Anyone interested in exploring the Mahabharata in a self-reflective way
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Serious Practitioners of Yoga
  • Life Coaches

Varies. 2 full days, or 1.5 hours every 10 weeks, or offered as one-credit course with 30 hours (10 hours of online sessions and 20 hours of self-work) time commitment through Hindu University of America.

Our next edition of this program starts October 9th, Friday and meets every week Friday evening from 19:30hrs to 21:00 hrs IST (Indian standard time), for 10 weeks ONLINE.

We will use Zoom, a web based video conferencing platform.  Anyone from across the globe can participate, subject to the suitability of the above time. The video conferencing platform details would be shared with the participants in advance.

Essential requirements to join the session through the web platform
• A strong broadband connection to have video call is essential
• Join in only through a laptop/ desktop
• One needs to be in a calm, well-lit place which will not be disturbed during the session timings

The program involves

  • reading select stories from the Mahabharata and a contemplative dialogue based on these stories.
  • exploring the archetypal characters from the Mahabharata in our life through dialogue.

Facilitators from the Ritambhara Team will be anchoring the program.

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