On April 8, 2019, we begin a new study of the ancient "Bhagavad-Gita," a part of the great Indian epic poem, the Mahabharata. Timeless in its theme and scope, the Gita tells the story of a great Prince, Arjuna, as he contemplates the opening of a great battle. At his side is Krishna, his teacher and charioteer who guides him from despondency to spiritual awakening through an intense dialog on duty and the need for non-attachment to the fruits of action.
Each week we read a little and discuss a lot, allowing ample opportunity for new and seasoned students alike to savor the depths of this classic treatise.
Some familiarity with basic theosophical ideas, such as reincarnation, karma and spiritual evolution is helpful, but not required.
We use an English rendition by William Q. Judge, the Irish-American Theosophist and co-worker with H. P. Blavatsky, but other renditions and translations are often referred to.
Copies of the book are available for use in class, and for purchase at nominal cost.