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Season 1 - Episode 2

Prelude to the Sutras

20 min - Talk


James lays the groundwork for our study together by introducing us to the treasure or source text of the yoga tradition, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Patanjali's text distills and encodes a vast body of practical teachings into a concise and thorough form and provides a frame of reference for a skillful, ongoing inquiry. Together, we will begin to unravel the Sutras.
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Apr 14, 2017
Bhakti, Jnana, Raja
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Thank you, James. You are feeding my thirst for knowledge
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Fascinating and passionate exposition on the PatanjalaYogadarshana!
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It is a joy to listen to you!
Looking forward to receiving more of your heartfelt teachings of Yoga :)
Amazing, thank you James x
It is good to listen to this perspective but I am sceptical because the presenter is too exuberant about the yoga sutra. I would prefer it if he would present his interpretation in a manner that enables people to make a choice for themselves about the Yoga Sutra's usefulness. Swami Vivekananda revived the sutra from obscurity and in Indian society it is apparently not a major area of interest (Ref:- David Gordon White - The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A Biography)
Dearest Justin
Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We hope to offer a wide variety of perspective. Meanwhile, it is James's sincere love of the text that inspires us.
Perhapas you might enjoy David Gordon White's Season 1 of Histories of Yoga and Season 1 and 2 of
Heart of the Tradition with Ravi Ravindra.
So glad you are here.
Warmly, Kira
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I am quietly excited about revisiting James' excellent and inspiring exposition on this great and challenging work! Thank you, again YA for making these teachings available to us.
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I just joined YA and listened to James first lecture and I really enjoyed it!! His teaching style is fabulous, he is articulate and he makes me excited continue with this course, woohoo to learning about the Yoga Sutras. YAY! THANK YOU YA!! 
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