An interactive exploration of key aphorisms of the Yoga-SŪtras of PataÑjali
The essential teachings of Yoga were codified, many centuries ago, by Patañjali in his Yoga-Sūtras. According to such teachings, Yoga is both a science and a way of life that can lead the practitioner to a direct knowledge of his or her own essential nature.
In this seminar we will delve into some of the key aphorisms of the Yoga-Sūtras and seek to find out their relevance to our own understanding of life. We will also try to understand, together, the process of Samyama that leads to an unconditioned awareness of consciousness in its essential nature.
About the Presenter
Pedro Oliveira joined the Theosophical Society in 1978 and holds a degree in Philosophy from the Federal University in Brazil. He is a former International Secretary of the TS and former Head of the Editorial Office at the international Headquarters at Adyar. He has also served as President of the Indo-Pacific Federation of the Society. At present Pedro is the Education Coordinator of the TS in Australia. He has lectured widely for the Society in Australia and in many countries and his articles have appeared in a number of TS journals. He is the author of the book N. Sri Ram – A Life of Beneficence and Wisdom published by TPH Adyar in 2009.