This fall, as the US democracy crumbles, as the west coast burns, as our people divide and social media worms its way into our souls, I am teaching the Gita. The Bhagavad Gita is a 5000 year old seminal text of the Indian mystical tradition. It’s the ‘source code” for much of the Indian wisdom that has filtered through in the form of Yoga classes and guided meditations, but it’s so much more than that.
It’s the distillation of MASSIVE WISDOM and is at once both massively mystical and profoundly practical. I’ve been quietly working on a book based on the Gita for the past ten years and if you’ve been studying with me, chances are the Gita has been coming through in my other teachings. But now – right now – this fall, we really need it.
When 9/11/2001 happened, my good friend Ron Silver, chef and owner of Bubby’s restaurant in Tribeca NYC said. “I knew just what to do, I had to feed people.” He went right to the restaurant (not far from Ground Zero) and started making food. Feeding people is Ron’s dharma. (Dharma is a main topic of the Gita) My dharma is this.
As the world burns and we all ride the crazytrain of 2020 into November, I am doing this.
I am teaching the Gita.
No matter what happens in the US election or what happens with COVID-19 vaccines, our world will not be the same after this year. Our weaknesses have been exposed. The need for wise, free, empowered people has never been made more clear.
We need to be strong.
We need to be free.
We need to be fearless and detached and READY FOR ANYTHING.
We need to the leaders. We need to be the protectors of our children. We need to be the architects of a new society, of a new Earth. The politicians aren’t doing to do it – no matter who they are. It’s up to you and me.
The shit that’s going down and the shit that’s going to go down is and will be UGLY and challenging and heartbreaking. We CANNOT SUCCUMB. Look at this quote I found from Gandhi about the Gita:
“When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad-Gita. I find a verse here and a verse there , and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies — and my life has been full of external tragedies — and if they have left no visible or indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of Bhagavad-Gita.”
This is from a man who was facing the British in the Indian Independence movement.
This is what I want to offer you. Usually I try to have a detached attitude toward course enrollment. (Something I learned from he Gita). In this case, I am going to push this course as hard as I can.
Every one of everyone that follows me as a teacher or who is on the wavelength of progress and awakened consciousness should do this course this year.