Workshop with Jayashree and Narasimhan

We are delighted to announce this forthcoming workshop with Drs. Jayashree and Narasimhan, of the Ananta Research Foundation, Mysore (see their Biogs below). This will be their second visit to the Shala and comes exactly 10 years after the first, so not before time! This is a short visit and the workshop will comprise of 3 sessions, in which the chief practices will be chanting and meditation.

Why chant?
Life has always been hectic and stressful, and modern life is particularly so. The ancient wisdom of the Vedas made the following declarations:

‘Everyone should be happy, everyone should be healthy, everyone should know themselves fully and everyone should live free from suffering.’

Chanting, just like all the other Yoga practices, aims to help us to make these precepts into the reality of our lives. If we think of the joy that singing brings us, we can understand the power of chanting. The specific wisdom expressed in the Yoga texts, the very vibration of the words themselves, make chanting a very special practice indeed. It brings calm, clarity and peacefulness and is a practice well worth cultivating. Having these two wonderful teachers, steeped in the Yoga tradition, coming to share and guide us in this beautiful practice is an opportunity not to be missed. The dates of the workshop are Friday 18th and Saturday 19th October, 2019, and it is open to everyone, irrespective of age, or whether you are a beginner or an experienced yoga practitioner, or have never done yoga in your life, this workshop has something to offer you.

Please note that all proceeds from the Workshop so to support the work of Jayashree and Narasimhan’s Ananta Research Foundation in preserving traditional Yoga wisdom texts and producing educational materials, books and CD’s etc to help in the transmission of wisdom. See below for booking.

Dates and Details

Friday October 18th:

10:00 -12:30: Session 1 – Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Cultivating a Peaceful Mind.
Patanjali offers methods for calming our nervous system and mind and living more peacefully. Chanting, explanation and discussion of Sutra 33 to 39 of Samadhi Padah.

14:30 – 17:00: Session 2 – Bhagavad Gita – The Practice of Meditation.
Chapter 6 of the Gita deals with mediation: preparation for it, the aim of it, the practice and results of it. Chanting, explanation and discussion of selected verses.

Saturday October 19th:

10:00 – 12:30: Session 3 – Gayatri Mantra and more – Chants that promote inner quiet.
Gayatri Mantra is regarded as containing the essence of the wisdom of the Vedas, and in this session we will focus on it as well as looking at some others that are also particularly to be recommended.


Limited places

There are only 26 places available on this very special workshop. Remember, it has been ten years since they were last year and who knows when they may come back again! So, don’t miss out. Book now and guarantee your place!

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Jayashree and Narasimhan Workshop

About Jayashree and Narasimhan

Ashtanga Yoga Dublin - Dr. JayashreeDr M.A. Jayashree, Professor of Sanskrit, Mysore, Karnataka has been teaching all aspects of Sanskrit for the last 40 years. She holds a doctorate in Sanskrit from Bangalore University on the topic, “Concept of Mind in Indian Philosophy”. She has authored many books in the fields of Sanskrit, Ancient Sciences, Indian history, Indian Culture and Music. She has presented papers on Sanskrit, Indian knowledge systems and culture in many national and international fora. She has also conducted a number of workshops in India and abroad. Her workshops are generally in the fields of Sanskrit language and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
She is a multifaceted personality, a musician with a melodious voice, an accomplished artist of the Mysore school of Painting and delivers discourses on scriptural texts and Philosophy. She is a great teacher of spoken Sanskrit. She has given performances in classical music in the Karnatic style all over South India. She is also the editor of ‘Itihasa Rashmi’, a journal on Indian History in Kannada.
As a proponent of Srutiparampara, the Oral tradition of teaching which dates back to Vedic times, she has produced many CDs in the field of Sanskrit learning along with the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and Bhagavad Gita. The CDs are designed as teaching aids to help people learn the chanting and memorization of the important Sanskrit texts of ancient Indian culture. She has a large following of overseas students engaged in studies of ancient lore of India mainly Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita and the Sanskrit language.
Ashtanga Yoga Dublin - Dr. NarasimhanM. A. Narasimhan, Director of the Ananta Research Foundation in Mysore, is a science graduate holding a Masters in Education with specialization in advanced psychology and research methodology, and also in Sanskrit. He has specialized in the Indian philosophical systems and the various practices of yoga, and is a disciple of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation, having taught the TM technique to more than 20,000 people and trained more than 1,000 teachers of Transcendental Meditation.
He has held many responsible posts in the then Mahrishi Institute of Creative Intelligence. As the director for the TM operation in the entire south India, he had more than 600 teachers helping him to spread the message of TM. He was instrumental in opening small-scale industries and many schools in different parts of India. He has been a Siddha practitioner, reaping the benefits of advanced techniques.
He is a research scholar specializing in the fields of Indian culture and the Sciences of ancient India with a considerable number of books, monographs, and papers in the fields of Indian history, Science, Sanskrit and philosophy to his credit.

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