8/30 Advanced Training: Bhagavad Gita

8/30 Advanced Training: Bhagavad Gita

This lecture guides the class through a deep reading of the famous “Song of the Lord”, the teachings of the Hindu God Krishna to his disciple Arjuna. In this 2000 year-old Sanskrit poem, Krishna plays the role of the Yoga master, the guru, and explains to his depressed student various spiritual paths. Krishna calls these different approaches to dealing with human suffering “yoga”, and these definitions of the paths of yoga have endured to the present day as the definitive explanations of the spiritual dimensions of Yoga.

When: August 30 (Sunday) 13:30 ~ 20:30
Lecturer: John Campbell
Fee: Bridge: 16,000 yen; Trainee: 14,500 yen
Venue: Be Yoga Japan, 4F ORE Hiroo Building, 5-10-26 Minami-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo (see Google Maps)
Language: English (with Japanese Interpreter)
Interpreter:  Haruka Takahashi


John Campbell

John Campbell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and the Founder of the Contemplative Sciences Center (uvacontemplation.org), of which he is currently the Coordinating Director of Yoga Programs. He is a longtime practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for over twenty years, seventeen of which were under the direct guidance of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2003 he was honored to become one the few Certified teachers of Ashtanga Yoga worldwide. He lives with his wife and three children in Charlottesville, VA.


2014-Haruka Takahashi
Haruka was first introduced to bodywork at an osteopathy session. She started yoga practice by herself, and cultivated it farther through 200h TTC after the earthquake. Having learned translation from an honorable translator, she started yoga interpretation in 2012. She sees translation as a way of yoga practice and loves to serve as an energy channel between a teacher/author and a class/reader.
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