Welcome to the Gita Sutras website. Gita Sutras, one of the core educational offerings of the Bhakti Center, is dedicated to unraveling the complex dynamics of our existence through the lens of Krishna’s precepts presented in the Bhagavad-Gita.
Upcoming Workshop: Working With Your Inner Critic
The true search for freedom ultimately leads one face to face with his or her own ego. At that momentous juncture, the journeyer is confronted with a choice: Give in to the demands of the ego… or break through the mold of the conditioned self and enter into wholly new frontiers.
The Bhagavad-Gita and the Enneagram are two age-old systems of practical wisdom that align to shed light on these core issues of psycho-spiritual development. Through the use of ancient texts, modern media, and interactive exercises, the following workshop will provide a customized look into the complex, variegated nature of the individual ego and offer the tools to surmount it.
In this workshop, you will gain the following:
- Deeper insight into the world of the ego construct through diagrammatic visualization of your ego boundaries and superego
- Experience of the relationship between your specific ego type and your conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind
- Tools to discriminate the voice of the conscience from the voice of the inner critic for your specific ego type
Total Duration: 22 hours excluding break times
Fees: $250 per person if paid before August 10th, $300 per person if paid after August 10th
Food: Vegetarian lunches and snacks will be provided
Prerequisites: Excavating Your Ego Type
Teachers: Rasanath & Hari Prasad
Venue: The Bhakti Center, 25 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Schedule: September 13th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd
Registration and Payment: http://www.gitanyc.com/register
Upcoming Event: GS Book Club
The aim of the GS Book Club is to provide an intimate venue for deep discussion on a variety of literature, ranging from psychology to philosophy to classical and modern literature. We learn and grow through introspecting and exchanging, comparing, and contrasting worldviews, with a lens toward enhancing and expanding the spiritual nourishment in our lives.
The GS Book Club meets one Saturday a month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Bhakti Center. Refreshments are served at the conclusion of each discussion. Previous Book Club gatherings have included: Dr. Armand Nicholi Jr.’s The Question of God, Soren Kierkegaard’s The Present Age, Thomas Merton’s Thoughts in Solitude, and Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow’s War of the Worldviews.
Our methodology is to read through each selected title gradually so as to deeply grasp and retain what we encounter.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 18th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Book: “The Sickness Unto Death” by Soren Kierkegaard
Upcoming Event: GS Seasonal Film Series
GS Seasonal Film Series is a series of events that will take you on a unique cinematic tour of the human condition as seen through the eyes of the Bhagavad-Gita and three of its teachers. We will be hosting you at the Bhakti Center (unless otherwise noted) for an evening movie, which we shall watch to completion, and follow up with a discussion.
GS Seasonal Film Series events take place on Saturdays, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the film screening, and culminate with a dinner at 8:30 p.m. Friends and family are most welcome with an RSVP indicating their attendance.
Please join us for an entirely new foray into the realm of cinema and consciousness. All are welcome.
Date & Time: June 15th, 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Film: Run Lola Run, a German film, written and directed by Tom Tykwer , starring Franka Potente
Gita Sutras Co-Founder, Rasanath das, in the News
One-of-a-kind experiences, starting at $15 from CNNMoney (January 25, 2012)
Enlightenment by Way of Adventure from New York Times (November 17, 2011)
Ex-banker turned Hindu monk urges Wall St to meditate from Reuters (November 17, 2011)
Letting Go of Wall Street from WSJ.com (October 31, 2011)
Rebuilding Wall Street: The Yoga of Investment Banking from The Huffington Post (November 8, 2011)
I left Wall Street to become a monk from CNNMoney (January 27, 2012)
East Village Monks: Rasanath Dasa, An Investment Banker Turned ‘Occupy’ Supporter from The Local East Village – NYTimes (November 7, 2011)
Rasanath das on The Practice of Monasticism in a World of Business and Technology during TEDxGotham (October 15, 2010)
The Yoga of Investment Banking (Video) from Good Business International (November 2, 2011)
The Huffington Post blog entries written by Rasanath das
- The Bhagavad Gita and the Value of Vulnerability (August 25, 2011)
- Celebrating Another’s Success: An Antidote To Envy (July 12, 2011)
- Distinguishing Between Shallow and Deep Religion (June 12, 2011)
- The Dharma Dilemma: The Challenge of Competing Duties (May 13, 2011)
- The Bhagavad Gita and the Problem of the Ego (September 27, 2010)
- Religious Wisdom For Facing Death (June 16, 2010)
- Plugging the Integrity Leak: Business Ethics and Lessons from the Mahabharata (May 18, 2010)