The Philosophy of the Yoga Sutra with Karen O’Brien-Kop

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The Philosophy of the Yoga Sutra with Karen O’Brien-Kop

£15.00

This course takes an in-depth look at the philosophy underpinning the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Over 5 lectures Karen explains the historical and cultural background in which the text was compiled.

3 hours 57 minutes

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The Philosophy of the Yoga Sutra with Karen O’Brien-Kop

This course takes an in-depth look at the philosophy underpinning the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Over 5 lectures Karen explains the historical and cultural background in which the text was compiled. Each chapter and section of the Yoga Sutra is explained in detail, unpacking the deeper meaning of the sutras. This is a very clear and highly informative look at this popular and influential text.

  • Session 1: Overview & historical background
  • Session 2: First chapter – Samadhi
  • Session 3: Second chapter – The practice of yoga
  • Session 4: Third chapter – Extraordinary powers or siddhis
  • Session 5: Fourth chapter – The goal of yoga practice, kaivalya

karenheadshot-smallerDr. Karen O’Brien-Kop is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Religions and Philosophies at SOAS University of London and a Visiting Lecturer in Indian Philosophy and Religion at the University of Roehampton, UK. Her doctoral research at SOAS was on the intertextuality of Pātañjala yoga and Buddhist yoga in the classical era. She was a co-founder of the Sanskrit Reading Room and is a committee member of the SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies. She has published in the journal Religions of South Asia (2017) and is co-editing The Routledge Handbook of Yoga and Meditation Studies (forthcoming 2020).

 

Cover art designed by Lilac Al-Taie