Intro to the Bhagavad Gita

May 17, 2011

in 2010-2011, Faith Traditions, Meditation

Gabriola Ecumenical Society welcomed Tim Bruns as he introduced us to the Bhagavad Gita on Thursday May 26th at The Commons at 7pm

Tim Bruns, of Gabriola’s Island of Peace Yoga studied the Bhagavad Gita under the scholarship of Pandit Dabral and Swammi Veda Bharti.  He has been leading an intensive group discussion of the Gita here at his studio for one and a half years.  Tim has given and sponsored workshops on the Gita along with yoga, meditation, chanting and other associated activities of eastern origin.

The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient eastern spiritual work, is one of the pre-eminent texts available to those of us walking the path of a spiritual life.   Ghandi, among millions of others, led his life by this book.  By the time Gandhi had established his ashram,  his life work was well established and his external work had created a nation and changed the world.  But his internal worked changed him and those who had the discipline to live with him and this internal transformation was due to his attempting to follow the teachings of the Gita.  He called for the daily recitation of a small set of verses from it so that, one day he could perhaps actually understand and fully live them.

Tim guided participants on an evening exploration of Gandhi’s favoured set of verses from the Bhagavad Gita.  The verses are short, but,for one who seeks to understand, incorporate, and express the meaning, these little verses have the power to transform you and your world into a state of perennial peace.

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