Surrender Unto Me: The Theme of the Gita and the Essence of Yoga (1.25CR)

What is the essential teaching of the Bhagavad Gita? Join Dhanurdhara Swami as he explores the vicissitudes of "surrender" as an idea in the Gita and how to understand this concept as a Western practitioner.

PREVIEW: "Why is surrender a hard sell in the West?"


  • a number of verses from the Bhagavad Gita.
  • what the essential message of the BG is.
  • how to understand this message from a Western cultural perspective.
  • how to integrate this teaching into your life.

Surrender Unto Me: The Theme of the Gita and the Essence of Yog 

Dhanurdhara Swami will explore in depth the concept of devotional surrender to the Lord (Isvara) and show by classical hermeneutics how it is undoubtedly the theme of the Gita and the essence of all yoga practices. 


Dhanurdhara Swami was initiated into the Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1974. In 1982, He accepted thesannyasa ashrama or renounced order of life.

Dhanurdhara Swami is the author of three books — Waves of Devotion: A Comprehensive Study of The Nectar of Devotion,Greetings from Vrindavana, a selected collection of his thoughts and realizations from 2000–2004, andJapa Meditations: Contemplations on Entering the Holy Name, a collection of selected personal realizations on japa meditation by Maharaja and others. He is currently working on several writing projects including a contemporary book on bhakti and a book on kirtana.

Dhanurdhara Swami spends half of the year in India where he focuses onbhajana, studying, writing and taking people on pilgrimage of holy places. The other half of the year Maharaja is in the west where he spends his time traveling and speaking about bhakti-yoga.

Your investment for this masterclass is $27. 
1.25 Embodied Philosophy Credits will be applied to your account. For information about the Wisdom Training Accreditation, go here.

The masterclass runs for about 75 minutes. You will have instant and ongoing access to the online recording so you can watch it whenever you want, how often you want.


If you're new to online workshops, don't worry, it's very easy. It's just like any workshop, except on video and online.

After you submit your payment, you’ll be sent an email with the link to the masterclass website page. There you can watch the workshop and will be given an option to download the video to your personal wisdom library. You don’t need any special software or equipment. You can watch the workshop streaming online, but if you don't have an excellent wifi connection, it will be best to download the video before viewing. 


Dhanurdhara Swami is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher of Vedic wisdom and makes these sacred teachings incredibly relateable with his off-the-pulpit Brooklyn charm. His love of Bhakti is evident in the charming way he tells stories and anecdotes and speaks of his beloved Krishna.”   Jimmy

“Dhanurdhara Swami straddles the fascinating line between being an American and a monastic in the Vaishnavite Bhakti tradition. His perspective on the shastras is filled with devotion and sophisticated learning.” – Rebecca

“I love these offerings! So nice to have access to such thoughtful teachings when you live in a place as remote as I do.” – John


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