The Bhagavad Gita: Understanding the Self, Duty, Death, Reincarnation, and God (1.25CR)

Do you believe what the mind is selling? Join renowned Sanskrit and yoga philosophy teacher, Manorama, as she takes us on a journey into the teachings of the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.

PREVIEW: "What is our dharma?"


  • the story of the Mahabharata (the backdrop of the BG).
  • the difference between material dharma and spiritual dharma
  • how to chant the sutras and verses
  • the importance of having a teacher. 
  • a general overview of the themes of the Gita: reincarnation, duty, Self, and God. 

The Bhagavad Gita: Understanding the Self, Duty, Death, Reincarnation, and God

The Gita is the most prominent wisdom text of India and has been commented on more than any other Hindu text. Making up a fraction of the greater epic, the Mahabharata, it covers, within a short 700 verses, the essential lessons that can enable an individual to live a life that engages body, mind, and soul.

In this lesson, we will address the highly controversial topic of Krishna (God) encouraging the warrior Arjuna to engage in a fratricidal war to reacquire the kingdom. We will board the chariot with Arjuna and attempt to put ourselves in his shoes as he faces the biggest dilemma of his life and possibly the biggest dilemma any human has ever encountered, warring against ones own family members.

We will explore the concepts of material dharma (duty) and spiritual dharma and understand the true nature and purpose of the self. The question of whether we live only once or have lived before and will continue to live, will also be addressed through a scientific lens. 


Pandit Dasa is an inspirational speaker, meditation teacher, and well-being expert. He has conducted stress management workshops and meditation sessions in corporations such as Google, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Intel, Novartis, Columbia and many other institutions. During his 15 years as a monk in New York City, he extensively taught the Bhagavad Gita at Columbia University and college campuses and yoga studios across the country.  Pandit has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, and writes for The Huffington Post.  In his book, Urban Monk, Pandit writes about the turning point in his life that came after his family lost their multimillion-dollar business, which caused them to lose everything. This served as a catalyst for Pandit’s journey that would take him from Los Angeles, to post-Communist Bulgaria, to a monastery in Mumbai, India. 

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. 


I found Pandit's presentation to be super engaging and interesting." - Erin

“I was very grateful to hear the background story of the Mahabharata, because that story isn't often told in classes on the Gita" - Grant

“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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