The Hero's Journey: the Bhagavad Gita as Monomyth (1.25CR)

How is the message of the Bhagavad Gita universal? Join popular Yoga Philosophy lecturer Joshua M. Greene as he explores how the Bhagavad Gita is a "monomyth", a myth that has repeated itself across historical contexts.

PREVIEW: "What is a Monomyth?"


  • about the tools the BG provides to explore the mystery of life.
  • a rich overview of this ancient text.
  • Carl Jung's theory of the "Hero's Journey" as an archetypal myth
  • wisdom from the Gita.
  • fundamental teachings and concepts from the Gita. 

"The Hero's Journey: the Bhagavad Gita as Monomyth"
with Popular Lecturer Joshua M. Greene

In this one-hour presentation, author-lecturer Joshua M. Greene provides listeners with a unique and exciting way to grasp the Gita’s core concepts and themes. This popular talk includes a summary of the Gita’s 18 chapters, an overview of Gita’s place in the history of spiritual journeys, and practical advice for bringing the Gita’s millennial wisdom into contemporary context.

A Little about Joshua...

Joshua Greene, retired Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies, Hofstra University, is a popular lecturer on yoga philosophy. Since 2006, he has served as resident Bhakti instructor at Jivamukti Yoga in New York City, where he leads a weekly discussion group on Bhagavad Gita, Isopanisad, Bhakti Sutras and other yoga texts. He has taught at dozens of yoga schools around the country. His books include Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West (a biography of his late teacher, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada), the bestseller Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, and Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text. He is a filmmaker, whose work includes several documentaries on the Holocaust for PBS and Discovery; as well as “Living Yoga,” a biography of Swami Satchidananda, founder of Integral Yoga. In 1970, he received his Bhakti Shastry ministerial dgree and the initiated name Yogesvara Das. In 1982, after thirteen years in ashrams of India and Europe, he returned to New York where he served as Director of Programming for Cablevision and as Senior Vice President, Global Affairs, at Ruder Finn, a worldwide public relations firm.

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. 


Joshua has an amazing capacity to make esoteric ideas accessible.”   David

“I loved this talk." - Sarah


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Joshua's talk is part of a 15-hr series exploring the Sutras and Gita. Save 50% by purchasing all eleven videos today. 

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