Sadhana Pada

Sādhana Pāda
Kriyā Yoga Sūtrāṇi

Taught by Harshvardhan Jhaveri and Eddie Stern
This 12-week lecture series will discuss and investigate Patañjali’s Kriyā Yoga Sūtras, 2.1 – 2.11. We will cover the threefold process, the intention and outcome of the practice and a study of pañca kleśa (the five afflictions).

Each session will cover one sūtra for study and will conclude with the practice of Kriyā Yoga as per the Kaivalyadham tradition* that Harshvardhan is trained in (60 minutes in all – 40 minutes of study + 20 minutes of practice).

REGISTER HERE for the 12 Week Course
(Two sessions, six weeks each with a two week break in between sessions.)

Session 1: January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th at 9:30 AM EST / 8 PM IST
Session 2: March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd and 10th at 9:30 AM EST / 8 PM IST

The course is completely by donation – if you cannot afford to donate, please do not worry.
If you are able to, donations can be made by the buttons below, and
here are the suggested donation levels for the 12 week course:

2000 INR
2015 Mexican Pesos
2400 Lempira
85 Euros
75 GBP
100 USD
50 USD for South American Countries

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Class Descriptions
Session 1
PYS 2.1
What is Kriyā Yoga?
Meaning of kriyā and the threefold process of tapas,
svādhyāya and īśvara praṇidhāna. How to practice kriyā yoga?

Session 2
PYS 2.2
Samādhi and Kleśas – The result/fruit of the practice of kriyā yoga.
Understanding the last aṇga of aṣṭāṇga yoga – samādhi.

Session 3
PYS 2.3
Pañca Kleśa – The five afflictions. A brief introduction to each.

Session 4
PYS 2.4
Avidyā- the breeding ground and its 4 states

Session 5
PYS 2.5
Avidyā – Incomplete Knowledge

Session 6
PYS 2.6
Asmitā – I-am-ness

Session 7
PYS 2.7
Rāga – Attachment

Session 8
PYS 2.8
Dveśa – Aversion

Session 9
PYS 2.9
Abhiniveśa – Clinging to life/Fear of death

Session 10
PYS 2.10

Session 11
PYS 2.11
Dhyāna – Meditation

Session 12
Recap + Way ahead
Q&A, Discussion

*The Kaivalyadham tradition includes:
The practice of Kriyā Yoga (Kaivalyadhāma Lineage) – 15 to 20 minutess
Tapas – 10 Rounds Prāṇāyāma (Nādi Śuddhi)
Svādhyāya – 10 Rounds Oṃkār
Īśvara Praṇidhāna – 10 Rounds Gāyatri Mantra

Bios of Harshvardhan Jhaveri and Eddie Stern can be found here.