Gita Study Circles
All quotations of Bhagavad Gita verses come from the English translation by Swami Sri Atmananda, published by Satyachetana Publications, Copyright 2008, and are used with permission. These lessons were inspired by and/or based on the Foundation course on the Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita and the Advanced Course on the Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita, both by Swami Sri Atmanada.
Bringing the teachings of Sat Shree to your own community
Sat Shree encourages New Dharma participants, worldwide and locally, to begin their own Bhagavad Gita, Mother Book and silent sitting circles. Hosting a study circles is a way to support your own personal growth and to receive and give support to each other.
Host a Study Circle
Gita Study Circle
The Bhagavad Gita is the foundation of Sat Shree’s teachings. Sat Shree strongly recommends that those interested in studying the Gita form a Gita Study Circle that meets on a regular basis to study, inquire and discuss and put into practice the teachings of the Gita as something you can experience directly through your own life.
Groups will have access to the materials on the online Gita Study Course including videos and audio recordings and a study guide of Chapters 1 – 18. In addition, you will be assigned a facilitator who will support you and your group as you go through each chapter. For example, you may watch a video of Sat Shree’s commentary on a specific chapter, followed by a discussion and inquiry on how these teachings have impacted your life.
Mother Book Study Circle
The “Mother” is a book about surrendering to the Divine Mother. It is a handbook; a body of information that is tangible and distinct that can be applied to one’s own life. The “Mother” book was written by Sri Aurobindo. He wrote the Mother to help people in their community align their consciousness with a new force of consciousness which he called the “Mother” force or the Supramental.
Groups will have access to all the Mother Book video and audio materials that are available on the website. In addition, you will be assigned a facilitator who will support you and your group. For example, during your meeting time, you may choose to read a chapter of The Mother book, listen to a segment of Sat Shree’s revelation on a particular chapter, discuss the material and share how these teachings practically apply to your lives.
Silent Sitting and Inquiry Circle
These circles are a way for individuals to gather together locally to listen to Sat Shree recordings; watch his videos and/or to simply sit in silence and stillness.
Groups may choose to simply sit in silent for an hour each week. Some may listen or watch a video or audio recording of a Sat Shree talk. For example, one week you may choose to sit in silence and stillness for one hour, or, you may review a portion of a talk from the website and then have a discussion/inquiry on what has been revealed ending with a silent sitting.