Hosting Study Groups

Introduction

Sat Shree has found that when people connected to him conduct a Gita or Mother Book study group a remarkable spiritual acceleration occurs not only that person but in the group they are facilitating. Although any one can apply to be a Study Group Facilitator Sat Shree is the one who gives the final sanction to do so. His only requirement is your connection to him and a sincere commitment to serve in this way. Ultimately your role as a facilitator is to become a channel or instrument for his Force and teachings.  You soon discover that the more you can get out of the way and let the Force do the work, the more truly you will be serving Sat Shree and the mission of New Dharma.

Please keep in mind that although the guidelines that follow cover many of the nuances of facilitating a group, in essence the role is quite simple. You show up, put the chairs in a circle, sit quietly in Presence with the group, and use Sat Shree’s revelations and the Gita as the lens to inquire into your own experience in life and on the spiritual path.

The guidelines that follow are intended to support and serve you as you discover your own unique way of facilitating a group. As such, they are just that, guidelines, and in time you will find your own way of conducting the group that is true for you.

If you are interested in hosting a group, please send an email to newdharma@gmail.com letting us know what type of group you’d like to host and someone will contact you.

Instructions

The following materials contain important information about starting a Bhagavad Gita or Mother Book study group in your area.   

The material is grouped into five parts:

Introduction

Part I – Holding the Space

Part II – Setting the Stage

Part III – Preparing the Space

Part IV – Conducting the Class

Reference Materials

This handbook covers the basics needed as you begin this journey, setting the stage for the Gita or Mother Book study in your area. Additional information can also be found in the addendum at the end of this document.

Thank you for your dedication to this work and your desire to become a facilitator of a study group in your area. We want to support you in this process.

Gita Study Group Forum

Listen to the Gita Study Group Forum recording filmed in Rishikesh, India.

Crowdcast Replay

The Crowdcast registration for video re-play can be found here. Use password songofthegita

You will need a current Crowdcast login and password or you can have a login link sent to your email.

What’s it like to host?

Listen to Amanda Smith talk about her experience starting and conducting the Toronto Gita Study Group.