Special Courses

Winter Term

Mindful Practices

In 1953 Krishnamurti is noted as saying “Conventional education makes independent thinking extremely difficult.”  But the freedom to think independently and approach life fresh each day is a privilege that eludes many.  If you commit to a single mindful exercise every day you will experience a different sense of being. Taking one day at a time, one moment at a time, step into our Mindful Meeting Place every Wednesday and feel the difference.

Just as one prepares the soil for planting seeds, one needs to prepare the mind and body for meditation.  This course does just that.  Mind and body are gently cultivated for spiritual growth and development, regardless of where you are on your journey.  Join the group every Wednesday and experience the renewal.

Dates: January 24, 2024 till March 27, 2024

Wednesdays 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM EST

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Erika Caspersen

Fee: Free

Bhagavad Gita Study

The Bhagavad Gita has been a source of inspiration and guidance for many over the centuries.  This compilation of ancient wisdom has brought truth seekers of various denominations together as they explore and practice the lessons taught by Lord Krishna as a consequence of Arjuna’s questions.

Having read the text out loud, participants will uncover the layers of instruction and advice given in Discourse XII, Bhakti Yoga.

Bring your copy of the text to class (i.e., with commentary of Sri Sankaracharya, Translated from the original Sanskrit into English By Alladi Mahadeva Sastry, Samata Books). If requested, a PDF version of the text will be provided.

Dates: TBA

Wednesdays  TBA

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Prerequisite: Meditating Students Welcome

Instructor: Allison Thorpe

Free: For students registered in a Philosophy Class

Special Fee: $25 if not registered in a Philosophy Class

Conversations Study

Leon MacLaren and the Sankaracharya, Sri Santanada Saraswati had a special relationship that spanned almost 30 years.  In this class, students study the questions posed by the student, Mr. MacLaren, and the answers given by the guru, the Sankaracharya.

The textbook can be purchased from the School.

Dates: January 22, 2024 till March 25, 2024

Mondays 7 pm to 8 pm EST

Tutor: Brian Cameron

Duration: 10 weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Fee: Free

Prerequisite: By invitation only