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LAKSMISH

KPJAYI/SYC sanskrit & chanting teacher

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Vidwan Laksmish Bhat from KPJAYI/ SYC in Mysore will be visiting our shala in April 2023.

He will give lectures on chanting yoga mantras, the basics of sanskrit, explanations of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika - one of the main yogic scriptures, give insight into the life of yoga aspirant and on the background of a brahmin life and finally do a puja for our shala.

Laksmish je učitelem sanskrit a chanting (přednášení manter) z KPJAYI (K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute), nyní SYC (Sharath Yoga Centre) v městě Mysore, Indii a navštíví v dubnu naši shalu. Během 4 dnů workshopů nám nastíní základy sanskrit, chanting, védické filosofie, výklad Hatha Yoga Pradipiky (jednoho z hlavních jógových textů), přednese nám o brahminském životě a nastíní podstatu života aspiranta jógy. Také povede puju, brahminskou ceremonii.

 

Laksmish v Mysore každoročně učí stovky studentů, kteří přijíždějí praktikovat se Sharathem. Původem z tradiční brahminské rodiny (a vesnice), kde již jako dítě začínal se studiem sanskrit a védy, v těchto studiích dále pokračoval na Mysore Universitě a dovršil je magisterským titulem.

Workshop bude otevřený všem úrovním včetně úplných začátečníků bez předešlých zkušeností v Sanskrit nebo chanting.

We are honoured to welcome Lakshmish to SHALA Prague on his 2023 European tour. This is a unique opportunity to meet and study with a genuine Indian scholar of his wealth and dept of knowledge.

Laksmish is the sanskrit, chanting and philosophy teacher at KPJAYI (K. Patthabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) now SYC (Sharath Yoga Centre) in Mysore, India. Every year he teaches thousands of students who come to study asana with Sharath Jois. 

 

He was born in a small village, Madgeri, nearby Gokarna (Shivas holy place) in the north of Karnataka in India into a Brahmin family. He studied Sanskrit by the traditional method in his village for continuous 8 years, then came to the Mysore Maharaja Sanskrit College for further studies of Advaita Vedanta. He has obtained Vidwan title in that subject and subsequently a master’s degree from Mysore University. 

Laksmish conducts the traditional Brahmin puja rituals every day in his home and at the KPJAYI/SYC yoga shala for the benefit of the students and family, as part of his work.

3 - 6 April 2023  (Monday - Thursday)

Timings TBC

 

All lectures will include the basics of Sanskrit, chanting of certain mantras, including the understanding of their history, explanation of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and it's meaning in yoga tradition, insight into yogic and brahmin life, clarification of some yoga principles like parampara. 

There will be continuity in the teaching, therefore it is required to attend all weekend.

 

Price:

 

4.500 CZK 

3.600 CZK early bird price (with payment before 5/3/2023)

FURTHER EXPLANATION

Vidwan

A vidwan (or vidvan) is a person who has vidyā (knowledge) of a particular science or art. In Hindu philosophy, the word, vidvān, alludes to an expert in discrimination, to the one who is an expert in the Vedanta.

Brahmin

Brahmin is a varna (class) in Hinduism specialising as priests, teachers (acharya) and protectors of sacred learning across generations. The traditional occupation of Brahmins was that of priesthood at the Hindu temples or at socio-religious ceremonies and rite of passage rituals such as solemnising a wedding with hymns and prayers. Theoretically, the Brahmins were the highest ranking of the four social classes. 

Where: Shala Prague, Trojanova 18, Praha 2

Places are limited. We advise to book your place as soon as possible. 

All payments are final. No cancellations or refunds available.

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