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Agora Foundation Seminar - The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

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Name: Agora Foundation Seminar - The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST
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Event Description:

Saturday, December 9, 2017
The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sutras (aphorisms). The Yoga Sutras were compiled prior to 400 CE by Sage Patanjali, taking materials about yoga from older traditions. The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali was the most translated ancient Indian text in the medieval era, having been translated into about forty Indian languages and two non-Indian languages: Old Javanese and Arabic. The text fell into obscurity for nearly 700 years from the 12th to 19th century, and made a comeback in late 19th century due to the efforts of Swami Vivekananda, the Theosophical Societyand others. It gained prominence again as a comeback classic in the 20th century.

Before the 20th century, history indicates the Indian yoga scene was dominated by the Bhagavad GitaYoga Vasistha, texts attributed to Yajnavalkya and Hiranyagarbha, as well as literature on hatha yoga, tantric yoga and pashupata yoga rather than the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali. In the 20th century the western practitioners of yoga elevated the Yoga Sutras to a status it never knew previously.

Scholars consider the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali formulations to be one of the foundations of classical Yoga philosophy of Hinduism.

The Agora Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit endeavor, providing seminars and other educational opportunities to those who are busy with careers, families, and daily responsibilities yet are seeking to further their education without the commitments a return to school would involve. The goal of these offerings is to provide an understanding of the ideas that shape civilizations. 
Event Media:
417 Bryant Circle
Ojai, California 93023
Date/Time Information:
9:30 - 10:00AM - Continental Breakfast
10:00AM - 12:00PM - Seminar I
12:00 - 1:00PM - Lunch
1:00 - 3:00PM - Seminar II
Contact Information:
Andy Gilman - (805) 231-5974
Sliding scale, beginning at $125. Scholarships are available for teachers and students. 
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