Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Welcome

    • Required Books and Audios

  • 2

    Lesson 1

    • Intro to Lesson 1

    • Right Orientation and Invocation Before Teachings

    • Additional Study Materials #1

    • Additional Study Materials #2

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 1 Quiz

  • 3

    Lesson 2

    • Intro to Lesson 2

    • Introduction: The Impulse toward Transcendence

    • Additional Study Materials #3

    • Technologies of East and West (YT, pp. xviii-xix)

    • Reality and Models of Reality (YT, pp. xviii-xix)

    • Additional Study Materials #4

    • Further Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Additional Study Materials #5

    • Yoga and the Modern West (YT, pp. xix-xxx)

    • Additional Study Materials #6

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 2 Quiz

  • 4

    Lesson 3

    • Intro to Lesson 3

    • Chapter 1 Building Blocks (YT, pp. 3–23)

    • What Yoga Means to Me by Georg Feuerstein

    • Comments on Source Reading 1: Dakshinamûrti-Stotra (YT, pp. 12-14)

    • Additional Source Reading: Tejo-Bindu-Upanishad (5.58b-74)

    • Additional Study Materials #6

    • For Reflection

    • What’s in a Name?—The Term Yoga (YT, pp. 5–7)

    • Additional Study Materials #8

    • For Reflection

    • Degrees of Self-Transcendence: The Practitioner (Yogin or Yoginî) (YT, pp. 7-8)

    • For Reflection

    • Guiding Light: The Teacher (YT, pp. 8-12)

    • The Washerman and the Lion (story)

    • Additional Study Material #9

    • Additional Study Materials #10

    • Additional Study Materials #11

    • Additional Study Materials #12

    • Additional Source Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Learning Beyond the Self: The Disciple (YT, pp. 14-16)

    • Further Reading

    • On Discipleship

    • Giving Birth to a New Identity: Initiation (YT, pp. 16-19)

    • Crazy Wisdom and Crazy Adepts (YT, pp. 19-23)

    • Further Reading

    • Comments on Source Reading 2

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 3 Quiz

  • 5

    Lesson 4

    • Intro to Lesson 4

    • The Wheel of Yoga (YT, pp. 27-58)

    • Râja-Yoga: The Resplendent Yoga of Spiritual Kings (YT, pp. 28-29)

    • Hatha-Yoga: Cultivating an Adamantine Body (YT, pp. 29-31)

    • Jnâna-Yoga: Seeing with the Eye of Wisdom (YT, pp. 31-33)

    • The Tripura-Rahasya

    • Additional Study Materials #13

    • Additional Study Materials #14

    • Comments on Source Reading 3

    • Additional Study Materials #15

    • Additional Source Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 4 Quiz

  • 6

    Lesson 5

    • Intro to Lesson 5

    • Bhakti-Yoga: The Self-Transcending Power of Love (YT, pp. 36-41)

    • Additional Study Materials #16

    • Comments on Source Reading 4

    • Additional Study Materials #17

    • Additional Source Reading

    • Unshakeable Faith (story)

    • For Reflection

    • Further Reading

    • Lesson 5 Quiz

  • 7

    Lesson 6

    • Intro to Lesson 6

    • Karma-Yoga: Freedom in Action (YT, pp. 47-51)

    • Additional Study Material #18

    • Additional Study Materials #19

    • Additional Study Materials #20

    • Additional Study Materials #21

    • Additional Study Materials #22

    • Additional Study Materials #23

    • Additional Study Materials #24

    • Additional Study Materials #25

    • Additional Study Materials #26

    • Additional Study Materials #27

    • Additional Study Materials #28

    • Additional Study Materials #29

    • Further Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 6 Quiz

    • Lesson 6 Assignment (submit)

  • 8

    Lesson 7

    • Intro to Lesson 7

    • Mantra-Yoga: Sound as a Vehicle of Transcendence

    • Additional Study Materials #30

    • Additional Study Materials #31

    • Additional Study Materials #32

    • Additional Study Material #33

    • For Reflection

    • Further Reading

    • Laya-Yoga: Dissolving the Universe (YT, pp. 54-55)

    • Further Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Integral Yoga: A Modern Synthesis (YT, pp. 55-58)

    • Additional Study Materials #34

    • For Reflection

    • Further Reading

    • Lesson 7 Quiz

  • 9

    Lesson 8

    • Intro to Lesson 8

    • Yoga and Other Hindu Traditions (YT, pp. 59–90)

    • Further Reading

    • For Reflection

    • The Glow of Psychic Power: Yoga and Asceticism (YT, pp. 65-67)

    • Additional Study Materials #35

    • Further Reading

    • Asceticism and Gautama the Buddha (Story)

    • For Reflection

    • Delight in Nothing: Yoga and the Way of Renunciation (YT, pp. 67-72)

    • Additional Study Materials #36

    • For Reflection

    • Further Reading

    • Lesson 8 Quiz

  • 10

    Lesson 9

    • Intro to Lesson 9

    • Yoga and Hindu Philosophy (YT, pp. 72-78)

    • Further Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Pûrva-Mîmâmsâ (YT, pp. 73-74)

    • Further Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Uttara-Mîmâmsâ (Vedânta = Jnâna-Yoga) (YT, pp. 74-75)

    • Further Reading

    • Additional Study Materials #37

    • Additional Study Materials #38

    • For Reflection

    • Sâmkhya (YT, pp. 75-77)

    • Further Reading

    • Yoga (YT, p. 77)

    • Satkârya-Vâda

    • Additional Source Readings

    • For Reflection

    • Vaisheshika (YT, pp. 77-78)

    • Nyâya (YT, p. 78)

    • Further Reading

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 9 Quiz

  • 11

    Lesson 10

    • Intro to Lesson 10

    • Yoga, Âyur-Veda, and Siddha Medicine (YT, pp. 78-82)

    • Further Reading

    • Additional Study Materials #39

    • Additional Study Materials #40

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 10 Quiz

  • 12

    Lesson 11

    • Intro to Lesson 11

    • Yoga and Hindu Religion (YT, pp. 83-88)

    • Further Reading

    • Additional Study Materials #41

    • Additional Study Materials #42

    • Additional Study Materials #43

    • For Reflection

    • Lesson 11 Quiz

    • Final Quiz

    • Essay or Project Submission