In this class we explore the rich and powerful teachings from one of the oldest of yoga texts, the Mandukya Upanishad. This short text provides insight into the nature of OM, waking, dreaming and cultivating peace. We will see how consciousness is inseparable from OM and how the heart of this treatise lays the groundwork for later Buddhist teachings on non-grasping and emptiness. Through meditation, movement practice and discussion, this class embodies essential themes from the Mandukya Upanisad.
“The Upanishads,” by Eknath Easwaran
“The Upanishads,” by S. Radhakrishnan