Courses on Yoga Philosophy and study of Sanskrit texts in Thessaloniki

The Athens Center for Indian & Indo-Hellenic Studies and the Ashtanga Yoga Thessaloniki organize a new series of regular meetings with lectures on Yoga Philosophy and study of sacred Sanskrit texts with the teacher of Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit Dr Dimitrios Vassiliadis.

The theme of this year’s lectures will focus on the meditative methods and yogic practices that have been developed through the tradition of self-recognition (pratyabhijnya) in Kashmir Shaivism. The central position of this philosophy is that everything is an expression of the absolute consciousness (Shiva), and that through certain methods and practices it is possible to recognize this fundamental reality and to be free from the bonds that confine us consciously, mentally and physically to our transient individual existence.

The course is intended primarily for yoga teachers and scholars but can be attended by anyone who has basic knowledge of the Indian philosophy and wishes to deepen his/her knowledge on the various traditions of yoga.

The dates of the lectures are set according to the discretion of the teacher and students and take place  at the Center of the Ashtanga Yoga Thessaloniki (Valaoritou 20, 6th floor, Thessaloniki). The next lectures will be held on the following dates:

Sunday, April 1, 2018

4 to 6 pm: Sanskrit Study: Ishavasya Upanishad

6 to 8 pm: Yoga Philosophy: The central philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism

Saturday, April 14, 2018

4 to 6 pm: Sanskrit Study: Ishavasya Upanishad

6-8 pm: Yoga Philosophy:The central philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism

Students who wish to do so can attend only part of the lessons, ie only yoga philosophy or study of Sanskrit texts.

Students who attend all lectures receive certificate from the Athens Center for Indian & Indo-Hellenic Studies.