Professor Nagaraja Rao from Mysore India, Saturday, October 25, 2-4pm, Sunday, October 26, 1-3pm. $30 each lecture, $50 for both.
Professor Rao will deliver two two hour lectures covering material from the Upanishads and the Adityahrdayam, all important yoga texts and a must for practitioners wanting to delve more deeply into the philosophy behind this ancient practice.
“Professor Rao has an uncanny ability to bring new light to texts such as the Gita and the Upanishads with his infectious passion and his ability to communicate in English, which is rare among sanskrit scholars of his stature. Students leave his presentations with a feeling of liberation from the mundane and inspiration to strive for higher goals in life.”
“Dr. Rao is a respected Sanskrit scholar with extensive knowledge not only about the Yoga Sutras but also other ancient texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. He is erudite and humble with good humor, which made his sessions a joy to attend. Check out this clip for a sample of his style.” – Danielle Tsi.
Great scholar of sanskrit grammar, Vidwan HV Nagaraja Rao is a Sanskritist who has been trained in both the traditional and modern methods of education. He has specialized in Sanskrit grammar and poetics. He was a researcher in Oriental Research Institute, Mysore and published various original Sanskrit works with English and Kannada translations. He has taught Sanskrit at the University of Chicago as a visiting professor. He was invited as a fellow to Hebrew University of Jerusalem and guided the World Sanskrit conference at Edinburg in 2006 and delivered a speech in chaste Sanskrit. He has lectured at Yoga Thialnd in the island of Koh-Samui. He attended the Yoga conference in Hong-Kong in the year 2007. He has been awarded the prixe for translation by Sahitya Academy, the highest literary body in India in 2006. Recently, he has been chosen for honor by the President of India as a noted Sanskrit scholar. He is the honorary editor of Sudharma, the only Sanskrit daily newspaper in the world.
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