Gita Wisdom Teachings by Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara)
Gita Wisdom Teachings by Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara)
Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara das)
A bi-weekly Bhagavad Gita class in NY. Each session includes readings, analysis, audiovisuals, verse recitations and practical insights into India's essential wisdom text. Attendees will discover the message of the Gita, master basic vocabulary and concepts, and acquire skills for teaching and practicing yoga philosophy. Class notes available at information on attending a class, visit
Past as Present with Ravi M. Gupta
Recorded on May 15, 2021How we see the past shapes our understanding of the present. Scholarship defines the past as something shaped by temporal human forces, primarily politics, power, and market trends. Wisdom traditions, on the other hand, see the past as shaped by universal, timeless truths. In this dialog, religious studies professor Ravi Gupta and host Joshua Greene explore competing narratives of the past, their impact on the present and their role in shaping humanity’s future.Ravi M. Gupta (Radhika Ramana) holds the Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies at Utah State University. He is the author or editor of four books, including an abridged translation of the Bhagavata Purana (with Kenneth Valpey), published in 2017 by Columbia University Press. Ravi has received four teaching awards, a National Endowment for the Humanities summer fellowship, three research fellowships, and a book award. He is a Permanent Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and a past president of the Society for Hindu Christian Studies. His current research focuses on the Bhagavata Purana's Sanskrit commentaries. He enjoys teaching World Religions, Hinduism, Sanskrit, and Religious Studies Theory and Method.Visit us at
Jun 17, 2021
1 hr 26 min
Yogi in the Boardroom
[[:encoded, "Elsie Maio joins Joshua for a talk about spirituality in the workplace.\n\"]]Visit us at
May 31, 2021
1 hr 28 min
Storytelling as a Path to Self Awareness with Iain McCaig
[[:encoded, "This month we speak with renowned artist/writer/filmmaker, Iain McCaig.\n\n​Iain McCaig and Joshua Greene have a forty-year history as collaborative storytellers. Whether to entertain or enlighten, their relationship sprang from a mutual desire to create stories to remember and share them with the world, Join them for an intimate conversation about creation and collaboration, of a forty-year journey to tell an ever-changing version of ’The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and the story of ‘Hanuman', and their joy of using make-believe to search for the truth.\n\"]]Visit us at
May 7, 2021
1 hr 26 min
Psychology of Devotion with Cristina Casanova
[[:encoded, "A talk about the confluence of Bhakti teachings and contemporary family and personal therapy. Topics include:\n\n- The pathologies that accompany a life of devotion\n- Translating terms of devotion into modern clinical language\n- Risks and rewards on the journey to selfhood\n\nPart of a new monthly interview series: In Good Company. Go to to sign up for the newsletter updates about upcoming interviews and to attend the live recording sessions.\n\nGuest Speaker\nFor 25 years, Cristina Casanova (Krishna Lila) was Assistant Director of Guidance for the New York City Department of Education with a focus on crisis management and family therapy. She teaches in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. For more than 40 years she has been a Bhakti yoga practitioner who integrates wisdom from the traditional yoga texts into her approach to therapy.\n\nHost\nJoshua M. Greene (Yogesvara) is well known to the yoga community for his books and podcasts on the intersections of contemplative practice and daily life. A former instructor in the Religion Department of Hofstra University, Greene’s biographies of Holocaust survivors have sold more than ½-million copies worldwide.\n\nGita Wisdom links:\nweb -\nfacebook - gitawisdomteachings\nInstagram - gitawisdom"]]Visit us at
Feb 24, 2021
1 hr 28 min
Hip Hop Asana. A chat with Jules Febre.
[[:encoded, "An inner-city shooting, a yoga class in Qatar, a WWF wrestling match, and battling the voices in our own heads. These are just a few of the topics Joshua and Jules cover in this podcast and there's a story about how yoga connects them all.\n\nJules is a renowned teacher of asana yoga, meditation, chanting, and yoga philosophy. Jules, who started practicing yoga at age 6, is now considered one of the leading teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga method, teaching the method worldwide as well as facilitating at the very highly regarded teacher training programs.\n\nShow notes:\nRecorded Oct 27, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit"]]Visit us at
Nov 5, 2020
50 min
Pratyahara, restraining the senses [BG 6.25]
[[:encoded, "Show notes:\nRecorded on June 16, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit"]]Visit us at
Oct 4, 2020
23 min
Yoga with Determination [BG 6.24]
[[:encoded, "Recorded @June 9, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit"]]Visit us at
Jul 28, 2020
26 min
A Dialog about Consciousness
[[:encoded, "Joshua Greene and Martin Fleming (Akhandadhi) discuss the recent findings in consciousness studies, the nature of consciousness, the study of subjective experience.\n\nShow notes:\nRecorded July 7, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit"]]Visit us at
Jul 13, 2020
25 min
Death & Dying. Conversations with a Death Doula
[[:encoded, "Featuring special guest Kamala Radha. A fascinating conversation about the duties of an interfaith death doula and some very practical advice. A few of the topics covered:\n- end-of-life care\n- caring for the caretakers\n- the Death Positive Movement\n- creating a legacy\n- finding meaning in loss\n- grief support\n- how to talk to kids about death\n\nShow notes:\nRecorded June 30, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit"]]Visit us at
Jul 2, 2020
41 min
Yoga in a Time of Unrest [BG 6.20-23]
[[:encoded, "-Does yoga have a place in the conversation amidst protests and violence?\n-A change in policy doesn't mean a change in the heart.\n-Relief from miseries is not the goal of yoga, but a starting point.\n-What does it mean to live a yogic life?\n\nA note: At the time of this recording, demonstrations have erupted across all 50 states to protest police brutality after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. This class was recorded the day after President Trump ordered federal officers to tear gas a large crowd of peaceful protesters in front of the White House.\n\nShow notes:\nRecorded June 2, 2020, via Zoom. To join the live conversation, visit"]]Visit us at
Jun 9, 2020
24 min
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