• Posted on September 23rd, 2014 1:44:24 PM YogaGlo No comments

    Chris Chapple at YogaGlo

    If you Glo in LA or in the surrounding area, come join us this week as Dr. Chris Chapple will be in town giving a lecture at the YogaGlo studio. You will not want to miss this!

    Dr. Chapple’s Class Schedule:

    • Thursday, September 25th 9:00am-12:00pm – The Bhagavad Gita, beloved by Emerson, Thoreau, and Gandhi, opens its readers to the big questions in life: Why do bad things happen to good people? What can be done about family dysfunction? What is the nature of the self? What is the best path for action? How can one be devoted? What is knowledge? In this session we will work with the first six chapters of the text, focusing on Jnana and Karma Yoga. Jnana Yoga teaches the undying nature of the Self and the transience of things in the material world. Karma Yoga advises that the best action requires a spirit of nonattachment to the fruits of one’s labor.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear this amazing lecture from this amazing teacher. Please check out our class schedule for more information and head on down to the Glo!


  • Posted on June 25th, 2014 9:22:01 AM YogaGlo No comments

    Chris Chapple at YogaGloWe are thrilled to announce that Chris Chapple is now a YogaGlo teacher!

    Chris Chapple trained in classical Yoga from 1972 to 1985 at Yoga Anand Ashram in Amityville, New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 1985, where he is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology. He has published more than a dozen books, including Karma and Creativity (1986) and several translations and editions of Indian texts, including the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yogadrstisamuccaya of Haribadra, and the Prthivi Sukta section of the Atharva Veda. In 2013, Chris founded and currently directs the  Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at LMU.

    Many of you have enjoyed the free Yoga Sutra of Patanjali lectures we posted on the blog long ago and you’ve asked when Chris might be back for more regularly lectures on the site.  Today is that day!

    His new lectures have just been added to the site so you can begin studying with Chris today:

    • Introduction to the Mahabharata - India’s great epic. This epic poem, seven times the length of the Illiad and Odyssey combined, tells an enduring story of ancient India.
    • Spiritual Accountancy - Witness Consciousness (Purusa) in Relation to the Realm of Activity (Prakrti) Purusa and Prakrti, consciousness and activity, seer and seen, exist in reciprocity. Because of misplaced ego identity, Purusa, though always free, gets buried in the flurry of busy-ness.  In the words of Gurani Anjali, freedom gets lost: “Purusa, bound from within, without looking on.”  Meanwhile, all actions serve two functions: experience and freedom: “So I dance, yes I dance, yes I dance, yes I dance for you alone.” By moving through a modified child pose and performing analoma viloma (alternate nostril breathing) we acknowledge consciousness and activity within the human form.
    • Bridge Between Worlds: The Role of the Gunas - As Prakrti begins her dance and emerges from her unmanifest state into the manifest, she takes three forms: sattva (illumination), rajas (passionate activity), and tamas (heaviness). The lower realms of the body (pelvis and legs) ground us in tamas through the elements of earth and water; the middle zone of the body (torso) contains the heat of our inner organs below the diaphragm and the movement of breath in heart and lungs above (rajas); the head connects us to sattva and upwards toward the heavens.  By performing Marici Asana and by the Tribandha Pranayama, we evoke and recognize the symbiosis of all three gunas, in service of consciousness.
    • Stilling the Impulses - We awaken into emotional states determined by past actions. By seeing the eightfold nature of human propensities, we can minimize the tamasika aspects of our existence (weakness, attachment, ego, wrong action) and cultivate the sattvika qualities of strength, equanimity, knowledge, and dharma. By doing the forward bend, first to the left, then to the right, then both legs forward, followed with the butterfly bringing feet sole to sole, we can embed these positive qualities within standard moves of asana practice.
    • The Bridge into Ego: How Karma Shapes Identity  - Five major afflictions define human action or karma: ignorance, egoism, addictive attraction, revulsion, and non-recognition of our mortality.  Due to various forms of complacency and lower-level success, one can be tricked into the deluded attitude that spiritual work is not needed.  However, the pain and suffering of daily life will eventually prompt the spiritual seeker to move out of complacency into sustained spiritual practice, sadhana.
    • Five Elements & The Dance of Manifestation - 23 aspects of reality (Tattvas) emerge from the creative matrix known as Prakriti. In this session we engage bodily with the five great elements (earth, water, fire, air, space: Mahabhutas), the subtle elements (Tanmatras), the action organs (Karmendriyas) and the sensory organs (Buddhindriyas), seeing their connection with mind (Manas), ego (Ahamkara), and the will as governed by past impressions (Buddhi). By exploring the dance of manifestation, an awareness slowly (or suddenly) dawns that without consciousness, no movement can take place.  Through this understanding, freedom emerges.

    Please join us in welcoming Chris Chapple to YogaGlo!


  • Posted on October 29th, 2010 10:30:42 AM admin No comments

    10/29/10 Lecture, Part 1, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

    Sundays
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    September 6, 2009 – June 6, 2010

    Class will meet the first Sunday of every month, for one year.

    Who should attend? Open to all, especially practitioners and teachers of Yoga.

    LMU Extension
    CRN: 50716
    YGPX 816.01
    2.0 Semester Hours

    Location: YogaGlo Studio
    Tuition: $380 for LMU credit or attend individual classes on a donation basis.

    To register please call please call LMU Extension at 310-338-1971http://www.lmu.edu/Page3539.aspx

    chris_chapple_photo_2007

    Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of several books, including the 2008 Gandhi Award Winner, Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom.

    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/
    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/greenyoga/index.html (Yoga and Ecology)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61633 (Yoga and the Luminous)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61923 (Bhagavad Gita)


  • Posted on October 29th, 2010 10:29:56 AM admin No comments

    10/29/10 Lecture, Part 2, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

    Sundays
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    September 6, 2009 – June 6, 2010

    Class will meet the first Sunday of every month, for one year.

    Who should attend? Open to all, especially practitioners and teachers of Yoga.

    LMU Extension
    CRN: 50716
    YGPX 816.01
    2.0 Semester Hours

    Location: YogaGlo Studio
    Tuition: $380 for LMU credit or attend individual classes on a donation basis.

    To register please call please call LMU Extension at 310-338-1971http://www.lmu.edu/Page3539.aspx

    chris_chapple_photo_2007

    Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of several books, including the 2008 Gandhi Award Winner, Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom.

    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/
    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/greenyoga/index.html (Yoga and Ecology)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61633 (Yoga and the Luminous)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61923 (Bhagavad Gita)


  • Posted on September 17th, 2010 9:00:08 AM admin No comments

    9/17/10 Lecture, Part 1, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

    Sundays
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    September 6, 2009 – June 6, 2010

    Class will meet the first Sunday of every month, for one year.

    Who should attend? Open to all, especially practitioners and teachers of Yoga.

    LMU Extension
    CRN: 50716
    YGPX 816.01
    2.0 Semester Hours

    Location: YogaGlo Studio
    Tuition: $380 for LMU credit or attend individual classes on a donation basis.

    To register please call please call LMU Extension at 310-338-1971http://www.lmu.edu/Page3539.aspx

    chris_chapple_photo_2007

    Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of several books, including the 2008 Gandhi Award Winner, Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom.

    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/
    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/greenyoga/index.html (Yoga and Ecology)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61633 (Yoga and the Luminous)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61923 (Bhagavad Gita)


  • Posted on September 17th, 2010 8:59:17 AM admin No comments

    9/17/10 Lecture, Part 2, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

    Sundays
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    September 6, 2009 – June 6, 2010

    Class will meet the first Sunday of every month, for one year.

    Who should attend? Open to all, especially practitioners and teachers of Yoga.

    LMU Extension
    CRN: 50716
    YGPX 816.01
    2.0 Semester Hours

    Location: YogaGlo Studio
    Tuition: $380 for LMU credit or attend individual classes on a donation basis.

    To register please call please call LMU Extension at 310-338-1971http://www.lmu.edu/Page3539.aspx

    chris_chapple_photo_2007

    Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of several books, including the 2008 Gandhi Award Winner, Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom.

    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/
    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/greenyoga/index.html (Yoga and Ecology)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61633 (Yoga and the Luminous)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61923 (Bhagavad Gita)


  • Posted on July 9th, 2010 3:17:36 PM admin No comments

    7/9/10 Lecture, Part 1, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

    Sundays
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    September 6, 2009 – June 6, 2010

    Class will meet the first Sunday of every month, for one year.

    Who should attend? Open to all, especially practitioners and teachers of Yoga.

    LMU Extension
    CRN: 50716
    YGPX 816.01
    2.0 Semester Hours

    Location: YogaGlo Studio
    Tuition: $380 for LMU credit or attend individual classes on a donation basis.

    To register please call please call LMU Extension at 310-338-1971http://www.lmu.edu/Page3539.aspx

    chris_chapple_photo_2007

    Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of several books, including the 2008 Gandhi Award Winner, Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom.

    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/
    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/greenyoga/index.html (Yoga and Ecology)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61633 (Yoga and the Luminous)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61923 (Bhagavad Gita)


  • Posted on July 9th, 2010 3:15:14 PM admin No comments

    7/9/10 Lecture, Part 2, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

    Sundays
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    September 6, 2009 – June 6, 2010

    Class will meet the first Sunday of every month, for one year.

    Who should attend? Open to all, especially practitioners and teachers of Yoga.

    LMU Extension
    CRN: 50716
    YGPX 816.01
    2.0 Semester Hours

    Location: YogaGlo Studio
    Tuition: $380 for LMU credit or attend individual classes on a donation basis.

    To register please call please call LMU Extension at 310-338-1971http://www.lmu.edu/Page3539.aspx

    chris_chapple_photo_2007

    Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of several books, including the 2008 Gandhi Award Winner, Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom.

    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/
    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/greenyoga/index.html (Yoga and Ecology)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61633 (Yoga and the Luminous)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61923 (Bhagavad Gita)


  • Posted on May 14th, 2010 8:03:24 AM admin No comments

    3/7/10 Lecture, Part 2, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

    Sundays
    7:00 – 9:00 pm
    September 6, 2009 – June 6, 2010

    Class will meet the first Sunday of every month, for one year.

    Who should attend? Open to all, especially practitioners and teachers of Yoga.

    LMU Extension
    CRN: 50716
    YGPX 816.01
    2.0 Semester Hours

    Location: YogaGlo Studio
    Tuition: $380 for LMU credit or attend individual classes on a donation basis.

    To register please call please call LMU Extension at 310-338-1971http://www.lmu.edu/Page3539.aspx

    chris_chapple_photo_2007

    Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He is author and editor of several books, including the 2008 Gandhi Award Winner, Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali’s Spiritual Path to Freedom.

    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/
    http://myweb.lmu.edu/cchapple/greenyoga/index.html (Yoga and Ecology)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61633 (Yoga and the Luminous)
    http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61923 (Bhagavad Gita)


  • Posted on May 14th, 2010 8:00:43 AM admin No comments

    3/7/10 Lecture, Part 1, duration 60 minutes

    The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is perhaps the seminal work on the meaning and purpose of Yoga. The study of this text is not simply an academic curiosity, but a vital means of deepening our self-understanding and transforming our consciousness. In this seminar, we will explore essential teaching from all four chapters through not only lecture and dialogue, but also through integrated practices using asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.
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