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Dr. Chris Chapple

Dr. Chris Chapple

Christopher Key Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he founded and currently directs the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies, delivered face to face and through hybrid learning. This YogaGlo course counts toward one of the certificates required for the completion of the degree. Chris began Yoga as a teenager, receiving direct instruction from Gurani Anjali in classical Yoga at Yoga Anand Ashram in Amityville, New York, from 1972 until 1985, when he and his wife moved to California. He has published more than twenty books, including Karma and Creativity (1986), Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions (1993), Reconciling Yogas (2003), Yoga and the Luminous (2008), and Living Landscapes in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Yogas (2019), all available through SUNY Press. In 2002 he started the first of many Yoga Studies programs at LMU and, in 2004, the Hill Street Center for Yoga and Meditation. Chris serves on numerous advisory boards worldwide and has been part of the YogaGlo community since its inception.

Courses
The Teacher's Guide to the Yoga Sutras
Dr. Chris Chapple

If you're looking to take the teachings of Yoga off your mat and into your daily life, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will illuminate the way. An essential resource for any serious teacher or student of Yoga, this course is an invitation to spend time hearing, chanting and reflecting on the great insights and truths of Yoga, and to develop an intimate relationship with this timeless text.

20 Chapters
History of Yoga
Dr. Chris Chapple

Explore the origins and evolution of Yoga in this series of lectures and stories by renowned scholar-practitioner, Dr. Chris Chapple. Use this course to gain a deeper understanding of Yoga and develop a contextual basis for your own practice.

12 Chapters
Recent classes
Listen to a lecture and learn how Tantra offered challenges to the puritanism of Jainism, urging its followers to worship the goddess and engage in the five forbidden M's of drink, drugs, meat, fish, and fornication. Haribhadra, acknowledging this tradition's allure, advised his students to embrace Eightfold Yoga, re-aligning Patanjali's system with Jaina principles and with the worship of eight wisdom goddess who foster benevolence, protection, power, light, stability, beauty, radiance, and liberation.
The spiritual path begins with an experience of yearning for something greater than the humdrum of daily existence and its dramas. By exploring your own karmic narrative, you enter the path of yoga. You cultivate benevolence through the practice of the Five Great Vows. Consequently, you're able to meditate, and enter a state of equipoise; whether in circumstances of praise or blame, culminating in overcoming the karmas that characterize mundane life, leading to freedom.
Listen to a lecture and learn how 24 perfect yogis provide inspiration for the attainment of Siddha Loka, the realm of freedom. Adhinath (or Rishibha) reportedly invented agriculture, marriage, and law; his daughters, Brahmi and Sundari, created writing and mathematics. Neminath renounced the world on the way to his wedding. Parshvanath was rescued from drowning by two cobras as he practiced his meditation. Mahavira taught the precepts of Jaina Yoga as practiced today.

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