The Essence of The Bhagavad Gītā

A series of four sessions this autumn exploring 'The Essence of The Bhagavad Gītā', led by Stephen Silver.

The Bhagavad Gītā is an Indian classic and a timeless and practical guide to life, and it provides the essence of the teaching of Advaita, non-duality. It describes the paths by which each individual human being can attain liberation.

Sri Ramana Maharshi was asked by a student if there was a simpler way of coming to the essence of the Gītā without having to learn all 700 verses. Out of compassion, he selected 42 verses and reordered them to into a narrative. In this course, consisting of four monthly sessions, we will study these 42 selected verses in an attempt to touch the essence of this great work. The dates are: 20 September, 18 October, 22 November, 13 December.

The provided study material will include the verses from a number of different translations, each giving an indication to the meaning. Participants are welcome to bring their own favourite version of the Gītā if they have one. The course is open to those who have no previous experience of the Gītā and to those who have studied it for years. No knowledge of Sanskrit is required.

The course will be led by Stephen Silver, a student of philosophy for over 40 years. Stephen is currently in charge of Practical Philosophy Berkshire, a branch of the School of Economic Science.

Cost: £10.00 per monthly session, to include all refreshments and access to the house and grounds from 9.30am–12pm.

For bookings and enquiries, contact 01428 682621 or

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