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The Divine Beings of the Vedic Pantheon – with Jeffrey Armstrong
March 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Please join us LIVE in Vancouver or ONLINE!
LAST in a 4 PART Series presented by Jeffrey Armstrong | Kavindra Rishi
“The Divine Beings of the Vedic Pantheon”
Dec 9, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 10 (full descriptions bottom of page)
Jeffrey Armstrong brings the sacred images of ancient India to life and illuminates the hidden meanings behind the Vedic (Hindu) Divinities. The “so-called” Gods & Goddess of India are various stages of realization and “role models” for our world – many are aspects of the forces of nature.
Are you looking for a Universal Perspective?
Jeffrey Armstrong’s clear-eyed perspective of the issues facing the world paired with his humor and humanity takes audiences on an incredible journey. He will challenge your mind and open your heart and show you a vision of a new world that blends modern science with timeless wisdom.
NEW! You can also attend online and view LIVE! (see below) All welcome.You will have the opportunity to have a direct Q&A with Jeffrey Armstrong at the end of class.
CAN’T ATTEND in person??
JOIN the Webinar $15. starts at 7:30 PST
or order the recording $15/ea or 4/$60- they will be emailed to you after each class.
Meet Jeffrey Armstrong and the VASA Yoga Community. This is a great time to connect with other yogis and spend time interacting with Jeffrey on Vedic knowledge. It is a golden time slot to be cherished. These gatherings usually only happen once a month. Jeffrey’s speaking/ traveling schedule is tight this year – please mark your calendars so you don’t miss an opportunity.
Held the 1st Sunday of the month with the noted exceptions.
2018 DATES: (check each month as these MAY change due to Jeffrey’s speaking schedule)
WHERE: Main & 17 th Vancouver – address given with confirmation
Social Time 7:00-7:30 (Teas & Dessert)
Vedanta Class 7:30 sharp – 9:30. RSVP: 604-269-9642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: $20 in advance and $25 day of.
ON-LINE: only $15
Address will be sent with confirmation.**Click here to PAY online for an in-person ticket.
To view online you must register 24 hr in advance. Chose the online option at the pay link. Download www.zoom.us and we will send you a webinar link. Click on the link at 7:30 pm. Simple!
Class 1 – An Overview of the Divinities
Jeffrey Armstrong brings the images of ancient India to life and illuminates the hidden meanings behind the Vedic (Hindu) Divinities. The “so-called” Gods & Goddess of India are various stages of realization and “role models” for our world – many are aspects of the forces of nature.
Class 2 – The 3 Divine Couples
In the Vedas they are personified as Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Maintainer and Shiva the Destroyer – along with their feminine counterparts – Saraswati, Lakshmi, & Durga. These three couples were never conceived as three competing Gods but as three aspects of the one Supreme Being who is manifest in the past, present and future of material Nature. Think of the English word GOD is an acronym for: Generation, Organization, and Destruction. Even though all three are necessary for life to exist in the realm of matter, the sustaining principle most clearly represents the ongoing Divine desire for the happiness and continuation of all life. Jeffrey also elaborated on the role of the “gunas” in this class – Tamas, Rajas & Sattva.
Class 3 – Ram & Sita
The Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature. It consists of nearly 24,000 verses. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal husband and the ideal king. Sita is the main female character in the Hindu epic poem, the “Ramayana,” and is an incarnation of Lakshmi, while Rama is the central male character and an incarnation of Vishnu. In yogic meditation, the yogi can invoke the qualities of this divine couple by chanting the Sita Ram mantra. Rama was a prince of the greatest kingdom on Earth, Kosala. Sita was a princess who was born from the Earth. Sita’s beauty surpassed all ladies in all three worlds – One day, Ravana, the horrendous Demon King of Lanka, came to their cottage, and kidnapped Sita while Rama went to fetch a golden deer. It was all part of Ravana’s evil plan. Ravana took Sita to Lanka and demanded that she give into his desires. Sita firmly stood her ground and said she would always remain faithful to Rama. This is the ultimate story of virtue, love and good battling evil.
Class 4 – Krishna & Radha (description of class to come)
JEFFREY ARMSTRONG Author | Speaker | AyurVedic Astrologer|Founder of VASA Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts // www.jeffreyarmstrong.com Jeffrey has a unique gift to speak the ancient Vedic/Yogic knowledge in a dynamic and transformative language that inspires audiences of all ages. Featured in the CBC documentary Planet Yoga and Take Back Your Power. He has degrees in Psychology, History & Comparative Religion, and Literature, had a successful career as an executive in Silicon Valley, and was a motivational speaker to Fortune 500 companies for 10 years before turning to teaching full time.