MANDUKYA UPANISHAD-VEDANTA AND THE 4 YOGA-S
From the distilled essence of the Vedas, the world's oldest recorded spiritual work, comes the Vedanta or the
End of Knowledge. within the works of the Vedanta , the crowning glory of all the Vedas and the Vedanta itself is thought
to be contained in one work, called the Mandukya/ Frog Upanishad.
Dealing with the essence of the experience of be-ing and non-being, the Mandukya Upanishad
dwelves deep into the experience of dream, sleep and waking, and how to transform these states into the
all encompassing state of crystal-clear awareness called Turiya, the non-existent Fourth State.
From the achievement of this Fourth state, even for a moment, all questions start being answered from within.
We will explore for the duration of the retreat, the experiential techniques from the Tantras that deal directly
with the states and paths mentioned in the Mandukya Upanishad.
We will thus combine the theory and view from the upanishads with their corresponding techniques from the Tantras to have
an experience based understanding, a taste, if fleeting, of immortal truth.
We will be combining the 4 Yogas of I) HATHA, II) BHAKTI, III) TANTRA and IV) JNANA as part of one harmonised teaching.
A basic level of physical fitness is required from the students so that the Asanas in Hatha Yoga may be
practised by the whole group.
Our retreat will unfortunately not be able to accomodate students who have been suffering from high blood pressure,
previous bouts of seizures or those who are presently prescribed anti-depressants and other psychotropic medication.
About the teacher:
After being initiated by Yogacarya Rajendran in Kerala, Roshan left the law firm he was working in and proceeded to the Uttarkashi region of the Himalayas where he trained under Swami Ganeshwara Giri for 3 years in the esoteric tradition of Yogacara and Laya(kundalini) yoga. The hatha yoga tradition that Yogacarya Roshan teaches is based on the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Sivananda Saraswati in whose institutions he gained extensive training. Having taught Raja yoga and Hatha yoga for 8 years, Roshan arrived at Bir in 2012 to undertake studies in Mahayana Buddhism under the general guidance of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.