The Mahabharata Within: led by Naveen Vasudevan
The Mahabharata is the longest and one of the most important epics of the world. Like the other great myths, it too is an archetypal drama of the multiple pushes and pulls within each of us arising out of the various parts of our being. However, we are often unaware of how these dynamics operate and play out habitual patterns of behaviour unconsciously in our everyday lives. Such living is a cause for much suffering both individually and collectively and also doesn’t do justice to the deepest gifts and potentials we hold. In this exploration, we’ll delve into one possibility of the inner meaning of the Mahabharata and what lessons it could offer us towards Swaraj, Sarvodaya, and Sadhana.
We’ll be drawing upon elements from Yoga, Art, Theater, and Process work in this exploration. It is open to friends from all cultural backgrounds. Prior knowledge of the Mahabharata is helpful but not mandatory. Participants are required to be present for the entire duration of the workshop.
Naveen is a student of Yoga. Over the last 20 years he has been engaged with the questions: “What does it mean to live meaningfully in today’s times?” and “How may I offer the best of myself to the Whole?”. This ongoing journey has been richly rewarding and fulfilling. He is a co-founder of Ritambhara and the founder of Aram. His interests include Evolutionary Leadership, Integral Psychology, and Process Work. He is particularly keen on working with young changemakers and those interested in bridging spirituality and social change. He loves reading, good cinema and spending time in ‘nature’.