Joshua M. Greene(Yogesvara)
Joshua M. Greene (Yogesvara) taught philosophy and religion at Hofstra until retiring in 2013. He has spoken at the Pentagon, the Judge Advocates College, the New York Public Library Distinguished Author series, and lectures frequently before state bar associations on war crimes and justice. His books include Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison and Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text. Greene is also a filmmaker whose documentaries air on PBS and Discovery.
Wednesdays, March 22 and 29
What is a mystical experience? Can anyone have one? How does it happen? Where does the spiritual quest take us? This workshop reveals the unseen dimensions of creation as perceived by the 16th-century mystic Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The program includes powerpoint, analysis of mysticism in contemporary language and experience, the non-material self, transmigration, varieties of mystic experience, and the role of yoga in achieving inner vision.
For stories about what mystics experience: “Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages: Stories of Enlightenment,” with Foreword by the Dalai Lama.
For a look into the life of Chaitanya, “The Birth of Kirtan” by Ranchor Prime
This is an online program.