The Yoga of Integral Transformation – PSY 524

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In his magnum opus, The Life Divine, the modern Indian seer and yogi Sri Aurobindo diagnosed the human condition as one of sevenfold Ignorance. In his own life and teaching (principally in his Synthesis of Yoga and his diaries, published as the Record of Yoga) he developed the goals and techniques of experience and power by which this condition can be overcome. Adopting his own terminology this can be called a sevenfold perfection. This course will draw out the features of the seven limbs of self-perfection, including the phenomenology of paranormal powers relating to a transformed humanity and the disciplines and attitudes necessary for their development. In this exploration, following Sri Aurobindo, a cross-cultural approach will be taken, introducing Sanskrit yogic terminology in context with explanations and implications in terms of modern psychological theory and practice.

 

 

COURSE SESSIONS AND TOPICS

This course is divided into ten, one-hour sessions. The introductory session, The Yoga of Intergral Transformation and the Psychology of Self-Perfection is presented in both audio and video format to better acquaint student with instructor.

Session 1 | The Yoga of Intergral Transformation and the Psychology of Self-Perfection
Session 2 | The Perfection of Equality
Session 3 | The Perfection of Power
Session 4 | The Perfection of Knowledge
Session 5 | The Perfection of the Body
Session 6 | The Perfection of Being
Session 7 | The Perfection of Action
Session 8 | Attitudes of Self-Perfection
Session 9 | The Ontology of Self-Perfection
Session 10 | The Power and Enjoyment of Self-Perfection


LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THIS COURSE

Outcome 1: Students will be able to enumerate and describe the seven
limbs of the yoga of integral transformation as taught by Sri Aurobindo.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to name and
discuss the four goals of each of these limbs.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to identify the goals of the yoga of
integral transformation – in terms of paranormal experiences and powers.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to comment on the psychological prerequisites
for the attainment of these goals as pertaining to a process of transformation

Outcome 5: Students will be able to synthesize the specialized terminology
taught in this course in terms of the phenomenology of transformation.


PROFESSOR

Debashish Bane rji, Ph.D. – Indian Art History, UCLA. Former president of East-West Cultural Center and Sri Aurobindo Center, Los Angeles. Teacher of Indian spiritual culture. Education Coordinator for the University of Philosophical Research.

 

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PURCHASE AUDIO / VIDEO

The lecture series from this course is also available for independent study.
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