Synthesis of Yoga Practicum
We will be leading an open-ended reading and discussion of Sri Aurobindo’s “Synthesis of Yoga” with a focus on the practice of integral yoga as this finds expression in Sri Aurobindo’s work. A virtual meeting will be held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday until the book is fully read. Participation is open to all—please sign up below.
Reading schedule and session organisation
We will typically read one or more subsections of each chapter in each session. We will read these aloud, each participant reading one paragraph in turn, and then discuss what we have read at the end of each section (eventually clarifying it with quotations from other writings of Sri Aurobindo such as the Letters on Yoga, The Life Divine, Savitri, etc.). Each session will begin with a five minute meditation and end with a shorter meditation (3 minutes usually). Participants are encouraged to think about how the material applies to their everyday lives and to share aspects of these as this become possible. Even though not necessary, it may help participants to read the relevant chapter ahead of time.
Complementary Reading & Additional Media
The Book We’re Reading
About ‘The Synthesis of Yoga’ in Sri Aurobindo’s words: “What we propose in our Yoga is nothing less than to break up the whole formation of our past and present which makes up the ordinary material and mental man and to create a new centre of vision a …
We are performing an intimate reading of Sri Aurobindo’s Synthesis of Yoga, with a virtual meeting every 2nd and 4th Wednesday until the book is fully read.