The Essence of Patanjali
Yoga Sutras Home-Study Course,
by Brijendra (Robert Eaton)

includes two CDs and course manual
in printed or downloadable form

"It was like being at the feet of a Guru and hearing great lesson after lesson. I listen to the CDs daily."
— Fred Mayes, Chatanooga, Tennessee

Become proficient in Patanjali Yog Darshan  
(read about our Sanskrit spelling)

Yog Darshan is the ancient Indian text on the practice and understanding of Yog, or Oneness. Timeless and universal, its teachings transcend the boundaries and divisions that the human mind places on its perception of reality, whether religious, social, or personal.

Study this ancient system of Yoga culminating in the attainment of Kaivalya, the unfolding of the vision of Oneness, enlightened liberation.

Through the ages, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali has been a concise handbook for yogis, providing them with practical, clear advice for keeping them on track towards their goal of the Vision of Oneness. With meditation as its foundation, it continues to lead sincere aspirants to realization of the true, universal nature of themselves and all.

In this   course, Brijendra uncovers the essence of the most important points of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali giving us the benefit of his 25 years of experience practicing and teaching this most relevant of all subjects to international audiences. His exploration of each topic becomes a meditation in itself as the discussion of the essence of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali unfolds. The result is an experience of the state of meditation and an understanding of this ancient, timeless, yogic insight.

This course accessible to beginners as well as to students more familiar with the science and art of Yog. Basic Sanskrit terms are explained leading to an overall understanding of the subject. The emphasis throughout is on the practice and understanding of meditation.

This is another exciting course, very deep and profound. This is a real scholarship:
the ultimate truth presented in a concise presentable course and brought to life by user friendly metaphors.

— Jim Small. Stoke-on-Trent, UK

About the Course CDs

In the two CDs included with the course, Brijendra discusses and comments upon the main points in each of the four chapters of Sage Patanjali’s Yog Darshan. The discussions follow the progressive sequence of ideas as they arise in the book. This is a condensed rendering of the salient and practical teachings of Yog Darshan as they help to inspire and guide a practicing meditator and yogi.

CD One:   1. Samaadhi Paad   2. Saadhan Paad   3. Praanaayaam and Meditation
CD Two:   1. Vibhooti Paad      2. Kaivalya Paad    3. Guided Meditation

After listening to the CDs, one can read the manual which elaborates on seven of the essential topics allowing the student to deepen his or her understanding of the subject.

It's like attending a seminar in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Think of how much money and time you will be saving!

    Download an MP3 sound clip  (size: 876 K)

The Course Manual includes:
  • A written introductory overview which describes the vision of Yog Darshan in an easy to understand form. It is a great way to grasp the essential points of this knowledge and will assist you in the further study of Patanjali.

  • Transcriptions of  the seven-seminar course, The Essence of Patanjali, given in the Himalayas, India. The seven topics are:

    1. Vritti the thinking mind
    2. Samaadhi the state of meditative oneness
    3. Sanyog-Viyog identification with the mind
    4. The Klaysh obstacles to Self-knowledge
    5. Ashtang Yog the yogic lifestyle: the eight limbs of yoga
    6. The Order of Manifestation the yogic view of existence
    7. Kaivalya enlightened liberation

  • Six charts depicting the most important and sometimes difficult to understand topics of Patanjali Yog. These charts assist the student in understanding the main points of this material by presenting them in a graphical format.

  • A glossary of the essential Sanskrit terms used in Patanjali Yog Darshan.


Why take this course?

This course will enable you to develop your understanding and practice of these teachings and to be able to teach this system to others. Listen to the CDs, read the manual and complete the thirty multiple-choice question quiz. You will receive a Certificate of Achievement that you can frame and display on your wall.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for those who would like to deepen their practice of meditation and yoga, meditation and spiritual or philosophy teachers who would like to add the knowledge of the Yoga Sutras to their courses. It is also for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of yoga philosophy, and gain instructional skills to enhance their teaching practice. 

Here's what you will receive:
  • 2 CDs recorded in the Himalayas (sent by mail or downloadable PDF and eBook formats)
  • Course Manual (127 pages) sent by mail or downloadable within 1 day of your registration
  • Email support
  • 30-question multiple-choice quiz
  • Certificate of Achievement upon completion (emailed to you)
  • 20 Continuing Education NBCC Clock Hours to all certified counselors and all state-licensed mental health professionals.  Please check with your state licensing board or the NBCC website  to find out if NBCC Clock Hours are also accepted in your state for your license renewal.

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What professionals are saying about this course:

I already know the yoga sutras of Patanjali and I need to be certified in order to teach these courses. Brijendra's course is very beautiful and wonderful, each paragraph is a sutra in itself. In fact, I've never read a similar course. It's explained in the light of our modern life and accessible to everybody. Indeed, my knowledge helped me to grasp directly the content (with its Sanskrit words) but it's really a transcendental course.
Walid Haddad, Vincennes, France

Brijendra has been my teacher of the the Patanjali Sutras since 1987. On one of his extremely successful and profound world tours, he visited South Florida where he presented at the Meditation Center in Delray Beach. At that time, I was the director of the Center and sponsor of this event. It was a full house and all who attended just reveled in the awareness, depth of knowledge and space of samaadhi (perfect meditation) that was experienced by all.

Now this same experience is available while listening to these CD recordings. How I wish I had that opportunity when I was living in the West, rather then having to take so much time to study various different written, sometimes confusing, editions of Patanjali's work on my own. Listening to these recordings with closed eyes, I not only developed a clearer and deeper understanding of this system of Yog but I also experienced the spaces of meditation that were being spoken about.
Sherrie Wade, MA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

The Essence of Patanjali Course has been a true gift for me. I feel fortunate studying it. The CDs and graphic charts have helped to appreciate the manual.
Renate Podhorecka, West Hartford, CT

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