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Samkhya Karika

The Samkhya Karika by Ishvarakrishna is the root text of the Samkhya system, which is regarded as one of the six "darshanas" or foundational perspectives of orthodox Hindu thought. Consisting of only seventy-five aphorisms, the Samkhya Karika outlines a basic metaphysical perspective that informs some of the core teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, and the traditions of hatha yoga, tantra, and Kashmir Shaivism. In this course, we will thoroughly examine the concepts of purusha, prakriti (the three gunas), and the twenty-three other tattvas or metaphysical principles outlined by the system. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of the concept of moksha or spiritual liberation as understood in the Indic contemplative traditions.

This course is required for the certificate in Yoga Philosophy. Click here for additional information.

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Course Code YGPX817.0151807
Session Fall 2012 
Category Yoga Studies 
Days M  
Dates 9/10/12 - 10/08/12  
Times 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
# of Classes
Format Classroom 
Credit(s) Earned
Available Slots 24
Instructor Casey, John 

Instructor Bio

John Casey, PhD has his doctorate in Asian and Comparative Philosophy and was one of the original co-founders of the Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program at LMU. Over the years, Dr. Casey has taught over 100 courses in Sanskrit, Buddhism and World Religions for various colleges in Southern California including Loyola Marymount University, UCLA, UC Irvine, CSU Long Beach and Soka University as well as at Yoga Works in their 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training programs.

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LMU Campus, Pereira Hall, 200 
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles , CA 90045


$ 190 Tuition

$ 190 Total Fees