Bhagavad Gita - International Gita Society
Bhagavad Gita - International Gita Society
 
 5 Step Bhagavad Gita - Self Study Group
How to Start A Bhagavad Gita - Self Study Group
1. Talk to few like-minded people in your friend and neighborhood circle about the idea of starting a Bhagavad Gita Satsang/Study group and arrange a meeting with the spiritually inclined people and decide time, place, and how often the group should meet.

Evenings and weekends are usually preferred time. The meeting place could be a local school, temple/church, conference room of an office building, or a public library.

You can meet at home if the spouse co-operates and she is also interested in Bhagavad Gita Study. The frequency of the meeting could be once a month, twice a month, or every Saturday/Sunday. The duration of Satsang should be one to 1.5 hours.
2. Few short Bhajans (3 to 4 only) should be included in the beginning or towards the end of Satsang. Guest speakers may also be invited if possible.
3. Select a Bhagavad Gita book that has verses and/or explanation in English and local language and is easy to understand by all.

Start with Chapter 1. Everybody reads one verse turn by turn. The person who reads the verses also explains what is his/her understanding of that verse. Then others who wish to participate in discussions are asked to give their explanation/ understanding and/or question or clarification.

Moderator makes sure that people dont start arguing/verbal fighting. After one verse is read and discussed, another verses is read and explained by another person or the moderator. Some people who do not want to discuss or feel shy about discussing, he/she should say "I will pass on". And the next person reads and discusses.

Water, tea or light Prasadam in the end may be served.
NOTE: Beginners must learn the Bhagavad Gita in the order given below:
(otherwise you will find Bhagavad Gita difficult and will get lost)
There are plenty of free downloadable materias on our site.
Step 1
Bhagavad Gita - Lord Krishna
2. Gita Level 1 Hindi
Step 2
3. Gita Level 2 English
 
Step 3
5. English Gita Lesson 1
 
Step 4
6. English Gita Lesson 2
 
Step 5
7. Gita 700 Hindi Verses, Level 3
8. Gita Silver Book, 700 English verses, Level 3
 
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Local India Branch Contact Phone: 0999 863 8803
Gita Satsang & Dhyan Kendra, INDIA Branch & Affiliated Centers Contacts:
S.No
Study Center - Contact Person Phone Number
1.
Yog Chetana Samaj
President: YogaGuru Chhatrapati Arunodaya Singh
Patna, Bihar
093 087 07419
2.
Maharshi VedInformatics & Research Centre
Founder - Director: Dr. Chakradhar Frend,
Gujarat
0999 863 8803
3.
Pankaj Dhadhuk & Vijay Jasoliya, Surat, Gujarat 0982 514 5232
4.
Rajendra Singh Sharawat, Vadodara, Gujarat. 0942 760 3048
5.
Dr. Bhavin Bhatt, Bhavnagar, Gujarat 0982 557 7935
6.
Bhavesh Joshi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 0982 431 7666
7.
Dr. T.S. Ramakrishna, Earthsystem Sciences Awareness & Research
Association (ESWARA), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
944 028 5483,
040 236 08 890
8.
Mrityunjaya Kumar, Hyderabad, Andha Pradesh 0988 591 6833
9.
R. Ravishangar, VSRF, Bangalore, Tamilnadu 0973 139 6667
10.
Dr. Rama Chandra Sastri, Delhi 0987 108 4883
11.
Shyama Prasad Das, Agartala  
12
Rajendra Singh, Mumbai, Maharashtra 0986 986 2841
13.
Harendra Singh, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand 935 906 4855
14.
Vijay Anant Gupta, Chandigarh, Punjab 981 590 0159
15.
Dr. Shriji Kurup, Kerala. 0944 254 1513
16.
Sailendra Sarvaiya, Vadodara, Gujarat 0982 447 5151
17.
Kalpesh Ghori, Add Plast, Surat, Gujarat. 0982 504 9321
18.
Vikram Somvanshi, Una/Bhavnagar, Gujarat. 0942 958 7487
19.
Swami Suryananda Saraswati, Italy 39 335 682 4330
20.
H.H. Gayatri Devi, Italy 39 338 311 6126
21.
Founder President, World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) 120 240 2340
22.
Mohammad Atiqur Rahman,
Scientist at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
986 954 5863
atique_iqubal@yahoo.com
23.
Sw. Satyambrananda, Universal Yoga Center of San Francisco 415 652 4526
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