Join Now for Ongoing Yoga Philosophy Support (30 CE Hours, priced at less than $9 an hour). Cutting Edge Scholarship on Ethics You Can't Get Anywhere Else! This eight week, 30 hour engagement with Dr. Ranganathan is priced at less than the cost of 2 hours of personal consultation. Participants also have the advantage of the 2 bonus hours of material in this course! Core Requirement for Level 1 Certification

Join this self-directed course, which consists in a combination of video lectures and presentations that you may watch at your leisure, and weekly Zoom virtual tutorials that you may join to have your questions answered by Dr. Ranganathan. This course is designed to keep you philosophical company as you practice yoga. ~~~Students can stay as long as they wish in this course. Philosophy takes time to process and some like to revisit the material while taking advantage of the weekly virtual tutorials.

Are you upset about the way the world is and you are not sure what to do about it? To help Yogi's claim their own strength and power as agents for positive change for everyone, this course is designed to be a one of a kind ethical theory review on a global scale. It begins with a broad review of standard Western ethical theory (Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Bentham, Mill), moves to influential East Asian ethical theory (Taoism and Confucius) and culminates in South Asian moral philosophy (Jainism, Early Buddhism, Later Buddhism, three main versions of Vedānta, and the related Pūrva Mīmāṃsā ). At the end, we will review Yoga from sources such as the Vedas, Upaniṣads, Yoga Sūtra, and the Bhagavad Gītā. This exploration will help students of yoga appreciate how many of the popular ideas associated with Yoga (scams) are actually derivable from famous Western options that are projected on to Yoga, and how Yoga constitutes a radical moral theory that, in practice, disrupts systemic discrimination and harm, and is a basis for prosperity. Indeed, students will learn that many of the world’s current problems and predilections in popular theories (problems for humans, nonhuman animals and the environment) and to explore how Yoga disrupts these mechanisms. Instruction consists in a combination of on-demand video lectures, and weekly live, virtual tutorials with Dr. Shyam Ranganathan, founder of Yoga Philosophy. This course is founded on a rich bibliography of peer reviewed work (edited and written by Dr. Ranganathan) on European, Chinese and Indian moral philosophy. It is suitable as the basis for yoga philosophy instruction and tutoring for teacher trainees. Join anytime. Dr. Shyam Ranganathan is a scholar of South Asia, translation expert, and professional philosopher. When he began his research, the common view in Indology was that there was no South Asian moral philosophy. After degrees in South Asian Studies and an MA in philosophy and PhD on translating moral philosophy, when he translated the Yoga Sūtra---and published extensively the findings of this research, that indeed moral philosophy is ubiquitous in the South Asian tradition and perhaps its most basic pursuit--- Shyam is uniquely place to teach a course on global moral theorizing with an emphasis on yoga. He is a member of the Department of Philosophy at York University in Toronto, and the York Center for Asian Research. He is translator and commentator of Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra (Penguin 2008), editor of The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics, author of Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge 2019), and over 50 peer-reviewed, yoga related articles. Shyam is an experienced teacher of students of various degrees of exposure to philosophy and yoga. Shyam is a CYA-E-RYTGOLD yoga teacher (over 1000 hours training). Yoga Philosophy is a registered yoga school (CYA-RYSGOLD) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Course curriculum

    1. Yoga Moral Philosophy: destroying systemic discrimination

    2. Student Agreement

    3. Yoga Moral Philosophy

    4. Welcome to Yoga Moral Philosophy~~destroying systemic discrimination. Based on extensive field changing research on translating and understanding moral theorizing from around the world

    5. How to Use the Tutorials In Our Course

    1. In support of enrolled students, students can attended weekly Zoom virtual tutorials. Please register for the dates that you plan on attending.

    2. Zoom Registration

    1. Logic and Yoga

    1. Socrates: Euthyphro

    2. Socrates: Euthyphro

    3. Socrates: Apology

    4. Socrates: Apology

    5. Socrates: Crito

    6. Socrates: Crito

    7. Plato: Republic

    8. Plato: Republic

    9. Plato: Misogynist, Paedophile, And Feminist (Excerpts)

    10. Aristotle: Ethics

    11. Aristotle: Ethics

    12. Aristotle: Politics

    13. Aristotle: Politics

    14. Hume

    15. Hume

    16. Kant

    17. Kant's Racism and Sexism (free article)

    18. Kant

    19. Bentham

    20. Bentham

    21. Mill

    22. Mill

    1. Confucius

    2. Confucius

    3. Lao Tzu

    4. Lao Tzu

    5. A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

    1. Early Vedas

    2. Early Vedas

    3. Sāṅkhya

    4. Sāṅkhya

    5. Jainism

    6. Jainism

    7. Early Buddhism

    8. Early Buddhism

    9. Yoga: Basic Theory~~~Vedas and Upaniṣads

    10. Yoga: Basic Theory~~~Vedas and Upaniṣads

    11. Review of White, David Gordon. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: a Biography, Lives of great religious books. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2014 (Philosophy East & West Volume 66, Number 3 July 2016 1043–1048)

    12. Later Buddhism

    13. Later Buddhism

    14. Vedānta

    15. Vedānta

    16. Pūrva Mīmāṃsā

    17. Pūrva Mīmāṃsā

About this course

  • $247.00 / 2 months
  • 93 lessons
  • 23 hours of video content