Faces of Courage from The Mahabharata
Online Summer Workshop – July 13 – August 21, 2020.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11:00 am. Fee: $450
Created for teens in middle and high school.
What does the world need today? What is the quality we need for survival, progress and rejuvenation? Courage, of course!
Indian thought describes four kinds of courage.
Rana Vira: Valour on the Battlefield
All acts of physical courage.
Daana Vira: The Courage to be Charitable
It is reasoned that selfishness is cowardice, the person who gives generously and practices charity is brave.
Dharma Vira: The Courage of Righteousness, Integrity, of principle
The unwavering determination to remain upright, to do one’s duty.
Dayaa Vira: The Courage to be Compassionate
This is the greatest courage because to practice compassion one must have the genuine humility to see others as one’s own self in terms of perfect equality.
This Workshop is centered on the study of the ancient epic The Mahabharata. The Mahabharata deals with the universal and primal lore of good and evil. Basic to the epic is the theme of guile, injustice and oppression in a single royal clan, where one group of cousins try to rob another group of cousins of their rightful legacy.
The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan. Dr. Gowri Ramnarayan is a scholar with a deep knowledge of Sanskrit and Tamil literature, a Journalist, a musician, a playwright and theater producer and director. She is a master storyteller who has been a regular artist at Kalapriya. https://youtu.be/meE404ggVBA
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