DR PETER WARBURTON AND DR TOM EGENES, WITH ARCHIVAL AND CONTEMPORARY TREASURES FROM DR VERNON KATZ
The Bhagavad-Gita is the Light of Life, lit by God at the altar of man, to save humanity from the darkness of ignorance and suffering… [It] is the Scripture of Yoga, the Scripture of Divine Union. Its purpose is to explain in theory and practice all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level. The marvel of its language and style is that every expression brings a teaching suitable to every level of human evolution. – Maharishi
In this course, Dr Peter Warburton and Dr Tom Egenes will illuminate Maharishi’s precious insights into the Bhagavad-Gita on the perfect ground of his Total Knowledge, with the invaluable support of archival and contemporary treasures from Dr Vernon Katz.
Maharishi translated, and wrote a profound commentary on, the first six chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita. Dr Vernon Katz, an Oxford scholar, who studied under Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, later President of India, assisted Maharishi in this.
Dr Peter Warburton currently oversees the Transcendental Meditation® organization in several countries, including the UK, Bulgaria, UAE, and Zambia. He has a doctorate in Supreme Political Science from Maharishi University of World Peace, and his Master’s Degree is from Cambridge University in social and political sciences.
Dr Warburton worked closely with Maharishi, Founder of Transcendental Meditation, for 36 years. Maharishi personally trained Dr Warburton to offer courses in Total Knowledge, which present the full range of Maharishi’s knowledge in a delightful manner that requires no special prerequisite other than practising Transcendental Meditation.
Dr Warburton travels extensively to teach Maharishi’s Total Knowledge in many parts of the globe. These courses are in great demand internationally – from Australasia, to Asia, to Europe, and to North America.
Dr Vernon Katz is author of two highly acclaimed volumes about the Brahma Sutras entitled Conversations with Maharishi (M.I.U. Press). Together with Dr Egenes, he has also published a well-received new translation of the Upanishads (Tarcher Penguin).
Dr Katz is currently a trustee emeritus of M.I.U., as well as a visiting professor in the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science. He received his doctorate of philosophy from Oxford University. Dr. Katz spent many years with Maharishi and assisted him with the translation and commentary of the Bhagavad-Gita and of the Brahma Sutras.
Dr Tom Egenes is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science and Sanskrit at Maharishi International University, U.S.A.. He earned an MA and PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia; an MA in Higher Education Administration from Maharishi International University; and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Professor Egenes is the author of four popular books on teaching Sanskrit and two books on the Upanishads.