The Guru (Acharya) & the tradition of Samyak Yoga Teachers
The teachers & traditon
Samyak Yoga draws its knowledge from every teacher with a heart filled with light and spreading the light with love. Samyak Yoga team has been fortunate to learn from many teachers as learning never ends. The Samyak team even today takes time-off to attend classes, workshops, practices to enrich the knowledge. There are many teachers contributed in shaping the Samyak team. Moreover, the student community of Samyak Yoga has been instrumental in widening the horizon of learning of Samyak Yoga team.
“As you open your heart, you will find the student,
the best teacher ever”
DR. RAMACHANDRA BHATT KOTEMANE
Dr. Ramachandra Bhatt Kotemane, popularly known as ‘Acharya’ is the Principal-Acharya of Veda Vijnana Gurukulam, Founder-Director of Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam and Vice Chancellor SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore.
Acharya has been a noted scholar-mystic-researcher in Vedic, Vedantic and Yogic studies. Like Samyak team, every student of Gurukulam has been shaped by beloved Acharya with his wisdom, mysticism, pure love blossomed heart.
Dedicating his life to the practice of spirituality, Acharya Ramachandra Bhatt has been emphasizing the wisdom of ancient, traditional Yoga practice as taught in the Vedas as well as in the Upanishads. He has always been vocal about keeping the practice of Yoga in its undiluted form.
It has been the passion of Samyak Yoga team to keep the roots of Yoga intact, bring it as it is, into the practice. Hence, you will find teachings at Samyak Yoga more traditional, rooted in its core wisdom of Yoga practice and Philosophy.
VEDA VIJNANA GURUKULAM
Where we have studied
This research center/Yogic monastery allows the students to learn the six Indian schools of Philosophies as foundations in the first half of the training period.
One explores magnificent poetic expressions such as Raguvansha & Abhijnana Shakuntala of Kalidasa, Vairagya Shataka & Niti Shataka of Bhartrihari etc. in the early days of studies in Gurukulam.
The study gets deeper in the second half of the training wherein one studies Bhagavad Gita – Major Upanishads-Brahma Sutras all with Shankara Bhashya, Patanjali Yoga Sutras with Vyasa Commentary. Complete Mula (Full section) study of Vedic chanting of Krishna Yajurveda or Rgveda will be done throughout the stay of seven years.
Complete Mula (Full section) study of Vedic chanting of Krishna Yajurveda or Rgveda will be done throughout the stay of seven years.
Sanskrit is the spoken language of this Gurukulam. The texts such as Upanishads or Yoga sutras are studied in the Sanskrit language so that the student gets the first-hand experience of the wisdom of the philosophies.
Gurukula system of education focuses more on shaping the character. The integral development of the student rather than only intellectual development is emphasized by the Acharyas. The character is shaped when philosophy is practised and the practice becomes the expression of philosophy.
As our Acharya always says ‘it is not about what you have learned, but it is about who you are after what you have learned’. It is all about the practice of philosophy. It is the inner exploration that takes place during the stay for seven long years.