Samkhya Philosophy

Foundation for Yoga and Ayurveda

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Yoga, tantra, and ayurveda are all rooted in Samkhya philosophy, and its concepts are essential in understanding the context for study and practice.

In this mini-course, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait describes the major ideas of Samkhya, one of the six classical Indian schools of philosophy, and the oldest formulation of the ideas of even older revealed texts. Study questions and notes will help you assimilate the basics and expand your grasp and application of all aspects of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Tantra.

In this 2 hour digital course, you will learn about:
  • The Vedic and non-Vedic philosophies of India
  • Why Samkhya philosophy is distinctive
  • The goal of Samkhya philosophy—freedom from pain and suffering
  • Removing pain: the doctrine of cause and effect and the techniques of yoga and ayurveda
  • The main features of Samkhya philosophy

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute.

As a leading voice of and the author of 15 books, his teachings offer practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years, Pandit Tigunait has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader.

Samkhya Philosophy