Richard Miller's Study Group of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the texts of Advita Vedanta and Kashmir Shaivism.


We welcome you to attend the study group in-person or purchase a monthly audio download subscription!

Richard Miller's monthly lecture series, The Flowering of Freedom Study Group, continues for a 2nd year in 2013. In this year of the course, Richard will begin with Chapter 2 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. He will translate the individual sanskrit words as well as offer a free rendering translation which examines Patanjali in the light of our actual lived experience.

This course is open to anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the texts that create the foundation for the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra.

The following options are available for participating in the study group:

  • Join us monthly and in-person in Corte Madra, CA ($420). Register by clicking here
  • Subscribe to the monthly audio download for 2013 at a discounted rate ($250 or $200 for TCN Members*). Subscription members will automatically receive a link to download the audio via email each month. Register by clicking here
  • Download individual audio recordings of each session on your own via the IRI website ($25 per download) here. No registration is required for this option.

If you are new to the study group in 2013, you may wish to review sessions from 2012:

Sessions 1-3: The Samkhya Karika

Sessions 4-12: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Chapter 1

The 2012 sessions are available for individual purchase on the IRI website here.

Note that IRI will be offering a bundled package of the 2012 study group (sessions 1-12) in January for a discounted price of $225.

Course Info:

It is a passion of Richard's to help breathe life into these ancient wisdom texts so that we come to a deeper understanding of the teachings that iRest Yoga Nidra is built upon.

This course provides a foundation and a series of inquiries that we can use to come to our own realization of our true essence—in the context of living in the world while experiencing our interconnectedness with all of life.

After the 2nd year, this course will then take up several texts from the Advaitic tradition and texts from the tradition of Kashmir unqualified nondualism. See below for a suggested reading list, from which we will be drawing the teachings for this course.

Time: 2-5pm on Wednesdays (see dates below)

Location: The Sunrise Center in Corte Madera, CA
January 16
February 20
March 27
April 17 
May 15
June 19
Date Changed to June 12th!

July 10
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

By enrolling in the study group you will receive the following: 
  • A chanting book written by Richard of the Yoga Sutras, pdf.
  • Sutra by sutra translation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, pdf.
  • Samkhya Karika translated by Richard Miller, pdf. 

Suggested Readings:

Texts from Samkhya/Patanjali:
Enlightened Living by Swami Venkatesananda
Texts from Advaita:
Drg-drsya-viveka and Viveka Chaudamani of Sri Shankaracharya
Aparokshanubhuti: The Self Realization of Sri Shankaracharya
Sections from the Avadhoota Gita
Upadesasaram: The Essence of Instruction by Sri Ramana Maharshi
Texts from the Kashmir Tradition:
Siva Sutras
Spanda Karika
*Teacher's Community Network "TCN" Memberships will be verified by the IRI Office. If you'd like to receive the TCN 20% discount on the Monthly 2013 audio subscription (not applicable to the in-person study group option) you must already be a TCN member or purchase a TCN Membership BEFORE registering for the Monthly 2013 Audio Subscription. Please click here for information about joining the TCN (you must have completed a Level I Training to be elligible for membership).

January 16th, 2013 12:00 AM   through   December 18th, 2013 5:00 PM
645 Tamalpais Drive
Sunrise Center
Corte Madera, CA 94925
United States
Phone: 415-456-3909
Monthly in-person participant - 2013: COMPED $ 0.00
Monthly audio subscription - 2013: COMPED $ 0.00
Monthly audio subscription - 2013 for TCN Members: COMPED ONLY $ 0.00
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