The Five Sheaths of the Human Being
A Half Day Workshop With Swami Nishchalananda
In yogic philosophy, there are various concepts which help us understand the nature of the human being. One such conceptual system is that of the pancha kosha - 'the five sheaths of the human being'. Though only a concept, the pancha kosha system offers a way of understanding and exploring our own Being. In this workshop we will be using this framework to do just that.
Sunday 7th August | £35
About This Workshop
In Yoga there are various concepts which help us to understand the nature of the human being. One such conceptual system is that of the Pancha Kosha, which ties in very nicely with the experiences which occur as one goes deeper in Meditation.
The word kosha can be translated as ‘sheath’ or ‘envelope’; pancha as ‘five.’ Therefore, pancha kosha translates as the ‘Five Sheaths’ and it refers to the five layers in the spectrum of our Being from the surface level of our physical body to the depths of the unconscious mind.
At every moment and in every situation, the Koshas determine our thoughts, emotions, words, deeds, inspiration and inner experience. Without the Koshas we could not be able to live nor express ourselves in the world; and yet, paradoxically, they also keep us in a state of spiritual ignorance and prevent us realising the background Consciousness.
The purpose of Yoga is to gradually understand and explore these different layers and to liberate ourselves from blockages within them. In this way, we are progressively freed from pain, fear, suffering and ignorance, thereby becoming more creative and joyful, and enabled to express greater potential in our lives.
During this Ashram Sangha presentation we will explore the Koshas with the emphasis on practice. You are welcome to join me for these three hours.
Expand your understanding of core yogic teachings with our experienced teachers.
Learn authentic practices to help you deepen your direct experience of yogic teachings.
Journey with a likeminded group of sincere spiritual seekers and ashram residents.