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The Citizen’s Book Club: Democracy and the Bhagavad Gita at Shakespeare and Company

In the ancient dialogue The Bhagavad Gita, a god spurs a reluctant warrior-king to a bloody battle of epic proportions. How did this text, sometimes called the “gospel” of Hinduism, come to serve as an inspiration for brotherhood and peace? What can the Gita teach us about democratic citizenship in ominous times?

As our guide to this multilayered text, the Citizen's Book Club welcomes teacher and activist Amanda Dates. A native New Yorker, environmentalist and longtime resident of Paris, Amanda is also co-founder of Expansion, Freedom & Voice, an intensive Teacher Training course in yoga and Vedic spirituality.

OÙ/WHERE : Shakespeare and Company