Tales from the Mahabharata
August 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PDT
4 evenings: Monday, Aug 22; Wednesday, Aug 24; Friday, Aug 26 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM and Saturday, Aug 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
In person at Ananda Community, 20715 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
“Whatever is here, maybe found elsewhere; what is not cannot be found anywhere else”
Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world (7 times longer than the Iliad and the Odyssey combined), within which the famous Bhagavadgita is but a small chapter. It is both a chronicle of morality and a fantastic narrative of myth, magic, great heroes, appalling villains, austere rishis and beautiful princesses.
It is set in a higher age when men communed with astral beings, evil was rampant, and God himself walked the earth in human form. The throne of the great Kuru empire is disputed, claimed by cousins: the 5 Pandavas and 100 Kauravas. The evil Kauravas, led by the greedy Duryodhana, usurp the throne; the Pandavas, led by the mighty Arjuna, are reluctantly drawn to fight an apocalyptic battle.
Filled with unforgettable characters who are impossible strong but deeply flawed, it is a story of the 4 basic human drives: dharma (righteousness), artha (possessions), kama (desire) and moksha (liberation). But it is also the tale of an inward battle that occurs in the mind of every man and woman between the higher qualities of discipline and love, and the lower qualities of desire and anger. And most of all, it is the tale of Krishna, who is God in human form, waiting to guide the chariot of life to eventual and assured victory.
Join us at the Ananda Community for a magical week to be transported into an ancient land; and to be inspired, moved, and uplifted by characters who are strangely familiar and deeply relatable.
Presented by Murali Venkatrao