Georg Feuerstein 1947-2012

Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. became interested in Yoga in his early teens and has increasingly studied Yoga philosophy and history since then. He did his postgraduate studies in England and has authored over 50 books—not all on Yoga and including a couple of poetic titles. His major works are The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra (Shambhala 2011), The Yoga Tradition (Hohm Press 2008), Yoga Morality (Hohm Press, 2007), The Deeper Dimension of Yoga (Shambhala) and The Bhagavad-Gītā: A New Translation (Shambhala 2011).

Georg created several distance learning courses, which are made available through TYS, his wife’s Canadian educational company. He officially went into semiretirement in 2004. But in 2011, he agreed to make himself available in a TYS mentorship program to encourage those who are seriously interested in digging deeper into Yoga philosophy. In 2012, Georg nominated his wife, Brenda, as the tutor for all TYS courses and assistant for the mentorship program.

Georg A. Feuerstein lived a profoundly productive life of humble service and made a peaceful, conscious exit from this world on Saturday, August 25, 2012 near his home in Southern Saskatchewan, due to complications from diabetes.  His final transition occurred after a 9-day journey of loving resolution in which he was surrounded and supported by his wife Brenda and many spiritual friends. 

His legacy of scholarly contribution to the global Yoga community is vast and awe inspiring, to which we all owe a huge debt of gratitude.  His work will be lovingly continued and directed by his Beloved partner, lover, friend and wife, Brenda Feuerstein.

Georg and Brenda chose to reside in the prairies in a retreat-like setting along the Frenchman River where their practices and productivity flourished.  “In 9 years I accomplished more work…in less time…than any other time of my life.  My inspiration?  This prairie landscape and Brenda.”, stated Georg.

For those who ask what they can do to honor Georg, the request is a simple one:  put into practice the teachings of Yoga that Georg spent his life exploring and interpreting for our benefit and understanding.

In ancient times, the yogin looked to natural world and within themselves to cultivate understanding in their goal of self realization; today, we have the benefit of books that transmit the teachings, channeled through brilliant minds such as Georg’s.  When you pick up such a book…say a prayer of gratitude for the life and time of Georg that lives on through his publishings.

If you wish to express your gratitude with a financial contribution, a scholarship fund to support incarcerated practitioners is being created.   Details will be forthcoming shortly and will be posted on www.traditionalyogastudies.com.  Please refer to the website for up-to-date information about the fund and future celebrations that will commemorate the life  and work of Georg Feuerstein.

Books by Georg

The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra (Shambhala 2011)
The Path of Yoga: An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices
The Yoga Tradition (Hohm Press 2008)
Yoga Morality (Hohm Press, 2007)
The Deeper Dimension of Yoga (Shambhala)
The Bhagavad-Gītā: A New Translation (Shambhala 2011)

For additional books authored by Georg Feuerstein, please click here.

 

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