The Story of Rāma

Studying The Rāmāyaṇa

Are you interested in dharma

The word ‘dharma’ has many meanings, but in the context of personal behavior and action, it is the set of responsibilities, obligations, and rights related to a specific position in a person’s life (like father, husband, sales manager, etc.). It’s what we agree to do and not to do while in that role and includes the benefits received for doing so.

Studying dharma is one of the best ways to make regular life activities deeply spiritual and hugely meaningful.

Lessons of dharma can be found throughout the Rāmāyaṇa, one of the world’s greatest epic stories. Filled with amazing plot twists and wondrous tales, it is beloved in India and across Southeast Asia. Although composed more than 2,000 years ago and set in India, the meaning of the situations described, and the responses and behaviors of the characters, have much to offer us in the modern era. It is a powerful expression of deep and ancient wisdom about how to truly live one’s life.


There are no prerequisites necessary to take this class – only a commitment to studying ancient text with an instructor.

Class Details

Begins: March 14th, 2019
Date/Time: Thursday at 6:15pm PT for 1 hour
Duration: Every week for approximately 16 months. Student experiences control the pace of program. We predict the course will last for 15-17 months. You can join us at any time; you do not need to start at the beginning.

Location: Zoom (free online video conference), which allows you to take classes wherever you are in the world. Classes will also be recorded and made available for replay via your Student Portal.

Please Note: Webcam is preferred, but not required to participate. A dial-in option is also available.

Teacher: Executive Director, Chase Bossart
Cost Investment:
Option 1
Monthly payments of $99 for 12 months, billed to you automatically.

Option 2
One-time payment of $949 – that’s over 20% savings!

What You Will Learn

Together, the class will go through the events of the epic. Through lectures and discussions, we will explore how its lessons can be applied in the modern world. It will be filled with practical examples and lots of opportunities to ask questions.

Because of how this book is written and how it will be studied throughout this class, you can join us at any time; you do not need to start at the beginning to follow and get value from this study. As a live online class, students are able to share as they integrate the lessons of The Rāmāyaṇa into their daily lives, and their experiences control the pace of program. For this reason, we predict the course will last for 10-12 months.

In order to effectively and accurately translate this text into English, originally written in Sanskrit, we recommend that you study The Rāmāyaṇa slowly, with an instructor who can translate and convey the significance of this profound text into your everyday life.

What’s Included

Class Recordings

Printable Handouts

Private Online Community

Who This Course is For

  • Anyone who loves a good story, especially one that is meant to be applied to one’s life!
  • Students of the Indian Tradition
  • Lovers of Rāma, Sītā and Hanumān!
  • Students interested in dharma and how to apply it in one’s life

Your Instructor

Chase Bossart

Executive Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy and religion for nearly 30 years.

In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester-long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar, who was his mentor and teacher for 20+ years. During that time, he spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai studying with him, his family and his senior teachers. He also had the opportunity to serve as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. From 2006-2012, he was the Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco.

His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation are shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.

No need to worry with our 30 day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee.

At the Yoga Well Institute, we are committed to our students and ensuring this life-changing work is available to all. If finances are the only thing preventing you from enrolling, we invite you to complete our financial aid application and we’ll do our best to work with you.