Course Image A Crisis of Morality vs Spirituality

Reflection upon the nature of the crisis in and around us through a study of Arjuna’s character and the cause of his sudden awakening. The course helps understand the cause of Arjuna’s weakness and the battle between morality and spirituality.

Duration: 2 weeks

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Course Image An Introduction to the Vedas

This course presents an interpretation of the Vedas to show its relevance to modern life. It looks at myths of creation, of immortality, as well as several hymns, and decodes their significance for growth of consciousness.

Duration: 20 weeks

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Course Image Introduction to Sanskrit: Language & Linguistics

An introduction to the growth of Sanskrit language and linguistics from the Vedic, to post-Vedic up till modern times, with a view to understand the underlying philosophies of language, the grammatical structure, poetics and etymology of Sanskrit. 

Duration: 22 weeks

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Course Image Introduction to the Bhagawad Gita

What is the need for studying the Bhagawad Gita? A brief overview of the core concepts of the Gita and its harmonizing power. Why is it termed an immortal scripture? How to study the Gita as a tool for spiritual progress?

Duration: 2 weeks

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Course Image Isha Upanishad

What was the vision of the Vedantic seers? How does Isha Upanishad approach reality? The four movements of thought that reconcile and harmonise fundamental opposites (Knowledge & Ignorance, Birth & Immortality, Becoming and Non-Becoming, etc.).

Duration: 4 weeks

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Course Image Quest for Immortality

Immortality is a powerful theme taken up by the Vedas and is also discussed by Sri Aurobindo. What can we learn from the myths of Trishanku, Nachiketas, Markandeya as well as Sri Aurobindo’s interpretation of the ancient tale of Savitri & Satyavan?

Duration: 2 weeks

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Course Image The Secret of the Veda

Are Vedas only ancient texts with beautiful but little understood hymns or do they have any relevance for our present life? What is the Secret Knowledge that Vedas embody? What is the key to understanding the texts and engaging with deep inner psychological and spiritual truths they bring to us?

Duration: 2 weeks

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Course Image The Structure, Content & Vision of the Upanishads

The Upanishads express the highest spiritual knowledge and experience couched in beautiful poetry. This course introduces the Upanishads as interpreted by Sri Aurobindo.

Duration: 2 weeks

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Course Image The Study of the Bhagawad Gita

The course takes up the key concepts from the Bhagawad Gita and connects these to our individual and collective life. It highlights truths valid and relevant for all ages. 

Duration: 20 weeks

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Course Image The Upanishads in the Light of Sri Aurobindo

Major concepts from Isha, Kena, Aitareya and Taittiriya Upanishads are presented from the perspective Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, along with commentaries of Shankara, Sayana and other scholars. 

Duration: 20 weeks

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Course Image The Vedic Myths of Creation

A study of the several myths of creation found in the Vedas… Hiranya Garbha, Purusha Suktam, Myth of Heaven and Earth, the Purusha Sacrifice, etc.

Duration: 4 weeks

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