Comprehensive Study of the Bhagavadgita (2 year course), starting on the 15th of August 2020

The Course consists of recitation of the original text in different styles, with word by word translations and comprehensive analysis of its meaning. During two years we will be able to recite and to understand the original text, learning by heart certain passages. 

To enroll to this course please write a brief statement of interest and a short bio to vlad@auroville.org.in

Sanskrit Grammar On-line course (2 years), starting on March 01, 2020

The Course consists of 48 major lessons (one lesson a week), including Panini sutras, video and audio recordings and presentations, online dictionaries, charts, docs and pdfs etc. The students will also learn to type in Sanskrit. 

At the end of this course the students will be able to read any classical text in Sanskrit, as well as Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Shastras with the help of the dictionary. At the same time the students will be able to write their own texts, essays and poetry (anushtubh) in Sanskrit. They will be able to converse in simple Sanskrit and discuss different topics in ancient texts.

The requirements are - online connection, computer, headset, and commitment to study and to follow the instructions. All our study materials are available online (http://www.universityofhumanunity.org/index.php) and our new sessions will be recorded and posted online for students to follow. One or two times a week we shall meet on line. An hour a day is expected of the students to spend for a weekly homework, translations, memorising mantras, texts and paradigms, work on mistakes, etc. The assessment will be done by the teacher during the session over conversations, translations and compositions.   

To enroll to the Sanskrit Grammar Course please write a brief statement of interest and a short bio to vlad@auroville.org.in

Introduction to the Vedic Studies Course (30 hours), starting on September 15, 2020

It consists of 30 lessons (one lesson a week), including studies of the texts of the Upanishads and the Rigveda, video and audio recordings and presentations of Vedic Vision, Vedic and Vedantic Paradigm, and other presentations on the Faculties of Consciousness etc., studies of mantras and chanting styles, online texts, charts, docs and pdfs etc. The students will also learn to chant in different styles of Rigveda and Taittiriya, as well as reconstruct the poetic texts into a proper poetic metre. Studies of different metres (gayatri, anushtubh, trishtubh, jagati, etc.) is a part of the course.

The course is designed in two parts: 1) The Upanishads (Isha, Kena, Aitareya, Taittiriya)  approx. 3 months; 2) Introduction to the Vedas (composition of Rigveda and Hymns of Creation etc.) another 3 months.

At the end of this course the students will be able to understand the major concepts of the Upanishads and the Vedas and to chant Vedic Hymns and the Upanishads.

The requirements are - online connection, computer, headset, and commitment to study and to follow the instructions. All our study materials will be available online (http://www.universityofhumanunity.org/index.php) and our new sessions will be recorded and posted online for students to follow. We shall meet on line once a week. Two hours is expected from the students to spend on a weekly basis memorising mantras, reading study materials etc. The assessment is done by the teacher during our studies, conversations and chanting together.   

To enroll to the Vedic Studies Course please write a brief statement of interest and a short bio to vlad@auroville.org.in

The Hymns to the Mystic Fire, Hymns to Agni,  Rigveda, Mandalas 1-5 (more than 2 years course) starting September 15, 2018

It consists of in-depth study of more than 100 Hymns to Agni, including the original Sanskrit text with many different translations and interpretations, analysis of language and Vedic terms in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s psychological interpretation, Nirukta of Yaska, Bhashya of Sri Sayanacharya etc. The extensive study materials, incl. video and audio recordings of the sessions with Power Point Presentations of the Vedic and Vedantic Paradigm, as well as the studies of Mantras in different chanting styles, texts, charts, docs and pdfs etc. will be provided to the students of this course.  They will also learn to chant in different styles of the Rigveda and Taittiriya, as well as to reconstruct the poetic texts into a proper poetic metre. Studies of different metres (gayatri, anushtubh, trishtubh, jagati, etc.) is also a part of the course.

 

The course is designed in two parts: 1) Introduction to the Vedic Paradigm and Language (Concept of Sacrifice, Poetic metres, Vedic accent) 2) The Hymns to Agni by different Rishis: Madhucchandas Vaishvamitra, Medhatithi Kanva, Parashara Shaktya, Kutsa Agnirasa, Dirghatamah Auchathya, Gritsamada Bhargava, Vishvamitra, Vamadeva and Atri Rishis. .   .

 

At the end of this course the students will be able to understand the some of the major concepts of the Rigveda and to chant Vedic Hymns.

The requirements are - online connection, computer, headset, and commitment to study and to follow the instructions. All our study materials will be available online and in the special classroom on our webpage (http://www.universityofhumanunity.org/index.php) and our new sessions will be recorded and posted online for students to follow. We shall meet on line once a week. Two hours is expected from the students to spend on a weekly basis memorising mantras, reading study materials etc. The assessment will be done by the teacher and the students during our studies, conversations and chanting together.   

To enroll to this course please write a brief statement of interest and a short bio to vlad@auroville.org.in

Sanskrit Studies School

University of Human Unity, Unity Pavilion,  Auroville, TN 605101

India

Tel in India: 0091 413 2622316

email:  vlad@auroville.org.in 

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