This is a Free Live Webinar course to understand the foundations of Sanātana Dharma. The contents have been carefully selected to cover important concepts of Sanātana Dharma in a concise manner. It includes concept of pramāṇa, dimensions of our life, caturdaśa vidyāsthānas, cycle of life, theory of karma, goals of life, etc. Both practical examples and core concepts would be covered. This course is a ‘must attend’ for any seeker who wants to understand the basics of ‘Hinduism’.
The word Sanātana Dharma is a frequently heard word among the believers of Hinduism. However, what exactly are the foundational premises of Sanātana Dharma and how does they inter-play with every individual’s life is a question that is vaguely understood, leave alone being answered. This course is an attempt to get to the core of this issue. The course tries to bring out the quintessential nature of this overarching principle, which the ancient seers of India were able to conceptualize and put into their personal lives. Over years, many of these have formed the backbone of the Hindu living. However, they have largely remained in the background only. The various aspects pertaining to this theme has been brought to the foreground in this course.
While the idea is a vast one and merits a detailed coverage and analysis of concepts, considerable thinking has gone behind the design of the course. The contents have been carefully selected and sessions designed in such a manner that this vast topic of importance is encapsulated concisely in a series of 12 sessions.
The course is meant for all interested learners who wish to understand the Foundations of Sanātana Dharma. The only requirement is to have an innate desire to know about the theme of the course. Some familiarity with the Indian cultural background and way of living will be an added advantage.
The classes will be conducted online through a tool called Gotowebinar. Students can join the classes through their computers or smartphones.
2. Are the classes live or pre-recorded?
Live sessions are conducted between 6:30 PM and 7:45 PM every Saturday starting 23 May 2020. Only 500 attendees can enter the live webinar room on a first-come basis.
There will be a repeat webcast of the complete session the next day, i.e., Sunday morning 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM. If you happen to miss the live session, or are unable to enter because the webinar room is full, please make use of the webcast to catch up.
3. Can I ask questions / doubts?
During both Live Session and Repeat Webcast, you can type in your questions and submit through the Question-Answer Panel.
The professor will go through the questions and answer important questions at the beginning of the next session. (Selection of questions to be answered will be purely at the discretion of the professor).
4. What if I am unable to attend the live classes because of time-difference?
There will be a repeat webcast of the complete session the next day, i.e., Sunday morning 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM. If you happen to miss the live session, please make use of the webcast to catch up.
5. I came to know of this course late, and a few classes have already happened? What do I do?
Recordings of the sessions are made available on YouTube within a week after the session completes. They can also be accessed from the Course page afterwards. Please note that the recordings will be made available based on the availability of resources for uploading and processing.
If you are a pre-existing user of Sanskrit From Home
If you are a new user,
Do I need any special app for attending the classes?
If you are attending through a Smartphone, please download the free “Gotowebinar” app from the Playstore. Clicking the “Join Webinar” link from your Email will open the Gotowebinar app and take you into the webinar.
If you are attending through a PC, just click on the “Join Webinar” link from your Email and follow the instructions on-screen.
For help in attending webinars, visit this page – https://support.goto.com/webinar/how-to-join-attendees
1. What will be the language used in the classes?
The lectures will be in English, but generous use of Sanskrit quotations will be made. Therefore, familiarity with Devanagari script will be an added advantage.
2. How are the sessions structured?
Each session in the course is of 60 – 70 minutes duration. The first 15 minutes will be spent on addressing some of the questions raised pertaining to the previous session. The remaining time will be spent on the chosen topic for the session.
3. What is the fee for this course?
This course is absolutely free! The only things you will need to invest is your interest and commitment to attend the classes regularly and participate. At the end of the course, participants may give a voluntary Gurudakshina as donation to Vyoma Labs.
Prof. B Mahadevan
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