This is a 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’.
Key Benefits and Features
Develop a sound understanding of the notion of Sanātana Dharma.
Understand the important role it plays in every individual’s self-evolution.
Develop a deep appreciation and meaning to some of the things that we do in our daily lives.
Specific ideas of how one can become more compliant of Sanātana Dharma.
Confidently educate our children, help them inculcate some of the ideas in their lives.
Proudly disseminate these ideas to others with conviction and comfort of thought.
Sanatana Dharma Questions & Answers- Book form
The live webinar sessions of this Sanatana Dharma course had a very interesting questions & answers session wherein the professor had discussed many interesting things live. He then composed everything into the format of a book. This is to bring this to the attention of those who registered as some may want to have a hard copy for themselves. The hardcopy is available now in Pothi.
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.
Previously, I was having lot of ambiguity in understanding Varna & Dana. Through this course, Prof B Mahadevan Sir, explained so well and my doubts got cleared.
…Professor Mahadevan’s profound knowledge, simplicity & his discussion about his village, grandfather took me back to my memories. His quoting from different sections of Vedas is really good. … Lifts the soul to lead life of a simple, satisfactory way adhering to our Sanathana Dharma. An eye opener.
All Hindus should be asked to go through this course material to clear there basics about Sanatana Dharma.
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 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.
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.
Professor of Operations Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Founder Vice-chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, a University for applied Sanskrit and Indian Wisdom during 2016 – 2018.
25+ years of experience in teaching, research, textual studies and spoken Sanskrit.
Member of the Board/Advisory Council of many important Sanskrit institutions across India, shaping the way Sanskrit is taught during contemporary times.
Founder of the Practical Vedanta group in IIM-B, dedicated to the study of texts like the Gita, Ramayana and Upanishads, and discussing the principles for life management enshrined therein.