In this course, we will all take the opportunity to get a taste of the nectar of the Upanishads. We will not try to go deeply into one or two specific Upanishads, and neither will we try to do a systematic survey of the contents of the 10 or 108 Upanishads. Instead, we will approach the Upanishads with a reverential curiosity, and try to get some glimpses of their glorious vision in a way that leaves us hankering for more.
Along the way, we will gain familiarity with some of the most important themes and ideas of Vedanta such as the guru-shishya parampara, the spectrum of approaches of karma-upasana-jnana, a framing of self-knowledge in the context of practical modern life, and some hints about how to approach a further detailed study of the Vedantic literature.
The topics of the various sessions will blend into one another, examining some key ideas and terms. Then picking certain shlokas and ideas from important Upanishads such as the Katha, Taittareya, Shwetashwara, Chadogya we shall illustrate ideas which helps us to get a sense for the style and the message of the Upanishads.
are interested in knowing about karma, upasana and jnana as per Vedantic Literature.
This course is for all – Interested learners of all age groups (above 20 years) from any walks of life- students, teachers, home-makers, senior citizens, employees, thinkers – anyone and everyone- globally.
We will consider the course a success if the students get a sense of the deep and transformative inspirations that the Upanishad will readily yield if we dedicate ourselves to its study with intense love and shraddha.
The classes will be conducted online through a tool called Zoom. Students can join the classes through their computers or smart-phones.
2. Are the classes live?
Yes. Live Online sessions are conducted Sundays, Evening 4.00 PM to 5.00 PM IST (weekly one class), starting 23rd Aug 2020. Only 500 attendees can enter the live webinar room.
3. How are the sessions structured?
The course will involve 15-16 sessions of one hour each – each session will have 40 mins of lecture presentation, and will be followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion and Q and A. The latter portion is important, both from a practical perspective as well as in the Vedantic tradition.
4. What if I am unable to attend the live classes because of time-difference? I came to know of this course late, and a few classes have already happened? What do I do?
Recordings of the sessions will be made available on YouTube. They can also be accessed from the course page afterwards. Please note that the recordings will be made available and posted based on the availability of volunteers for processing and uploading.
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.
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