A virtual webinar course to introduce learners to the basics of Vedic literature, Upaniṣads and Advaita Vedānta.
Introduction to Vedānta is a course for anybody who wants to understand in brief what the vedas cover and in somewhat greater detail what the Vedānta (a.k.a upaniṣad) covers.
Some of the important aspects one would be exposed to are the following.
The course is entirely based on Swami Paramārthānanda’s classes on Introduction to Vedānta, founded on the authentic teachings of Śrī Śaṅkarācārya including the Prasthānatraya Bhāṣyas, and other prakaraṇa granthas like Tattvabodha.
This course is meant for Beginners who have faith (śraddhā) in the Hindu scriptures. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required.
It is not meant for senior students who are already familiar with the scriptures.
Level of Difficulty – Basic
Ability to read Devanagari is desirable, but not compulsory.
The classes are 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?
The classes are live, conducted at the time announced above. After each class, recording of the class will be uploaded in the portal. Those who cannot attend the live classes can catch up through the recordings.
3. Will there be opportunity for interacting with the teacher?
Definitely. You can ask any of your doubts/questions to the teacher directly during the classes. Also, the classes will be conducted in an interactive manner, and you can participate in the classroom activities.
Classes will be held Every Sunday, between 08:30 PM and 09:30 PM IST.
First class will be on Sunday, 29th July 2018.
The course will be for a duration of 10 weeks.
2. Is attendance compulsory? What if I miss a class in the middle of the course?
Regularity and Punctuality are very important in gaining the full benefits of the course. However, if you have to miss some classes due to unavoidable circumstances, please inform the teacher by email in advance. You can catch up with the class using the uploaded materials.
3. I came to know of this course late, and a few classes have already happened? What do I do?
You can start attending the live webinars, and catch up with older portions using recordings.
If you are a pre-existing user of Sanskrit From Home
If you are a new user,
1. What will be the language used in the classes?
English. (with exposure to Sanskrit terms)
2. 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 in the activities.
The course will be taught by Smt. Rama Sivaraman