Postal & E-Vedanta Courses
Guru is a person, he is personality, an institution. He is the radio through which the Lord contacts the student.
The world is torn with strife due to man-made divisions. This can be set right only with a wisdom that is born or the knowledge of one’s inherent oneness with all living creatures inhabiting this world. The Vedanta Course provides this knowledge and hence it is ever relevant socially across the world. The philosophy of Vedanta gives the right vision of life. It enables an individual to face the situations and problems of life, be it in his profession, family or inter-personal relationships, with ease and dexterity. Clarity of thinking and right vision of life enables peace of mind and efficient living. Through these Courses students of philosophy and other seekers shall be able to understand what spirituality is all about and they could walk the path, effectively.
The one-year correspondence course is offered at two levels:
Basic (Foundation) and Advanced. Each course covers various central Vedantic concepts.
CIF feels blessed and privileged to now offer the Bhagavad-gita Course to students of Vedanta, spiritual seekers, and all who wish to live a life of quality and perfection.You may choose either the postal or e-mail (online) mode to study the Bhagavad-gita Course. The study material for both is the same regardless of the method by which you receive the lesson.There is no need to change your faith, religion, or spiritual master to study this course
The Bhagavad-gita Course is authored by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. Pujya Swamiji is a master of Indian spiritual literature. He is a renowned teacher of Vedanta and an author of many commentaries as well as independent texts on Vedanta and Bhakti literature.
This course indeed offers the crystallised, experiential wisdom and insightfulness of Swamiji, in a style characterised by clarity, depth, and profundity couched in the comforting style of simplicity, causeless compassion, and accessibility. It bears the same mark of understated elegance and excellence of which Pujya Swamiji is a living embodiment.
The primary aim of the Bhagavad-gita Course is to make the glorious ‘Gita way of life’ accessible to anyone who yearns for it, or is just curious to know more in a convenient yet effective manner. It provides a holistic, insightful coverage of the entire text in a lucid and simple style without compromising on the salient features of this priceless knowledge. Providing inputs in the modern context for continuous improvement it becomes a practical manual to live a transformed life of goodness and greatness. This Bhagavad-gita Course is indeed the proverbial ‘philosopher’s stone’ transforming our lives from being ‘reactive’ to become ‘effective’.
Mahatma Gandhi said: “The Gita is the universal mother. She turns away nobody. Her door is wide open to anyone who knocks.” This encapsulates precisely the universal nature of the eligibility criteria for this course. CIF welcomes anyone who wishes to bring about a qualitative improvement in their way of life to take up this course. Though Sanskrit verses are provided for further reference, knowledge of Sanskrit is not required as the medium of instruction is English.
This is a 15-month home study course with a total of 30 lessons to be studied. Students are required to study two lessons a month. At the end of each fortnight the Questionnaire pertaining to the lesson studied is required to be answered and submitted. Further Course material will be sent thereafter. Non-receipt of answers regularly will be taken as dropping out of the Course.
Course Rewards This Course aims to harmoniously blend the subject matter of the Bhagavad-gita, with the subjective disciplines of spirituality. Thus besides a thematic and textual study, it encourages contemplation. The two go hand in hand. Together both will enable you to understand, internalise, and actually live the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita. It effectively enables you, in a most endearing way, to actualise your immense potential, to tap into your inner innate strength. The true reward for diligent study is the transformation of the student’s life from some sort of an obligation to an exuberant celebration.
For fee details and registration please visit: https://www.chinfo.org/index.php/bhagavad-gita-course
Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission, initiated a unique method to study Vedanta at home through easy lessons. These lessons are made available from Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF). The primary aim of this Home Study Course is to introduce you to the timeless Vedantic Philosophy and to enable you to apply its priceless wisdom in your day-to-day life. One could choose either the postal or e-mail (online) mode to study the Foundation Vedanta Course. The materials of study for both the courses are the same, regardless of whether you receive your lessons by post or e-mail. There is no need for one to change one’s faith, religion or spiritual master to do this Foundation Vedanta Course.
Course Duration and Scheme
This is a one-year home-study course with 24 lessons to study and 12 questionnaires to answer. Students are required to complete 2 lessons in a month at the rate of one a fortnight.
Any individual who seeks to know the Vedantic Philosophy and earnestly wishes to apply it in his life is welcome to join this Foundation Vedanta Course. It is not required for students to know Sanskrit. This is not a course for mere academic knowledge, it is rather aimed at transforming oneself.
The philosophy of Vedanta gives the right vision of life. It enables an individual to face the situations and problems of life, be it in his profession, family or inter-personal relationships, with ease and dexterity. Clarity of thinking and right vision of life enables peace of mind and efficient living. Spiritual seekers shall be able to understand what spirituality is all about and they could walk the path of sadhana effectively.
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The Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) already offers a Foundation Postal Vedanta Course and an E-Vedanta Course. In spite of the overwhelming responses for these courses, there has been a growing need for an advanced course that gives an in-depth understanding of important Vedantic concepts. To fulfill this long-felt need, CIF is pleased to announce its Advanced Postal and E-Vedanta Courses. The materials of study for both courses are the same, whether correspondence is via mail or e-mail.
The primary aim of this one-year home-study course is to provide clarity and depth to your Vedantic study. All important Vedantic concepts dealt with in the Prakarana Granthas, such as Vivekachudamani, Atma Bodha, Tattva Bodha, Vakya Vritti and Panchadashi are covered in a series of 24 detailed lessons.
Any individual who seeks to have an in-depth study of Vedanta is welcome to join this course. It is not required for students to have completed CIF’s Foundation Postal or E-Vedanta Course to register for the Advanced Vedanta Course.
This is a one-year home-study course with 24 lessons to study and 24 questionnaires to answer. Students are required to complete 2 lessons in a month at the rate of one a fortnight.
The study of the Advanced Vedanta Course will give you an in-depth understanding of Vedanta with a thorough grounding of the basic terminologies and concepts. Reading of the scriptures is to be undertaken hand-in-hand with subjective discipline. This alone will lead to spiritual progress. The Course explains the sadhanas (spiritual disciplines) that are to be followed in our day-to-day life. These sadhanas will bestow purity of mind and single pointedness of intellect that are most required for peace and happiness in life. You will also learn the true meaning of meditation and learn the art of its practice.
For fee details and registration please go to: https://www.chinfo.org/index.php/advanced-vedanta-course
Vedic Mathematics Course
Vedic Mathematics is a blessing to everybody in this day and age when people’s numerical skills are deteriorating as the use of calculators is increasingly commencing at a younger age. Vedic Mathematics’ shorter, quicker and easy to remember techniques enable any student to do calculations faster than they would with conventional methods. Students of Vedic Mathematics dispel their fear of mathematics and gain a new-found confidence to work on any mathematical problem without apprehension. This Vedic Mathematics course aims to promote the traditional knowledge of Mathematics mastered by the mathematicians of ancient India.
Being an enthusiastic educator, trainer and motivational speaker, Vinay Nair has been imparting the knowledge of Vedic Mathematics, since 2009. He founded the ‘School of Vedic Maths’, with an aim to not only teach techniques but also to facilitate productive thinking. In collaboration with CIF he conducts courses, workshops and seminars in schools, colleges and camps on Foundation & Advanced Courses of Vedic Mathematics for an audience anywhere between 10 to 75 years of age. The strong belief that learning Vedic Mathematics improves Observation, Concentration and Creativity apart from the Numerical Ability is what leads this young educator to travel around imparting this ancient system. His approach to teaching is modern and accessible whereby he facilitates students to learn by discovering new methods of their own.
24 lessons covering different techniques in subtraction, addition, multiplication, squaring, square root, cubing, compound multiplication, Pythagoras theorem, area, Katapayadi number system and ancient Indian mathematics.
The course is open to all those who are 12 years or older and interested in studying the beautiful subject of Vedic Mathematics, irrespective of their profession or age. It is neither limited to the young nor to the elder. It is for anyone seeking to improve their mathematical skills, the ancient Indian way.
This is a 9-month home study course with a total of 24 lessons to be studied. At the end of each lesson the Questionnaire pertaining to the lesson is required to be answered and submitted. Further Course material will be sent thereafter. Non-receipt of answers regularly will be taken as dropping out of the Course.
For fee details and registration please go to: https://www.chinfo.org/index.php/advanced-vedanta-course
Make It Happen™ is a tool kit for life. It is filled with powerful ideas, eternal principles and self empowerment exercises specifically designed to guide one through the unfoldment of one’s inner personality. This dynamic programme takes one on a journey of self discovery, helping to unravel the question of life’s true calling and providing one with highly effective tools to Make It Happen™. Committing to the Course will result in a powerful change in one’s life and will help discover success in the outside world as well as fulfilment within.
Course Author Swami Swaroopananda brings the timeless wisdom of Vedanta – the Perennial Philosophy to today’s life and people.His profound insights into modern personal and corporate life, coupled with his humane and down-to-earth approach, makes Swami Swaroopananda a unique spiritual leader and mentor.
• To gain clarity on one’s inherent nature (unique qualities) or Swabhava.
• To set goals in line with one’s nature to express it fully.
• To overcome desires and fears that hold one back from achieving the goals & fulfilling one’s potential.
• To work in a way that our productive potential is maximized and one attains success and from success to significance.
• Fully utilize both the emotional and intellectual dimension of one’s personality.
• To discover fulfilment, peace and contentment in the journey.
The course is open to anyone over the age of 16. It is suitable for anyone seeking greater clarity, purpose and direction in their lives, be they executives, business-people, entrepreneurs, professionals or students at any stage of their self-development.
This is a 3-months study course with a total of 18 chapters to be studied.
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