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Upanishad Course

COURSE INTRODUCTION

We are able to see, hear, taste, smell and touch. What is that which makes this body, essentially inert, sentient? What makes our senses, mind and intellect function? Rarely we wonder and ask about this Cosmic Phenomenon that provides us with life and its many and varied gifts. Some rare individuals wonder and for them begins the journey towards the Self.

The Upaniṣhads reveal to us that in truth we are beyond life and death, good and bad; that we are the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. Inclusive of all, excluding nothing, this ultimate Reality of life when realized through the triple means of śravaṇa, manana and nididhyāsana (listening, reflection and meditation) reveals the Self as source of all Bliss and Knowledge within. This Realization when once owned by us, even for a moment (sakṛd api), then there is no turning back to our old ignorant state of living. The entire universe becomes one’s own abode, and comes to be experienced as a glorious expression of the Self. Come revel in the Upaniṣhads, bask in its knowledge, discover yourself, and become fulfilled. What are you waiting for?

COURSE AUTHOR

The Course has been authored by Pūjya Swami Tejomayananda, the mentor and guide of the Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. Pujya Guruji, as he is reverentially and endearingly addressed in Chinmaya Mission, is a master of Vedāntic tradition and the Bhakti lore, and is a renowned teacher of Vedānta, as well as an author of many commentaries and independent treatises on Vedānta and Bhakti literature. This course indeed offers the crystallized, experiential wisdom and insights of Pūjya Guruji, with great depth and clarity, delivered with simplicity and ease of assimilation. It bears the understated elegance and excellence, simplicity and profundity, of which Pūjya Guruji is a living embodiment.

COURSE MODES

The Upanishad Course is available in both Online and Postal Modes. Students can select one of the modes convenient to them. 

In the Online mode, the lessons are to be downloaded from the website and answers should be submitted; followed by an online evaluation process. In addition, the students of the Online Mode will have access to the Video Recordings of each lesson which they can watch and learn simultaneously.  In Postal Mode the lessons will be sent by courier / post, the answers need to be sent again by courier / post. Grades can be viewed online.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY

Being an advanced study that demands a deeper understanding of Vedānta, applicants will benefit well if they have been already introduced to Vedānta, or must have studied at least a few prakaraṇa-granthas or basic texts Vedānta. Since the Course is in English, the knowledge of Sanskrit is not a requirement. A sincere longing for Truth is however a significant eligibility and nothing betters it!

FOR QUERIES

Head – Home Study Courses

Chinmaya International Foundation

Adi Sankara Nilayam

Veliyanad

Ernakulam District 

Pin – 682313, Kerala, India.

Phone: +91-92077-11140 |  +91-484-2749676

E-mail:  upanishadcourse@chinfo.org

DISCUSSION FORUM / CHAT BLOG

We recommend students of the Upanishad Course to discuss, share, and exchange notes with fellow students through the CIF Online Discussion Forum/Chat Blog. Visit http://forum.chinfo.org

 

 UPANISHAD COURSE ONLINE

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE SESSIONS

  1. The duration of the Upanishad Online Course is one year.
  2. The course comprises of 24 lessons (@ 2 lessons per month) and a total of 24 questionnaires.
  3. Online mode is available for those who register for this.
  4. Registered students will be provided access credentials and link to the online platform.
  5. You can register from our website. Once the payment is received your registration for the Course will be activated.
  6. Log on to the website and then access your Course through ‘My Courses’ Section.
  7. Download your first lesson, attend the session and then submit your answers through the ‘Take Exam’ option.
  8. Attendance will be tracked through the system.
  9. You have to submit your answers online, within 15 days of downloading your lesson.
  10. Your answers are checked by the Tutor and the score is provided.
  11. Once your answers are submitted, you will be able to download the next set of lessons.
  12. Those who successfully complete the course will be given a ‘Course Completion Certificate’ of merit signed by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda ji, Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. You could collect the ‘Course Completion Certificate’ either during our convocation programme on Adi Sankara Jayanti day (around April – May every year) or opt for postal delivery.

 

UPANISHAD COURSE POSTAL

COURSE DETAILS

  1. The duration of the Upanishad Postal Course is one year. 
  2. The course comprises of 24 lessons (@ 2 lessons per month) and a total of 24 questionnaires.
  3. After your enrolment, you will be receiving 6 lessons and 6 questionnaires by courier / post.
  4. You have to send your answers for one questionnaire within 15 days from the date of receipt of lessons.
  5. After your answers are checked by the Course Tutor, the same will be returned to you for your observation along with the next set of 6 lessons. A score will also be assigned to your answers.
  6. Those who successfully complete the course will be given a ‘Course Completion Certificate’ of merit signed by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda ji, the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide.  You could collect the ‘Course Completion Certificate’ either during our convocation programme on Adi Sankara Jayanti day (around April – May every year) or opt for postal delivery. 

 DISCUSSION FORUM WITH MODERATOR 

     Guidance notes for the students to use the ‘Discussion Forum’ for both Online and     Postal modes, will be mailed separately on completing the Course registration.

 

UPANISHAD COURSE

Please note: All Course Fees are non-refundable. We recommend you to view the sample lessons provided in each Course before you register.

 

Course Title Course Fee (+ GST @ 18%)
Upanishad Course Online  6000.00 INR / US$ 200.00
Upanishad Course Postal  7000.00 INR / US$ 250.00