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
Course Author 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.
Course Objective 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 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'.
Course Eligibility 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.
Course Duration 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.
Course fee (Non-refundable): Bhagavad Gita Postal Course Residents of Indian sub-continent - INR 7,000* Other Residents - USD 250* Bhagavad Gita Online Course Residents of Indian sub-continent - INR 6,000* Other Residents - USD 200*
*Those unable to pay for the course in part or whole may apply to the Administrator, Bhagvad Gita Course for the scholarship, stating reasons.
Mode of Learning Bhagavad Gita Postal Course Bhagavad Gita Online Course
Registration Online Registration: Choose your course option (either Postal or Online) and submit your application form and make payment online. 1. Bhagavad Gita Postal Course 2. Bhagavad Gita Online Course Offline Registration: Download Registration Form, choose the Course Option (either Postal or Online), fill the requested details and post it with your draft, cheque or money order, in favour of 'Chinmaya International Foundation', payable at Piravom or Ernakulam.