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Svadhyaya Series is an online immersive text-based study programme. It is a unique initiative of CIF towards fulfilling Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s vision of bridging 'the pundit and the public'.

Selected treatises are divided topically into different lessons for an in-depth study and comprehension. Svadhyaya Series will contain the lectures on lessons by expert faculty in video/audio format, a questionnaire at the end of every lesson, facility to learn from fellow students through an online Discussion Forum, and a chance to clear doubts from subject experts.

  1. Freedom to choose from a variety of Courses varying from basic to advanced levels based on your current knowledge on the subject and liking
  2. Access to high quality videos and/or audio
  3. Ease of studying at your own pace wherever you are located and even while you are travelling
  4. Objective-type questionnaires to check your comprehension and enhance your reflection
  5. Facility to discuss with other fellow students through a vibrant online Discussion Forum for fortifying your understanding and clearing your doubts
  6. Option to clarify doubts with subject experts
  7. Certificate of Completion from Chinmaya International Foundation
  1. Register for the course of your choice:

    Choose a course offered under the Svadhyaya Series and register online.

  2. Watch/Listen and Answer the Questionnaire:
    • Watch and/listen to the lectures pertaining to the text. The entire course is structured into lessons with a logical flow. The student is given access to the lectures of the lesson. Once there is good comprehension of the subject the student can then attempt the questionnaire before proceeding to the next lesson.
    • A questionnaire can be reattempted but the grades of the subsequent attempts will not be considered for the purpose of evaluation and certification.
    • The basic purpose of the questionnaires are to facilitate the student’s comprehension of the lesson. The questionnaires need not be attempted in one-go.
    • Once the questionnaire of a lesson is submitted, the lectures of the next lesson will be available for watching/listening.
  3. Discussion Forum:
    • A Discussion Forum is provided for the students to discuss their doubts with fellow students related to the topics covered.
    • If any question(s) is left unanswered, then the student can email their doubts to svadhyaya@chinfo.org, which will be answered by the Course Facilitator.
  4. Doubt Clarification:

    If doubt(s) still remains unresolved, then a LIVE online discussion with the Course Facilitator can be requested for.

All those who have completed the course will be awarded a Certificate of completion by Chinmaya International Foundation. Assessment of grades will be based on the marks obtained in the first attempt of all tests.

Email: svadhyaya@chinfo.org
Phone Nos.: For registration: +91 92077 11140 | For IT related: +91 92077 11141

Courses Offered

Shukashtakam – The Unbridled Freedom of the Realised
Shukastakam is a profound octet composed by the narrator of the Srimad Bhagvatam, Shuka Maharshi, son of Sri Veda Vyasa, verily describing the state of an Enlightened One. In just eight delightful verses that end with the refrain...
Panchadashi – Tattva-viveka-prakarana
Panchadashi, the renowned composition of Sri Bharati Tirtha and Swami Vidyaranya, is a compendium of 15 foundational treatises or prakarana-granthas...
Sadhana Panchakam
Sadhana-panchakam is a prakarana-grantha written by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. Through five potent and powerful verses, he gives us the great spiritual path to the Truth.
Panchadashi – Mahabhuta-viveka- prakarana
Panchadashi, the renowned composition of Sri Bharati Tirtha and Swami Vidyaranya, is a compendium of 15 foundational treatises or prakarana-granthas...
Dashashloki is the first Vedantic composition by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. It appears to be simple at the first glance, but is profound and filled with deep and subtle Vedantic precepts. In this text Sri Adi Sankaracharya encapsulates the entire Vedanta and presents it as the reply to his Guru's query: 'Who are you?'
Atmabodha is a basic prakarana-grantha authored by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. This is one of the texts that every student of Vedanta should study prior to studying advanced texts like the Bhagavad-gita and the Upanishads or even other prakaraṇa-granthas like Vivekachudamani, Panchadashi and so on.
Panchadashi – Panchakosha-viveka-prakarana
Panchadashi, the renowned composition of Sri Bharati Tirtha and Swami Vidyaranya, is a compendium of 15 foundational treatises or prakarana-granthas. This epic work is a singular treatise on the entire philosophy of Advaita-vedanta.
To be Launched Soon:
  1. Tattvabodha – Basic
  2. Tattvabodha – Advanced
  3. Hastamalaka-stotram
  4. Brhadaranyaka Upanishad – Maitreyi Brahmana (with Bhashya)
  5. Advaita-pancharatnam

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