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The Mahabharata declares: “If you master the Bhagavad Gita, what is the need for a pile of scriptures.'' The Bhagavad Gita is the quintessence of the entire Upanishads, immensely practical and thus the most popular of all the scriptural treatises. Its message is universal and serves as an unparalleled self-transformation tool. This course offers an in-depth verse to verse study of the Gita along with chanting, meditation and doubt clarification sessions. By mastering the wisdom of the Gita, one truly masters the mind, life and the world!
The Upanishads 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 shravana, manana and nididhyasana (listening, reflection and meditation) reveals the Self as source of all Bliss and Knowledge within. The entire universe becomes one’s own abode, and comes to be experienced as a glorious expression of the Self. Come revel in the Upanishads, bask in its knowledge, discover yourself and become fulfilled. What are you waiting for?
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) as the Foundation Vedanta Course. The primary aim of this Home Study Course is to introduce you to the timeless Philosophy of Vedanta and to enable you to apply its priceless wisdom in your day-to-day life.
Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was indeed the Gita Acharya of modern times. His commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, ‘The Holy Geeta’, is acclaimed as a philosophical masterpiece and a manual on spiritual life. CIF offers the Bhagavad Gita Course to students of Vedanta and all spiritual seekers who aspire to live a life of quality and perfection. Go through Gita... Grow through Gita!
The Advanced Vedanta Course gives an in-depth understanding of important Vedantic concepts. 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.
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 “nistraigunye pathi vicaratah ko vidhih ko nisedhah,” Sri Shuka Maharshi reveals the nature of the ultimate Reality even while declaring the utter freedom enjoyed by the Man of Realisation.
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. By providing the complete grasp of the essentials of Vedanta, Panchadashi amply serves to dispel the ignorance of the Self.
Enjoy the Magic of Magic Squares. This camp based on Ancient Indian Mathematics will help you learn Mathematics through expert sessions by Vinay Nair, the author of CIF’s Vedic Mathematics Course. The camp includes discussions, debates, games and much more.
Learn the elements of mathematics that lay hidden in music, dance, poetry and computer science. Unlike the Mathematics that is taught in school which has only 'one way' to solve a particular problem, Vedic Mathematics shows different ways to solve the same problem. This camp is for anybody 12 years and above.