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Bhagavad Gita Course

ABOUT THE COURSE / COURSE OVERVIEW

His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission, initiated a unique method to study Vedanta through easy Vedanta lessons. The Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) already offers Foundation and Advanced Vedanta Courses and Sanskrit Courses for home study through Online and Postal Modes. 

Pujya 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 the spiritual life. His lectures which he termed as Gita Jnana Yagnas, meaning transformation through the fire of knowledge, rather than the age-old Vedic practice of purification through a ritualistic havan presided over by a priest, did transform an entire generation. 

CIF feels blessed and privileged to now offer the Bhagavad Gita Course to students of Vedanta, spiritual seekers, and to all those who wish to live a life of quality and perfection. 

You may choose either the Online or Postal 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 OBJECTIVES / REWARDS

The primary aim of the Bhagavad Gita Course is to make life glorious by following the ‘Gita-way’ accessible to anyone who yearns for it. It provides holistic, insightful coverage of the entire text in a lucid and simple style. It provides inputs for continuous improvement, and in the modern context, 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’. 

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, internalize, and actually live by abiding to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. It effectively enables you, in the most endearing way, to actualize your immense potential and to tap into your innate strengths. The true reward for the diligent study is the transformation of the student’s life from some sort of an obligation to an exuberant celebration.

COURSE AUTHOR

The Bhagavad Gita Course is authored by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda. 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 crystallized, experiential wisdom and insightfulness of Swamiji, in a style characterized by clarity, depth, and profundity couched in the comforting style of simplicity, compassion, and accessibility. It bears the same mark of understated elegance and excellence of which Pujya Swamiji is a living embodiment.

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.

FOR QUERIES

Head – Home Study Courses

Chinmaya International Foundation

Adi Sankara Nilayam, Adi Sankara Marg

Veliyanad, Ernakulam District 

Pin – 682313, Kerala, India

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

E-mail: gitacourse@chinfo.org

DISCUSSION FORUM / CHAT BLOG

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

COURSE MODES

The Bhagavad Gita Course is available in 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 online. In addition, the students registered for the online mode will have access to the video recordings of each lesson which they can watch and learn simultaneously.  In the Postal mode, the lessons will be sent by courier/post and the answers are expected to be sent back by courier/post. The scores obtained can be viewed online.

BHAGAVAD GITA COURSE ONLINE

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE SESSIONS

  1. The duration of the Bhagavad Gita Online Course is 15 months.
  2. The course comprises of 30 lessons (@ 2 lessons per month) and a total of 30 questionnaires.
  3. Online mode is available for those who register for this.
  4. Registered students will be provided access credentials and links to the online platform.
  5. You can register on 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 the ‘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 program on Adi Sankara Jayanti day (around April – May every year) or opt for postal delivery.

 

BHAGAVAD GITA COURSE POSTAL

COURSE DETAILS

  1. The duration of the Bhagavad Gita Postal Course is 15 months.
  2. The course comprises of 30 lessons (@ 2 lessons per month) and a total of 30 questionnaires.
  3. After your enrollment, 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 program 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 registration for the Course.

 

BHAGAVAD GITA 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%)
Bhagavad Gita Course Online 6000.00 INR / US$ 200.00
Bhagavad Gita Course Postal 7000.00 INR / US$ 250.00