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Upanishad Course – Online

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?

Beginner Course Medium: English

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On successful completion of the payment process, you will see a pop-up message on the screen and also receive a confirmation email to your registered email id. If you do not get the confirmation email, please feel free to contact: Manager, CIF (Email: manager@chinfo.org or Mob: +91 92077 11145)

More about the Course

Course Author

The Course has been authored by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda. Pujya Guruji 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 Guruji, in a style characterised 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 Guruji is a living embodiment.

Course Eligibility

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

Course Details

  • The duration of the Upanishad Course Online is one year.
  • The course comprises 24 lessons (@ 2 lessons per month) and a total of 24 questionnaires.
  • Registered students will be provided access credentials and link to the online platform.
  • You can register from our website. Once the payment is received your registration for the Course will be activated.
  • Log in to the website and then access your Course through ‘My Registrations’ section.
  • Download your first lesson, study the lesson, watch the video recording of the lesson and then submit your answers through the ‘Get Started’ option.
  • Attendance will be tracked through the system.
  • You have to submit your answers online, within 15 days of downloading your lesson.
  • Your answers are checked by the Tutor and the score is provided.
  • The score will be uploaded to your webpage so that you will be able to view it.
  • Once your answers are submitted, you will be able to download the next set of lessons.
  • Those who successfully complete the course will be given a ‘Course Completion Certificate’ of merit signed by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, Head of Chinmaya Mission worldwide. The digital copy of the same will be sent to your registered email ID.
  • Grading system for certification.
    • 80% and above 'O' Grade
    • 60% and above 'A+' Grade
    • 50% and above 'A' Grade
    • Below 50% 'B' Grade

Course Objectives and Rewards

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 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. 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 Upaniṣads, bask in its knowledge, discover yourself, and become fulfilled. What are you waiting for?

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.

Guidance notes for the students to use the ‘Discussion Forum’, will be available on the course dashboard.

Access to Lessons

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. Grades can be viewed online.

Home Study Course Scholarship Initiative

Envisioned to be a platform to impart knowledge, CIF has always made it a point to make the courses accessible to all the sincere seekers. Students, who are keen to pursue a particular course, but have difficulty affording the course fee, can send an email to the Director: homestudycourses@chinfo.org stating the same. They will be given financial assistance to enrol for the course based on the genuineness of request, keenness to study and eligibility.

One can also be a part of this noble venture by contributing to the Home Study Course Scholarship Fund. To know more, send an email to the Director: homestudycourses@chinfo.org.

Additional Support

At CIF each student is of immense value. In the course of study, if you stumble at any stage, we are here to help you. Please feel free to drop an email stating the issues you are facing while attending the course to homestudycourses@chinfo.org, and we will come up with the best possible way to tackle the issue.

For Queries

The Administrator - 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

Frequently Asked Questions

You may enrol for the course. But a basic knowledge of Vedanta will help in an easy understanding of the concepts. It is adviced that you may first complete the Foundation and Advanced Vedanta Courses and then join for the Upanishad Course.

Yes. The Upanishads reveal to us that we are one with the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. This realisation will help us discover ourself and become fulfilled.

The basic knowledge of Sanskrit may be an added advantage, however, it is not a pre-requisite to enrol for the course.

The course content is based on the ten major Upanishads. You may refer to individual texts though it is not a must.

Your queries can be solved through an online Discussion Forum. If your queries are left unanswered, you may email them to homestudycourses@chinfo.org

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