While many of the world’s most ancient cultures can only be observed in museums, Hindu Dharma is still very much alive today. Currently, it is practiced by over 1.2 billion people across the globe. What allows this culture to continue to thrive in spite of centuries of both invasions from outside Bhaarat (India) and attacks from within?
In this course, we will explore four main aspects of this ancient culture: 1. Glorious Roots: The Vedas2. Grounding in Dharma (or Values)3. A Guide to Karma4. Gaining Moksha
Acquiring a deeper understanding of these four aspects will empower our individual lives. It will pave the way for a more holistic world view, enable us to live with respect for each other, and even help us live in greater balance with our environment.
As spiritual seekers, the foundations of Hindu Dharma will enhance and enrich our spiritual practices and provide us with more clarity about the goal of life and the means to achieve it. The beauty of these principles is that they are universal – everyone can learn, apply and transform themselves through this knowledge, irrespective of their background. Each module will combine a philosophical concept with a practical technique that anyone can learn to apply in their everyday life.
Swami Swatmananda serves at Chinmaya Mission Mumbai after completing the Vedanta Course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. He expounds the philosophy of Advaita through talks, camps, meditation retreats, etc. on the Bhagavad Gītā, Upaniṣads, Rāmāyana, Śrīmad Bhāgavata, etc. He uses theatre, plays, treks, outdoor experiential learning, and music to inspire youth. He also serves the Youth Empowerment Programme(YEP) a value-based leadership program for youth who want to serve the Nation & Culture.
Swami Swatmananda created Chinmaya Pradeep, a one-of-a-kind outdoor Vedantic Vision Park in Mumbai. He has written and directed two theatrical performances. “Adrshya – Quest for the Unseen” based on Saraswati Civilization & Developed India and a play based on the Bhagavad Gītā titled – “Just Like That.”