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Story Writing Intensive

Story Writing Intensive

HSF1501 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course is about writing to enjoy, writing to entertain, and writing with an … Read More
Understanding Hinduphobia

Understanding Hinduphobia

HSF2201 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This course serves as a starting point for those who are interested in learning … Read More
Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram

Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram

TAT1301 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course on Vishnu Sahasranama stotra, will prepare students to chant the slokas with … Read More
Exploring Hinduism -Geography and History

Exploring Hinduism -Geography and History

HSF1001 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) “Exploring Hinduism – Geography and History”, is the first course in the series titled “Exploring … Read More
Sustainability is Sanatana Dharma

Sustainability is Sanatana Dharma

CPS2003 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course explores how the modern quest for sustainability relates to the eternal search … Read More
Dakṣiṇāmūrtistōtram by Ādi Śaṅkara

Dakṣiṇāmūrtistōtram by Ādi Śaṅkara

TAT3001 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course will unfold the Dakṣiṇāmūrtistōtram systematically verse by verse, drawing upon where necessary … Read More
The Renaissance of Sanatana Dharma In the Light of Sri Aurobindo - Part 3

The Renaissance of Sanatana Dharma In the Light of Sri Aurobindo – Part 3

HSF3103 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) More than any one single figure, Sri Aurobindo prophesied that the renaissance of Sanatana … Read More
Bhagavad-Gita for the beginner - YOGA

Bhagavad-Gita for the beginner – YOGA

HSF1303 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) “Bhagavad-Gita for the beginner – YOGA” is the last part of a three-part sequence of … Read More
Dhyaanam – Meditation and the Meditator

Dhyaanam – Meditation and the Meditator

HSF2101 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) Living in the contemporary world includes navigating conflicts at the level of family, work, … Read More
Sri Ramcharitmanas: Continuity in Change

Sri Ramcharitmanas: Continuity in Change

TAT1201 – This course explores the Ramcharitmanas, an epic poem composed in the sixteenth century in Ayodhya, North India, some … Read More
The Philosophy of History

The Philosophy of History

HAM6402- This course introduces students to the philosophy of history, i.e., the philosophical inquiry into the meaning, nature, and validity … Read More
Certificate Program in Hindu Studies

Certificate Program in Hindu Studies

The Certificate program in Hindu Studies (C.P.H.S) prepares Students to engage with the world as a Hindu with confidence and … Read More
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Micro-Certificate in Spoken Samskritam (MCSS)

The Micro-Certificate in Spoken Samskritam (MCSS) is a 4-quarter, 6 Credit-hour leisurely paced, exploration of the Samskritam as a spoken … Read More
Proficiency Phase in Spoken Samskritam - 2

Proficiency Phase in Spoken Samskritam – 2

SAN0004 – The final course in MCSS program. Listening to advanced level Samskritam conversations, Pronouncing the words correctly, Comprehending the … Read More
Proficiency Phase in Spoken Samskritam - 1

Proficiency Phase in Spoken Samskritam – 1

SAN0003 – Third course in MCSS program. Listening to advanced level Samskritam conversations, Pronouncing the words correctly, Comprehending the spoken … Read More
Intermediate Phase in Spoken Samskritam

Intermediate Phase in Spoken Samskritam

SAN0002 – Second course in MCSS program. Listening to intermediate level Samskritam conversations, Pronouncing the words correctly, Comprehending the spoken … Read More
Beginner Phase in Spoken Samskritam

Beginner Phase in Spoken Samskritam

SAN0001 – First course in MCSS program. Listening to beginner level Samskritam conversations, Pronouncing the words correctly, Comprehending the words … Read More
Postcolonial Theory

Postcolonial Theory

PHS6300 – This course provides a full spectrum on thinkers, writers, and theorists who have commented on the colonial occupation … Read More
Giving

Introduction to the Vedic Ritual

HSF1401 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) Ritual is the laboratory where the mind is purified, settled, and prepared for higher … Read More
Sankhya Darshana through the Sankhya Karika – Part 2

Sankhya Darshana through the Sankhya Karika – Part 2

HSF3202 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This Course is the Second of a two-part course series presenting an in-depth exploration … Read More
The Renaissance of Sanatana Dharma In the Light of Sri Aurobindo - Part 2

The Renaissance of Sanatana Dharma In the Light of Sri Aurobindo – Part 2

HSF3102 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) More than any one single figure, Sri Aurobindo prophesied that the renaissance of Sanatana … Read More
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Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner -Gnana

HSF1302 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner – Gnana is the second part of a three-part sequence … Read More
Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program

Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program

YOG3000 – Hindu University of America’s Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program, is delivered in collaboration with Yoga Bharati (Vyasa … Read More
Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency - Advanced Phase

Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Advanced Phase

Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency- Advanced Phase is structured in the form of 8 quarters (2 years) sequence, 1.5 Credit … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit - Cases Moods, and Suffixes

Advanced Sanskrit – Cases Moods, and Suffixes

SAN0302 – Refresh knowledge of tenses and vibhaktis; Read and comprehend hitopadesha stories; Engage in everyday conversations; Comprehend longer stories, … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit - Prefixes, Compounds, Maxims & Analogies

Advanced Sanskrit – Prefixes, Compounds, Maxims & Analogies

SAN0404 – Gain proficiency in the prefixes / upasargas, 4 more types of sandhis, anvaya-krama, and one more laukeeka-nyAya (maxims … Read More
Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency - Intermediate Phase

Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Intermediate Phase

Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Intermediate Phase is structured in the form of 4 quarters (1 year) sequence, 1.5 … Read More
Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency - Beginner Phase

Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Beginner Phase

Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Beginner Phase is structured in the form of 4 quarters (1 year) sequence, 1.5 … Read More
Hindu Contributions to the world in the realm of matter

Hindu Contributions to the world in the realm of matter

HSF1202 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course explores the contributions of the Hindus to the world in the realm … Read More
Ramayana for Excellence in Management and Leadership

Ramayana for Excellence in Management and Leadership

HSF3301 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course aims to introduce Srimad Ramayana as an important literature in teaching and … Read More
Sankhya Darshana through the Sankhya Karika – Part I

Sankhya Darshana through the Sankhya Karika – Part I

HSF3201 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This Course is the first of a two-part course series presenting an in-depth exploration … Read More
The Renaissance of Sanatana Dharma  In the Light of Sri Aurobindo - Part 1

The Renaissance of Sanatana Dharma  In the Light of Sri Aurobindo – Part 1

HSF3101 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) More than any one single figure, Sri Aurobindo prophesied that the renaissance of Sanatana Dharma … Read More
Introduction to Hindu Philosophy: ‘Shad Darshanas’

Introduction to Hindu Philosophy: ‘Shad Darshanas’

HSF2001 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This course will introduce the student to the six traditional perspectives of Hindu Philosophy, … Read More
Living our Svadharma in a contemporary world

Living our Svadharma in a contemporary world

HSF1101 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) A practical guide to – living our svadharma. Living in the contemporary world is … Read More
Establishing the Importance of Hindu Studies in an Academic Setting

Upanishadic Dialogues – I: The Chandogya Upanishad

HSF3001 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course will explore the metaphysics of Hindu Philosophy through a detailed analysis of … Read More
Reason and Revelation in Hindu Philosophy

Reason and Revelation in Hindu Philosophy

HSF6006 – This basic course in Hindu philosophy introduces the theory of knowledge and valid criteria for obtaining knowledge (i.e., … Read More
An Immersive exploration of the iconic "Autobiography of  a Yogi"

An Immersive exploration of the iconic “Autobiography of a Yogi”

YOG2100 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) Of all the books that spread Hindu dharma beyond India, none has had as … Read More
Holiday Season Gift Course

Holiday Season Gift Course

This Holiday Season, light a lamp of knowledge by gifting a HUA course(s) to your family and friends. Your Gift … Read More
Teaching Yoga for Children

Teaching Yoga for Children

YOG3004 – This course enables students to integrate yoga in their teaching career, for guiding children, and for developing spiritual … Read More
The Three Vedantic Perspectives on the Bhagavad Gita

The Three Vedantic Perspectives on the Bhagavad Gita

TAT4002 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) Hindu Thought provides for the simultaneous co-existence of varied perspectives on the nature of … Read More
Disease through the lens of Ayurveda

Disease through the lens of Ayurveda

TAT1102 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) Ayurveda is a holistic and complete consciousness-based wellness paradigm that has its origins sourced … Read More
James Mill and the Rise of Liberal-Left in Britain

James Mill and the Rise of Liberal-Left in Britain

PHS6303 – This course shows that the noxious discourse on Hindus and Hinduism which emerged through the writings of James … Read More
Hindu Temples and Traditions

Hindu Temples and Traditions

TAT 3104 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) Temples occupy an important place in the Hindu mind, both in India and … Read More
Lessons from Valmiki Ramayana

Lessons from Valmiki Ramayana

HSF 1005 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This course will help the participants get a well-versed understanding of the story, … Read More
Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner – DEHA

Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner – DEHA

HSF1004 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner – DEHA is the first part of a three-part sequence … Read More
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Discover the contemporary Relevance of Hindu Dharma

HSF1007 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course, targets an age group of 18-35 and will explore the question – … Read More
Race and Hindu Reform

Race and Hindu Reform

HAM6405 – This course is the second part of a two-part course sequence that begins with HAM6403-Race and Modern Hinduism … Read More
Mahābhārata V: Bhakti and Contemporary Hinduism

Mahābhārata V: Bhakti and Contemporary Hinduism

TAT7206 – This course is the fifth of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The … Read More
Hinduism and Conflict Resolution

Hinduism and Conflict Resolution

CPS5502 – The course explores Hindu ideas and their relevance for conflict resolution. Click here to check if you are … Read More
The Yoga of the Yoga Sutras

The Yoga of the Yoga Sutras

YOG2002 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This course takes the students into a journey of exploration of yoga as enunciated … Read More
Intermediate Sanskrit – Stories & Songs

Intermediate Sanskrit – Stories & Songs

SAN0201-   Comprehend longer stories, essays, and songs in Sanskrit. Using numbers and studying how they vary with genders This course … Read More
Intermediate Sanskrit - Exercises in Cases Moods, and Suffixes

Intermediate Sanskrit – Exercises in Cases Moods, and Suffixes

SAN0007 – Refresh knowledge of tenses and vibhaktis; Read and comprehend hitopadesha stories; Engage in everyday conversations; Comprehend longer stories, … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit - Expressions, Prefixes, & Cases

Advanced Sanskrit – Expressions, Prefixes, & Cases

SAN0303 – Refresh knowledge of tenses and vibhaktis; Read and comprehend hitopadesha stories; Engage in everyday conversations; Comprehend longer stories, … Read More
Establishing the Importance of Hindu Studies in an Academic Setting

Sanskrit through Yogashaastram – samAdhipAdaH – First Section

SAN3101 In this Course students will be introduced to both the first part of Yogashaastram, Chapter I, and simple Samskritam … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit - Tenses, Moods, & Cases

Advanced Sanskrit – Tenses, Moods, & Cases

SAN0301 – Learn using different tenses, moods, and cases (2nd, 6th & 7th vibhakti), Using future and past tense in … Read More
Mahābhārata VI: Methods and Scholarship

Mahābhārata VI: Methods and Scholarship

TAT7206 – This course is the sixth of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The … Read More
Mahābhārata IV: Epic Philosophy

Mahābhārata IV: Epic Philosophy

TAT7204 – This course is the fourth of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The … Read More
Advaita, Viśiśtādvaita and Dvaita – The three flavors of Vēdānta śāstra

Advaita, Viśiśtādvaita and Dvaita – The three flavors of Vēdānta śāstra

TAT4001 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) Hindu Thought provides for the simultaneous co-existence of varied perspectives on the nature of … Read More
Youth Yoga Teacher Training

Youth Yoga Teacher Training

YOG3005 – This course enables teen students to integrate yoga to manage their stress and to teach the community under … Read More
Teaching Yoga for Children

Teaching Yoga for Children

YOG3004 – This course enables students to integrate yoga in their teaching career, for guiding children, and for developing spiritual … Read More
Learn Bhagavad Geeta – Chapters III and IV – And more Samskritam usage

Learn Bhagavad Geeta – Chapters III and IV – And more Samskritam usage

SAN3002 – In this course, which will be taught in the Sanskrit Language, students will build upon their initial knowledge … Read More
The Yoga of Bhagavad Gita

The Yoga of Bhagavad Gita

YOG2001 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This Course takes the Students into a Journey of Exploration of Yoga as enunciated … Read More
The Bhagavadgītā and the West

The Bhagavadgītā and the West

HAM6404 – This course traces the history of the Western reception of the Bhagavadgītā, a central text of classical Hinduism … Read More
Ayurveda – The Wisdom of Wellbeing

Ayurveda – The Wisdom of Wellbeing

TAT1101 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This foundational course is designed to make the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda accessible to … Read More
Gita

Learn Bhagavad Geeta – Chapters I and II – And simple Samskritam

In this course, students will be introduced the both the Bhagavad Geeta, Chapters I and II, and simple Samskritam. Elementary … Read More
Establishing the Importance of Hindu Studies in an Academic Setting

Introduction to the daśaśāntimantras

TAT1001 – This course provides an immersive introduction to the Mantra and Chanting traditions of Sanatana Dharma. It focuses on … Read More
Lessons from Valmiki Ramayana For Teens & Parents

Lessons from Valmiki Ramayana For Teens & Parents

HSF 1006 – This course will help the participants get a well-versed understanding of the story, lessons, and teachings of … Read More
Hindu Contributions to the World in the Realm of Mind – Towards Sciences and Arts

Hindu Contributions to the World in the Realm of Mind – Towards Sciences and Arts

HSF1203 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course belongs to the set of the courses which explore the contributions of … Read More
Decolonizing the Hindu Condition

Decolonizing the Hindu Condition

PHS6302 – This course will analyze in detail the psychological and sociological consequences of the British colonial narratives on Hindus, … Read More
The Yoga of Global Transformation

The Yoga of Global Transformation

This course explores how humanity can meet the ever-pressing challenge of global sustainability, that we all confront collectively. It explores … Read More
Applied Vedic Science - Advanced (Vedanta)

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Vedanta)

(SAN9107) – The schools of philosophy based on the last portions of the Vedas, i.e. Vedānta, not only vary in … Read More
Spiritualistic Hindu woman meditating using rosary or japa mala in the garden.

Bhagavad-Gita for Teens and Parents

HSF1300 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) “Bhagavad-Gita for Teens and Parents” course presents the principles of sound body, sound mind and … Read More
Race & Modern Hinduism

Race & Modern Hinduism

This course traces the construction of “race” in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, beginning with the theological, political, and scientific source … Read More
Holistic Yoga - 2: Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Holistic Yoga – 2: Deepen Your Yoga Practice

YOG2000 – This course provides in-depth experience of holistic yoga, that integrates asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques for a sustained … Read More
Managing Diabetes through Holistic Yoga

Managing Diabetes through Holistic Yoga

This course provides online classroom training under the guidance of senior yoga therapists so that students can learn to practice … Read More
The Dharma Of Global Sustainability

The Dharma Of Global Sustainability

CPS2001 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course explores the impact of ancient Vedic Wisdom on the modern questions of … Read More
Hindu Contributions to the world in the realm of matter

Hindu Contributions to the world in the realm of matter

HSF1002 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course explores the contributions of the Hindus to the world in the realm of … Read More
Reconstructing Hindu History – The Omissions

Reconstructing Hindu History – The Omissions

HAM4202 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This course is the second of a two-quarter course sequence that examines the scientific evidence … Read More
Reconstructing Hindu History – The Commissions

Reconstructing Hindu History – The Commissions

HAM4201 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This course is the first of a two-quarter course sequence that examines the scientific … Read More
Managing Back Pain through Holistic Yoga

Managing Back Pain through Holistic Yoga

YOG1006 – This course provides online classroom training under the guidance of senior yoga therapists so that students can learn … Read More
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How Hindu Dharma Transformed America

HAM2100 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) This course explores the history and impact of Vedic Wisdom on America’s Spiritual Landscape … Read More
Hindu Musical Traditions -  A Cultural Immersion

Hindu Musical Traditions – A Cultural Immersion

TAT3101 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course is the first in a 2-Course sequence in the Hindu Musical Traditions – … Read More
Hindu Musical Traditions – A Historical Perspective

Hindu Musical Traditions – A Historical Perspective

TAT3102 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This Course is the second in the 2-Course Sequence in the Hindu Musical Traditions … Read More
Indian and Western Music Traditions – A Comparative Study

Indian and Western Music Traditions – A Comparative Study

TAT3103 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) This course is the first of a three-part course sequence in the Hindu Musical Traditions … Read More
Mahābhārata III: War Books

Mahābhārata III: War Books

TAT7203 – This course is the third of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The … Read More
Exploring Hinduism for Teens and Parents

Exploring Hinduism for Teens and Parents

HSF1001 – (C.P.H.S – Core Course) “Exploring Hinduism – The Overview”, is the first course in the series titled “Exploring Hinduism” … Read More
Antaranga Mandapam

Antaranga Mandapam

YOG3101 – How is this Coronavirus pandemic going to end? Will we return to our ‘old selves’ and our ‘familiar … Read More
Prefixes, Compounds, Sanskrit Maxims & Analogies

Prefixes, Compounds, Sanskrit Maxims & Analogies

SAN2004 – Gain proficiency in the prefixes / upasargas, 4 more types of sandhis, anvaya-krama,  and one more laukeeka-nyAya (maxims … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit - Poetry, Literature, Writings, and Biographies

Advanced Sanskrit – Poetry, Literature, Writings, and Biographies

SAN0403 – Gain proficiency in the vidhiling lakAra, certain usages, 4 more types of sandhis, anvaya-krama,  and 2 laukeeka-nyAyas (maxims … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit- Conjugates, Voices & Sanskrit Literature

Advanced Sanskrit- Conjugates, Voices & Sanskrit Literature

SAN0402 – Gain proficiency in the 4 types of conjugates (sandhis), anvaya-krama, Atmanepada, passive voice, bhAve-prayoga, and “kta” usage, through … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit -Tenses, Parts of speech, Poetry Analysis in Sanskrit

Advanced Sanskrit -Tenses, Parts of speech, Poetry Analysis in Sanskrit

SAN0401 – Gain proficiency in the different lakAras, the Vocative case, adjectives, gerunds, prepositions, wise sayings, rearranging the words in … Read More
Advanced Sanskrit - Grammatical Structures and Verses

Advanced Sanskrit – Grammatical Structures and Verses

SAN0304 – Gain proficiency in the fifth, sixth, and seventh cases, through shlokas (verses), stories, and conversations. Students will also … Read More
Intermediate Sanskrit – Nouns & Declensions

Intermediate Sanskrit – Nouns & Declensions

SAN0204 – This is the last course in the Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Intermediate phase. After this course, … Read More
Intermediate Sanskrit – Vocabulary & Structure

Intermediate Sanskrit – Vocabulary & Structure

SAN0203 – Gain proficiency in using the three tenses, verbal forms and classifications, past-participles, gerunds, infinitives, and prefixes, through stories … Read More
Intermediate Sanskrit – Words & Phrases

Intermediate Sanskrit – Words & Phrases

SAN0202 – This course is the second in the Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency Program. Starting from the alphabets, gain … Read More
Holistic Yoga -Philosophy and Practice

Holistic Yoga -Philosophy and Practice

YOG1000 – This course provides an introduction to holistic yoga, that integrates yoga philosophy from classical scriptural texts and sustained … Read More
ethosandculture

Internship and Practicum in Teaching Holistic Yoga

Teaching yoga is best learned under a mentor in a class-setting. In this internship, students will shadow experienced yoga instructors … Read More
Teaching Holistic Yoga Retreat

Teaching Holistic Yoga Retreat

This course enables students in transitioning from being a practitioner of yoga into a certified instructor who can teach others … Read More
A multi-ethnic group of adults are indoors in a fitness center. They are wearing exercise clothes and shoes. Here they are doing meditation with their eyes closed.

Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Foundations Intensive

This course enables students to integrate holistic yoga into their lifestyle and become proactive in managing their stress and wellness … Read More
Antaranga Yoga

Antaranga Yoga

YOG3100 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) Antaranga yoga course is designed to use the itihasa-purana Mahabharata as a mirror to … Read More
Bhagavad gita

Introduction to Bhagavadgita

HSF5002 – The Bhagavad Gita is a moksha-shastra, a sacred text that reveals the vision of the Upanisads. In that … Read More
Indian woman holding Diwali oil lamp

Advaita Vedanta: A Method

HSF6004 – This course will explore and demonstrate the use of the methods (prakriyas) used in the Upanisads to unfold … Read More
Freedom and Reality: An Introduction to Advaita Vedanta

Freedom and Reality: An Introduction to Advaita Vedanta

HSF5004 – Who am I, really? Why am I here?  Why do we suffer?  Is there any solution to the … Read More
vedanta

Applied Vedic Science – Vedanta (Basic)

(SAN8107) – The Vedic body of knowledge provides scope for different interpretations even when connected with the same objectives. Particularly, … Read More
ayurveda

Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Āyurveda)

(SAN8105) – The wellbeing of the individual and society in the Vedic vision of the universe included both material and … Read More
jyotish

Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Jyotiṣa)

(SAN8106) – The Vedic knowledge systems of the Hindu traditions were supported by auxiliary systems called Vedāṅgas in understanding the … Read More
advanced ayurveda

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Āyurveda)

(SAN9105) – This course provides an in-depth appreciation of the science and practice of Āyurveda, through a study of one … Read More
universe

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Jyotisha)

(SAN9106) – Jyotiṣa (loosely translated as astrology/astronomy), described as the eyes of the Vedas, uses mathematical calculations as tools for … Read More
values

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Yoga)

(SAN9104) – The wellbeing of the individual and society in the Vedic vision of the universe included both material and … Read More
Sāhitya - IV

Sāhitya – IV

(SAN8103) – This course explores the features of prose and campū literature in Sanskrit and provides an illustration of each … Read More
Sāhitya - III

Sāhitya – III

(SAN7103) – In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both … Read More
Sāhitya - Padya

Sāhitya – Padya

(SAN6103) – In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both … Read More
Sāhitya Landscape

Sāhitya Landscape

SAN5103 – In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both … Read More
grammar

Vyākaraṇa – IV

(SAN8102) – Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical … Read More
Vyākaraṇa – III

Vyākaraṇa – III

(SAN7102) – Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical … Read More
Vyākaraṇa – II

Vyākaraṇa – II

(SAN6102) – The course involves the study of sections of the Laghu-siddhānta-kaumudī pertaining to the technical terms, rules of interpretation … Read More
Vyākaraṇa – I

Vyākaraṇa – I

SAN 5102 – Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for … Read More
Vedas

The Vedas (Atharva)

(SAN8101) – Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture … Read More
vedas

The Vedas (Yajus-Sāma)

(SAN7101) -Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. Like … Read More
Comparative Religion: Death and Meaning

Comparative Religion: Death and Meaning

HSF6003 – The central problem of human life is twofold: morality and mortality. Given the certainty of death, is there … Read More
History of Dharmaśāstras II

History of Dharmaśāstras II

HSF6006 – This is the second course in a two-part survey course that provides an overview of dharma literature from … Read More
Brahmasūtras

Brahmasūtras

The Brahmasūtras are aphorisms on Brahman. Along with the Upaniṣads and the Bhagavadgītā, they form a triad of foundational texts … Read More
History of Dharmaśāstras I

History of Dharmaśāstras I

HSF5006 – This two-part survey course provides an overview of dharma literature from ancient and medieval texts of the Hindu … Read More
Research and Writing Preparatory Seminar

Research and Writing Preparatory Seminar

This introductory seminar introduces students to the fundamentals of academic research and writing. A prerequisite for beginning graduate study, it … Read More
Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

An exploration of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and select writings with a focus on the intersection of spirituality and practicality towards … Read More
The Mahābhārata II: Dicing and Exile

The Mahābhārata II: Dicing and Exile

TAT7202 – This course is the second of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The … Read More
Human Rights: A Hindu Perspective

Human Rights: A Hindu Perspective

CPS6506 – To demonstrate how human rights concept and policy could be found in Hindu philosophy, and also how such … Read More
Akshardham

Discover Life by Exploring India

HSF5001 – A unique study abroad course that offers an authentic, transformative and enriching experience. This course is aimed at … Read More
Philosophy of Nonviolence

Philosophy of Nonviolence

An examination of the concept of nonviolence, its evolution and practice in various cultures and traditions … Read More
Hunamities

The Humanities and the University – II

Inspired by neo-humanism, the research university was to facilitate self-cultivation, aesthetic appreciation (especially through knowledge of classical antiquity), and a … Read More
International Politics: A Hindu Perspective

International Politics: A Hindu Perspective

CPS6507 – To explore methods to bridge the chasm between the practice of international politics and universal moral principles … Read More
holistic yoga

Applied Vedic Sciences Basic (Yoga)

(SAN8104) – This course introduces the categories of Yoga with their respective definitions, based on the Yogasūtras of Patañjali along … Read More
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Mīmāṁsā Advanced

(SAN7105) – Epistemology is an important subject of study across several śāstras in the Indic knowledge tradition, in both Vedic … Read More
Nyāya-vaiśeṣika Advanced

Nyāya-vaiśeṣika Advanced

(SAN7104) – The key features of the Navya-nyāya system of thought as it evolved in time to become the main … Read More
Vedas

The Vedas (Ṛgveda)

(SAN6101) – The course provides an overview of the features, structure, and contents of the Ṛgveda as well as provides … Read More
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Term Project – Sanskrit Studies

(MAM401) – At the end of 36 Credit-hours of course work, students will have an adequate introduction to the subjects … Read More
Mīmāṁsā Basic

Mīmāṁsā Basic

(SAN6105) – In the Hindu knowledge traditions, the science of interpreting various Vedic injunctions and aphorisms, and methods of reconciling … Read More
Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Basic

Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Basic

(SAN6104) – Two distinct systems of classification of world phenomena, i.e. ontologies have emerged from the Vedic thought called Nyāya … Read More
Vedic Science Foundations

Vedic Science Foundations

SAN5104 – India has its own highly systematized method of scientific discourse that is followed in all scientific texts, called … Read More
Contesting Neo-Hinduism

Contesting Neo-Hinduism

PHS7302 – The current mainstream narrative in western academia is that there are two kinds of Hinduism: traditional and neo … Read More
Philosophy of Science and Hinduism

Philosophy of Science and Hinduism

PHS8302 – In the colonial and postcolonial contexts, there have been many attempts both by Indians and western people to … Read More
Philosophical Foundations of Orientalism

Philosophical Foundations of Orientalism

Orientalism employs a technique termed “deconstruction.” In order to effectively and critically examine a colonial and postcolonial discourse, it is … Read More
Orientalism and Hinduism

Orientalism and Hinduism

PHS7301 – In postcolonial scholarship, Edward Said’s work Orientalism can be considered a landmark text. This course helps students understand … Read More
Arthaśāstra

Arthaśāstra

CPS 5505 – To examine the core ideas such as state, war, and peace in the ancient text Arthashastra, a … Read More
Śhānti Parva

Śhānti Parva

CPS5504 – To elaborate ideas of good governance and duties of a ruler towards his subjects and Dharma as enshrined … Read More
Bhagavad gita

The Vision of the Bhagavad-Gītā

HSF5002 – Distilled from the Upaniṣad, the Śrīmad Bhagavad-Gītā is a fundamental text of Hindu Dharma which has given rise … Read More
Anticolonialism and Postcolonialism

Anticolonialism and Postcolonialism

PHS6301 – This course introduces the theories of various anticolonial and postcolonial writers in order to create a framework for … Read More
vedanta

The Foundation of Vedānta

HSF5004 – Vedānta also known as the Upaniṣad, found at the end of all four Vedas, reveal the goal and … Read More
vedas

An Overview of the Veda

HSF5003 – The Vedas are the oldest body of sacred knowledge known to man. A bird’s eye view of the … Read More
Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa

Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa

TAT7203 – Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa is a classic story of human self-development focused on the relationship between the macrocosm (the kingdom) … Read More
The Mahābhārata I: From Beginning to End

The Mahābhārata I: From Beginning to End

TAT7201 – This course is the first of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The … Read More
Ādi Śaṅkara

Ādi Śaṅkara

TAT6202 – Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, the author of numerous commentaries and pedagogical tracts, is the seminal philosopher in Hinduism, especially its … Read More
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Bhakti and Philosophy

TAT6201 – In religious studies, bhakti is often described as devotion or intense feeling, and presented as “faith” in contrast … Read More
Ancient Greek Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy

HSF6002 – What is the meaning of existence? What is the nature of truth? These were the questions asked by … Read More
Historicism and Its Crisis

Historicism and Its Crisis

HAM8402 – The intellectual movement known as historicism dominated the nineteenth century. At its simplest, it is the view that … Read More
Textual Criticism

Textual Criticism

This course teaches the fundamentals of textual criticism. Alongside a historical survey of scribal and editorial practices, we shall explore … Read More
The Humanities and the University - I

The Humanities and the University – I

Inspired by neo-humanism, the research university was to facilitate self-cultivation, aesthetic appreciation (especially through a knowledge of classical antiquity), and … Read More
The Philosophy of History

The Philosophy of History

Building on “Historical Methods and Sources,” this course introduces students to the philosophy of history, i.e., the philosophical inquiry into … Read More
Historical Methods and Sources

Historical Methods and Sources

As a mode of knowing, history has acquired unparalleled prestige. We now think that to know when, where and under … Read More
The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment or, simply, the Enlightenment extended from the late seventeenth to the eighteenth century. This epoch had … Read More
Aryanism and Indology

Aryanism and Indology

The idea of an Aryan “master race” has an enduring hold on the racist imagination. But when and how did … Read More
Critical Issues in Hindu Studies

Critical Issues in Hindu Studies

HSF6001 – This course outlines the critical issues involved in the European understanding of Hindus and India, developed within the … Read More
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

HSF6005 – The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is a foundational text for understanding the world of Yoga. Today, Yoga has … Read More
Introduction to Vedas

Introduction to Vedas

SAN5101 – Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture … Read More
Gandhian Philosophy

Gandhian Philosophy

CPS 5503 To mainstream the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi towards developing a new and enabling perspective from Hindu philosophical tradition … Read More
Hinduism & Peace

Hinduism & Peace

An exploration of Hindu thought, particularly those elements which are relevant from a conflict resolution perspective … Read More
Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies

Introduction to Conflict and Peace Studies

CPS 5501 An overview of conflict resolution and peace studies with a focus on the major theories and their application … Read More
Orientation to Hindu Studies

Orientation to Hindu Studies

HSF5000 – (C.P.H.S – REQUIRED Course) The word ‘Orientation’ in this course title carries two meanings. The first and obvious meaning … Read More
Beginning Sanskrit - Script & Sounds

Beginning Sanskrit – Script & Sounds

SAN0101- Course Contents: 1.Study and use of the DevanAgari script, Origin of the sounds, Pronunciations of Vowels and Consonants 2.Simple … Read More
Beginning Sanskrit - Words & Vocabulary

Beginning Sanskrit – Words & Vocabulary

SAN0102 – Learn Vowels & Consonants, Songs, Numbers, Use of two and three letter combinations, Expanding the vocabulary through nouns, … Read More
Beginning Sanskrit - Sentences & Comprehension

Beginning Sanskrit – Sentences & Comprehension

SAN0103 – More exposure to combined letters (samyukta-akSharANi), Engage in simple reading and conversation, Combine words and phrases for short … Read More
Beginning Sanskrit - Proverbs & Stories

Beginning Sanskrit – Proverbs & Stories

SAN0104- combined letters (samyukta-akSharANi), In-depth study of purusha, vacana, and linga, engage in simple reading and conversation, Combine words and … Read More