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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 pure soul through carefully curated verses from the Bhagavad-Gita to participants, who have no prior exposure to this important Hindu Text. The course has 3 modules titled, DEHA, GNANA and YOGA. The DEHA module highlights the principles of sound Body. The GNANA module highlights the essentials of sound Mind. The YOGA module highlights the paths for attaining pure soul. This course presents a unique approach to understand, explore and apply the divine wisdom of the Bhagavad-Gita in one’s own life. The course is carried out using Active and Interactive ways of learning. It simplifies the learning process of the Bhagavad-Gita for teens and parents by using easy to understand graphic illustrations and simple to practice recitations.

A late payment fee of $50 will be charged for all the Summer 2022 courses registrations after June 30, 2022.

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Course Code: HSF1300

Credit Hours: 1.5

Course Level: 100

$200.00$500.00

HSF1300 – (C.P.H.S – Elective Course) “Bhagavad-Gita for Teens and Parents” course presents the principles of sound body, sound mind and pure soul through carefully curated verses from the Bhagavad-Gita to participants, who have no prior exposure to this important Hindu Text. The course has 3 modules titled, DEHA, GNANA and YOGA. The DEHA module highlights the principles of sound Body. The GNANA module highlights the essentials of sound Mind. The YOGA module highlights the paths for attaining pure soul. This course presents a unique approach to understand, explore and apply the divine wisdom of the Bhagavad-Gita in one’s own life. The course is carried out using Active and Interactive ways of learning. It simplifies the learning process of the Bhagavad-Gita for teens and parents by using easy to understand graphic illustrations and simple to practice recitations.

A late payment fee of $50 will be charged for all the Summer 2022 courses registrations after June 30, 2022.

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Course Content:

The course explores the wisdom of Bhagavad-Gita under 3 dimensions of human life. In today’s world we often see things with super specialized knowledge and have a fragmented view of the human life. Multiple streams of science and technology, diverse views of history and culture further divide our understanding of life. This course presents life in big picture with holistic view of body, mind and soul using key versus of Bhagavad-Gita.
DEHA module presents the Material and Psychic aspects of the human body in 6 lessons based on Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita. It highlights the principles of "Sound Body" for attaining comprehensive wellness. First three lessons describe the elements of nature followed by the characteristics of the human body and mind. Next three lessons describe the sensory objects followed by the ways of controlling the senses and the consequences of sense gratification. In this module the participants shall learn the following. The basis of human existence on earth. The three kinds of food and their influence on the human body. The three main characteristics of the human mind. The two broad ways of conducting life in the material world. The characteristics of a balanced consciousness. The cause and effect of mental stress.
GNANA module presents the Physical, Social, Occupational, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual dimensions of the eternal wisdom from Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita. It highlights the principles of "Sound Mind" for attaining comprehensive wellness. First three dimensions describe the aspects of human endeavor in the material world. Next three dimensions describe the aspects of human evolution in the psychic world. In this module the participants shall learn the following. The three types of actions and the fruits of such actions. The four-fold social order on the basis of human character and action. The three types of people based on their actions and determination. Austerities of mind and the three types of minds. Factors of emotional equilibrium. The four forms of worship and three kinds of worshippers.
YOGA module presents the basis of the Atma and the four paths of spiritual practice as prescribed in Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita. It highlights the principles of "Pure Soul" for attaining comprehensive wellness. Union with self is Yoga and the four paths of Yoga are Karma, Gnana, Dhyana and Bhakti. Karma yoga describes the path of action, Gnana yoga describes the path of knowledge, Dhyana yoga describes the path of meditation and Bhakti yoga describes the path of devotion in the pursuit of union with divine. In this module the participants shall learn the following. The doctrine of rebirth and
reincarnation. The law of Karma and its five factors. The principle of Gnana and its components. The
process of Dhyana and its essentials. The practice of Bhakti and its methods.

Course Description:

The Bhagavad-Gita for Teens and Parents is designed to encourage both teenagers and their parents (or their grandparents) to explore the Bhagavad Gita together. It will create new conversational spaces for families, which are interested in learning together, across the generations. The course will help participants to memorize, understand and apply the divine wisdom of Bhagavad-Gita. The participants can get an overview of Hindu Dharma and enrich their personality along multiple dimensions including the spiritual. This course is delivered using Active, Interactive and Collaborative models. It offers guided practice of shlokas followed by interactive discussion of their meaning. The course material for active learning is available in multiple languages. The interactive sessions are conducted online in English.

Class Structure:
There will be a minimum of 3 contact hours with faculty every week. The class is structured in a way that promotes discussion and debate based on self-study and reflection each week. After the weekly class the students will be required to submit audio recordings of verses.

Course Learning Objectives:
In this course students will be able to:
1)Practice accurate pronunciation of the shlokas through guided chanting.
2)Explore the Intersemiotic translation of key versus of Bhagavad-Gita.
3)Gain a deeper understanding of the Bhagavad Gita through graphic illustrations.
4)Discover the foundations of Hindu Dharma from the Bhagavad-Gita
5)Gain an overview of the Hindu Wisdom, and Hindu Pathways for spiritual growth.
6)Purchasable Readings before the Course:

Readings:
Transliteration text books and guided audios from www.GitaVidya.org

Required / Elective: Elective

Prerequisites: Admission into program of study

Faculty / InstructorMr. Gopi V. Prasad

USA Batch-

Time: 11:00 am EST – 12:30 pm EST

Day: Tuesday and Saturday

Start Date: July 16, 2022

End Date: August 23, 2022

ANZ Batch-

Time: 1:30 am EST – 03:00 am EST (11.00am IST to 12.30pm IST)

Day: Tuesday and Saturday

Start Date: July 16, 2022

End Date: August 23, 2022

Quarter Offered: Summer 2022

Additional information

Quarter Offered

Price

1 Family Member = $200, 2 Family Members = $300, 3 Family Members = $400, 4 or More Family Members = $500

Batch

USA Batch, ANZ Batch

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