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Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner -Sodhana

HSF2004 – Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner SODHANA is the second part of a three-part sequence of courses titled Sadhana, Sodhana and Vadana that help students to integrate the wisdom of the Bhagavad-Gita in their lives. The Sodhana Course enables students to engage with the meanings of selected Shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita from a comparative perspective. Students will examine the meanings, interpretations and emphasis of the Bhagavad-Gita shlokas by careful analysis of the commentaries of at least 3 different Acharyas, representing 3 major Sampradayas. As they do this, the students will acquire a deeper understanding of Bhagavad-Gita and gain an appreciation for the plurality of  spiritual perspectives and pathways available within Hindu Dharma, that will enrich their lives.

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Course Code: HSF2004

Credit Hours: 1.5

Course Level: 200

HSF2004 – Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner SODHANA is the second part of a three-part sequence of courses titled Sadhana, Sodhana and Vadana that help students to integrate the wisdom of the Bhagavad-Gita in their lives. The Sodhana Course enables students to engage with the meanings of selected Shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita from a comparative perspective. Students will examine the meanings, interpretations and emphasis of the Bhagavad-Gita shlokas by careful analysis of the commentaries of at least 3 different Acharyas, representing 3 major Sampradayas. As they do this, the students will acquire a deeper understanding of Bhagavad-Gita and gain an appreciation for the plurality of  spiritual perspectives and pathways available within Hindu Dharma, that will enrich their lives.

A late payment fee of $50 will be charged for all the Winter 2022 courses registrations after January 2, 2022.

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Course content:

Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner SODHANA course deals with the study of the meanings and commentaries of the 140 selected versus of Bhagavad-Gita grouped under 17 thematic topics. The ‘Gita Vidya Bhasya Sindhu’ is a collection of commentaries by various Acharyas on the Bhagavad-Gita, which will be made available to the Class participants. Students will compare the meanings, interpretations, and emphasis provided by any three different Bhashyas i.e. commentaries on the Bhagavad-Gita, and summarise their observations as part of active learning. Participants will share their observations and discuss the varied interpretations under the guidance of faculty during the interactive sessions. Students will be required to submit their compilation of various interpretations and their own findings in summary form for each module and present a final report at the end of the course.

The Sodhana course is carried out using Active, Interactive, and Collaborative ways of online learning. The course material for active learning is available in multiple languages. The interactive sessions are conducted online in English. These courses enable the students to memorize, understand, and apply the essential aspects of the divine wisdom imparted by Shri Krishna to Arjuna.

This course involves the documentation of word-by-word meaning (Artha Sangraha) followed by comparative study of the interpretations of 3 different acharyas/authors (Bhava Sodhana). A guided discussion of the student observations is carried out during online interactive classes. Participation to the online classes is vital as they facilitate deeper study of Bhagavad-Gita and its essence.

Artha Sangraha (Documentation of the word meanings) is carried out by the students in a specific form provided for download in the LMS. Students should take sufficient copies of these forms to carry on the documentation of word meanings manually for the 140 shlokas. These documents would serve as “Gita Vidya Nighantu” (dictionary) during the Sodhana process.
Bhava Sodhana (Exploration of interpretations) In this step the students will compare the interpretations of three different acharyas/authors of their choice. Students must get their choice of Bhagavad-Gita interpretations approved by the faculty before using them for Sodhana. The cumulative list of Bhagavad-Gita interpretations opted by all students is referred as ‘Gita Vidya Bhasya Sindhu’. It shall be mentioned on the course LMS for mutual reference.

Course Learning Objectives:

In this course participants will be able to:

  • Discover the interpretations from different commentaries on Bhagavad-Gita.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Bhagavad Gita by comparing and analysing the similarities and differences between the interpretations of various acharyas.
  • Comprehend the simultaneous co-existence of diverse understandings of the divine wisdom of Hindu Dharma, enshrined in its varied Sampradayas.

Class Structure

There will be a minimum of 1.5 contact hours with faculty every week. The classes are structured in a way that promotes discussion and debate based on self-study and reflection each week. While the content being discussed in each class will be concluded within 60 minutes, the discussion time will be free format and can continue for an additional 30 minutes maximum. During the course, students will be required to submit their reflections on each lesson. At the end of the Sodhana course, each participant shall submit a final report for the entire course.

Required / Elective: Elective

Prerequisites: – Must have completed the HSF 1004 Bhagavad-Gita for the Beginner – Sadhana Course

Faculty / InstructorMr. Gopi V. Prasad

Time: 11:00 am EST – 12:30 pm EST

Day: Saturday

Start Date: January 15, 2022

End Date: March 19, 2022

Quarter Offered: Winter 2022

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