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Community Education Program

As part of Hindu University of America’s commitment to ongoing community education, most courses available at the university including Graduate Division courses are open for registration from members of the community as continuing education students. Anyone including already employed professionals and prospective degree students may apply to any single course as a special student if they can demonstrate that they have the prerequisite preparation. They may discuss their preparedness to take any course with the course faculty or instructor.

  • The continuing education stream of courses is targeted towards people who wish to learn ongoingly, without pursuing a specific degree or certificate.
  • There are no prerequisites enforced, other than those required by the faculty, and anyone may register. We invite prospective students to try out a course or two and come back for more
  • Courses taken as part of community education can be bundled together to earn certificates at a later stage.
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Discover the contemporary Relevance of Hindu Dharma

HSF1007 - This course, targets an age group of 18-35 and will explore the question – Is Hindu Dharma relevant
Indian Origins of Mathematics for Teens & Parents

Indian Origins of Mathematics for Teens & Parents

HSF 1006 This course provides an interactive and fun-filled introduction to the Indian origins of Mathematics. It will also clarify
Race and Hindu Reform

Race and Hindu Reform

HAM 6405 This course is the second part of a two-part course sequence that begins with HAM6403-Race and Modern Hinduism.
Hinduism and Conflict Resolution

Hinduism and Conflict Resolution

CPS 5502 The course explores Hindu ideas and their relevance for conflict resolution. Click here to check if you are
The Yoga of the Yoga Sutras

The Yoga of the Yoga Sutras

YOG2002 This course takes the students into a journey of exploration of yoga as enunciated in the yoga sutras of
Mahābhārata VI: Methods and Scholarship

Mahābhārata VI: Methods and Scholarship

This course is the sixth of a 6-part Course Sequence that explores the great epic of India, The Mahābhārata. This
Advaita, Viśiśtādvaita and Dvaita – The three flavors of Vēdānta śāstra

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

TAT4001 - Hindu Thought provides for the simultaneous co-existence of varied perspectives on the nature of ultimate Reality. When developed
Youth Yoga Teacher Training

Youth Yoga Teacher Training

YOG 3005 - This course enables teen students to integrate yoga to manage their stress and to teach the community
Teaching Yoga for Children

Teaching Yoga for Children

This course enables students to integrate yoga in their teaching career, for guiding children, and for developing spiritual parenting skills.
Distortions in Indian Historiography

Distortions in Indian Historiography

HAM4301 - This course traces the distortions in the historiography of medieval and modern India, discernible since the Independence of
The Yoga of Bhagavad Gita

The Yoga of Bhagavad Gita

This Course takes the Students into a Journey of Exploration of Yoga as enunciated in the Bhagavad Gita. In contemporary
The Bhagavadgītā and the West

The Bhagavadgītā and the West

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

Ayurveda – The Wisdom of Wellbeing

This foundational course is designed to make the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda accessible to everyone in simple and effective interactive
Establishing the Importance of Hindu Studies in an Academic Setting

Introduction to the daśaśāntimantras

This course provides an immersive introduction to the Mantra and Chanting traditions of Sanatana Dharma. It focuses on 10 popular
Lessons from Valmiki Ramayana For Teens & Parents

Lessons from Valmiki Ramayana For Teens & Parents

This course will help the participants get a well-versed understanding of the story, lessons, and teachings of one of the
Hindu Contributions to the World in the Realm of Mind

Hindu Contributions to the World in the Realm of Mind

This course explores the contributions of the Hindus to the world in the realm of Mind, which has shaped the
Decolonizing the Hindu Condition

Decolonizing the Hindu Condition

This course will analyze in detail the psychological and sociological consequences of the British colonial narratives on Hindus, and how
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
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Gita Vidya Sodhana

Gita Vidya Sodhana is the second part of a three-part sequence of courses titled Sadhana, Sodhana and Vadana that help
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Gita Vidya Sadhana For Teens and Parents

HSF1004 - Gita Vidya Sadhana is the first part of a three-part sequence of courses titled Sadhana, Sodhana, and Vadana
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
Holistic Yoga - 2: Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Holistic Yoga – 2: Deepen Your Yoga Practice

This course provides in-depth experience of holistic yoga, that integrates asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques for a sustained yoga practice.
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
The Dharma Of Global Sustainability

The Dharma Of Global Sustainability

CPS2001 - This course explores the impact of ancient Vedic Wisdom on the modern questions of environmental sustainability and global
Hindu Contributions to the world in the realm of matter

Hindu Contributions to the world in the realm of matter

Registrations still open please feel free to Register into the course.  This course explores the contributions of the Hindus to
Reconstructing Hindu History – The Omissions

Reconstructing Hindu History – The Omissions

HAM4202 - This course is the second of a two-quarter course sequence that examines the scientific evidence emerging in contemporary
Reconstructing Hindu History – The Commissions

Reconstructing Hindu History – The Commissions

This course is the first of a two-quarter course sequence that examines the scientific evidence emerging in contemporary times, in
Managing Back Pain through Holistic Yoga

Managing Back Pain through Holistic Yoga

This course provides online classroom training under the guidance of senior yoga therapists so that students can learn to practice
Hindu Musical Traditions -  A Cultural Immersion

Hindu Musical Traditions – A Cultural Immersion

This course is the third in a 3-Course sequence in the Hindu Musical Traditions – Shastriya Sangeet. Hindu Musical Traditions
Hindu Musical Traditions – A Historical Perspective

Hindu Musical Traditions – A Historical Perspective

This Course is the second in the 3-Course Sequence in the Hindu Musical Traditions – Shastriya Sangeet. Hindu Musical Traditions
Indian and Western Music Traditions – A Comparative Study

Indian and Western Music Traditions – A Comparative Study

This course is the first of a three-part course sequence in the Hindu Musical Traditions – Shastriya Sangeet. Hindu Musical
Exploring Hinduism for Teens and Parents

Exploring Hinduism for Teens and Parents

HSF1001 - “Exploring Hinduism – The Overview”, is the first course in the series titled "Exploring Hinduism" that facilitates a
Antaranga Mandapam

Antaranga Mandapam

How is this Coronavirus pandemic going to end? Will we return to our 'old selves' and our 'familiar normal' after
Holistic Yoga 1 - Concepts and Techniques

Holistic Yoga 1 – Concepts and Techniques

YOG1000 - This course provides an introduction to holistic yoga, that integrates yoga philosophy from classical scriptural texts and sustained
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Advaita Vedanta: A Method

This course will explore and demonstrate the use of the methods (prakriyas) used in the Upanisads to unfold the non-dual
Comparative Religion: Death and Meaning

Comparative Religion: Death and Meaning

The central problem of human life is twofold: morality and mortality. Given the certainty of death, is there a meaning
History of Dharmaśāstras II

History of Dharmaśāstras II

This is the second course in a two-part survey course that provides an overview of dharma literature from the Hindu
History of Dharmaśāstras I

History of Dharmaśāstras I

This two-part survey course provides an overview of dharma literature from ancient and medieval texts of the Hindu tradition. The
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
The Mahābhārata II: Dicing and Exile

The Mahābhārata II: Dicing and Exile

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

Human Rights: A Hindu Perspective

To demonstrate how human rights concept and policy could be found in Hindu philosophy, and also how such a linkage
Akshardham

Discover Life by Exploring India

A unique study abroad course that offers an authentic, transformative and enriching experience. This course is aimed at students of
Philosophy of Nonviolence

Philosophy of Nonviolence

An examination of the concept of nonviolence, its evolution and practice in various cultures and traditions.
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
International Politics: A Hindu Perspective

International Politics: A Hindu Perspective

To explore methods to bridge the chasm between the practice of international politics and universal moral principles.
Contesting Neo-Hinduism

Contesting Neo-Hinduism

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

Philosophy of Science and Hinduism

In the colonial and postcolonial contexts, there have been many attempts both by Indians and western people to situate the
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
Orientalism and Hinduism

Orientalism and Hinduism

In postcolonial scholarship, Edward Said’s work Orientalism can be considered a landmark text. This course helps students understand what Said
Arthaśāstra

Arthaśāstra

CPS 5505 To examine the core ideas such as state, war, and peace in the ancient text Arthashastra, a major
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