Community Education Program

As part of Hindu University of America’s commitment to ongoing community education program, 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.

Community Education Program

  • 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 program can be bundled together to earn certificates at a later stage.
Ayurvedic First Aid and Home Remedies

Ayurvedic First Aid and Home Remedies

AIH1003 - In this course, we will explore the significance of various herbs and spices used daily in the kitchen and
Ayurveda: The Art of Cleansing Fast and Detox Diet for Healthy Living

Ayurveda: The Art of Cleansing Fast and Detox Diet for Healthy Living

AIH1002 - Ayurveda: The Art of Cleansing Fast and Detox Diet for Healthy Living, explores the pivotal role of fasting
Chakra Immersion Retreat

Chakra Immersion Retreat

YOG2200 – (CEP – Elective) The Chakra Immersion Retreat is an enlightening 4-day voyage into the heart of energy healing,
Ayurveda Wellness

Ayurveda Wellness Retreat & Practicum

AIH2200 – (CEP – Elective Course) The Ayurveda Wellness Retreat and Practicum is a transformative 4-day journey designed to harmonize
Discover Dharma - A Study Tour in India

Discover Dharma – A Study Tour in India

HSF5011 – (CPHS – Elective Course) Discover Dharma – A Study Tour in India is a unique course that brings
Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram - Part 2

Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram – Part 2

TAT1304 - (CEP – Elective Course) Lalitha Sahasranama stotram is considered to be a sacred Hindu text from the Brahmanda
Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program

Holistic Yoga – Philosophy and Practice

YOG1000 – (CPHS – Required Course) Holistic Yoga - Philosophy and Practice course provides an introduction to holistic yoga, that
Ahimsa and the Art of Nonviolent Communication

Ahimsa and the Art of Nonviolent Communication

YOG2101 – (CEP – Elective Course) The Art of Nonviolent Communication and Ahimsa course is designed to introduce participants to
Introduction to the Dasasantimantras, The Chandogya Upanishad

Introduction to the daśaśāntimantras

TAT1001 – (CPHS – None) This course provides an immersive introduction to the Mantra and Chanting traditions of Sanatana Dharma.
Growing up with the Gita

Growing up with the Gita

HSF1010 – (CEP – Elective Course) ‘Growing up with the Gita’ is an introductory course designed specifically for teenagers, youth
BODHAK – The Gita Vidya Teacher Training

BODHAK – The Gita Vidya Teacher Training

HSF1304 – (CPHS – Elective Course) “BODHAK – The Gita Vidya Teacher Training” is the first of a four-part series
Satsang in Samskritam - Kanakadhaaraastotram

Satsang in Samskrtam – Kanakadhaaraastotram

SAN3104 – (CEP – Required Course) In this Course students will learn select shlokas from Adi Shankara’s Kanakadhaaraastotram. The entire
Satsang in Samskritam - NirvaaNaShaTkam

Satsang in Samskrtam – NirvaaNaShaTkam

SAN3103 – (CEP – Required Course) In this Course students will learn the full set of 6 shlokas from Adi
Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram Part 1

Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram Part 1

TAT1303 - (CEP – Elective Course) Lalitha Sahasranamam is considered to be a sacred Hindu text from the Brahmanda Purana.
Bhaja Govindam

Satsang in Samskrtam – Bhaja Govindam

SAN3102 – (CEP – Required Course) In this Course Students will learn to think about the Bhaja Govindam from within
Soundaryalaharii

Satsang in Samskritam – Soundaryalaharii

SAN3101 – (CEP – Elective Course)Among the stotra literature Soundaryalaharī, attributed to Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, occupies a special place. It is
Discover the contemporary Relevance of Hindu Dharma

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 –
lessons from valmiki ramayana

Lessons from Valmiki Ramayana

HSF1005 – (CPHS – Required Course) This course will enable students to get a well-versed understanding of the story, lessons,
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
Graduate Academic Seminar Writing Intensive

Graduate Academic Writing Seminar Intensive

HSF5100 – (CEP – Required Course)This seminar writing is aimed at graduate students (currently enrolled in M.A./Ph.D. programs in Hindu
Race and Hindu Reform

Race and Hindu Reform

HAM6405 – (MA/DHS – Elective Course) This course is the second part of a two-part course sequence that begins with
Teaching Yoga for Children

Teaching Yoga for Children

YOG3004 – (CEP – Required Course) This course enables students to integrate yoga in their teaching career, for guiding children,
Distortions in Indian Historiography

Distortions in Indian Historiography

HAM4301 – (CPHS – Elective Course) This course traces the distortions in the historiography of medieval and modern India, discernible
Decolonizing the Hindu Condition, Contesting Neo-Hinduism

Decolonizing the Hindu Condition

PHS6302 – (MA/DHS – Elective Course) This course will analyze in detail the psychological and sociological consequences of the British
Holistic Yoga

Holistic Yoga – 2: Deepen Your Yoga Practice

YOG2000 – (CEP/HYTT – Elective Course) This course provides in-depth experience of holistic yoga, that integrates asana, pranayama, and meditation
The Yoga of the Yoga Sutras, Exploring the Essence of Yoga Through Yoga Sutras

Managing Diabetes through Holistic Yoga

YOG1001 – (CEP – Elective Course) This course provides online classroom training under the guidance of senior yoga therapists so
Managing Back Pain through Holistic Yoga. Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program, How Yoga Leads to Spiritual

Managing Back Pain through Holistic Yoga

YOG1006 – (CEP – Elective Course) This course provides online classroom training under the guidance of senior yoga therapists so
Indian and Western Music Traditions

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
Antaranga Mandapam

Antaranga Mandapam

YOG3101 – (CEP – Elective Course) How is this Coronavirus pandemic going to end? Will we return to our 'old
Indian woman holding Diwali oil lamp, Advaita vedanta

Advaita Vedanta: A Method

HSF6004 - This course will explore and demonstrate the use of the methods (prakriyas) used in the Upanisads to unfold
Comparative Religion: Death and Meaning

Comparative Religion: Death and Meaning

HSF6003 – (MA/DHS – Required Course) The central problem of human life is twofold: morality and mortality. Given the certainty
Experience Incredible India

Experience Incredible India

HSF5001 – (MA/DHS – Elective Course) This course offers a unique study abroad opportunity, that includes an authentic, enriching and
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
Introduction to Bhagavadgita

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
Foundation of Vedanta

The Foundation of Vedānta

HSF5004 - Vedānta also known as the Upaniṣad, found at the end of all four Vedas, reveal the goal and
Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa

Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa

TAT7301 - Vālmīki’s Rāmāyaṇa is a classic story of human self-development focused on the relationship between the macrocosm (the kingdom)
Ancient Greek Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy

HSF6002 – (MA/DHS – Required Course) What is the meaning of existence? What is the nature of truth? These were
Research and Writing Preparatory Seminar

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
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
The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment or, simply, the Enlightenment extended from the late seventeenth to the eighteenth century. This epoch had
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