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Crash Course

Hinduism: A 2-Day Crash Course

The primary objective of this course is to educate Hindus about the various facets of Hindu philosophy, tradition, literature and history.

There is no fee for the course however due to the content and speed of the course, the course will only be targeting those who are 18 or over. The course will only be available for a maximum of 25 attendees and will run for two days from 09:00 to 18:00 each day. A pre-requisite for this workshop is that you must fill in a simple registration form stating that you wish to attend.

Course Dates 2016

24th – 25th September 2016 – ** This course is now fully booked **

If you would like to register please fill in the registration form below.

Course Content:

Day 1 Day 2
Morning Session Morning Session
The Origins of Vedic Civilisation The concept of God and the major philosophies within Hinduism
Prayers Brahman, Ishvara and Bhagvana
Introduction The theory of Avatar vada in Hinduism
What is Hinduism? The 5 P’s Advaita Vedanta of Sri Adi Shankaracarya
When, Where & How did Hinduism start? Vashishthadvaita Vedanta of Sri Ramanujacarya
The western view of Vedic civilisation Shuddhadvaita Vedanta of Sri Vallabhacarya
Dvaita Vedanta of Sri Madhvacarya

Sampradayic Beliefs: ISKCON, Swaminarayana
Afternoon Session Afternoon Session
Classification of Vedic Literature The Vedic way of life
Sruti Scriptures Varnashram Dharma
Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva Veda Four Castes
Upanishad Four stages of life
Smriti Scriptures Chatuh purushartha – The four aims of life
Puranas Evolution of Hinduism
Ramayana Four Yugas
Mahabharat The 5 Vices
Concept of Prasthaana Trayi
Sad Darsanam Question & Answer Session

Venue:
Shree Wanza Community Centre
31 Pasture Lane,
Leicester LE1 4EY
(http://www.wanza.org/)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I need to bring anything?
A: Yes. Yourself, Pen and a Pad of Paper.

Q: What is the cost?
A: No charge at all. There is no obligation to give but we welcome any contribution made

Q: Food/Refreshments?
A: A Vegetarian lunch (free from Onion and Garlic) and light refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements

Q: How long is the course?
A: The course will begin on Saturday @ 09:00 sharp and will finish at 18:00. There will be lunch and breaks in between. Same format for Sunday too.

Q: Can I bring a friend?
A: Only the 25 delegates that have received confirmation of attendance can attend.

Q: Are you going to be representing Hinduism from a Sampradayic/Sectarian point of view?
A: The course is completely impartial and non-sectarian. Although we will be discussing different sects of Hinduism it definitely will not be biased.

Testimonials

“JSK, well done jigyāsā and all others who helped . It was a great course imparting great knowledge that I believe all Hindus should have. The motivation, passion and positive feedback leads only in one direction…..forward. The knowledge you (both) have needs to be shared further and I hope we (all of us) can work together to create a structured platform to impart the knowledge of Sanataan Dharma……you will be surprised at how many people will stand with you.” – Dillan Shikotra

“Would just like to say that the event was fantastic and well done to all that made it possible. jigyāsā u did an amazing job well done, cant wait for the next one. I agree with Dillan that we all need to work together as a team and spread the knowlegde even further. We are all here to help and support.” – Jai Upadhyaya

“It was amazing…missing it already….recommend another one as soon as…♥ it!!!!! ♥ Sanatan Dharma ♥” – Radhika Patel

“Wowzers. Just started reflecting on what I’ve learnt today and I’m amazed already, AND I’ve had Fun doing so! Roll on Day 2! Satya Sanatan Dharma ki Jai!!!” – Jatin Bhatt

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