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Bhagavad Gita Course
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Course Introduction

His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission, initiated a unique method to study Vedanta through easy Vedanta lessons. The Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) already offers Foundation and Advanced Courses in both Vedanta and Sanskrit for home study through post as well as e-mail (online).

Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was indeed the Gita Acharya of modern times. His commentary on the Bhagavad-gita, the ‘Holy Gita’, is acclaimed as a philosophical masterpiece and a manual on spiritual life. His lectures which he termed as Gita Jnana Yagnas, meaning transformation through the fire of knowledge rather than the age-old Vedic practice of purification through a ritualistic havan presided over by a priest, did transform an entire generation.

CIF feels blessed and privileged to now offer the Bhagavad-gita Course to students of Vedanta, spiritual seekers, and all who wish to live a life of quality and perfection.

You may choose either the postal or e-mail (online) mode to study the Bhagavad-gita Course. The study material for both is the same regardless of the method by which you receive the lesson.

There is no need to change your faith, religion, or spiritual master to study this course

Course Author

The Bhagavad-gita Course is authored by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. Pujya Swamiji is a master of Indian spiritual literature. He is a renowned teacher of Vedanta and an author of many commentaries as well as independent texts on Vedanta and Bhakti literature.

This course indeed offers the crystallised, experiential wisdom and insightfulness of Swamiji, in a style characterised by clarity, depth, and profundity couched in the comforting style of simplicity, causeless compassion, and accessibility. It bears the same mark of understated elegance and excellence of which Pujya Swamiji is a living embodiment.

To know more about Pujya Swami Tejomayananda click here.

Course Objective

The primary aim of the Bhagavad-gita Course is to make the glorious ‘Gita way of life’ accessible to anyone who yearns for it, or is just curious to know more in a convenient yet effective manner. It provides a holistic, insightful coverage of the entire text in a lucid and simple style without compromising on the salient features of this priceless knowledge. Providing inputs in the modern context for continuous improvement it becomes a practical manual to live a transformed life of goodness and greatness. This Bhagavad-gita Course is indeed the proverbial ‘philosopher’s stone’ transforming our lives from being 'reactive' to become 'effective'.

Course Eligibility

Mahatma Gandhi said: “The Gita is the universal mother. She turns away nobody. Her door is wide open to anyone who knocks.” This encapsulates precisely the universal nature of the eligibility criteria for this course. CIF welcomes anyone who wishes to bring about a qualitative improvement in their way of life to take up this course. Though Sanskrit verses are provided for further reference, knowledge of Sanskrit is not required as the medium of instruction is English.

Course Duration

This is a 15-month home study course with a total of 30 lessons to be studied. Students are required to study two lessons a month. At the end of each fortnight the Questionnaire pertaining to the lesson studied is required to be answered and submitted. Further Course material will be sent thereafter. Non-receipt of answers regularly will be taken as dropping out of the Course.

Course Rewards

This Course aims to harmoniously blend the subject matter of the Bhagavad-gita, with the subjective disciplines of spirituality. Thus besides a thematic and textual study, it encourages contemplation. The two go hand in hand. Together both will enable you to understand, internalise, and actually live the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita. It effectively enables you, in a most endearing way, to actualise your immense potential, to tap into your inner innate strength. The true reward for diligent study is the transformation of the student’s life from some sort of an obligation to an exuberant celebration.

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Course Donation (Non refundable)
Bhagavad Gita Postal Course 

Residents of Indian sub-continent - INR 4,000*

Other Residents - USD 300*


Bhagavad Gita Online Course

Residents of Indian sub-continent - INR 4,000*

Other Residents - USD 200*


Bhagavad Gita Webinar Course

Residents of Indian sub-continent - INR 8,000

Other Residents - USD 400


Acharya's Contact Session (Optional addon)

Residents of Indian sub-continent - INR 500*

Other Residents - USD 20*


*Those unable to pay for the course in part or whole may apply to the Administrator, Bhagvad Gita Course for scholarship, stating reasons

Mode of Learning
  1. Bhagavad Gita Postal Course
  2. Bhagavad Gita Online Course
  3. Bhagavad Gita Webinar Course
Contact Session with Acharya & Webinar sessions


General Guidelines Contact session

1. Contact sessions are available for those opting for it. During registration.

2. Once activated by administrator , you will be provided with a link to see and choose from the available appointment slots each month with Acharya.

3. Appointments are available during USA, Europe and India time zones.

4. Each registered student can book a slot of 30 minutes in a month for any Q&A session, any further extension to discussions between Acharya and student could be mutually scheduled.

5. We will be using Skype as the means for these sessions.


General Guidelines Webinar sessions

6. Webinar mode is available for those who register for this.

7. The live audio/video sessions of Acharya for each lesson will be broadcast at prescribed schedule

8. Registered students will be provided access credentials and link t webinar platform

9. Attendance will be tracked though the system

10. Proper attire , timeliness and undisturbed participation is expected.


Online Registration

Choose your course option (either Postal or Online) and submit your application form and make payment online.


1. Bhagavad Gita Postal Course


2. Bhagavad Gita Online Course


3. Bhagavad Gita Webinar Course



Offline Registration

Download Registration Form , choose the Course Option (either Postal or Online), fill the requested details and post it with your draft, cheque or money order, in favour of 'Chinmaya International Foundation', payable at Piravom or Ernakulam.


Mail your form along with your course fee to:

The Administrator
Home Study Courses
Chinmaya International Foundation
Adi Sankara Nilayam, Adi Sankara Marg
Veliyanad, Eranakulam District
Pin-682313, Kerala, India.
Phone: 91-484-2749676

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