Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission, initiated a unique method to study Vedanta at home through easy lessons. These lessons are made available from Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) as the Foundation Vedanta Course. The primary aim of this Home Study Course is to introduce you to the timeless Philosophy of Vedanta and to enable you to apply its priceless wisdom in your day-to-day life.
Yes. Any debit/credit card can be used for making the payments.
Yes. The payments through all these cards are accepted.
Razorpay and CCAvenue are the two payment gateways that are used to capture the online payments. Please select one of these options after which the debit/credit card option will appear.
Kindly ensure the following:
No. You need to log in, complete the registration and then make the payment.
Yes. But please remember that your course/event will be activated only after the payment is made.
Course Objectives and Rewards
The philosophy of Vedanta gives the right vision of life. It enables an individual to face the situations and problems of life, be it in profession, family or interpersonal relationships, with ease and dexterity. Clarity of thinking and right vision of life enables peace of mind and efficient living. Spiritual seekers shall be able to understand spirituality and walk the path of sadhana effectively.
Any individual who seeks to know the Vedantic Philosophy and earnestly wishes to apply it in his life is welcome to join the Foundation Vedanta Course. Sanskrit knowledge is not required for this course. This is not a course for mere academic knowledge, it is rather aimed at transforming oneself.
Discussion Forum / Chat Blog
We recommend students of the Vedanta Courses to discuss, share, and exchange notes with fellow students through the CIF Online Discussion Forum / Chat Blog. Visit: Discussion forum link
Guidance notes for the students to use the ‘Discussion Forum’, will be mailed separately on registration for the course.
Access to Lessons
In Postal mode the lessons will be sent by post, the answers need to be sent back by post. Grades can be viewed online.
Home Study Course Scholarship Initiative
Envisioned to be a platform to impart knowledge, CIF has always made it a point to make the courses accessible to all the sincere seekers. Students, who are keen to pursue a particular course, but have difficulty affording the course fee, can send an email to the Director: firstname.lastname@example.org stating the same. They will be given financial assistance to enrol for the course based on the genuineness if request, keenness to study and eligibility.
One can also be a part of this noble venture by contributing to the Home Study Course Scholarship Fund. To know more, send an email to the Director: email@example.com
At CIF each student is of immense value. In the course of study, if you stumble at any stage, we are here to help you. Please feel free to drop an email stating the issues you are facing while attending the course to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will come up with the best possible way to tackle the issue.
The Administrator - Home Study Courses
Chinmaya International Foundation, Adi Sankara Nilayam
Veliyanad, Ernakulam District, Pin - 682313, Kerala, India.
Phone: +91-92077-11140 | +91-484-2749676
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The course covers all the basic concepts and hence is best suited for a beginner.
Yes. Vedanta gives the seeker the right vision of life and enables to walk the path of spirituality effectively.
No. The basic knowledge of Sanskrit is not a pre-requisite to enrol for the course.
You will be provided with course material. However, since this is a concept-based course, no particular text will be followed.
Your queries can be solved through an online Discussion Forum. If your queries are left unanswered, you may email them to email@example.com