The Mahabharata declares: “If you master the Bhagavad Gita, what is the need for a pile of scriptures.'' The Bhagavad Gita is the quintessence of the entire Upanishads, immensely practical and thus the most popular of all the scriptural treatises. Its message is universal and serves as an unparalleled self-transformation tool. This course offers an in-depth verse to verse study of the Gita along with chanting, meditation and doubt clarification sessions. By mastering the wisdom of the Gita, one truly masters the mind, life and the world!
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Bhagavad Gita, the timeless message of reality given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the battlefield is the very essence of all the scriptures – the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Mahabharata and so on. It is one of the most popular texts that transforms our lives for the better. The wisdom of the Gita helps us to master our mind and to make our life a pleasure!
This course will cover all the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita. All the verses will be detailed through discourses, doubt clarification, and meditation sessions. Participants will also be taught Gita chanting. There is also an online forum for group discussion. What greater fortune can there be than such an in-depth study of the Bhagavad Gita!
Why Master Gita Master Life™?
Bhagavad Gita is a time-tested manual for self-mastery.
This course will help everyone study Bhagavad Gita in depth. There will be discourses to make us understand the intricacies of the subject, group discussion to reflect on the important topics, doubt clarification sessions to get clarity and meditation sessions to allow the knowledge to get assimilated. After each chapter, there will also be an online self-assessment questionnaire to check one's comprehension of the essential teachings of the chapter. This is mandatory to proceed to the next chapter. Kindly note that only after submitting the self-assessment questionnaire, videos of the next chapter will become available to the students for their lifetime use.
This course is meant for ‘busy people’. It is well-spaced to give everyone sufficient time to learn and digest the supreme knowledge. You just have to take out 11 to 12 hours in every month according to your schedule to listen and study. That way you can complete the course within 20 months (18 months for 18 chapters and additional 1 month each for the 2nd and 18th chapters).
It is twenty months of austerity and resolve to transform your life.
Should we sincerely follow the essence and teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, it would take away our anger, jealousy, and stress. It will metamorphose us into new personalities where we realize that we are born to live happily and contentedly.
An accomplished teacher of Vedanta, Swami Advayananda has authored several books and courses at CIF. Swamiji was part of the team that researched and coordinated the Upanishad Ganga tele-serial, which was broadcasted by Doordarshan. He served as Acharya for two Vedanta Courses – the first in Tamil-English at Sandeepany Vidyamandir, Coimbatore and the second in English at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. In the last decade, CIF has significantly expanded the publications and research work under Swamiji's guidance.
Br. Ved Chaitanya
Br. Ved Chaitanya comes from a family steeped in service of the Chinmaya Mission. An electronics and telecommunication engineer from Pune, he withdrew from work in TCS to follow his heart. He received Brahmacharya Deeksha in 2013. Cheerful, kind-hearted, and a scholarly student of Sanskrit and Vedanta, his particular interest is in the application of Vedanta in daily life. He has assisted Swamiji in this course.
The sessions include Discourses, Doubt clarifications, Chanting and Guided Meditation sessions.
All these sessions are made available on the site for the participants to read, study and contemplate on at all times. Online sessions allow convenience and flexibility for those who are abroad as well as the working fraternity in India.
Grading system for certification
Home Study Course Scholarship Initiative
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Frequently Asked Questions
This course is based on the detailed study of the Bhagavad Gita, which is the Manual of Life. Study of the Gita will surely bring a special spiritual touch to your life. The study of Bhagavad Gita in such a detailed manner is very rare.
The sessions of Master Gita Master Life™ (MGML) are more comprehensive compared to the Bhagavad Gita Course. The 18 chapters will be taught over 20 months in MGML whereas in the Bhagavad Gita Course, the 18 chapters are completed in 30 hours.
The course will help to have an indepth knowledge about Bhagavad Gita. Each verse in the Bhagavad Gita is discussed. In addition to this, special sessions for the clarification of doubts will be very useful.
The Bhagavad Gita is the Manual for Life. The classes will be more applicable to the present world and the day to day real life situations.
Your queries can be solved through an online Discussion Forum. If your queries remain unanswered, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be provided with course material (audio/video) which is complete in itself.
Sloka by Sloka. Swamiji will also be refering to some portions of bhashyas as and when necessary.
Apart from the sessions by an exceptional teacher like Swami Advayanandaji, there will be an opportunity to discuss on the topics, to clarify doubts and to reflect on them. The interaction with fellow students and teacher makes this course unique. There will be self-assessment at the end of every chapter to check your understanding.
The lectures on Bhagavad Gita, Meditation Sessions, Doubt Clarification sessions and Chanting Sessions will be available.
There will be simple exams/assignments based on the lectures at the end of each Chapter.
Yes. You will receive a Certificate on the completion of the course..
The great "conversation" between Lord Krishna and Arjuna was expounded to help every human being comprehend the principles of the Gita in one's daily life. The title is so chosen to tell us that it is indeed possible to Master the Gita. How one does it is totally up to each individual.