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Upanishad Course – Postal Mode

The Upanishads reveal to us that in truth we are beyond life and death, good and bad; that we are the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. Inclusive of all, excluding nothing, this ultimate Reality of life when realized through the triple means of shravana, manana and nididhyasana (listening, reflection and meditation) reveals the Self as source of all Bliss and Knowledge within. The entire universe becomes one’s own abode, and comes to be experienced as a glorious expression of the Self. Come revel in the Upanishads, bask in its knowledge, discover yourself and become fulfilled. What are you waiting for?

Beginner Course Medium: English

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More about the Course

Course Author

The Course has been authored by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda. Pujya Guruji 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 Guruji, in a style characterised by clarity, depth, and profundity couched in the comforting style of simplicity, compassion, and accessibility. It bears the same mark of understated elegance and excellence of which Pujya Guruji is a living embodiment.

Course Eligibility

Being an advanced study that demands a deeper understanding of Vedanta applicants will benefit well if they have been already introduced to Vedanta, or must have studied at least a few prakarana-granthas or basic texts of Vedanta. Since the Course is in English, the knowledge of Sanskrit is not a pre-requisite. A sincere longing for Truth is however a significant eligibility and nothing betters it!

Course Details

  • The duration of the Upanishad Course Postal is one year.
  • The course comprises 24 lessons (@ 2 lessons per month) and a total of 24 questionnaires.
  • After your enrollment, you will be receiving 6 lessons and 6 questionnaires by courier / post.
  • You have to send your answers for one questionnaire within 15 days from the date of receipt of lessons.
  • After your answers are checked by the Course Tutor, the same will be returned to you for your observation along with the next set of 6 lessons. A score will also be assigned to your answers.
  • Those who successfully complete the course will be given a ‘Course Completion Certificate’ of merit signed by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, Global Head of Chinmaya Mission. You could collect the ‘Course Completion Certificate’ either during our convocation programme on Adi Sankara Jayanti day (around April - May every year) or opt for postal delivery.

Course Objectives and Rewards

We are able to see, hear, taste, smell and touch. What is that which makes this body, essentially inert, sentient? What makes our senses, mind and intellect function? Rarely we wonder and ask about this Cosmic Phenomenon that provides us with life and its many and varied gifts. Some rare individuals wonder and for them begins the journey towards the Self. The Upanishads reveal to us that in truth we are beyond life and death, good and bad; that we are the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. Inclusive of all, excluding nothing, this ultimate Reality of life when realized through the triple means of shravana, manana and nididhyasana (listening, reflection and meditation) reveals the Self as source of all Bliss and Knowledge within. This Realization when once owned by us, even for a moment (sakṛd api), then there is no turning back to our old ignorant state of living. The entire universe becomes one’s own abode, and comes to be experienced as a glorious expression of the Self. Come revel in the Upaniṣads, bask in its knowledge, discover yourself, and become fulfilled. What are you waiting for?

Discussion Forum / Chat Blog

We recommend students of the Upanishad Course to discuss, share and exchange notes with fellow students through the CIF Online Discussion Forum/Chat Bolg. 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: homestudycourses@chinfo.org stating the same. They will be given financial assistance to enrol for the course based on the genuineness of 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: homestudycourses@chinfo.org

For Queries

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, E-mail: upanishadcourse@chinfo.org


Frequently Asked Questions

You may enrol for the course. But a basic knowledge of Vedanta will help in an easy understanding of the concepts. It is adviced that you may first complete the Foundation and Advanced Vedanta Courses and then join for the Upanishad Course.

Yes. The Upanishads reveal to us that we are one with the supreme Brahman, the highest Reality. This realisation will help us discover ourself and become fulfilled.

The basic knowledge of Sanskrit may be an added advantage, however, it is not a pre-requisite to enrol for the course.

The course content is based on the ten major Upanishads. You may refer to individual texts though it is not a must.

Your queries can be solved through an online Discussion Forum. If your queries are left unanswered, you may email them to homestudycourses@chinfo.org

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