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SUMMER COURSE OF SPOKEN SANSKRIT , July 2013
SUMMER COURSE OF SPOKEN SANSKRIT
in the Himalayas
with yoga practicum
We invite for the intensive summer course of the conversational Sanskrit, to be held in a beautiful site near Rishikesh among flowers and trees, in the vicinity of the swift mountain river Ganga.
14July – 3August 2013
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) Virpur Khurd, Virbhadra Road, P.O. Pashulok, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249203 Indie
The Course is taught by the experienced faculty from India and Poland
(1) Acharya Chandramani,graduate of the one of the best Sanskrit gurukulas (schools) in India, Gurukul Prabhat Ashram Vidyapith, a former director of the gurukula (school) in Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, currently responsible for research projects of the Sanskrit texts. He specializes in grammar, literature, philosophy. He essentially contributes to the preparation of the course in terms of content and providing relevant Sanskrit quotations and guidance.
(2) Sanjeev Kumar Ray, graduate of Kashi Vidyapith University (Varanasi), from where he completed B.A. honor, B.Ed. and Acharya from Vaidic Darshana. He got three gold medals for the outstanding achievements in education. He completed his postgraduate studies from Yoga & Samkhya Philosophy at Banaras Hindu University. Since 1996 he works in Sanskrit Bharati conducting courses of spoken Sanskrit all over India. He is the member of the all India committee of Sanskrit Bharati and the executive secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh.
(3) Mahendranath Tripathi. Multi-talented art historian, lecturer of the history art and methodology of science at the College of Arts in New Delhi. It hails from Varanasi, the family of learned pandits, who know Sanskrit, and the meaning and practice of Vedic rituals. Fluent in Sanskrit and other languages: Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and English, and also mastered the basics of French, Spanish and Polish.
(4) Filip Rucinski, graduate of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi (India), and University of Warsaw, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Warsaw, currently residing in the annual scholarship Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, where he also belongs to the team of teachers. She is fluent in Sanskrit and Hindi and specialized in linguistics, philosophy, yoga and art theory. He will be present in all the classes, serving as a teacher and interpreter for other teachers. He is also the coordinator of the course in terms of content and organization.
5) Others who may be invited later.
Yoga and meditation is guided by the experienced teachers of the tradition of Swami Rama of the Himalayas.
4.45 - 5:00 - Morning chanting in Sanskrit *
5:00 - 7:00 - Hatha yoga and deep relaxation **
7:00 - 7:30 Breathing Exercises *
7:30 - 8:30 - Meditation *
8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 Sanskrit : recitation and conversation
10:40 - 11:40 Practical Sanskrit
11:50 - 12:50 Sanskrit - the language theory, questions and answers
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
15:20 - 16:20 Sanskrit
16:30 - 18:00 Hatha Yoga *
18:00 -18:45 Meditation
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
08:00 - 09:00 Lecture Subject #
09:00 - 09:15 Evening chanting Sanskrit *.
* Regular classes of the Ashram.
** Alternatively, every 2-3 days, at sunrise for 30 min. practice of the sandhya with mantra Gayatri.
# 10 presentations of the topics related to Indian culture and yoga, among those the following: 1) The science of Yoga as interpreted by Swami Rama from the Himalayas, 2) Language and consciousness: Indian concept of speech and language, 3) Indian chandas – measure of poetical verses and in practical chanting, 4) Śastri-sangit in the Treaty on Theatre of Bharata Muni, 5)How to read the iconography and temple architecture: the introduction to understanding of history symbols of the sculptures (multimedia presentation), 6) the Vedic fire sacrifice - the symbolism and purpose, 6) Abhinawagupta and Kashmir Shaivism: a meeting of arts and philosophy. 7) Patañjala-yogasūtras – 'oral' and literally traditions.
THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES
- Ceremony fire sacrifice with an explanation of the meaning and symbolism of its components,
- A short trip to the mountains Garhwal to have the classes near the cave of Vasishtha.
- Visiting Sanskrit Gurukul Prabhat Ashram School in Meerut (on the way back to Delhi after the course)
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?
- Teachers and students of yoga,
- those who practice the path of various Indian spiritual masters,
- people singing bhajans and wanting to know their meaning, - people having to do with Indian culture and the arts,
- actors, artists, - the editors of magazines, periodicals, books related to India,
- authors and journalists dealing with Indian issues, - those interested in language linking the Slavs and Indians
- students of philology and philosophy - students of religion and psychology,
- students of linguistics, Indology, - people with meditative and philosophical inclinations.
We apply the method worked out on the basis of: conversation without any other language than Sanskrit, cognitive linguistics and Indian philosophy of language.
Beginners and Intermediate.
We also invite people who do not have the ambition but to learn it but wants to experience the vibration of this ancient language.
WHAT YOU CAN GAIN
- Understanding of the origin and vast connotations of terms used in the various fields of knowledge (yoga, ayurveda, arts)
- ability to search the source of the newly encountered terms by knowing the structure of words
- ability to understand and translate the Sanskrit texts by yourself using the available tools (internet, dictionaries)
- complete mastery of Sanskrit writing, phonetics, transcription systems,
- getting overall picture the Sanskrit grammar,
- ability to learn foreign languages easier,
- ability to converse in Sanskrit on basic level,
- respect by the educated people of India,
- knowledge of the historical and cultural relationship with the Indians and Europeans.
- understanding of the nature of your own language and its influence on the way you think about the reality.
TOTAL COST $ 1750*
Advanced payment: $ 1000- it should be payed at the time of first registration.
The cost includes all the program (including travel expenses), departure from Poland upto the reaching the Airport in New Delhi
- Indian visa costs,
- travel insurance ,
- flight Warsaw-Delhi-Warsaw,
- transport by an air-conditioned car with Delhi-Ryszikeś (about 270 miles) and back,
- accommodation in single or double rooms in the SRSG, optionally with air-conditioning,
- full vegetarian meals (3 times a day, without quantitative restrictions)
- assistance of a tour leader who speaks Hindi, English and Polish
- Polish- English - Hindi - Sanskrit interpreter,
- the course and course material expenses,
- use of library resources Gurukula (school) in SRSG,
- the cost of classes of yoga, relaxation and meditation,
- administrative and organizational costs
- The cost of short trips / trip to the mountains (classes in nature, depending on the weather).
*the expenses will be different forthose who are coming from other destinations than Poland and who cover their travel expenses by themselves. For those the cost of accomodation is 25 USD / 35 USD a day and 300 USD the cost of participation in the course.
After completing the course the participants will be officially awarded a diploma.
After completing the course, anyone can stay at the SRSG longer and attend Sanskrit classes for students at gurukula(school) and yoga classes. The intention to stay longer after the course or coming earlier before the course should be reported during registration in Poland. For each day of stay in the SRSG before or after the course, the fee is $ 25 (or according to current rates SRSG, when the price changes; $ 35 for the residents of the Western Europe, America and Australia), this fee covers the cost of accommodation, meals and participate in all activities SRSG, the continuing education of Sanskrit, which is a regular feature in the school (gurukula) SRSG. Sanskrit classes are usually held 4 times a week for one hour.
CONTACT AND REGISTRATION
Inquiries and applications for the course can be directed to the Foundation Vivaswan by e-mail or from the Foundation website. Registration is confirmed after advance payment on account of the Foundation Vivaswan.
Account number: 46103000190109853000355091
Title: Sanskrit course in India
THE COURSE IS ORGANIZED BY
We have also invited the qualified teacher / teachers from Sanskrit Bharatiwww.sanskritbharati.in to contribute to the course.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOUNDER OF SWAMI RAMA SADHAKA GRAMA
Swami Veda Bharati (Dr Usharbudha Arya, b. 24/03/1933) is the main successor of Swami Rama of Himalayas (known from the book 'Living with the Himalayan Masters). A yogi, scholar, poet, creative the Vedic Sanskrit. Among his numerous books some of the available even in Polish translation (like The Philosophy of Hathayoga, published by Limbus Publishing House), he is the author of the voluminous study of Yogasutras of Patanjali, where in about 1600 pages he summerized the teachings of most its Sanskrit commentaries.
Swamiji hails from a family involved in the 30ths in Arya Samaj movement, calling upon the return to the Vedic roots. Till the age of 12 years he has memorized 4 Vedas along with understanding of the three levels of meanings, and was appointed the chief of four priests in the complex Vedic sacrifice. At age 18, he emigrated to England. Most of his life he spent in South America, USA, England and Netherlands, where he worked both in social and in accademic fields, mainly teaching. After the initiation recieved from his master Swami Rama he gave up his academic career at the University of Minneapolis, as well as in Arya Samaj activities and took up the practice and teaching of yoga. In 2002 he began the construction of the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG). Untill recently Swami Veda was a board member of the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust in Dehradun Hospital with Medical University, the largest and best-equipped medical institution in this region of India. He is also the head of the main ashram of Swami Rama, Rama Swami Sadhana Mandir in Rishikesh. In 10th of March 2013 during Shivaratri he officially ended his teaching and social activities by taking a vow of silence. He stays in SRSG in Rishikesh, where he conducts daily silent meditation for others, as well as is still working on the final volume of the exposition of the Yogasutras of Patanjali. He has the position of Mahamandaleshvar – the next to Shankaracharya position among Shaiva monks.
Widok na fragment Wioski Swamiego Ramy dla Praktykujących Jogę (SRSG) z dachu jednego z jej budynków