Way of Living and Sanata Dharma

Way of Living and Sanata Dharma

Way of Living and Sanata Dharma

Way of Living and Sanata Dharma (3 Credits) Fees: $299 (INR 10,000 for Indian Students)

Overview: The "Way of Living and Sanata Dharma" course offers a comprehensive exploration of the profound teachings of Sanata Dharma, commonly known as Hinduism, providing students with a holistic perspective on life. Through a series of in-depth lectures, discussions, and practical activities, participants will unravel the foundational principles, philosophical underpinnings, rituals, and societal aspects of Sanata Dharma. This course invites individuals to embrace the rich tapestry of Hindu wisdom and discover how it shapes a meaningful and holistic way of living.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Sanata Dharma:
    • Overview of the historical and cultural context of Sanata Dharma (Hinduism).
    • Exploration of the term "Dharma" and its significance in Hindu philosophy.
    • Understanding the fundamental principles and beliefs of Sanata Dharma.
  2. Philosophical Foundations:
    • Study of key philosophical concepts such as karma, dharma, and moksha.
    • Examination of major Hindu scriptures, including the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Puranas.
    • Analysis of different philosophical schools within Hinduism, such as Advaita Vedanta, Yoga, and Samkhya.
  3. Rituals and Practices:
    • Exploration of the significance and symbolism behind Hindu rituals and ceremonies.
    • Study of major Hindu festivals and their cultural and spiritual significance.
    • Practical insights into daily spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer, and mantra recitation.
  4. Societal Aspects and Ethics:
    • Examination of Hindu ethics and moral values, including concepts of ahimsa (non-violence) and seva (selfless service).
    • Discussion on the role of Sanata Dharma in shaping societal norms, family structures, and community life.
    • Exploration of contemporary issues and challenges facing Hindu communities worldwide.


  • Lecture Series and Discussions: Engage in interactive lectures and discussions led by experts in Sanata Dharma, encouraging dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Practical Ritual Demonstrations: Participate in hands-on demonstrations of Hindu rituals and ceremonies, gaining practical insights into their significance and symbolism.
  • Scripture Study Groups: Form study groups to delve deeper into Hindu scriptures, analyze key teachings, and reflect on their relevance to modern life.
  • Field Trips and Cultural Experiences: Explore Hindu temples, attend festivals, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of Sanata Dharma.
  • Reflective Journals: Maintain a reflective journal to document personal insights, reflections, and experiences throughout the course, fostering self-awareness and spiritual growth.

By the end of the "Way of Living and Sanata Dharma" course, participants will emerge with a deeper understanding of Hindu philosophy, rituals, and societal values, empowering them to lead a more meaningful and spiritually enriched life in accordance with Sanata Dharma principles.