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Bhagavad-Gītā — Online Course

 

MVS 510 & MVS 511

∗This course is offered for credit and noncredit

Spring 2018
MVS510 Bhagavad-Gītā I Chapters 1 – 3 (4 credits)
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Tuition for the noncredit course: $600 Start Date: Feb 5th
Tuition for the credit course: $2000 ($500×4 credits) Start & End Dates: Feb 5th – April 15th (10 weeks)

MVS511 Bhagavad-Gītā II Chapters 4 – 6 (4 credits)
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Tuition for the noncredit course: $600 Start date: April 16th 
Tuition for the credit course: $2000 ($500×4 credits) Start & End Dates: April 16th – June 24th (10 weeks)

 Registration for credit students will end on Feb 5th for Bhagavad-Gītā I and April 16th for Bhagavad-Gītā II
Prerequisite: The practice of the Transcendental Meditation program is required for this course

Overview

The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal Nature of Life, and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action. This course studies Maharishi’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, a work that sequentially unfolds profound principles of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life. The Bhagavad-Gītā is a textbook for Maharishi Vedic Science, containing the essence of the detailed knowledge of consciousness contained in the Vedic Literature. Course topics include the scope, structure, and dynamics of human behavior; the higher states of consciousness; collective consciousness; and the solution to the fundamental dilemma at the basis of human suffering.

Biweekly webinars on Sunday at 7:30 pm Central Time

∗ Instructors for Bhagavad-Gītā I and II – Thomas Egenes and Viji Hobbs

All Lesson videos are pre-recorded and includes Evan Finkelstein and Thomas Egenes

Required Textbooks

To sign up for Maharishi’s Commentary on Chapter Seven of the Bhagavad-Gītā which begins March 5 at 7:45 pm in Dalby Hall, please visit https://gita7.eventbrite.com

Course Structure

This course consists of 10 lessons

This course consists of 10 lessons, which include pre-recorded instructional videos, lectures by Maharishi, and biweekly webinars. For those taking the course for credit, there will be additional academic work, including quizzes and an essay appropriate for a Master’s program. Each lesson has 3 or 4 videos approximately 15 to 20 minutes each. Once you register, you have access to the course for six months to one year.

MVS510 Bhagavad-Gītā (Chapters 1 – 3): The Principles of Dharma, the Eternal Nature of Life, and Effortlessness of Transcending as the Basis of Right Action (4 credits)
followed by:
MVS511 Bhagavad-Gītā (Chapters 4 – 6): The Roles of Silence and Action, Knowledge and Experience, in Rising to Higher States of Consciousness (4 credits)

Curriculum

This course studies Maharishi’s commentary on the Bhagavad-Gītā, which provides a systematic exposition of the development of human consciousness, its relationship to knowledge, and its application to improve the quality of individual and collective life and accomplish anything.

Questions? Contact de@mum.edu

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