A Year-Long Course On His Life & Works
Language: English, Hindi
Instructors: Dr Sampadananda Mishra
Duration: 1 Year Course, 12 Modules spread across 12 months
Sri Aurobindo’s teachings transcend time and space. As we approach the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, on 15th August 2022, this 150 hours course will reflect on his life & diverse works in the fields of politics, Indian civilisation & its renaissance, education, arts & literature, consciousness and evolution, Integral Yoga, Vedas and shastras among many others. It attempts to spread Sri Aurobindo’s knowledge for solving contemporary problems and attaining spiritual unity of mankind. This course will give you an insight on the thoughts of one of the greatest intellectuals to tread amongst us.
“What Sri Aurobindo represents in the world’s history is not a teaching, not even a revelation; it is a decisive action direct from the Supreme.” -The Mother
Despite centuries of progress, nations and people across the globe are encountering the same old problems. The established intellectual frameworks and the institutions have only languished. The world is constantly being buffeted by the rise of newer belligerent nations dreaming of world domination, virulent diseases, technological hazards, economic and religious turmoil, and social conflict. We have mistaken the symptoms for the deeper causes of our problems and overlooked the lasting solutions that have always been within reach.
Indeed, Sri Aurobindo, widely known as nationalist, revolutionary, philosopher, poet, yogi and guru, wrote clearly in 1947 that what was required was “a step in evolution which would raise man to a higher and larger consciousness and begin the solution of the problems which have perplexed and vexed him since he first began to think and to dream of individual perfection and a perfect society”. To understand the implications of this statement it is necessary to know deeply about the works of Sri Aurobindo whose sesquicentennial birth anniversary will be celebrated on 15th August 2022.
Do you aspire to solve problems? Do you have an inquisitive spirit? First soak in the life and works of Sri Aurobindo. Then be a part of India’s renaissance in whatever field you are. The integral education of Sri Aurobindo will empower you.
What is Bhakti? Sri Aurobindo says it is complete surrender to the Divine Mother. Who is the Divine Mother? How and why surrender? The secret knowledge of the Gita, Upanishads, Life Divine, Savitri will be revealed.
Are you a student of humanities and social sciences? As literati, have Sri Aurobindo’s poetry and epics touched you? Do you want to scrutinize current ideologies and policies and get challenged? The course will enable you to publish quality research and influence academics and policies.
What is the next step of evolution? Can machines become conscious? Do new disciplines like string theory, epigenetics and neurosciences excite you? Then use Sri Aurobindo’s ideas of Integral Yoga and Super Mind to sharpen your understanding.
Is Westphelian nation-states the only model for nationalism? Expose yourself to Sri Aurobindo’s nationalism. Travel to the Swadeshi movement of India’s freedom struggle. Be a revolutionary. Unlike the mainstream ideas of revolution that contemporary academics and media preach.
The pandemic has changed your life. Why don’t you start changing your way of life, too? Let us remove the veil of ignorance and explore life. The Divine Mother will help you only if you help yourselves. The course is designed to suit your schedules and taste. This is your right time.
Providing an overview of the life and works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
Enabling the participants to have better appreciation for the language, literature, art, culture, polity, psychology and philosophy of India
Making the learners familiar with the teachings of Sri Aurobindo.
Creating more awareness about the Sanatana Dharma and Spirituality.
Helping learners to be familiar with the Indian Knowledge System in the light of Sri Aurobindo.
Creating a strong base for the Indian culture through the writings of Sri Aurobindo on the Foundations of Indian Culture.
Contextualising Sri Aurobindo’s teachings in order to find solutions to many problems that the humanity faces.
List of all 12 modules
The course will run from July 2021 to July 2022. The participants will be certified on August 15th, 2022 i.e. 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo.
The classes will be conducted through an online medium. Zoom and Teachables or Google classroom will be used.
The course will be anchored by Dr. Sampadananda Mishra. Many renowned experts from across the world, in the field of Sri Aurobindo Studies, will be teaching various topics.
There are no eligibility criteria of age or educational qualifications. Anybody interested in Sri Aurobindo can take the course.
Yes, as the course is via online medium, learners from all around the globe are subscribing to this course.
The course will cover the major works of Sri Aurobindo. It has 12 modules from diverse subjects. Again each module is sub-divided into 12 specific topics (the last two modules have 15 topics).
Each module will be covered in one month. So each week will have three to four lecture classes.
Tentatively, the classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 pm -6 pm IST. But as numerous external faculties will be lecturing so these timings are subject to change.
Each class will be of one hour duration, including the 15 mins discussions at the end.
There are 150 lectures. Thus it totals to 150 hours.
Recorded videos of each class will be available to the learners.
Yes, attendance includes presence either in live or recorded videos.
Those who either attend any 7(out of 12) modules completely or 90 lecture classes(out of the 150 lectures) will be awarded a course completion certificate.
There will be no examinations as such. But learners will be motivated and supported to write papers, articles, blogs, participate in discussions, make videos, posters or undertake projects etc. according to their respective interests.
The fee charged for the course is Rs 23,988. Currently, we are providing a 25% discount for those who pay the entire year(12 modules) fees. They need to pay Rs. 17,999. Also a premium yearly feature is available for Rs 18,999.
Those opting for premium feature will be having special discussion sessions with Dr. Sampadananda Mishra apart from the regular lectures. They will be given additional learning opportunities in Rashtram in the form of conferences, short courses and webinars. They will be specially mentored and felicitated on 15th August 2022.
Yes, you can opt for a monthly subscription. The subscription will be auto renewed after the end of every month. The fee charged is Rs. 1,999 per month. There is no discount offered in this.
You can pay the yearly fees at Rs 17999 or opt for the premium service at Rs 18999. You will be given access to past lectures too.
Pre-reads and handouts for each class will be supplied. Apart from that suggested readings and materials will be given at the end of the class. Learners wanting further exploration will be supported by experts.