श्रेयो मार्ग: (Vedanta Basics)
Vedanta foundation topics are taught in this class for beginners. This course is conducted twice a week. This class is conducted in English and simultaneously translated to Kannada since there are many Kannada speaking students in this group.Some of the topics that are being covered are – “Bhaja Govindam”, Human values, selected sections from “Ananda mimamsa” and “Naishkarmya Siddhi” etc.
बाल / युव श्रेयो मार्गः (Vedanta Basics for kids / youth)
Baala Shreyo Marga course is focused on children / youth. This course has been designed to make the content interesting for kids. Children are familiarised with the Dharma(basics of Vedanta) through interactive sessions. It is translated simultaneously to Kannada for the students of Arsha Gokulam. They are encouraged to come up with questions based on their observations and understanding of the society around them. These questions are then answered to their satisfaction based on the principles of dharma and shaastra, thus quenching their curiosity. Series of topics are covered on human values such as Responsibility, Satyam, Bhakthi, Patience, Ahimsa etc. This course helps them to understand the rich Vedic knowledge and culture of our MotherLand, thus instilling pride in the young mind and confidence to lead a conflict-free balanced life.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता शङ्कर-भाष्यम् (Bhagavad Gita Shankara’s Commentary)
Along with Bhagavad Gita verses, word by word Bhaashyam of Sankaracharya is thoroughly taught.
Along with Kathopanishad Mantras, word by word Bhaashyam of Shankaracharya is being thoroughly covered.
Classes are conducted on Brahmasootram with Bhaashyam of Shankaracharya. These classes are held on Saturdays.
Kaschid-dheera: Kathopanishad with Shankara bhashyam
In this course, the Upanishad will be taught through the commentary of Adi Shankaracharya (written in Sanskrit). The course is ideal for those who have had exposure to the Bhagavad Gita and to the Sanskrit language, and want to begin to (or continue to) delve into Adi Shankaracharya’s works.
Thursdays 6.15am to 7.30am India time
Dr. Jayakumar Srinivasan Ammangudi
For Dr.Jayakumar Srinivasan Ammangudi, an IIT Chennai alumni, the transformation from a successful chemical engineer to an eminent Vedanta scholar was a gradual journey under the caring guidance of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He studied Vedanta under Pujya Swamiji for 20 years.
Dr.Jayakumar established ‘Arsha Seva Kendram’ for spreading the wisdom of Vedanta. Following the footsteps of Pujya Swamiji, he conducted a course on ‘Introduction to Vedanta’ at a senior citizen home in Coimbatore. In parallel, he began teaching Tattvabodha, a classic beginner’s text, online. Requested by many of his friends, an online Samskritam class he started apprehensively in 2018, has now turned into a 3-level college-quality online Samskritam course offering in 2020. He taught a Shloka course for adults and a year-long life-skills and Hindu Dharma course for college students, also online. Currently, he is conducting Bhagavat Gita and meditation classes.
Srinivasan Krishnasamy completed a three-year course in Vedanta from Nagpur Gurukulam of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati. He is a Samskritam scholar and has in-depth knowledge of Vedanta. He takes ‘Shreyo Marga’ classes for adults, teenagers, and kids with equal ease. He is also the teacher for Vedanta Vishaya, Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Shankara Bhashyam, Kathopanishad – Shankara Bhashyam, Paraayanam, and Nidhidhyaasanam courses which are conducted online.