Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 1: The Ancient Language of the Vedic Rishis

COURSE STARTS JANUARY 11 BUT YOU MAY REGISTER AT ANY TIME AND RECEIVE PREVIOUS RECORDED SESSIONS!

January 11- March 15, 2022
Every Tuesday (10-weeks)
9:00am EST, 7:30pm IST
Each session is 1-Hour
All sessions recorded and available to participants

In Part 1 of this one-year course, Dr. Vladimir will cover the following Sanskrit topics:

  • Varna-Mala, Alphabet and the System of simple roots or Sound-Ideas and Basic Etymological system
  • Indra and Brihaspati: Fundamentals of Grammar as mental categories; Philosophy of Language
  • The systems of Yaska and Panini: Nirukta and Vyakarana. The paradigm shift from Nouns to Verbs
  • Artha and Vak – Meaning and Sound; Semantic and syntactic approaches of Sphota Theory
  • Fundamentals of Mantric Poetry; Reciting in different styles of Vedic accentuation
  • Swadhyaya: a spiritual practice

Instructor: Dr. Vladimir Yatsenko
Director of Research
Institute for Applied Research in Integral Studies

Vladimir holds Master degree in General and Theoretical Linguistics and Sanskrit Language and Literature from St. Petersburg State University (RF), and PhD in Indian Philosophy from M.S. University of Baroda. His Doctorate thesis was ‘The Vedic Vision and the Concept of Agni in the Rigveda in the light of Sri Aurobindo’.

Vladimir is a scholar and instructor of Sanskrit and Sanskrit literature and an educator in Vedic and Vedantic studies. He is aligned with various educational institutions across the world, including Indian Psychology Institute (Pondicherry, India), International Center in Integral Studies (New Delhi, India), Auro University Surat, India), Arogya Center (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and many others.

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