Dharma Classes

VedicDharma

Every Saturday during the school year from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple of Austin

Register @ https://tinyurl.com/y69dcp7h   — First class on Sep/7/2019

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Dharma – 101  – Year 1

Summary

  • Number of classes – 25
  • Duration of each class –  1.5 hours
  • Language of instruction – English
  • Classes will be approximately 
    •  50% practice, 
    • 25% theory/background, and 
    • 25% open discussion in Q & A format on all open topics
  • Every class will include sUrya namaskara and at least 15 minutes of meditation

Requirements

  • Student should be in middle school. However, classes will be at level accessible to 5th graders
  • This program is open to both boys and girls 
  • Students should come to class on time. Late arrival will not be allowed (zero tolerance policy).
  • Attire – traditional indian attire or pant and shirt. 
    • No shorts, short skirts, jeans pants, tanktops, etc. 

Supplies

  • A large notebook and pencil 
  • A vessel and a spoon (pañcapātra & uddharaṇi)
  • Calculator on some days 
  • Supplies for learning how to do puja (as needed, class will supply some of them)

A Sample of  Topics Covered —  How to do and Why?

  • Ācamana
  • Prāṇāyama
  • Computing Pañcaṅga
  • Saṅkalpa
  • Basic Pūjā
  • Meditation Techniques 
  • Overview of Darśana-s
  • Introducing our Dharma to Others
  • Staying Steadfast on our Dharma
  • Karma and punar-janma, etc.
  • Commonly needed  shloka-s and mantras
  • Topics will be repeated for reinforcement


Dharma – 102 

Summary

  • Number of classes – 25
  • Duration of each class – 1 1/2 hours
  • Language of instruction – English
  • Classes will be 50% practice 25% theory/background and 25% open discussion.
  • Every class will include sUrya namaskara and at least 15 minutes of meditation

Requirements

  • Completion of dharma 101 or equivalent
  • Student should be in middle school (+ 9th grade)
  • Open to both boys and girls 
  • Should come to class on time. Late arrival will not be allowed (zero tolerance policy).
  • Attire – traditiona indian attire or pant and shirt. No shorts, short skirts, jean pants, tanktops, etc. 

Supplies

  • A large notebook and pencil 
  • A vessel and a spoon (paJcapAtra & uddharaNi)
  • Calculator on some days
  • Supplies for learning how to do puja (as needed, class will supply some of them)

 

Topics covered

  • Overview of Darśana-s
  • Review of Meditation Techniques
  • Deva-ṛṣi-pitru Devatā Tarpaṇa
  • Key Practical Elements Of Yoga Darśana 
  • Computing Horoscope (Only Math) 
  • Key Ideas of Vedānta
  • Śaraṇagati
  • There will overlap with dharma 101