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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

Pay @ DHARMA CLASSES

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?

    • Ä€camana
    • Prāṇāyama
    • Computing Pañcaá¹…ga
    • Saá¹…kalpa
    • Basic PÅ«jā
    • Meditation Techniques 
    • Overview of DarÅ›ana-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 DarÅ›ana-s
    • Review of Meditation Techniques
    • Deva-ṛṣi-pitru Devatā Tarpaṇa
    • Key Practical Elements Of Yoga DarÅ›ana 
    • Computing Horoscope (Only Math) 
    • Key Ideas of Vedānta
    • Åšaraṇagati
    • There will overlap with dharma 101