The wisdom of the Vedas is uniquely distinguishable from other Sanskrit literature in that its primordial knowledge is transmitted in Vedic Sanskrit via the medium of Svara (स्वर) , commonly associated with chanting.
To go beyond intellectual understanding and receive the wisdom embedded within the texts at a deeper level, the Vedic Shruthi and other Smrithi texts must be conveyed through sound and vibration. In these highly specialized courses, Jñāna Nanda Bharati transmits their meaning through ancient Sanskrit chants, his own understanding gained through decades of experience and intense training, and via the blessings of his Parampara.
Introduction to Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist Studies
An excellent class for students with existing experience, or those serious about developing a deeper practice. This course delves into various branches of the single tree of spiritual knowledge from which they all came, offering greater clarity and understanding of their history, subtleties, and significance to the individual practitioner.
Ancient Sanskrit Chanting
For the greatest transformative results in studying ancient texts and mantra, one must learn through the traditional method of Sanskrit chanting, under the guidance of a teacher who has gained his or her own understanding through a rigorous internal experience of their lessons.
Some of the Vedic Suktas, Mantras and Texts that are traditionally taught with chanting as their basis, include:
Other texts transmitted through the medium of chanting:
Agni Suktam, Agni Poojas and Agnihotra can be performed if proper facilities are available and in compliance with Fire Department Regulations.