Bhagavad Gītā Course

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Bhagavad Gītā Course Registration: OPEN
Facilitator: Dr Smita Samani
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Course material provided by: Chinmaya International Foundation


His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission, initiated a unique method to study Vedanta through easy Vedanta lessons. Chinmaya Academy of Chinmaya Mission UK (CA) along with Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) already offers Foundation Vedanta course and will in the near future offer other online courses. Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) also offers many other Homestudy online courses related to Vedanta and Sanskrit.

Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was indeed the Gita Acharya of modern times. His commentary on the Bhagavad-gītā, the ‘Holy Gītā’, is acclaimed as a philosophical masterpiece and a manual on spiritual life. His lectures which he termed as Gita Jnana Yagnas, meaning transformation through the fire of knowledge rather than the age-old Vedic practice of purification through a ritualistic havan presided over by a priest, did transform an entire generation.

CA in conjunction with CIF feel blessed and privileged to now offer the Bhagavad-gītā Course to students of Vedanta, spiritual seekers, and all who wish to live a life of quality and perfection.

There is no need to change your faith, religion, or spiritual master to study this course.


The primary aim of the Bhagavad-gītā Course is to make the glorious ‘Gītā way of life’ accessible to anyone who yearns for it, or is just curious to know more in a convenient yet effective manner. It provides a holistic, insightful coverage of the entire text in a lucid and simple style without compromising on the salient features of this priceless knowledge. Providing inputs in the modern context for continuous improvement it becomes a practical manual to live a transformed life of goodness and greatness. This Bhagavad-gītā Course is indeed the proverbial ‘philosopher’s stone’ transforming our lives from being ‘reactive’ to become ‘effective’.

This Course aims to harmoniously blend the subject matter of the Bhagavad-gītā, with the subjective disciplines of spirituality. Thus besides a thematic and textual study, it encourages contemplation. The two go hand in hand. Together both will enable you to understand, internalise, and actually live the teachings of the Bhagavad-gītā. It effectively enables you, in a most endearing way, to actualise your immense potential, to tap into your inner innate strength. The true reward for diligent study is the transformation of the student’s life from some sort of an obligation to an exuberant celebration.


The Bhagavad-gītā Course is authored by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda who was the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. Pujya Swamiji is a master of Indian spiritual literature. He is a renowned teacher of Vedanta and an author of many commentaries as well as independent texts on Vedanta and Bhakti literature. This course indeed offers the crystallised, experiential wisdom and insightfulness of Swamiji, in a style characterised by clarity, depth, and profundity couched in the comforting style of simplicity, causeless compassion, and accessibility. It bears the same mark of understated elegance and excellence of which Pujya Swamiji is a living embodiment.


Mahatma Gandhi said: “The Gita is the universal mother. She turns away nobody. Her door is wide open to anyone who knocks.” This encapsulates precisely the universal nature of the eligibility criteria for this course. CIF welcomes anyone who wishes to bring about a qualitative improvement in their way of life to take up this course. Though Sanskrit verses are provided for further reference, knowledge of Sanskrit is not required as the medium of instruction is English.




We recommend students of the Vedanta Courses to discuss, share, and exchange notes with fellow students through the online forum/chat group that you will have access to from this page (at the top of the page) once you enroll. You may also wish to join the Chinmaya Study Groups/ Devi Groups/ CHYK/ Balvihar too.


You can see the contents of the course by clicking on the curriculum tab at the top of this page.

You can see the contents of the course by clicking on the curriculum tab at the top of this page.
This course is brought to you by Chinmaya Mission UK’s, Chinmaya Academy. Email:

Course materials brought to you by Chinmaya International Foundation:


We will be holding plenary sessions with all the attendees at regular intervals to help enhance student learning through discussion with the course tutor. We will get in touch with students who have enrolled regarding these plenary sessions from time to time as they become available.

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