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Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course

At the beginning of the Bhagavad Gita the great warrior Arjuna has doubts about how he should act, about his duty, about how to overcome sorrow and secure his highest welfare. By the end of the 700th verse his doubts have been cleared by Lord Krishna. What does he hear?

Find out by attending weekly/fortnightly study sessions. Please ask for contact details for the venue nearest to you (see chart below).

Birmingham, W. Midlands Dr Rajeshwari Jawahar
Chiswick, W. London David Mendes da Costa
Hillingdon, W. London Sarada Murthy
Lewisham, S. London Vasanta Malika Karunakaran
Cheadle, S. Manchester Dr Paresh Parikh
Rickmansworth, Herts Mrs Shivani Sreeharan
Southgate, N. London Richard Garry
St Albans, Herts Dr Thana Visuvaratnam
Watford, Herts Dr Manga Sabaratnam

Gita Home Study Course material

The course is the fruit of a systematic programme of 363 recorded talks given in English by HH Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati over a three-year period. They reveal in detail both the richness and essence of the Bhagavad Gita as well as the full and true purport of Adi Shankara's bhashya.

icon Read/download the text's 38-page Introduction* (Free) 2.2MB

icon Read/download a 15-page sample of the text (Ch.2 v47)* (Free) 1MB

icon Swami Dayanandaji chants the Gita Dhyanam 3 mins 36 secs

Here, if you wish to have some, are tips on conducting a study group and also some on how to read aloud well.

A beautifully produced transcript in English of the entire programme of talks, forming a complete Bhagavad Gita Home Study Course, is available for purchase online as a 9-volume set of hardback books. There is a fully searchable PDF version of the course too, with embedded audio and video. An audio CD compilation of the original 363 talks is also available. Go to the American Arsha Vidya Bookstore and enter the phrase gita home study into the search box to see all the options.

Alternatively, visit either the Arsha Vidya Reseach and Publication Trust, Chennai, or the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam bookshop, Coimbatore, to purchase the 9-volume set in either English or Tamil.

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