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Syllabus

Unit 1

Goals of Life – Purusharthas
What are Purusharthas (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha); Their relevance to Personal life; Family life; Social life & Professional life; Followed by a Goal setting workshop;

Yogic way of Achieving Life Goals – (Stress Free & Focused Life)
Introduction to Yoga and main schools of Yoga; Yogic style of Life & Time Management (Work Shop);

Experiencing life through its Various Stages
Ashrama Dharma; Attitude towards life through its various stages (Teachings of Amma);

Unit 2

Personality Development
What is Personality – Five Dimensions – Pancha Kosas (Physical / Energy / Mental / Intellectual / Bliss); Stress Management & Personality; Self Control & personality; Fundamental Indian Values & Personality;

Learning Skills (Teachings of Amma)
Art of Relaxed Learning; Art of Listening; Developing ‘Shraddha’ – a basic qualification for obtaining Knowledge;

Communication Skills – An Indian Perspective;

Unit 3

Developing Positive Attitude & Friendliness – (Vedic Perspective);

Achieving Work Excellence (Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda & teachings based on Amma);

Leadership Qualities – (A few Indian Role models & Indian Philosophy of Leadership);

Text Books

Resources

  • Awaken Children (Dialogues with Sri Mata Amritanandamayi) Volumes 1 to 9
  • Complete works of Swami Vivekananda (Volumes 1 to 9)
  • Mahabharata by M. N Dutt published by Parimal publications – New Delhi (Volumes 1 to 9)
  • Universal message of Bhagavad-Gita (An exposition of Gita in the light of modern thought and Modern needs) by Swami Ranganathananda. (Vols.1 to 3)
  • Message of Upanishads, by Swami Ranaganathananda published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay.
  • Personality Development – Swami Vivekananda published by Advaitha Ashram, Kolkatta.
  • Art of Man Making – Swami Chinmayananda published by Chinmaya Mission, Bombay
  • Will Power and its Development- Swami Budhananda published by Advaitha Ashram, Kolkatta
  • Ultimate Success – Swami Ramakrishnananada Puri published by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Kollam
  • Yoga In Daily Life – Swami Sivananda – published by Divine Life Society
  • Hindu Dharma – H. H. Sri Chandrasekharandra Saraswati published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay
  • All about Hinduism – Swami Sivananda – Published by Divine Life Society
  • The Mind and its Control by Swami Budhananda published by Advaitha Ashram, Kolkatta
  • Krida Yoga – Vivekananda Kendra, Publication.
  • Valmiki Ramayana – Four volumes- published by Parimal Publications, Delhi
  • New perspectives in Stress Management – Dr H R Nagendra & Dr R Nagaratna published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana, Bangalore.
  • Mind Sound Resonance Technique (MSRT) Published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana, Bangalore.
  • Yoga & Memory – Dr H R Nagendra & Dr. Shirley Telles, published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana, Bangalore.

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