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1.   UNIVERSITY RECOGNISED DIPLOMA COURSES

a) DIPLOMA IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

b) POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

c)  DIPLOMA IN FOUNDATION OF YOGA

d) ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN FOUNDATION OF YOGA

e) DIPLOMA IN PALI

 

2. SHORT TERM CERTIFICATE COURSES

1. INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM (MARATHI & ENGLISH MEDIUM)

2.    CERTIFICATE COURSE IN ELEMENTARY PALI: LEVEL I TO IV

3.    ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN PALI

4.   BUDDHIST ANALYSIS OF MIND

5.    BUDDHIST ART AND ARCHITECTURE

6.    ELEMENTARY COURSE IN TIBETAN LANGUAGE

 

 

 

DIPLOMA IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

 

 

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Structured as a survey course, the Post-Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies aims to introduce students to the evolution and growth of one of India’s most ancient religions, Buddhism - its basic tenets, its philosophy, its material culture, its contemporary resurgence. This course would be useful for students who wish to pursue an M.A./PhD in Buddhist Studies, Ancient Indian Culture(AIC), Philosophy, History, Art History, Archeology and related fields. No previous background in the subject is required. 

COURSE CONTENTIn the first year, students cover a broad range of topics in four papers

1)      History of Buddhism: Origin and development of Buddhist thought, life and teachings of the Buddha, scriptural sources and sacred places.

2)      Early Buddhism: introduction to Pali literature (canonical and non-canonical), monastic life and discipline, meditation.

3)      Schools of Buddhism: early as well as Mahayana.

4)      Contribution of Buddhism in comparative and contemporary light.

Duration: Two years, July to April

Eligibility: SSC (or equivalent)

Tentative Class ScheduleFor the first year classes are held once a week (Saturday or Sunday) and are of 2 hrs duration. The second year will include a review and research methods instruction to lead to a dissertation on any subject of the student's choice.

Course commences: 4th Aug 2018

Fees: Rs 2750/- per year

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM (MARATHI )

Buddhism has a thousand year period of development in India, during which time it was also disseminated across Asia. Apart from spiritual cultivation, the tradition also lends itself to study from various academic perspectives such as history, philosophy, art and social engagement.

This course has been designed specifically for those who wish to have an introductory overview of Indian Buddhism, up to the time of Emperor Asoka. In addition, students will also be introduced to sites of archaeological heritage in India and the modern dimension of socially engaged Buddhism.

 

Eligibility:

Anyone who is interested

Duration:

6 Months

Timings:

Wednesdays – 06.00 PM to 08.00 PM

Fees:

Rs. 1,500/- (incl. of course material)

Commencement:

July 2018

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN ELEMENTARY PALI: LEVEL I TO IV

Pali is one of the languages in which Buddha vacana, the teachings of the Buddha, are preserved. We find canonical, non-canonical and vamsa literature as well as several inscriptions in India and Southeast Asian countries in Pali. These ancient records are an important source of information about our social and religious history.

Pali language courses are offered at four levels.

 

Eligibility:

Level I: Anyone who is interested

Level II: Passed Level I

Level III: Passed Level II

Level IV: Passed Level III

Duration:

4 Months each

Timings:

Level I: Sundays – 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Level II: Saturdays – 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Level III: Saturdays – 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Fees:

Level I – Rs.750/-

Level II – Rs. 1,000/-

Level III – Rs. 1,000/-

Commencement:

July 2018

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

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DIPLOMA IN PALI

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The study of Pali is one of the key requirements for any stduent of Buddhist Studies. This is an introductory course, designed for students who wish to study the language to complement their study of Buddhism and / or who wish to enrich their own study of the Pali Canonical materials. 

COURSE CONTENT: The course has two papers that introduce grammar and vocabulary, after which selections from the Suttanipata, Jatakas, Milindapanha, Visuddhimagga and Mahavamsa are taught.

 

 

Eligibility:

 SSC or equivalent

Duration:

 10 months

Timings:

Saturdays, 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

Fees:

Rs. 2000/-

Commencement:

July 2018.

 

 

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN PALI

 

Course Objectives: Pali is the only Indic language in which we find a complete set of Buddhist canonical literature and much of it can be traced back to first century BCE or before. A student of Pali, therefore, has access to some of the oldest extant materials in Buddhism. This course focuses exclusively on reading texts, in process helping the student to understand contexts: cultural, historical and philosophical, as well as appreciate cross-cultural influences. The materials are selected in such a way that the student also gains an appreciation of linguistic features of early and later phases of Pali canonical and post-canonical literature.

Course Outline:

Year- I

Unit- I: Pali Canonical Literature

Magga-vaggo and Buddha-vaggo of Dhammapada

Unit- II: Pali Non-Canonical Literature

Lakkhaṇapañho of Milindapañho

Unit- III: Buddha’s Middle Way

Dhammacakkapavattana- sutta

Unit- IV: Pali Protection Literature

Mettā- sutta with its commentary

Year- II

Unit- I: Previous Birth- Stories of the Buddha

Vessantara Jātaka

Unit- II: Biographical Literature of the Buddha

Jātaka Nidānakatha (selected portion)

Unit III: Pali Commentarial Literature

Nidānakathā of Visuddhimagga

Unit IV: The Last Utterance of the Buddha

Mahāparinibbāna-sutta (selected portion)

 

Eligibility:

This course requires a sound background in Pali language.

Duration:

2 Years

Timings:

Saturdays, 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

Fees:

Rs. 2,000 per semester.

Commencement:

July 2018.

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

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DIPLOMA IN FOUNDATION OF YOGA

COURSE OBJECTIVES: this is an introductory course that combines both, the theoretical basis and practical exploration of Yoga.

COURSE CONTENT: students will learn the Indian philosophical context in which Yoga develops as well as an introduction to the Yoga Sutras. Inclded are a detailed study of the psycho-physiological underpinning of Yoga practice, which emphasises the connection of a healthy body with a harmonious mind. One half of each session will be devoted to the study of asanas and pranayamas. 

Our team of teachers is led by the renowned Yoga teacher, Dr Ganesh Rao and they bring to bear their considerable expertise in making the learning experience a memorable one. 

 

 

 

Eligibility:

SSC or equivalent

Duration:

10 Months

Timings:

Saturdays – 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Fees:

Rs. 1,700/-

Commencement:

AUG 2018, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM 

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

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ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN FOUNDATION OF YOGA

In this course, student will learn both advanced theory and practical of Yoga.

Eligibility:

Diploma in Foundation of Yoga

Duration:

10 Months

Timings:

Saturdays – 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Fees:

Rs. 2,500/-

Commencement:

July 2018

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

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ELEMENTARY COURSE IN TIBETAN LANGUAGE

The course will include Introduction to Tibetan script, basic grammar of modern spoken and literary Tibetan enabling to read and understand simple sentences.

Eligibility:

Anyone who is interested

Duration:

10 Months

Timings:

Tuesdays and Fridays – 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Commencement:

August 2018

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

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 BUDDHIST ANALYSIS OF MIND

One of the most striking features of Buddhism is its attention to the path. The "marga" is explicated in detail in all Buddhist traditions and spiritual cultivation or bhavana is directed to the correction of a fundamental cognitive error the Buddha says we make, when we experience this world.

When Siddhartha Gautama struck out on his own, he began by studying the mind and its functioning. Developing heightened states of concentration had not delivered the result he sought and it was vipasyana (P. vipassana), the method of analysis, that led him to his goal.The Buddhist canon has a large corpus of texts, the Abhidharma, that have systematised the results of this analysis. Works of later monks, these treatises present a fascinating record of the Buddhist analysis of human experience.

This course introduces students to the analyses of mind and matter in different Buddhist traditions, culminating in the Yogacara view of all human expereince being essentially mind.

 

Eligibility:

Basic knowledge of Buddhism

Duration:

4 Months

Timings:

Saturdays, 4:00 PM to 5.30 PM

Fees:

Rs. 3,000/-

Commencement:

2018

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

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BUDDHIST ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Buddhist Art plays important role in understanding Buddhism. It had a great influence on different cultures. Buddha is not represented in human form in early Buddhist art. He was represented in symbolic form. Budha images emerged in later phase of Buddhist art. In this course we intend to study development of Buddhist art in various stages.

 

Eligibility:

Anyone who is interested

Duration:

3 Months

Timings:

Wednesdays – 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Fees:

Rs. 2,000/-

Commencement:

July 2018

 

Admission Form : https://docs.google.com/a/somaiya.edu/forms/d/1Cs-KYatT9yDnTx-H2rq2fc_PtP1F9PzRIZZgewU17qw/edit?usp=drive_web

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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