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 Online Intensive - Ramayana 
- by Maharishi Valmiki -

Agora Foundation Online Intensive -
Ramayana by Maharishi Valmiki

“Those who have knowledge of dharma say that Truth is the highest dharma. ”

Online series lead by Roxana Zirakzadeh and Andy Gilman.

India's most beloved and enduring Epic, the Ramayana is one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Come get lost in the adventures of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and struggle to rescue his faithful wife, Sita, from the grasp of the demon Ravana. Included in the story are many extraordinary legends of India including the story of Hanuman, son of the Wind God, whose devotion to Prince Rama makes him a preeminent example of devotion throughout all of India even today. The Ramayana gives a window into the importance of duties and relationships and paints a picture of how to best lead a well-lived human life in civilized society. These lessons have proved timeless and are continually referred to and still consulted, for their spiritual, cultural, social, and entertaining teachings. This beloved epic is still profoundly relevant today and retold in countless art forms and modalities including spiritual lore, romance stories, murals, plays, dances, puppet shows, and cartoons throughout India and Southeast Asia. 

 

Online seminars will take place on Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:00PM Pacific Time. All reading materials (in English translation) will be supplied and sessions will be facilitated by Roxana Zirakzadeh and Andy Gilman. Groups will be limited to 14 participants and no prior knowledge is required. Teachers will be offered 2 CEU credits for participating.

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Roxana Zirakzadeh 

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Andy Gilman

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Ramayana by Maharishi Valmiki
Begins May 4 and ends June 29, 2023 - 5:30-7:00PM Pacific

Text:

Ramayana by Maharishi Valmiki - India Penguin Classics; 2017th edition (October 1, 2017)
ISBN 978-0143441144

Dates and Curriculum - Ramayana Intensive

1) Session One
Thursday, May 4

5:30-7:00PM PDT
Book One - Chapter One: Bala Kanda - Sargas 1-76

pages 1-151

 

2) Session Two
Thursday, May 11

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book One - Chapter Two: Ayodhya Kanda - Sargas 1-55

pages 153-267

 

3) Session Three
Thursday
, May 18
5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book One - Chapter Two: Ayodhya Kanda - Sargas 56-111 pages 267-380

 

4) Session Four
Thursday
, May 25
5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book Two - Chapter Three: Aranya Kanda - Sargas 1-71

pages 1-156

 

5) Session Five
Thursday
, June 1
5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book Two - Chapter Four: Kishkindha Kanda - Sargas 1-66 pages 157-303


 

6) Session Six
Thursday
, June 8
5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book Two - Chapter Five: Sundara Kanda - Sargas 1-66

pages 305-482

7) Session Seven
Thursday
, June 15
5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book Three - Chapter Six: Yuddha Kanda - Sargas 1-57

pages 1-157

8) Session Eight
Thursday
, June 22
5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book Three - Chapter Six: Yuddha Kanda - Sargas 58-116
pages 157-308

9) Session Nine

Thursday, June 29

5:30-7:00PM PDT

Book Three - Chapter Seven: Uttara Kanda - Sargas 1-100
pages 310-492

 

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