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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. ”

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 Tuesday afternoons, 12:00-1:30PM 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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Ramayana by Maharishi Valmiki
Begins April 18 and ends June 27, 2023 - 12:00-1:30PM 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
Tuesday, April 18

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book One - Chapter One: Bala Kanda - Sargas 1-35

pages 1-76

 

2) Session Two
Tuesday, April 25

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book One - Chapter One: Bala Kanda - Sargas 36-76
pages 76-151

 

3) Session Three
Tuesday, May 2

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book One - Chapter Two: Ayodhya Kanda - Sargas 1-55
pages 153-267

 

4) Session Four
Tuesday, May 9

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book One - Chapter Two: Ayodhya Kanda - Sargas 56-111 pages 267-380

 

5) Session Five
Tuesday, May 16

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book Two - Chapter Three: Aranya Kanda - Sargas 1-71
pages 1-156

 

6) Session Six
Tuesday, May 23

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book Two - Chapter Four: Kishkindha Kanda - Sargas 1-66 pages 157-303

7) Session Seven
Tuesday, May 30

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book Two - Chapter Five: Sundara Kanda - Sargas 1-66
pages 305-482

 

8) Session Eight
Tuesday, June 6

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book Three - Chapter Six: Yuddha Kanda - Sargas 1-57
pages 1-157

 

9) Session Nine
Tuesday, June 13

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book Three - Chapter Six: Yuddha Kanda - Sargas 58-116
pages 157-308

 

10) Session Ten
Tuesday, June 20

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book Three - Chapter Seven: Uttara Kanda - Sargas 1-34
pages 309-396

 

11) Session Eleven
Tuesday, June 27

12:00-1:30PM PDT
Book Three - Chapter Seven: Uttara Kanda - Sargas 35-100 pages 396-492