Sūrya – finding your inner light

This course offers students an introduction to Ṛg Veda, the oldest spiritual literature in the world as well as the study and chanting of a beautiful healing mantra to Sūrya, the symbol of the highest light and truth. The mantra reveals to us that Sūrya leads us to the Truth and Immortality, the final aim of the Vedic discipline.

This mantra is often referred to as the Sūryanamaskāra mantra. The Ṛṣi-s of the Vedic ages understood the importance of physical health in the pursuit of the Vedic goal and prayed to the Sun, to remove all malady from the body, expressed through their high calibre poetry we know as Veda mantras.


Course objectives:

At the end of this course, students will:

  • Have an introduction to Ṛg Veda and its fundamental concepts.
  • Learn the chanting Sūryanamaskāra mantrasuitable for all levels including beginners.
  • Understand the Vedic deity Sūrya and the symbolism of Sūrya.

The course is taught through audio, video and downloadable text resources for a comprehensive learning experience. At the end of the course, students may submit a recording for evaluation.

A detailed Vedic phonetic guide is included in the workbook, along with the text for chanting in English transliteration as well as Devanāgari.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to your course! Preview
    5 minutes
  • Download workbook
    2 minutes
  • Video – introduction to Ṛgveda
    40 minutes
  • Half sentence practice mantras 1-3
    10 minutes
  • Full sentence practice mantras 1-3
    10 minutes
  • Full mantra practice mantras 1-3
    10 minutes
  • Zoom class recording from 9 March
    60 minutes
  • Video – introduction to Ṛgveda – 2
    35 minutes
  • Half sentence practice mantras 4-6
    10 minutes
  • Full sentence practice mantras 4-6
    10 minutes
  • Full mantra practice mantras 4-6
    10 minutes
  • Zoom class recording from 23 March
    60 minutes
  • Meaning of Sūryanamaskāra mantra
    30 minutes
  • Zoom class recording from 30 March
    60 minutes
  • Shantala’s personal practice
    10 minutes
  • Final practice with Shantala
    10 minutes
  • Students practicing & discussion area!
  • Submit your recording
    Text Based

Your course includes

A workbook

A workbook with text for chanting and complete Vedic phonetic guide. In addition, meaning and slides used to present the theory can be downloaded.

Comprehensive audio & lessons

Audio lessons to learn the chanting in a step by step structured way and video lessons to understand the Vedic phonetics and other theoretical elements of the course.

Submit your recording!

At the end of the course you may submit your recording of the chanting for evaluation and feedback.

Frequently asked questions.

When does the course start and finish?

This is self paced learning course which we recommend studying over a period of 3 weeks. You are free to take to take longer or shorter to complete based on your progress and time available of course.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can watch the videos and and access all the material, including future updates permanently.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor

No, this is an online self paced course with audio, video & text resources. demonstration. There is a discussion area where you may post questions for the instructor.

Does this course have any certificates?

This course does not offer a certification.

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