Sanskrit

Learn to read Sanskrit on our Classical Languages courses at Build. Photo: Wellcome Library, London [cropped]
  1. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 14 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This eight-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and Build, uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held in the Studio, Clore Education Centre, at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The understanding of yoga today seems to be limited to postures, flexibility and the physical and mental tenacity they are said to bestow. The philosophical fundament is largely unknown to modern practitioners. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the foundational text of yoga, provides a blueprint for liberation. It sets out an ontology, epistemology, praxis - a soteriological pathway to the ultimate goal. This course is an introduction to the philosophical foundation of yoga.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  3. Sanskrit level 2: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write fairly complex sentences in the present and imperfect tense; understand and apply a range of noun declensions, thematic and athematic verb conjugations in the present system; you would have analysed and translated 15-20 verses from the ancient texts.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  4. Sanskrit level 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 27 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    By the end of this module you will be able to read and write in the Devanagari script, analyse sandhi; understand and apply commonly used noun declensions; identify frequently used verb conjugations, and construct simple sentences in the present tense.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  5. Sanskrit Vedic chanting: module 1

    Course Date: Fri 28 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Vac (speech) has been deified in Sanskrit culture since the time of the Rigveda. Properly articulated, Vedic scriptures are considered mystical and liberating. In this class we will learn Vedic recitation (mantroccarana) techniques from the Taittiriya school of the Yajurveda. Purifying pronunciation (uccarana-shuddhi) being the first step, texts for chanting will be taken from Vedic samhitas, brahmanas and upanisads. Bhakti literature and yoga mantras will be part of the corpus.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

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