The Sanskrit Residential Week is an opportunity for quiet study, simple measure and studies including reflection, chanting and grammar studies.
WHAT TO BRING
Study materials – All students to bring notebooks, writing equipment (calligraphy pens, ink) and any textbooks currently in use for your own grammar study.
All neccessary study sheets will be provided. Dictionaries and calligraphy boards will be provided to all international and interstate students. All Sydney students are to bring their own.
LINEN AND TOWELS
Linen and towels will be supplied for all international and interstate students. All Sydney students are to bring their own.
FOR STUDENTS NEW TO THE WEEK
All students are asked simply to follow the daily program (from approx. 6am to 10pm) and to participate in servicing the kitchen and the house.
While there is no formal dress code, all students are asked to dress modestly and appropriately i.e smart casual day and evening wear.
NOTE: Extra equipment will be available for those students who are new to the study, such as pens etc.
PREREQUISITES FOR ATTENDANCE
CHOOSE ONE FROM THE LIST BELOW
You will remain with this elective study for the whole week
Calligraphy: A Way to Rest
The Art of Calligraphy offers an effective practice to come to stillness and experience the deep Peace of the Self. It only takes some attention and a little mindful practice to write beautifully.
Abhinaya (Vedic Dance) – Mrs Angela Miller
The mind-matter can be directed to the words of the wise. The heart realm can be moved through the sounds of the Sanskrit language. The body posture can be adjusted through the discipline of Calligraphy. But dance instantaneously liberates the mind, heart and body to be magnanimously free.
No previous experience required. What to bring: loose and comfortable clothing.
Amara Kosha – Dr Stephen Thompson
‘We will trace key words from the teaching like Om, brahman, atman back to their dhatus and pratyayas. To achieve this we will use the traditional Sanskrit commentary on the words in the Amara Kosha, the earliest Sanskrit Thesaurus.’
Sitting at the Feet of Shankara – Mrs Rosey Dunstan
An overview of three of the Upanisads – Isha Upanisad, Kena Upanisad and Katha Upanisad.
The Cloud Messenger by Kalidasa – Gai Kroczek
This study will be a combination of reading the story in English, then chanting the Sanskrit. We will then look at some of the grammatical aspects employed by the poet within the poem, in particular ppp’s (past passive participles).
Ayurveda – Philippa Street
Ayurveda translates as the science of life. The aim is to give you a very practical introduction to Ayurveda so that you are better able to understand your unique body type and keep it balanced and healthy.
SPACE ARE STRICTLY LIMITED
Click on the image below to be taken to the registration page where you can choose your afternoon elective, add your details and register for the event.