Indo-Vedic History, Art, Architecture and Literature


With our lives, with our choices, with our decisions, we make ourselves persons.

Knowledge and education are the basis for the evolutionary development of the individual. We do not become persons by birth, but over time through experience and a cultural and ethical process that orients our life.

True strength is expressed when we feel a spontaneous desire to ascend upwards, a tension towards the luminous heights of consciousness.

Marco Ferrini

This course offers a contemporary approach to the architecture, art, literature of ancient India, rich with highly inspirational works and symbols. A fascinating journey to discover one of the widest and deepest expressions of creativity and of the human spirity.
Art and religion represent the paths of feeling, science and philosophy those of the intellect. Just as the left and the right hemispheres of our brain dialogue through a thick bundle of nerves, so do we have to manage to harmonise the opposites on a social level.

Connecting the different levels of being, the human-empirical dimension and the metaphysical-spiritual one, until attaining the experience, through the development of virtues and wisdom, of a state of perfect fulfillment in the relationship with God, with all creatures and the creation.
Harmonising oneself to the project “Universe”
Understanding our originins and our history
Grasping the deep sense of reality
Living in harmony with oneself and others
Fostering new creative processes
Knowing the laws of Dharma and Karma
Discovering one’s own human and spiritual potential
Increase inspiration in one’s life and the power of meditative visualization
Rediscover a deep fulfillment
Harmonising oneself with the Universe, with the creation, the Creator and the creatures
Entering higher stages of consciousness

4 EDUCATIONAL LEVELS

More than 90 subjects available

INTRODUCTORY

3 basic subjects

IN-DEPTH

6 basic subjects

ADVANCED

9 basic subjects
+
1 subject choice

MASTER

9 basic subjects
+
6 subject choice

STUDY FROM HOME


Studying from home allows you to:

Save time and money, avoiding commuting and stays away from home.
Realise a “dream”, without subtracting time to work commitments.
Plan according to your needs and availability.

TUTORING


Study with a tutor taking into account the personal study rhythms.
Tutoring via Skype, webcam, in person at the CSB Campus in Ponsacco (Tuscany), in your city or during the CSB seminars.

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Educational titles, cultural, professional and social experiences, university exams already attained may be recognized on the basis of the individual curriculum vitae.

For each course level:

  • Exclusive books
  • Audios e videos
  • Live streaming and on-demand classes
  • Tutor assistance
  • Mind-maps
  • Guided practice sessions
  • Private Online Space
  • Experiential and residential seminars in Italy and India (optional)
  • In-depth workshops with our teachers
  • Exam preparation
  • Online exams (with written and oral test)
  • Exams (with written and oral test) at the CSB Campus or during the seminars
  • Certificate of completion

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SUBJECTS

INTRODUCTORY COURSE:
3 basic subjects

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Philosophy
    Nature and Origin of Life

IN-DEPTH COURSE:
6 basic subjects

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Philosophy
    Nature and Origin of Life
  • Myths and Symbols in the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Indo-Vedic Archaeology
  • Fundamentals of Vastu Architecture

ADVANCED LEVEL:
9 basic subjects + 1 subject choice

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Philosophy
    Nature and Origin of Life
  • Myths and Symbols in the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Indo-Vedic Archaeology
  • Fundamentals of Vastu Architecture
  • Epic Literature: the Mahabharata
  • Karma and Architecture
  • Universe and Architecture

Study subject choices

RELATIONSHIPS
  • From Eros to Love
  • Karmic Affinities and Emotional Relationships
  • Betrayal, Grudge and Forgiveness
HISTORY, ART AND ARCHITECTURE STORIA, ARTE E ARCHITETTURA
  • Art as Yoga Between India and the West
  • The Art of Listening
  • Sound and Psyche
  • Myths and Symbols in the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Ethics and Aesthetics
  • Fundamentals of Vastu Architecture
  • Science and Art of Living Space
  • The Universe within Architecture
  • Practical application of Vastu
  • History of the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Indo-Vedic Archaeology
  • History of Indo-Vedic Art
YOGA E AYURVEDA
  • Theories and Methodologies for Holistic Health
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda and the Mind
  • Yoga e Ayurveda
  • Science of Nutrition
  • Introductory Elements
  • Science of Nutrition in Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda e la scienza dell’autoguarigione
  • Ayurveda and Pancakarma
  • Fundamentals of Yoga-therapy
  • Theory and Practice of Meditatione
  • Fundamentals of Mantra-therapy
  • Theory and Practice of Yoga Neurofeedback
  • Yoga and Holistic Health
EMOTIONS
  • Thoughts, Emotions and Realisations
  • Physiology of Emotions
  • Yoga Science and Art of Communication and Relationships
  • Vairagya – Ontology of Emotions
  • Origins and Nature of Emotions
  • Emotional Development of Emotions
  • Emotional Training
  • Bioenergetics of Emotions
  • Asana and Pranayama
  • For the Harmonisation of Emotions
LITERATURE
  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Dante’s Journey and the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Psychological Experiences of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise for Contemporary Mankind e Paradiso per l’uomo contemporaneo
  • Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Divinity, Humanity and Nature
  • Bhagavad-gita I
  • The vision and Promise of Love
  • Bhagavad-gita II
  • Wisdom and Love: The Yoga of Acting
  • Bhagavad-gita III
  • Faith that Thinks, Acts and Loves
  • Bhagavad-gita IV
  • ourney for the Discovery of Happiness
  • Bhagavad-gita V
  • Metaphors of Life and Development of Spiritual Vision
  • Bhagavad-gita VI
  • Knowledge, Freedom and Love
  • Bhagavad-gita VII
  • From Humanity to Divinity
  • Bhagavad-gita VIII
  • The Nature of Being and the Science of Living
  • Bhagavad-gita IX
  • From Restlessness to Bliss
  • Bhagavad-gita X
  • The Art of Acting, The Freedom of Choosing
  • Bhagavad-gita XI
  • The Courage to Love
  • Bhagavad-gita XII
  • Knowledge for Conscious Choices
  • Bhagavad-gita XIII
  • The Ultimate Teaching
  • Epic Literature I
  • The Mahabharata
  • Epic Literatur II
  • Ramayana
  • Mystic Literature
  • Puranic Literature I
  • The Ancient Narrations of the Bhagavata Purana
  • Puranic Literature II
  • Ancient Narrations of the Bhagavata Purana
  • Elements of Sanksrit Language
  • The 4 Sampradayas or Traditional Schools
  • Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
  • Chandogya Upanishad
  • Shvetashvatara Upanishad
  • Aitareya Upanishad
  • Taittiriya Upanishad
  • Isha Upanishad
THE LIFE CYCLE
  • Yoga Psychology of the Life Cycle
  • Life, Death and Immortality in the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Assistence to Terminal Patients and their Relatives
  • The Soul’s Journey after Death
  • Vedic-Puranic Cosmogony
  • Consciousness and Origin of the Universe/li>
PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy of the Upanishads
  • Connections Between Micro- and Macro-Cosmos
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita I
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita II
  • Samkhya Philosophy
  • Nature and Origin Life
  • The Science of Vedanta
  • Vedanta Philosophy I
  • Vedanta Philosophy II
  • Philosophy of the Six Darshana
  • Perspectives of the World and Visions of Reality
  • Vaishnava Philosophy
  • Karma and Reincarnation
PSYCHOLOGY
  • Compared Psychological Models
  • India and the West
  • Psychology of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Psychology
  • Mankind and the Universe
  • Yoga Psychology I
  • Samadhi Pada: How to Realise Oneself
  • Yoga Psychology II
  • Sadhana Pada: The Value of Spiritual practice
  • Yoga Psychology III
  • Vibhuti Pada: The Awakening of Higher Faculties
  • Yoga Psychology IV
  • Kaivalya Pada: Freedom from Conditionings and Suffering
  • Psychology of the Upanishads
  • Stages of Consciousness and Personality Compon
  • Vedanta Psychology
  • The Self and the Functions of the Psyche
  • The Role of Will
  • in the Transformation of the Unconscious and in the Development of Deficient Faculties
  • Foresight, Management and Overcoming of Crises
  • Psychology of the Leadership of Wellbeing
  • Thought, Action and Destiny
  • Freedom from Loneliness and Suffering
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Pedagogy
  • The Educational Ideal in Indo-Vedic Culture
  • The 26 Qualities of the Spiritual Researcher
THEOLOGY
  • Divinity, Humanity and Nature
  • The Nectar of Devotion
  • Upadeshamrita
  • The Nectar of Teaching
  • The Science of Bhakti I
  • Tattva Sandarbha, the Treatise on Truths
  • The Science of Bhakti II
  • Bhagavat Sandarbha, Nature and Qualities of God
  • The Science of Bhakti III
  • Paramatma Sandarbha: God in the Heart of Every Living Being
  • Narada Bhaktisutra
  • Narada’s Sutras on Divine Love
  • Harinama Cintamani
  • Meditation in the Yoga of Love
  • Technology of Meditation on the Holy Names

MASTER LEVEL:
9 basic subjects + 6 subject choice

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Philosophy
    Nature and Origin of Life
  • Myths and Symbols in the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Indo-Vedic Archaeology
  • Fundamentals of Vastu Architecture
  • Epic Literature: the Mahabharata
  • Karma and Architecture
  • Universe and Architecture

Study subject choices

RELATIONSHIPS
  • From Eros to Love
  • Karmic Affinities and Emotional Relationships
  • Betrayal, Grudge and Forgiveness
HISTORY, ART AND ARCHITECTURE STORIA, ARTE E ARCHITETTURA
  • Art as Yoga Between India and the West
  • The Art of Listening
  • Sound and Psyche
  • Myths and Symbols in the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Ethics and Aesthetics
  • Fundamentals of Vastu Architecture
  • Science and Art of Living Space
  • The Universe within Architecture
  • Practical application of Vastu
  • History of the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Indo-Vedic Archaeology
  • History of Indo-Vedic Art
YOGA E AYURVEDA
  • Theories and Methodologies for Holistic Health
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda and the Mind
  • Yoga e Ayurveda
  • Science of Nutrition
  • Introductory Elements
  • Science of Nutrition in Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda e la scienza dell’autoguarigione
  • Ayurveda and Pancakarma
  • Fundamentals of Yoga-therapy
  • Theory and Practice of Meditatione
  • Fundamentals of Mantra-therapy
  • Theory and Practice of Yoga Neurofeedback
  • Yoga and Holistic Health
EMOTIONS
  • Thoughts, Emotions and Realisations
  • Physiology of Emotions
  • Yoga Science and Art of Communication and Relationships
  • Vairagya – Ontology of Emotions
  • Origins and Nature of Emotions
  • Emotional Development of Emotions
  • Emotional Training
  • Bioenergetics of Emotions
  • Asana and Pranayama
  • For the Harmonisation of Emotions
LITERATURE
  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Dante’s Journey and the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Psychological Experiences of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise for Contemporary Mankind e Paradiso per l’uomo contemporaneo
  • Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Divinity, Humanity and Nature
  • Bhagavad-gita I
  • The vision and Promise of Love
  • Bhagavad-gita II
  • Wisdom and Love: The Yoga of Acting
  • Bhagavad-gita III
  • Faith that Thinks, Acts and Loves
  • Bhagavad-gita IV
  • ourney for the Discovery of Happiness
  • Bhagavad-gita V
  • Metaphors of Life and Development of Spiritual Vision
  • Bhagavad-gita VI
  • Knowledge, Freedom and Love
  • Bhagavad-gita VII
  • From Humanity to Divinity
  • Bhagavad-gita VIII
  • The Nature of Being and the Science of Living
  • Bhagavad-gita IX
  • From Restlessness to Bliss
  • Bhagavad-gita X
  • The Art of Acting, The Freedom of Choosing
  • Bhagavad-gita XI
  • The Courage to Love
  • Bhagavad-gita XII
  • Knowledge for Conscious Choices
  • Bhagavad-gita XIII
  • The Ultimate Teaching
  • Epic Literature I
  • The Mahabharata
  • Epic Literatur II
  • Ramayana
  • Mystic Literature
  • Puranic Literature I
  • The Ancient Narrations of the Bhagavata Purana
  • Puranic Literature II
  • Ancient Narrations of the Bhagavata Purana
  • Elements of Sanksrit Language
  • The 4 Sampradayas or Traditional Schools
  • Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
  • Chandogya Upanishad
  • Shvetashvatara Upanishad
  • Aitareya Upanishad
  • Taittiriya Upanishad
  • Isha Upanishad
THE LIFE CYCLE
  • Yoga Psychology of the Life Cycle
  • Life, Death and Immortality in the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Assistence to Terminal Patients and their Relatives
  • The Soul’s Journey after Death
  • Vedic-Puranic Cosmogony
  • Consciousness and Origin of the Universe/li>
PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophy of the Upanishads
  • Connections Between Micro- and Macro-Cosmos
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita I
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita II
  • Samkhya Philosophy
  • Nature and Origin Life
  • The Science of Vedanta
  • Vedanta Philosophy I
  • Vedanta Philosophy II
  • Philosophy of the Six Darshana
  • Perspectives of the World and Visions of Reality
  • Vaishnava Philosophy
  • Karma and Reincarnation
PSYCHOLOGY
  • Compared Psychological Models
  • India and the West
  • Psychology of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Psychology
  • Mankind and the Universe
  • Yoga Psychology I
  • Samadhi Pada: How to Realise Oneself
  • Yoga Psychology II
  • Sadhana Pada: The Value of Spiritual practice
  • Yoga Psychology III
  • Vibhuti Pada: The Awakening of Higher Faculties
  • Yoga Psychology IV
  • Kaivalya Pada: Freedom from Conditionings and Suffering
  • Psychology of the Upanishads
  • Stages of Consciousness and Personality Compon
  • Vedanta Psychology
  • The Self and the Functions of the Psyche
  • The Role of Will
  • in the Transformation of the Unconscious and in the Development of Deficient Faculties
  • Foresight, Management and Overcoming of Crises
  • Psychology of the Leadership of Wellbeing
  • Thought, Action and Destiny
  • Freedom from Loneliness and Suffering
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Pedagogy
  • The Educational Ideal in Indo-Vedic Culture
  • The 26 Qualities of the Spiritual Researcher
THEOLOGY
  • Divinity, Humanity and Nature
  • The Nectar of Devotion
  • Upadeshamrita
  • The Nectar of Teaching
  • The Science of Bhakti I
  • Tattva Sandarbha, the Treatise on Truths
  • The Science of Bhakti II
  • Bhagavat Sandarbha, Nature and Qualities of God
  • The Science of Bhakti III
  • Paramatma Sandarbha: God in the Heart of Every Living Being
  • Narada Bhaktisutra
  • Narada’s Sutras on Divine Love
  • Harinama Cintamani
  • Meditation in the Yoga of Love
  • Technology of Meditation on the Holy Names
The courses are aimed at members.
Enrolment is open throughout the year.
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