Psychology and Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita


Spiritual love is living force, radiant joy and luminous action that elevates, transcends and liberates from the bondage of mental automatism causing repeated failures in our actions.

Marco Ferrini



The wonderful dialogue in which Krishna reveals to Arjuna the science of soul through which he can orient his existence.
The Bhagavad-Gita is a masterpiece of perpetual philosophy. Through time and space, It has penetrated the life of millions, modelling and shaping them, helping each one to face and overcome one’s inner conflicts through the multiple and diverse existential vicissitudes. This course offers competences and methods for senses and mind control, by fitting them in the maze of everyday life. The application of this wisdom allows for the harmonization of “earthly needs” with “heavenly aspirations”, until the experience of higher levels of reality.
The Bhagavad-Gita instructs on how to manage desires, thoughts and emotions; to have a clear mapping of the route to cover in order to reach one’s own center; to express oneself as a free being and rediscover the love relationship between mankind and God, between the individual, the environment and all creatures (Bhakti).
Overcoming one’s own weaknesses
Overcoming challenges with balance
Transforming every defeat into a victory
Purifying and dominating the mind
Purifying and dominating the mind
Returning to one’s own center and living a fulfilled life
Becoming the directors of our own lives
Managing unconscious fears
Making the right choices consciously
Rediscovering one’s own human and divine potential
Experiencing bliss and love in a fulfilled manner
Building authentic and fulfilling relationships
Penetrating the secret of life and Love

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

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SUBJECTS

INTRODUCTORY COURSE:
3 basic subjects

  • Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita
    Divinity, humanity and nature
  • The Vision and Promise of Love
  • Wisdom and Love:
    The Yoga of acting

IN-DEPTH COURSE:
6 basic subjects

  • Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita
    Divinity, humanity and nature
  • The Vision and Promise of Love
  • Wisdom and Love:
    The Yoga of acting
  • Faith that thinks, acts and loves
  • Journey for the Discovery of Happiness
  • Metaphors of Life and Development of Spiritual Vision

ADVANCED LEVEL:
9 basic subjects + 1 subject choice

  • Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita
    Divinity, humanity and nature
  • The Vision and Promise of Love
  • Wisdom and Love:
    The Yoga of acting
  • Faith that thinks, acts and loves
  • Journey for the Discovery of Happiness
  • Metaphors of Life and Development of Spiritual Vision
  • Knowledge, Freedom and Love
  • From Humanity to Divinity
  • Dante’s Journey and the Bhagavad-Gita
    Psychological Experiences of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise for Contemporary Mankind

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 choices

  • Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita
    Divinity, humanity and nature
  • The Vision and Promise of Love
  • Wisdom and Love:
    The Yoga of acting
  • Faith that thinks, acts and loves
  • Journey for the Discovery of Happiness
  • Metaphors of Life and Development of Spiritual Vision
  • Knowledge, Freedom and Love
  • From Humanity to Divinity
  • Dante’s Journey and the Bhagavad-Gita
    Psychological Experiences of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise for Contemporary Mankind

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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