Vaishnava Theology


Past and future have no ontological reality; only the present is real in the dimension of the soul. Let's get serious about the here and now, and most worries will cease to exist.

The purpose is to revolutionize your consciousness, to give you tools for getting to know yourself in depth, to live with self-awareness, conscious of the inner and outer wolrds, of your eternal nature beyond the changing mutations of what is temporary, and of the universal laws that govern your existence.

Marco Ferrini

It was theology to have the most significant influence in the vast landscape of traditional Indian culture. There, we can indeed find the roots of mankind and of the universe, the knowledge to attain a complete vision of the world and life principles that allow to transcend obstacles, conditionings and crisis.
It fascinates through its abundance of teachings on humanity, divinity and nature. Rich in symbolism, ethical and spiritual values, it concretely fosters the harmonious development of personality, orienting towards the concrete experience of the relationship with the Divine in the communion of love with all creatures.
 comunione d’amore con tutte le creature.

With this course one dives deeper in the most significant works and the main philosophical schools of the Bhakti Yoga Tradition, from which one can draw a universal wisdom and methods for the elevation of consciousness, as well as the attainment of spiritual realisation.
Harmonising oneself to the project “Universe”
Knowing the laws of Dharma and Karma
Fostering the harmonious development of the person
Overcoming the challenges of life consciously
Knowing oneself in understanding the self and restoring one’s center
Freeing oneself from constraining and conditionings beliefs
Greater focus and consciousness
Bringing stability and harmony to the relations
Acting in spirit of offering
Rediscovering the love relationship between mankind and God, between the individual, the environment and all creatures (Bhakti)

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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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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  • 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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BASIC SUBJECTS

INTRODUCTORY COURSE:
3 basic subjects

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Philosophy of the Upanishads:
    Connections between micro- and macro-cosmos

IN-DEPTH COURSE:
6 basic subjects

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Philosophy of the Upanishads
    Connections between micro- and macro-cosmos
  • Vedanta Philosophy I
  • Vedanta Philosophy II
  • Vaishnava Philosophy

ADVANCED LEVEL:
9 basic subjects + 1 subject choice

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Philosophy of the Upanishads
    Connections between micro- and macro-cosmos
  • Vedanta Philosophy I
  • Vedanta Philosophy II
  • Vaishnava Philosophy
  • The Path of Bhakti: Naradabhaktisutra
    Narada’s Sutras on Divine Love
  • Upadeshamrita:
    The Nectar of Teaching
  • Mystic Literature.

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

  • Context and Sources of Vedic Literature
  • Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Philosophy of the Upanishads
    Connections between micro- and macro-cosmos
  • Vedanta Philosophy I
  • Vedanta Philosophy II
  • Vaishnava Philosophy
  • The Path of Bhakti: Naradabhaktisutra
    Narada’s Sutras on Divine Love
  • Upadeshamrita:
    The Nectar of Teaching
  • Mystic Literature.

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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