Yoga Psychology of the Life Cycle


If we do not understand the function and purpose of death, it will also be difficult to understand the function and purpose of life, which will inevitably slip away from us like sand through our hands.

We must become aware that the self - the atman - has always been and will be forever, therefore being has no beginning (anadi) nor end (ananta).


Marco Ferrini

Understanding the role and the purpose of death helps us realise the role and purpose of life.
The phenomenon “death” is usually experienced as an ultimate end, dissolution, disappearance, with a spectrum of tones oscillating between resignation, drama, to tragedy. According to the philosophical-spiritual Yoga tradition, death has no existence itself as an ontological reality, but only as a biased mental conception: it is a transitional moment from a segment of life to the other. By undertaking a path of profound consciousness, everyone can face it, discovering a new phase of one’s eternal existence to constructively project, beyond birth and death.

We will discover that concealed meaning that sustains everyone of us and the entire universe, that provides lifeblood to our indispensable quest for happiness, immortality and love, beyond the limits imposed by body and mind.
Being capable of dealing with emotional blocks, sense of guilt, conditions of non-acceptance or of passive resignation
Developing an evolved and farsighted perspective on existence
Becoming conscious of one’s own true identity and nature beyond body and mind
Being able of elaborating grief and pain
Welcoming suffering as an opportunity
Overcoming the fear of illness, old age and death
Restore one’s own human and spiritual potential
Eliminating constraining beliefs
Preparing oneself to the “great leap” with serenity and consciousness
Being author of one’s own destiny

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 subjectsi

  • Compared Psychological Modelo
    India and the West
  • Life, Death and Immortality
    In the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Psychology and Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita

IN-DEPTH COURSE:
6 basic subjects

  • Compared Psychological Models
    India and the West
  • Life, Death and Immortality
    In the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Psychology and Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Psychology and Philosophy
    Mankind and the Universe
  • Yoga Psychology I – Samadhi Pada:
    How to Realise Oneself
  • Upanishad Psychology
    Stages of Consciousness and Personality Components

ADVANCED LEVEL:
9 basic subjects + 1 subject choice

  • Compared Psychological Models
    India and the West
  • Life, Death and Immortality
    In the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Psychology and Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Psychology and Philosophy
    Mankind and the Universe
  • Yoga Psychology I – Samadhi Pada:
    How to Realise Oneself
  • Upanishad Psychology
    Stages of Consciousness and Personality Components
  • Psychology of the Life Cycle
  • The Soul’s Journey after Death
  • Support Itineraries during the Soul’s Journey

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

  • Compared Psychological Models
    India and the West
  • Life, Death and Immortality
    In the Indo-Vedic Civilisation
  • Psychology and Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Samkhya Psychology and Philosophy
    Mankind and the Universe
  • Yoga Psychology I – Samadhi Pada:
    How to Realise Oneself
  • Upanishad Psychology
    Stages of Consciousness and Personality Components
  • Psychology of the Life Cycle
  • The Soul’s Journey after Death
  • Support Itineraries during the Soul’s Journey

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
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Enrolment is open throughout the year.
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