We offer a foundation course in Sanskrit. Our personalised, individual lessons provide an enriching insight into the grammatical intricacies and timeless wisdom of the world’s most ancient language. In addition to learning grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, you will also be able to read from select Vedic and Yogic texts, often using the appropriate tonal meter. This can be a good opportunity to learn the authentic styles of reading the Vedic literature in Sanskrit, as well as learning the meanings of the words, verses and prose. In our lessons, we often read from the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana and the Upanishads.
Lessons are taught by Sai Ganesh Nagpal, an ongoing student of Sanskrit himself and a versatile teacher. Sai has recorded a number of tutorials for students of Sanskrit, with the Sanskrit words pronounced authentically along with eloquent English translations. These tutorials are often used as teaching aids at graduate level university programs. Sai has also taught lessons and led workshops on Sanskrit for students from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We find that the process of learning is smooth and enriching, irrespective of where his students are from.
The course is designed as a distance-learning program attended via online web-conferencing on Skype or Hangouts, so you can take classes from the comfort of your home. All lessons are one-on-one sessions so each student is given individual time and instruction.
To enrol, or for more details, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sai Ganesh Nagpal’s lessons in Sanskrit taught at our university in the US, conducted in English (he speaks and writes English perfectly), held the students completely captivated. Sai is an able teacher because of his speaking skills, but also because of who he is as a person. He is sincere, humble and also attentive to the smallest detail. Over the course of four years, Sai assisted in teaching many classes at our university, classes from 70 to 80 students as well as smaller classes of 15 to 20 students. We all recognized his talent both for the details of the language and for his excellent teaching abilities.” ~
Dr. Thomas Egenes, PhD, Author of “Introduction to Sanskrit – Parts 1 and 2″, Co-author of ‘The Upanishads – a New Translation”.
“Dear Sai, thank you for the wonderful job you are doing with Sanskrit teaching. This is a great opportunity to not just learn the Sanskrit language but also to connect with Vedic culture.” ~ Student group in the US
Sharing Sai Ganesh Nagpal’s rendition of the ‘Atma Shatakam’, a revered Sanskrit poem composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th Century. The Sanskrit verses of the Shatakam, also known as ‘Nirvana Shatakam’, or the six verses of enlightenment, draw the listener inwards to a place of meditative silence. The verses are a treatise in themselves on the ‘Advaita Vedanta’ philosophy. These immortal words repeated at the end of each verse – ‘Chidananda Roopaha Shivoham Shivoham’ – speak of a profound truth to meditate upon. ‘I am Bliss Consciousness, I am Shiva, I am Shiva’. A study of Sanskrit brings a unique understanding and appreciation of ancient texts such as the Atma Shatakam.