Course Structure

An 8-Week Online Course

  • 27 online sessions, 1.5-2 hrs each, total 40+ hrs online

  • 4-6 hrs of project work per week, from week 2 - 5

  • 5+ faculty members

  • 15-20 seekers

  • Individual guidance sessions on request

  • Recommended simultaneous participation in Purnam Labs

Course Format

  1. Movies

  2. Worksheets

  3. Presentations

  4. Talks by experts

  5. Group discussions

  6. Sharing circles

  7. Project work

  8. Individual guidance

  9. Sangha calls among participants - a community of practitioners

  10. Daily practices

  11. Journaling

  12. Optional but recommended participation in Purnam Labs

The course is based on the idea that helping people systematically read the works of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo, while providing knowledge about their philosophy & vision, is meaningful not just for theoretical knowledge of the subject and creating learning modules, but potentially also for individual growth & development.

To facilitate individual growth & as well as provide supervision on the projects, each student can connect with a facilitator for one-on-one guidance.

Project Work

The project is meant to help you organise, assimilate and integrate knowledge in a field of your specific interest. The project would involve extensive reading of a compilation and a summary from the works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother based on your topic. Through extensive reading and digestion of the subject, you will be writing a script and then visualising the essence of the topic through a 3-5 minutes whiteboard video production, which will be taught to you. 

2022 Timetable for Svadhyaya 4.0

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Weekly Flow of the Programme

Week 1 gives an overview of integral studies.

Week 2 to 5 are focused on project work, with four sessions/week, and opportunities for individual guidance.

The last week (Week 6) will be used to reflect on one’s journals and consolidate it into key insights and actions.

Throughout all weeks, Thursday sharing circles play an important part. Each student share about learnings from the project work & learnings about oneself.

Commitment to attending all sessions and delivering the project work on time is an important pre-requisite to participating in the course. 

Financial Contribution

Students from developing countries*: Rs. 22,000 (including GST)

Students from developed countries*: 400 USD (including GST)

*The list of developed & developing countries can be found here