Jaimini Scholar Program
Applications for Year 1 are now being accepted.
The Jaimini Scholar program is a four part course taught over five years. It
contains a great deal of advanced material not available anywhere else.
This is the teaching of an ancient tradition and its wisdom could not
be figured out by anyone just from the texts, however intelligent. This
is the first era when this knowledge has been taught outside of a few
Many key teachings on remedial measures are included. This course is
Each part of the course is based on a Chapter of Jaimini's Upadesha Sutras
and is related to
as a separate
can obtain certification from the Devaguru Brihaspati Centre (DBC)
so that they can teach the program. The DBC and the course leader will
when a student has reached a sufficient level for certification.
Each year is taught with a mix of online and in-person meetings.
Year 1 will involve a
ten-day contact class from June 13 to 22 at our very beautiful facility
in Virginia's Piedmont. Additional lessons will be conducted online
along with written materials, an active forum and assignments. Year 1 involves 28 principal lessons and several subsidiary lessons.
Charlottesville has a convenient local airport with links to many
major hubs. It also has many reasonably priced accomodation options.
Distances are quite short and stress levels are low. The climate is
good, the food great and the scenery fantastic. No wonder Thomas
Jefferson and James Monroe settled here. Below is a photo of Monticello,
Jefferson's home and the local scenery.
Photos courtesy of
The application form for year 1 is here. A tuition fee ($2000)
for the first year is payable
to the course leader and a payment is due to the Devaguru
Brihaspati Centre for access to the web site (approx
web site includes many valuable materials. This contribution is required
to obtain certification for successful graduates. The Centre also offers
a Sadhana pack including special Malas, an Asan (meditation seat), mantra
book and other items which is recommended (approx cost $100). Payments
can be made in two installments. They are not refundable after the
course starts except in exceptional circumstances.
This course is only offered very infrequently and space is limited.
Those interested are encouraged to apply promptly.
No one should be confused because the cost of the course is less compared with
other courses being taught by respected teachers and organizations in
North America. This is part of the kindness of Sanjay. No allowance is
being made for administration overhead so students are expected to make
their own arrangements for attending the contact classes (though we will
help with hotel suggestions, etc.).
This course will be led by Jaimini Scholar Andrew Foss,
PhD, MSc, MA(Oxon).
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