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The Now of Then: Ancient Wisdom for Today

The Now of Then: Ancient Wisdom for Today

Presenting an INDICA course that guides you towards living a Dharmic life, anchored in an understanding of Ṛta and Satyam. Explore the timeless wisdom of Bharatiya Samskriti in our interactive online course, discover its enduring relevance and learn how its principles can enhance resilience, provide clarity, and guide you towards a fulfilling, values-based life in the modern world.



*The Course may not be offered if the number of registrations is less than 15.

15 Hours
Date & Time

11 September 2023 - 6 November 2023

6:30 PM -8:00 PM IST

Every Monday and Thursday


Course Fee: ₹4500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
One year from the end date of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
Contact Details


Course Objectives

This course aims to delve into the foundational tenets of Bharatiya Samskriti and highlight their relevance in today’s world. Modern technology paradoxically drives both connection and isolation and also heralds a global prevalence of stress, anxiety and depression.

This course will serve as a catalyst for introspection, fostering a deeper understanding and acceptance of our inherent human qualities. You will realise how, as against being mere relics of the past, our civilisational and cultural principles offer clarity and resilience as living traditions with insightful applications in contemporary life.

Course Outcomes

Participants will engage in an immersive study of life’s core principles and purposes as outlined in ancient texts, applying these concepts through practical tools such as yoga and upāsana.

Course Syllabus

The course encompasses selected excerpts from primary Upaniṣads, Bhagavadgita, Viveka Chūḍāmaṇi, Yogasūtra, Yogavasishtham, select Purāṇa-s, Vidura Nīti, Vairāgya Satakam, Aṣṭāṅga Hr̥dayam, subhashita-s, and Yakṣapraśna. Philosophical/textual study will be supplemented with guided practices of āsana, prāṇāyāma, mantra, and bhāvana.

Reading List

  • The heart of Yoga, TKV Desikachar
  • Purnavidya, Swamini Pramanananda
  • Samanya Dharna – Nithin Sridhar
  • What are We Seeking, TKV Desikachar
  • In Search of Mind, TKV Desikachar
  • Bhagavadgita – Vinobha Bhave
  • Bhagavadgita commentary by Swami Chidbhavananda
  • Taittiriya Upanisad – the concise commentary of Swami dayananda Sarawathi

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of Completion

*Please note that in the event of fewer than 15 registrations, the course may be withdrawn, with full refunds offered.


Nrithya Jagannathan

Nrithya Jagannathan is the Director of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) Institute of Yoga Studies.

Trained in Vedic chanting, she is a C-IAYT, ERYT-500 and YACEP.

A student of Sri TKV Desikachar, she has a professional experience of more than 18 years.

She is also the Editor-in-chief of KYM’s quarterly e-journal on Yoga and Yoga Cikitsa.

She is a life member of the Indian Yoga Association and a member of the Standing Academic Accreditation committee of the Indian Yoga Association.

She is also Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer, with many awards to her credit.

She has traveled extensively representing the KYM at numerous events/seminars/workshops across the world.