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Foundation Vedanta Course


Swami Chinmayananda, the founder of Chinmaya Mission, initiated a unique method to study Vedanta at home through easy lessons. These lessons are made available from Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF). The primary aim of this Home Study Course is to introduce you to the timeless Vedantic Philosophy and to enable you to apply its priceless wisdom in your day-to-day life. One could choose either the postal or e-mail (online) or Webinar(online) mode to study the Foundation Vedanta Course. The materials of study for both the courses are the same, regardless of whether you receive your lessons by post or e-mail or take it through a webinar mode. There is no need for one to change one's faith, religion or spiritual master to do this Foundation Vedanta Course.

COURSE Objectives / Rewards

The philosophy of Vedanta gives the right vision of life. It enables an individual to face the situations and problems of life, be it in his profession, family or inter-personal relationships, with ease and dexterity. Clarity of thinking and right vision of life enables peace of mind and efficient living. Spiritual seekers shall be able to understand what spirituality is all about and they could walk the path of sadhana effectively.


Foundation Vedanta Online 4000 125
Foundation Vedanta Postal 5000 150



Any individual who seeks to know the Vedantic Philosophy and earnestly wishes to apply it in his life is welcome to join this Foundation Vedanta Course. It is not required for students to know Sanskrit. This is not a course for mere academic knowledge, it is rather aimed at transforming oneself. For taking this course in online or Webinar mode computer knowledge is required.


The Administrator
Home Study Courses
Chinmaya International Foundation
Adi Sankara Nilayam
Eranakulam District
Pin - 682313, Kerala, India.
Phone: 91-484-2749676 | +91-9207-711-140
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We recommend students of the Vedanta Courses to discuss, share, and exchange notes with fellow students through the CIF Online Discussion Forum/Chat Blog. Visit:

Join the Chinmaya Study Groups/ DeviGropus/ CHYK/ Balvihar.


The Foundation Vedanta Course is available in Online , Postal and Webinar Modes. Contact Classes can be added to Online and Postal Modes. Students can select one of the modes as convenient to them.

In Online Mode the lessons are downloaded from website and answers are also given online. Evaluation, grades are also Online. In Postal Mode the lessons will be sent by post, the answers need to be sent again by post. Grades can be viewed online. In Webinar mode additional support of Acharya is given for the Lessons.


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