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ESSENTIAL SANSKRIT
PART THREE

Preparatory terms for Āyurvedic medicine

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ESSENTIAL SANSKRIT
PART THREE

Preparatory terms for Āyurvedic medicine, Prerequisite Part Two

10-hour, online workshop with Certificate of Completion

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Essential Sanskrit Part Three
  • Preparation: 6 hours, self-paced
  • Live class: 4 hours, instructor-led

Upcoming live class schedules
Asia Pacific, December 2022 (Click here to check your time zone.)
  • December 8th, 9th, 11th & 11th, 2022
    • Australian Eastern, 5pm-6pm (AEDT)
    • Central European, 7am-8am / 7:00-8:00 (CET)
    • UTC, 6am-7am / 6:00-7:00
Europe Americas, December 2022 (Click here to check your time zone.)
  • December 8th, 9th, 11th & 11th, 2022
    • Central European, 4pm-5pm / 16:00-17:00 (CET)
    • UTC, 3pm-4pm / 15:00-14:00
    • US Eastern, 10am-11am (EDT)
    • US Pacific, 7am-8am (PDT)

Resources & Links
After registering, you will receive access (within 24-48 hours) to the workshop materials through Google Drive. This includes the pre-recorded lectures, view-only PDFs for the Essential Sanskrit Three workbook, and self-assessment quizzes. When you're ready to join live classes, let us know by email and you will receive a Google Calendar invite with a joining link.
 

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LEARNING GOALS
COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING

This workshop builds on the knowledge from parts one and two by introducing the student to common Sanskrit terms used in Āyurvedic medicine. All terms are studied in ĀYUT-transliterated form.

Students gain familiarity and mastery over each term by applying skills from previous workshops including word dissection, akṣhara composition analysis, schwa and virāma identification and sandhi recognition.

 

Terms are analyzed from an etymological perspective to determine their Sanskrit dhātu (root term), prefixes and suffixes. Students practice pronunciation of these Sanskrit terms and memorize their basic English translations through direct meanings and conceptual explanations. Terms with complex meanings are explained in greater detail to identify limitations of English translations.

Grammatical usage of terms, synonyms, antonyms and comparative sets are discussed. Students learn how to include the correct grammatical forms of Sanskrit terms in English sentences along with basic rules for Anglicization of Sanskrit terms through examples of singular, plural, noun, adjective and other grammatical forms.

This workshop focuses on learning terms from their etymological and grammatical perspectives. These terms which are common in Āyurveda and Yoga are translated to provide English equivalent terms or conceptual explanations to aid in memorization.

 

Introductory definitions

Start with a clear, concise introduction to Āyurvedic medicine with a review of definitions for some of the most commonly used terms. See how terms are defined directly from classical literature and compare that to various perspectives and opinions today.

 

Key terms

Review the key terms that constitute the foundation of Āyurvedic medicine. Learn their roots, prefixes and suffixes, and practice word dissection and akṣhara notation.

Contextual disambiguation

Learn how common terms are used in many contexts based on the area of specialization in Āyurvedic medicine. New students and seasoned practitioners will find this vital to understanding the correct application of Āyurveda for scientific applications.

Translations and correlations

Explore each term to understand whether it can reasonably and accurately be translated into English. Several terms have various correlations to Western concepts, but no valid equivalent. Students will appreciate the value of Sanskrit terms in their original form to maintain the quality and intention of Āyurvedic medicine.

 

CURRICULUM
TEN HOURS OF LESSONS

Lessons one through six are approximately one hour each of self-paced, preparatory study with a pre-recorded lecture, workbook reading and a self-assessment quiz. Expect to spend up to an additional hour of study and memorization per lesson.

Lessons seven through ten are one hour each of live class, led by an instructor (Dr. Jessica Vellela, BAMS). Students practice pronunciation, recitation and learning exercises, and can participate in discussion and Q&A.

Preparatory study

Lesson one

Āyurveda, Sukha, Duḥkha, Prakṛti, Vikṛti

Lesson two

Guṇa, Karma, Śharīra, Manas, Doṣha

Lesson three

Vāta, Pitta, Kapha, Rajas, Tamas

Lesson four

Sattva, Agni, Dhātu, Rasa, Rakta

Lesson five

Māṁsa, Medas, Asthi, Majjā, Śhukra

Lesson six

Srotas, Mala, Mūtra, Purīṣha, Sveda

Live, instructor-led classes

Lesson seven

Term review: Āyurveda, Sukha, Duḥkha, Prakṛti, Vikṛti, Guṇa, Karma

Lesson eight

Term review: Śharīra, Manas, Doṣha, Vāta, Pitta, Kapha, Rajas, Tamas

Lesson nine

Term review: Sattva, Agni, Dhātu, Rasa, Rakta, Māṁsa, Medas

Lesson ten

Term review: Asthi, Majjā, Śhukra, Srotas, Mala, Mūtra, Purīṣha, Sveda

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