Sanskrit: Level 4

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies online courses

In Level 4 we will study chapters 7 and 8 of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga. We will finish Part I, learning the future tense, pronouns, and more sandhi rules and then start Part II, beginning to learn nouns ending with simple consonants and the athematic verbal classes, starting with the 2nd and 3rd gaṇas. This will allow us to continue to chant and translate verses from yoga-related texts as well as a couple of verses from the Upaniṣads and a series of verses attributed to Śaṅkarācarya, widening the range of what we can read and understand as we learn new grammar together.

Now with dedicated Zoom sessions!

Start Date: 19 January 2025

Course Duration: Eight Weeks

Tutor: Dr Zoë Slatoff

Course Creator: Dr Zoë Slatoff

72 pages

Optional Assessment: Weekly Coursework

Pathway(s): Sanskrit

On-Demand Video

The main video component of your course. On-demand means you can watch at the time that suits you.

5hr 13min

Zoom sessions
This course contains three dedicated live Zoom sessions with Dr Zoë Slatoff (recordings available for any you miss).

You will also be invited to join our general interest Zoom sessions throughout the term. These are open to all enrolled students and cover a range of topics related to indian thought and philosophy.

They are a a great way to meet students and tutors from other courses!

Sanskrit: Level 4

£275

 

 

Level 4 begins with a study of chapters 7 and 8 of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga (excerpts included). This combines traditional Indian and Western academic methods of learning Sanskrit. We start with the future tense and pronouns, and then conclude Part I of the book with a sandhi review.

Moving on to Part 2 we learn consonant-ending nouns as well as verbs from some of the athematic classes.

We will continue to chant and translate verses from yoga-related texts as well as verses from the Upaniṣads and a series of verses attributed to Śaṅkarācarya.

 

Your Tutor

Sanskrit: Level 4 3

Dr Zoë Slatoff

Dr Zoë Slatoff has created and tutors a comprehensive series of Sanskrit courses for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. She has a PhD in Religion and Philosophy from Lancaster University and an MA in Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. She teaches Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy in the Yoga Studies MA program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  Zoë is the author of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga, a Sanskrit textbook based on classic yoga texts. She also taught for many years at her yoga shala in NY, Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side.
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies online courses
Sanskrit: Level 4
£275
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