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.

Start Date: 16 January 2022

Enrolments for January term still open for a limited time.

Tutor: Zoë Slatoff

Course Creator: Zoë Slatoff

Course Duration: Eight Weeks

Optional Assessment: Weekly Coursework

£145

 

 

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

Zoe Slatoff

Zoë Slatoff

Zoë Slatoff has created and tutors a comprehensive series of Sanskrit courses for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Zoë has a Masters in Asian Languages and Culture from Columbia. She is the author of Yogāvatāraṇam, a Sanskrit textbook for yoga students. Zoë is working on a PhD about the Aparokṣānubhūti – an Advaita Vedāntic text which integrates yoga philosophy, attributed to Ādi Śaṅkarācārya – at Lancaster University. Zoë is the Sanskrit editor for Pushpam Magazine, Nāmarūpa, and Robert Svoboda’s book Vāstu. She teaches daily Mysore classes as well as Sanskrit and yoga philosophy in New York.

 

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies online courses
Sanskrit: Level 4
£145