Three Short Upanishads


In this course, we take a look at 3 of the most important, yet shortest, Upanishads. Guided by a specialist tutor, students will study the Kena, Ishavasya, and Mandukya Upanishads. Students will be encouraged to reflect on the significance of these particular teachings and how they have formed contemporary Hindu culture and religion.

Throughout this course, we will be reviewing different passages from the Upanishads, their relevance to Hindu culture and religion and their influence on modern-day teachings. As these particular Upanishads are much shorter than others, we are able to thoroughly review and analyse the meanings behind each passage. Students are encouraged to comment and compare different passages from these Upanishads throughout the course. Discussion is also encouraged throughout the course, allowing students to fully engage with the course material. If you are interested in learning more about the Upanishads in a digestible format, this course is for you. Alternatively, you may like to look at our Vedas and Upanishads course.

Start Date: 17 July 2022

Course Duration: Seven Weeks

Optional Assessment: Essay

Tutor: Dr Raj Balkaran

Course Creator: Dr Nick Sutton

62 pages

4hr 18min

Five Zoom sessions on various topics. Meet tutors and students from other courses and explore other areas of Hindu studies. Recordings available.

Pathway(s): Sacred Texts