Oxford Summer School: The 21st Century Gītā, 22–23 June 2019


Bhagavad Gītā is a central text in Indian philosophy. Set on an ancient battlefield, we may wonder at its application to 21st-century life. This weekend of interactive discussions with scholars and practitioners explores why millions still find the Gītā relevant.

What is the Gītā about?

What does it say about nature, the world, and life itself?

What goals and practices does it define?


Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 June 2019
Balliol College, Oxford


Timings (each day)
Morning: 10.00am–1.00pm (includes tea break)
Lunch Break: 1.00–3.00pm
Afternoon: 3.00–5.30pm (includes tea break)


Enrolment fee of £345
includes teas and coffees,
lunch on Saturday,
and the course book The Bhagavad Gita by Dr Nick Sutton

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Dr Nick Sutton

Nick is the Director – and the heart and soul – of the OCHS Continuing Education Department. He is a dedicated teacher with decades of experience in making sometimes-confusing traditions relevant. He has created ten online courses and is working on many more. He has written translations and commentary on Bhagavad Gītā and the Yoga Sūtra.

Dr Ramesh Pattni

Dr Ramesh Pattni

Dr Ramesh Pattni completed his doctoral thesis at Oxford. His subject was Yoga Psychology based on the Yogasūtra. Ramesh has been teaching Hinduism since 1993 and is the past Co-Chair of the Hindu Christian Forum (UK) and a past Director of the Interfaith Network UK.

Anuradha Dooney

Anuradha was awarded a Masters in the Study of Religion at Oxford. She is a faculty member of the OCHS Continuing Education Department and has played a key role in curriculum development.

Dr Rembert Lutjeharms

Rembert Lutjeharms OCHS

Dr Rembert Lutjeharms, OCHS Librarian and chief Sanskritist, studied Oriental Studies at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and went on to achieve his doctorate at Oxford. He now lectures in Hinduism at Oxford while pursuing research in Sanskrit poetry, Bengali Vaishnavism, and Sanskrit hermeneutics.

Shaunaka Rishi Das

Shaunaka is founder/Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and Oxford University’s first-ever Hindu Chaplain. Shaunaka has shepherded the OCHS into its role as the world’s best centre for Hindu Studies and is a well-known broadcaster and speaker.

Prof. Julius Lipner

Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion at the University of Cambridge. Prof. Lipner is an old friend and regular contributor to OCHS Summer Schools.


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Balliol College, Oxford
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OCHS Summer School 2019

On Saturday, a simple and tasty vegetarian (with vegan options) meal will be served at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.


Enrolment fee £345
includes teas and coffees,
lunch on Saturday,
and the course book The Bhagavad Gita by Dr Nick Sutton

Only 1 places left

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