ONLINE SHORT COURSE | Initiative by Centre for Wellness & Wellbeing

An Introduction To
Swabhava & Swadharma

Discover Your Signature Leadership Strength

In this course, we shall explore how taming and transcending the sensory mind may lead us to integrate with higher intelligence and help resolve the doubts and dilemmas of every day.

Embark on a journey of transformation:
• From Friction to Fluidity
• From Anxiety to Equanimity
• From Sensory Living to Higher Intelligence

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Upcoming Batch:
26 JUNE – 31 JULY
Sat | 5 – 7 PM

*Enrol before 23 June, 2021.
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6 Weekends

Saturday | 5 - 7 PM

6 Live Sessions

each followed by Q&A

Beginner Level

no prerequisite knowledge

Rs. 3999

inclusive of taxes

Manas or mind – the receptacle of our sensory memories and perceptions, is an incredibly powerful tool. It informs our intelligence or buddhi – the higher mind which regulates our cognitive responses to the world around us, while together with Buddhi and Hridaya, Manas determines one’s Swabhava or intrinsic nature. An equanimous mind can guide your actions in the best way possible whereas, in the grip of fear or other negative emotions, the same mind may lead to ill-judgement and debility. In this course, we shall explore how taming and transcending the sensory mind may lead us to integrate with higher intelligence and help resolve the doubts and dilemmas of every day.

Who should attend?

Are you the right fit?

Living in the modern macrocosm of an intensive rat race fuelled by the “do what I do” marketplace around us, we continually find ourselves baffled, emotionally distressed, and burned out in the effort to keep up and in the process, get further away from knowing and embracing the truth of our Swabhava -our true intrinsic nature. This course is for individuals seeking answers to the following:

How to be equanimous in distressing and euphoric moments alike and remain capable of taking rational decisions?

How may I contribute meaningfully through my work?

Should I focus on the result or the process of my actions?

Can I refrain from over-indulging in sensory pleasures?

What is my role when it comes to contributing to a larger social and natural system?

Why should you attend?

Course takeaways

Engage with your unique swabhava and behaviours from a holistic perspective..

Expand meta-skills of self-knowledge and Viveka to guide your Swabhava and grow.

Transcend from swabhava to swadharma.

Harmonise Vedic practices and analogous Western models of sustainable and contextual change.

Connect theory to practice, through reflection, discussions, and engagement facilitated in mixed medium.

Course Outline

What you'll learn in each lecture

Session 1

Identify the big picture components of Swabhava to attain a comprehensive understanding of connectedness in the Body – Manas – Chetna continuum

Session 2

Look through the prism of Indic Psychology to understand the Triguna and Tridosha metrics, and evaluate the role of samskara in determining the impact of these metrics in your everyday life.

Session 3

Understand Manasa by studying its many intrinsic components and use an Ayurvedic REBT Model of change to approach behavioural changes, mental health, and growth.

Session 4

Study the 5 states of the manasa according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and gauge the emotional numbness to spiritual intelligence matrix from Patanjal Yog Pradeep. Discover how to break out of a negative state of being and build sattva within your self.

Session 5

Delve deeper into the understanding of our Swabhava by exploring the correlation between the element of Nava Rasa in Natya Shastra and the modern research of Psychoneuroimmunology.

Session 6

Use the Karma Yoga Scale to grasp our Swadharma which lies beyond the wants of the Manasa. In this final session, we shall invigorate our Swadharma by creating pathways from Hradaya – the centre from where the passage of prana takes place.



Course Facilitator

The guide in your learning journey

Dr. Mala Kapadia

Professor, Director of Centre for Wellness Practice & Resident Mentor

PhD (Literature), SNDT (1986)
MA (Literature, Journalism), SNDT (1981)
BA (Psychology, Sociology), St Xavier’s College (1979)
Diploma in Ayurveda & Yoga, TMV (2012)

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