Launch of a new course in Indian philosophy, “The Unorthodox – Buddhism, Jainism, Materialism”

सम्यग्दर्शनज्ञानचारित्राणि मोक्षमार्गः
Right vision, right knowledge and right conduct
are the path to liberation
Tattvārtha Sūtra Ι.1.

The Athens Center for Indian and Indo-Hellenic Studies organizes a new online course in Indian Philosophy, under the guidance of Indologist Professor Dimitrios Vassiliadis. on the theme “The Unorthodox – Buddhism, Jainism, Materialism”. This is the 3rd cοurse in the series “Introduction to Indian Philosophy”. Students who have not attended the previous courses can also enroll. The lessons will be held for two classes as follows:

Morning class: Every Wednesday from 12.00 to 2.00 pm. Starting on April 21, 2021.

Evening class: Every Wednesday from 20.00 to 22.00 pm. Starting on May 5, 2021.

The Sanskrit term ‘nāstika’ (unorthodox) is used mostly by Western scholars to categorize India’s ancient Sramanic traditions as opposed to orthodox Brahmanic (āstika). This category includes the schools of Buddhism, Jainism, and Materialism with their many divisions and sects. The common feature among the nāstika schools is the rejection of the beliefs in the apocalyptic nature of the Vedas, in God, and in the cosmic soul (brahman or ātman).

For further information and registration, please send an email to [email protected]

Read more about our courses on Indian Philosophy at our webpage HERE

Cover photo: Scene from the life of Buddha, the conversion of the Kasyapas. 2nd -3rd century AD. Gandhara. British Museum, London.

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