Wednesdays: 6 Week Sanskrit 101

with Nirmala

6 week introductory course every Wednesday 7:30-9pm

February 25th, March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, March 25th, April 1st

Sanskrit is not just a language, it is a journey.  In India there are many who say that the only spiritual path needed is the study of Sanskrit, because all knowledge lies within it.  It is certainly a subject endless depth and complexity, something you can study your entire life and not reach the end of.  And yet, it is fairly easy to reach a basic understanding with just a few simple classes.

It is a language of magic, really, a language of how to make things manifest.  It is the source code underlying all the objects in existence.  That is why mantras are so powerful.  It is true that there is power in simply chanting the sounds of a Sanskrit mantra.  The vibration itself contains an energy.  But, they are much more powerful when you understand their true meaning.

So come join us for six introductory classes, and explore the ancient sounds of the oldest language in the world.

The best way to learn the Sanskrit language is not to pick up some boring book on grammar, but to actually read a book written in Sanskrit.  In this six-week course series, we will learn by chanting and reading from Sanskrit classics such as the Lalitā Sahasranāma Stotram (Chanting the Thousand Names of the Devi by Vyasa Maharishi) and Ātma Bodha (Adi Shankaracharya’s Knowledge of our True Nature).

Please bring a notebook and pen, and your enthusiasm to learn.  We will be meeting Wednesday nights from 7:30-9pm. It is of course best for you if you take all six, but drop-ins are also welcome. 

$120 for series | $25 drop-in to a single class. Scholarships are available for this series. Please email

During the course of her 20-year quest for truth, Nirmala has had the great fortune to study Sanskrit with many brilliant masters of the language, such as Swami Nityabhodananda Saraswati of the Dayananda tradition, Professor Ram Sharma of the Sampurnananda Sanskrit University of Varanasi, and Dr. Lobsang Jamsphel of Columbia University.  She takes great joy in the language, and hopes to be able to share that love with others.