PROGRAMS

CERTIFICATE IN HINDU STUDIES

The first year of our core curriculum consisting of a wide range of introductory courses covering: the Ramakrishna Seminary's spiritual tradition; the lives and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and his disciples; Hindu thought and practice; the Hindu Goddess traditions; important concepts and aspects of Hindu spirituality; sacred music; and the subtle energetic principles of yogic practice.

The Certificate Program consists of course, classes, lectures, discussions, readings, written assignments, and intensive retreats. Courses consist of recorded video lectures and weekly interactive webinars. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate in Hindu Studies.

 

DIPLOMA IN APPLIED THEOLOGY

The second year of our core curriculum consisting of a wide range of continuing courses focusing on: the nature of theology; textual hermeneutics; religious pluralism; philosophy of religion; religion and ethics; mysticism; mythology; and the philosophical and religious implications of Sri Ramakrishna's spiritual realizations and teachings.

The Diploma  program consists of course, classes, lectures, discussions, readings, written assignments, and intensive retreats. Courses consist of recorded video lectures and weekly interactive webinars. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Diploma in Applied Theology.

 

OPEN COURSES

Most of the core courses offered by Ramakrishna Seminary can also be taken independently of our Certificate or Diploma programs.

RELIGIOUS DEGREES (Under Development)

As our seminary develops we hope to be able to offer programs leading to religious degrees such as a Master in Theological Studies, Doctorate of Theology, and Doctorate in Ministry for students who have previously earned a Bachelor or Master degree in a related or supportive subject. We will share more on these advanced programs as they develop.

SEMINARY PODCAST

Beginning in Fall, Ramakrishna Seminary will be hosting a video podcast presenting bimonthly lectures and interviews on theological and philosophical themes. Some of the podcast will be available to the general public, while other material will be reserved to registered students of the seminary and to subscribing members.

Online courses begin in Fall 2019

All courses, certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by Ramakrishna Seminary are religious in nature and meant for the personal and professional enrichment of mature spiritual seekers.  Prior to enrollment, students should not assume that credits will be accepted by other schools, businesses or governmental agencies.  Learn more>>

CONTACT

Ramakrishna Seminary at Kali Mandir

P.O. Box 4700

Laguna Beach, CA 92652

(949) 715-6712

Email:
RamakrishnaSeminary@KaliMandir.org

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Ramakrishna Seminary is the educational ministry of Kali Mandir,

a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit religious organization founded in 1993