Academic Structure

Contents

Knowledge Transmission System        7

School of Jnana        7

Chronological Classification of Content        7

School of Yoga        9

School of Kriya        10

School of Chariya        11

University Core Values: Four Tattvas        15

Four Inner Powers        16

What happens when we unlock these four inner powers?        16

Tattvas: Keys to the Powers        16

Integrity        16

Authenticity        17

Responsibility        17

Enriching        17

Learning model: Upanishad        17

Instructional Framework        20

Active Learning begins with Right Listening: Shravana        20

a) First step to right listening        21

Collaboration facilitates Intranalyzing: Manana        24

a) Intranalysis through debate: Vaakyartha Sadas        24

Application, Relevance and Living: Nididhyasana        25

a) What is “Radiating”?        25

b) How to learn to radiate?        26

University Definitions: Dharma samsthaapanaarthaya        27

Student        27

Faculty: Acharya        27

Advertising and Other Public Statements        28

Instruction in Languages Other Than English.        28

Graduation or Completion Documents.        28

REGULATORY INFORMATION        28

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution        29

Faculty Model        30

Core Faculty        31

3.B.1.a) Full-Time Faculty        31

3.B.1.b) Administrative Faculty        31

3.B.1.c) Lead Faculty        31

3.B.2 Associate Faculty        31

Curriculum Development        32

University Governance        32

Administrative Staff        33

A.1 Content Guidelines        34

Use of Sanskrit words        34

Accuracy        34

Formatting        35


The Nithyananda Hindu University is comprised of four schools which offer interdisciplinary studies namely:

  1. School of Jnana (Pure Knowledge)
  2. School of Yoga (Cosmic Communion)
  3. School of Kriya (Temple Sciences)
  4. School of Chariya (Hindu Lifestyle)

School of Yoga

School of Jnana

School of Kriya

School of Charya

Nithyananda Yoga

Avatar Shastra

Temple Administration

Bhaga Shastra

Nithyananda Shivastambha Yoga

State of Paramashiva

Temple Rituals

Conscious birthing

Nithyananda Kundalini Rajju

Space of Paramashiva

History of Nithyananda Yoga

Powers of Paramashiva

Prathama Vinyasa Krama

Alchemy Science

Dvaitika Vinyasa Krama

Cosmology

Nithyananda Jnanalaya - Library

Nithyananda Gurukul - Structured learning for ages below 18

Academic Support Offices

Transcriptions

Assessment

 Languages

IT Connect

Education in each school is based on initiation by the Avatar, which facilitates direct transmission of knowledge.

Knowledge Transmission System

Broadly speaking, knowledge is of three types.

  1. The most basic kind of knowledge is intellectual knowledge. If we just use our mind, that is enough to pick up this knowledge. Like how we learn in school, in our regular academic system, if we just concentrate, we can do it.  Logic, Arithmetic etc. come under this category.
  2. The next type of knowledge is knowledge from the heart, like Art, Music and Poetry. This kind of knowledge cannot be learnt at all. At the most it can be picked up. Art can never be taught like Mathematics.  
  3. The third type of knowledge is wisdom or transmission of the Knowledge, not just transfer of knowledge at a factual level. It is not just information-based, and neither is it based on just updations. It is about awakening to the right context - Enlightenment. Living Enlightenment is actualizing the limitless potential and experiencing the Ultimate, as every moment of life unfolds afresh.

School of Jnana

Chronological Classification of Content

His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, as a function of His Avataric Birth has declared that He has brought with Him everything that He needs to share with humanity, the moment He took birth.

His Mahavakya (ultimate sacred saying) “Be-Unclutched” and the experience of Nirvikalpa Samadhi (changeless state) that He delivered through this teaching, has at once delivered the State, Space, Powers, Being, and Super-Consciousness that manifests with that State.

Bhagwan through His Satsangs and Programs over the years has been revealing these components as the receptivity of His disciples and devotees is evolving and expanding.

The chronological classification of His teachings as He has declared is:

From 2019 onwards, He has started to reveal aspects of the Being of Paramashiva and Super-Conscious of Paramashiva.

In the words of His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam.

“There are two methods of wisdom.

ONE : In a forest, a man walks with the lamp which gives light for five feet. And he goes, first he sees a small stream of water, he records there's a water stream. Then he moves and sees ten trees and records ten trees.

Then he moves further and sees a python and records there is a python.

And then he moves further and sees a huge rock and records there is a rock.

This is one type of wisdom called rational wisdom.

TWO : The Hindu wisdom is there was a huge lightning and everything was seen and simply recorded. The whole thing was downloaded! ......

Understand, Hindu wisdom is downloaded and recorded in absolute all togetherness. Not rational recordings in a ration way. No! That is why I am saying, in Hindu tradition, the wisdom was current, which was current, which is current, which will be current, will be ancient!

We do not record the forest with the lantern lamp.

We record in the lightning of past, present, future!

There's a Purana call Bhavishya Purana, the history of the future!

This wisdom I am revealing was current, is current, will be current!”

Acharyas Ordained as Nithyananda Jnana Acharyas conduct programmes in this School.

School of Yoga

The School of Yoga focuses on the revival of the authentic Yoga as revealed by Paramashiva in Kailaasa to His first set of initiates (learners).

The programs of this School, bring out and connect you in Oneness with the Being behind Nithyananda Yoga - His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam. Students will also learn about the many revived Yogic practices & techniques, and the student will get a glimpse of what the future holds for Nithyananda Yoga.

Much of this course content comes from revolutionary satsangs of Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam during the most important global event every year for Yoga: World Yoga Day.

The future of authentic Yoga, and the lifestyle of Sanatana Hindu Dharma, lays at the doorstep of the newly created Nation: Kailaasa. Students were learn what it means to be a Kailaayavasi and the important role this Nation plays for the revival of authentic Yoga.

Acharyas Ordained as Nithyananda Yoga Acharyas conduct programmes in this School.

School of Kriya

This school focuses on the Temple Sciences. Vedic Hindu civilization was centered on a lifestyle build around the temple. The energy installed by enlightened masters in the temple was radiated through the temple towers to the agrahara (human settlement) that developed around the temple.

Rituals as per the Agamas, and all the cultural and educational aspects of the settlement was taught and developed in the temple premises.

The School of Kriya, focuses on the ritualistic element of the temple based lifestyle. Homas (sacred Fire rituals), Abhishekams (sacred bath), Alankar (sacred dressing up of the deities), Puja (prayer), Chanting of mantras (verbalization of sounds - mostly Sanskrit based), temple celebrations (all aspects related to this such as chariots, flower arrangements, lighting etc) are handled in the programs offered by the School of Kriya.

School of Chariya

This school focuses on the authentic lifestyle aspects of Sanatana Hindu Dharma. The Agamas are the user-manual for a human beings. Agamas were revealed by Sadashiva to Devi and adopted by Vishnu to maintain the world. These scriptures are being brought to life by the teachings of His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam.

From the daily morning routine, to the arts and cultural festivals celebrated in the Aadheenam, the lifestyle as prescribed in the Agamas are cherished and lived by the residents of the various campuses of Kailaasa.

The programs that are offered by this School, explore the arts, culinary studies, sacred arts and goshala.

Revival of the Hindu Sacred Arts

Revival of Authentic Recipes - Bhaga Shastra

Revival of Goshalas and Gopuja

Revival of the 64 Hindu Arts

University Core Values: Four Tattvas

Every individual actually has the power to simply manifest the reality of their choice. They have the potential for self-transformation that will enrich every aspect of life, bringing everything from health to wealth to meaningful relationships to lasting happiness. Inside each of us is an enormous potential energy known as Kundalini. Kundalini is nothing but individual’s own latent inner energy which they have never used, and which they may not even know about. Kundalini expresses through each individual in four different streams, known as the Four Inner Powers. All these inner powers are the different expressions of Kundalini energy in life.


Though these powers are used everyday, they are not used consciously, with a clear intention. These powers are great energies, just like electricity or wind power. When handled properly, these can shower with everything one wants. But when not handled properly, these continue to impact life in negative ways. The key is to create the right space inside an individual to express greatest and highest possibility. When the right space inside is created, all the events of one’s choice simply flow into life without any effort! Everything becomes successful. When one learns to use these powers in the right way, immediately a transformation is experienced not only in one’s own life, but also in the lives
of all those living around us
[1]. Nithyananda Hindu University is the space constantly guiding, supporting and motivating this transformation. It is the vatavarana[2] of more and more people living the four powers, creating a space for beautiful manifestation to flower.

Four Inner Powers

The four giant POWERS sitting inside each of us are related to the four major dimensions of our life our words, our thinking, our emotions, and our living. When we awaken to our peak possibility in each of these dimensions, it becomes a great power and support in our life.

What happens when we unlock these four inner powers?

Tattvas: Keys to the Powers

Each of the Four Powers is guided by a spiritual principle known as 'tattva'.

The Power of Words is available to when one practices Integrity.
The Power of Thinking will open when one practices Authenticity.
The Power of Feeling will be possible when one practices Responsibility.
Access the Power of Living the moment one decides to Enrich others.

Integrity

is one fulfilling the words and thoughts one gives to one self and to others. Integrity is not just about the big commitments we make in our life. It could be

something as simple as telling our self, 'I am going to wake up early every morning and practice yoga,' or telling a friend, 'Let's meet at 5 p.m.' No matter what the word we have given to our self or to others, honoring it as our life is real integrity.

Authenticity

is being established in the peak of one’s capability and responding to life from who we perceive our self to be for our own self, who we project our self to be for others, and what others expect us to be for them.

Responsibility  

is nothing but ability to realize self as the source of all the happenings in life. This understanding gives tremendous control over one’s own life and gives the power to be a positive influence in the life of others. The Power of Feeling is unlocked when one recognizes self as a leader and takes responsibility for everything in and around! Responsibility is the key that unlocks the Power of Feeling.

Sometimes we may not be the reason for a certain happening, but if it is affecting our life, then we ARE responsible for that happening. For example, we may not be the cause of political corruption in the country, but as a citizen of the country, we ARE responsible for it! We may not be the reason for it, but that doesn't mean that we are not responsible in truth.

Enriching

is taking responsibility with integrity and authenticity and commitment to continuously enriching, which is expanding self and life in and around.

Learning model: Upanishad

In Nithyananda Hindu University, sitting, you explore, the multiple dimensions of your brain, to have access to multiple dimensions of the universe[3]. It is a living University where every student, faculty, collaborator, researcher, employee, visitor, guest is introduced, inspired to experience, learn, express, live and radiate the power to simply manifest the reality of their choice.

Everyone is introduced Hinduism, inspired about Vedic Tradition, and excited about living it[4].  This introduction is given through various programs, specialized courses of varying durations - an hour long, two day, half day, ten day, fifteen day, twenty one day, three-months, six-months, two-years, one-year, one-month where people come and get prepared experientially[5],[6]. The varying durations are created for varying entry levels..

All learning in the Nithyananda Hindu University is experiential. Once experienced, then the power to create becomes a part of our very life. This learning model is called Upanishad - sitting with the Guru, His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam for experiencing Brahman, or reality. The only purpose of the Upanishad is experiencing the reality and Existence.  The Guru exists to transmit the experience of Existence. Everything with this one purpose - reviving the enlightened civilization. Making each learner experience the highest power to create the reality of their choice.

The learner exists to experience the Existence. Upanishad happens to transmit the experience of Existence. No meditation, no mantra, no technique, no japa, no process;  just sitting with the Guru the Upanishad happens[7].

The very education process in Upanishad is for awakening. It is not just giving some words, ideas, concepts, theories, theologies. It is for awakening. So in this whole process of awakening, so much of patience is required from the side of the learner. So much of understanding is required from the students' side. Shanti mantra sets the context of University education system[8], Verse 1, Kathopanishad reads:

ॐ सह नाववतु |
सह नौ भुनक्तु |
सह
वीर्यं करवावहै |
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

Audio


"Let both of us be together and protected.
Let us not hurt each other.
Let us not cherish enmity towards each other.
Let us not cherish anger towards each other".

All of us know a teacher cannot cherish anger towards the disciple. Why does the line say "let both of us not cherish anger"? Because there is always the possibility that the disciple may have self-doubt. "Maybe my ignorance is being exploited. He [teacher] is not only teaching me, he is constantly putting me down."

Upanishad, the initiation happens whenever the learner melts down with a deep trust and feeling connection with the Guru. When the student melts down with the trust and deep connection, not only the disciple feels fulfilled, Guru also feels fulfilled. When a deep trust happens and melting down happens, the transmission of the initiation happens automatically – and the medium whether two way conference or YouTube or recorded courses or anything else does not matter. When a sincere seeker sits around the Guru Paramahamsa Bhagwaan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, not only is the learner fulfilled, the Guru also is fulfilled. Upanishad completely awakens the inner being – the inner self[9].  

Instructional Framework

The purpose of the Instructional Framework is to articulate the philosophical and conceptual framework that shapes the development and delivery of instruction for the purpose of improving student learning in alignment with the Nithyananda Hindu University’s mission.

Experiential learning in Vedic tradition has only three steps: Shravana, Manana, Nididhyasana. “Shravana” means: Right Listening.  “Manana” means: Intranalyzing.  “Nididhyasana” means: Living. Means listen, imbibe, express[10]. Shankara says beautifully[11]:

 श्रुते शतः गुणम् विध्यान् मननम्
मननात् अपि निदिध्यासनम्
लक्ष गुणम् अनन्तम् निर्विकल्पम्

śrute śataḥ guṇam vidhyān mananam
mananāt api nididhyāsanam
lakṣa guṇam anantam nirvikalpam

 The meaning is:

Manana is hundred times superior time to Shravana.  Intranalyzing is hundred times superior to listening.  And living is hundred times superior to intranalyzing.  Nirvikalpa Samadhi, Living Advaita[12] is infinitely superior.”

Active Learning begins with Right Listening: Shravana[13]

The model is based first on the assumption that the learner’s active involvement in the learning process is essential. Shravana is not just listening, it is taking the whole thing. We can’t translate the idea of Shravana just with the word ‘listening’.

See, we are listening of thousands of things everyday; taking things in is totally different, listening is totally different. The intense listening itself liberates. The Upanishad has a beautiful saying, or sutra: -  the Guru says towards the disciple,

“Tatak dao, tatak dao, tatak dao”,

Means, “Tattvamasi, tattvamasi, tattvamasi,”

तत्त्वमसि, तत्त्वमसि, तत्त्वमसि

“You are That, you are That,”

nine times, and disciple becomes Enlightened. That’s all. Nothing else. Just right listening; right listening can do so much.

Let us first explain what is ‘wrong listening’.  Usually, when we are hearing, just see what is the process we are doing. Listening without inner chattering; if we can just listen without inner chattering is ‘right listening’.

 a) First step to right listening

First thing: if it is truth, if at all it is going to help, never bother about taking notes. Simply, it’ll penetrate the Being. It’ll penetrate our Being. That truth has got such a power, so much of effect; it can heal and transform. We don’t need to remember it; that will remember us.

Satya means, ‘which you don’t need to remember, which is’. The moment we try to remember, it is not the truth. For example, do we try to remember, do we take notes, how to sit on a chair? No! We just know it- how the chair will be, and how we are supposed to sit. It’s a truth in us. So anything that becomes truth, we don’t have to take notes to remember it.

His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam very beautifully says:

Try only to feel connected to what I say. Never try to take notes. When you try to take notes, you miss the present for the sake of future. And one more thing: My words are such, is so powerful, it comes always with energy; the words are not dead words; it is from experience. So if you just allow these words to work on you, that is enough.

In the early times, the only sadhana, that means ‘spiritual practice’ the disciples will do is, they will just sit with the Guru. Guru will continuously speak. That is why the Upanishad means literally ‘sitting’, that’s all. It doesn’t mean anything else; ‘sitting’. Upanishad means, the literal translation of that Sanskrit word is, ‘sitting’. The disciples are just supposed to sit in the presence of the Master, and he’ll continuously speak, that’s all. The learner doesn’t need to do anything, because the words have got so much power. The words from the Master is words from experience, words from Enlightenment. It has got power, the learner doesn’t need to do anything, just the words will do everything.

It’s almost like a operation: Master sits, disciples are sitting, just the words, the whole personality, or whole mental setup of disciple is realized and organized, elevated to the different Consciousness, to the different level. Simple words of the Master is more than enough, it can do miracles on the learner’s Being.

All the learner needs to do is just sit with a relaxed mind. Never even bother that he/she must be able, to remember all these things. The moment he/she start thinking “I should remember to do all these things” the learner has created pressure: over! The stress, the pressure, that is enough; and learner will forget everything. The moment the learner creates the pressure, only the conscious mind will listen to the Guru. Being will never listen. Never create that pressure; just sit in a very playful way. Think, “If at all I understand, I understand; otherwise, it’s okay.”

First verse from Nithyananda Jnana Paddhati describes:

श्री भगवान् उवाच
अति कौतुहलाविष्टा प्रच्छस्येतचस्रूणु प्रिये
यन्मे नेत्रान्तरे वह्निर्यद्वाम्र्तमनुत्तमम् || १.२१ ||

śri bhagavān uvāca
ati kautuhalāviṣṭā pracchasyetacasrūṇu priye
yanme netrāntare vahniryadvāmrtam-anuttamam || 1.21 ||

 “You ask these questions with great eagerness and intense yearning. Listen dear.”

In this first verse, a very clear context about how a disciple should be and how a Guru should be. How a disciple should be? Intense yearning, eagerness, seeking. How a Guru should be? Overflowing with the love. The Paramashiva is using “
priye,” “listen dear”.

When we sit and chat with our friend, do we think, “Oh, I should take notes, I should not forget all this things”? No; we don’t take notes. We don’t think that “I should remember everything”, no. We sit in a very casual way, but we never forget the words of our friends. Why? We feel connected. The words go into our Being. See, we never take notes; we never sit with attention, “I should remember all the words, what all he says,” we never sit, there is no intention, but all the words uttered by our friends, we simply remember, because there is no pressure.

In Sanskrit there is a beautiful word called ‘mantra’. Mantra is not a discourse; whenever it comes from His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam, it is called ‘mantra’; when it comes from a normal person, it is called ‘pravachana’. ‘Pravachana’ is different; ‘mantra’ is different.

In mantra, you can’t even alter the grammatical mistakes. The Guru does some grammar mistakes: you can’t alter. It is called ‘ashtrapramana’; even His mistakes are accepted. Whatever language He uses, that is the language. You can’t alter even a pronouncing method in mantras, because the very expression has got the power. Very expression has got the power.

It’s like in Sanskrit, that is what they call it in a two way: one is linguistic and phonetic part. Linguistic part is understanding the meaning; phonetic part is the very vibration. With Guru’s words, the very vibration is living! If the learner just listens to those vibrations without bothering about understanding, without even bothering about judging, they will be to penetrate into the core of the message.

There is a two thing called communion and communication. Communication is just verbal. It is just verbal, head to head, that can happen in the normal lectures. But when the learner sits with the Guru, something more than communication happens, what we call ‘communion’. The Being starts realizing. The Being starts experiencing. When the learner doesn’t bother even to understand the meaning, he will simply start experiencing it.

One question learners often ask:

When we talk about meditation, and we say the mind is going, or we say we’re supposed to just watch and observe that, what part of us is doing the observing?

Observe the observer, that’s all. One can’t even say who is observing or what part is observing. As on now, we have two parts, but when one starts deeply observing, it’ll become only one part who is observing, that’s all. It is disappeared; the observer, observing, observed: all the three will disappear into one, that we can’t, we can never call it as observer or not call it as observed. It is something beyond observing, so we can’t name. If we start naming, it will be observed.

Collaboration facilitates Intranalyzing: Manana

Manana, every day, gives the learner a complete understanding.  Not only that, every time the learner keeps the spiritual truths in the inner-space, analyze them, think about them, contemplate on them, every moment the learner spends on intranalyzing these great truths, incompletions melt down, and the learner starts living the highest potential manifesting what they want.

a) Intranalysis through debate: Vaakyartha Sadas

Vakyartha sadas means understanding, discussion, and debate and in argument the learner finds out who is right, what is right. Hinduism is based on debate, vaakyartha sadas, not who is right but what is right. What is the best technology and software to adopt to run our life. Whether it is interpersonal problem, intrapersonal problem, organizational problem, professional problem, or personal problem, the only way anything can be solved is spiritual solution!  Vaakyaartha Sadas is the best way for a spiritual solution, discovering spiritual solution for any problem.  

 b) Three steps to conduct Vaakyartha Sadas[14] 

  1. Whatever truths revealed in the Nithya Satsang, sit and start sharing.
  2. While sharing, if there are any doubts, questions, start putting the questions to other learners.  
  3. If answers come out, start debating on it.  

[15]Application, Relevance and Living: Nididhyasana

Nididhyasana means the cognitive shift has happened[16]. Nididhyasana is expressing the reality[17]. “Nididhyasana” is “Radiating”.  

a) What is “Radiating”?  

Letting our every decision, every moment, every action, every moment, every word every moment be aligned to what we authentically listened and to what we authentically internalized. Removing the gap between what is internalized, intranalyzed great truths and living.

If we authentically listened, if we have done
Shravana, listening authentically, Manana, intranalyzing authentically, we will be radiating authentically.   When the Shravana, listening, and Manana, intranalyzing, happens authentically, Nididhyasana, radiating will happen authentically.

Intranalyzing and Radiating!  In Nithyananda Hindu University, learners are told the truth that one should be living to do what they want.  You should be talking to get the result of what they want. They should be talking to move the other person the way they want.  They should be talking into the listening of the listener!  They should not be talking fighting with the patterns of the listener.  They should be talking into the listening of the listener!  When will that happen?  If one is established into listening, they will talk into the other person’s listening.

To simply translate the word “radiating” in a very colloquial way, “Nididhyasana”, “radiating” means: “Minding your business”!  Not wasting your life!  Laziness, boredom, diversion do not have a place in one’s life when they are radiating.  “Radiating” means “RADIATING”!  It is straightforward!  “Radiating” means “RADIATING”!  Live your life intensely.  Live your life authentically.  Live your life with strength.  Live your life without confusion.

b) How to learn to radiate?

Learn to think and speak with the same cognition we arrive at by intranalyzing.

  1. First, you authentically listen to the great truths.  Whenever you authentically listen, whatever you listen will be converted as great truths by your inner-space.  Your inner-space has the capability, it has the power to separate right and wrong.

    In Vedic Tradition, we have a beautiful example called  Paramahamsa!  The bird Hamsa (Swan), if you mix rice and some other items, it will separate the rice and only eat that.  If you mix milk and water and keep that, it will suck only the milk and leave the water!  The Hamsa, the bird Hamsa has that power.  Same way, a man who takes the right things inside and leaves the unnecessary things outside is “Paramahamsa” (Supreme Swan).  If you bring authentic listening into you, you will become Paramahamsa!  Anything you listen, you know what to internalize and what to reject, what to internalize and what to reject.

    Authentic listening brings tremendous clarity.  See, it is clarity which is really lacking in the seekers’ life.  Especially when somebody is interested to get enlightened, live the life of a
    Jeevan Muktha, clarity is a very predominantly important quality, a very predominantly important quality!  Shankara has written a separate book on this subject – “Vivekachoodamani”.  The whole book is on “Clarity”.  Authentic listening leads to clarity.
  2. And intranalyzing, Manana, leads to cognitive shift.  If you don’t live that cognitive shift powerfully, you will lose it!  Powerfully living the cognitive shift is what I call “Radiating”.

    “Radiating” means, such powerful body language, such powerful words, such powerful thinking, you go on enriching, constantly winning the game of life!

    “Radiating” means, every word you utter will be from the strength of that cognitive shift, the excitement of that cognitive shift
    [18].

University Definitions: Dharma samsthaapanaarthaya[19]

Student

Initiated disciple of His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam. Initiation into Shiva Deeksha, Visesha Deeksha via Pratyaksha Pada Puja, programs and other courses.

Faculty: Acharya

  1. The Acharya has been initiated into science of knowledge transmission by His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam.
  2. The Acharya is a graduate of at least one 21 day program Inner awakening(R) or Mahasadashivoham(R) or Paramashivoham(R) or Sadashivatva(R)
  3. The Acharya is active causing mentor for Nithyananda Hindu University or its derivatives Nlighten(TM).
  4. The Acharya is fluent both in spoken and written in English which is the official language of the Nithyananda Hindu University, Sanskrit, and one other native language. Understanding of sanskrit must be adept to the level of chanting shaastras, and performing sacred temple rituals.
  5. The Acharya is a power manifester, certified by the Institute of Yogic Sciences of School of Jnana.
  6. The Acharya is initiated into Visesha Deeksha and Gayatri Initiation by His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam.

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(a) The language in which each educational program will be offered.

(b) A statement that the institution has contracted with sufficient duly qualified faculty who will teach each language group of students.

(c) The details of language of the textbooks and other written materials to be used by each language group of students.

Graduation or Completion Documents.

Nithyananda Hindu University maintains a copy of the document that is awarded to a graduating student upon successful completion of each educational program.

REGULATORY INFORMATION


Nityananda Hindu University is financially solvent and does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy. Since 2017, Nityananda Hindu University has maintained its status as a California religious Institution exempt from the regulations of the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education Act 2009, pursuant to California Education Code (CEC) section 94874 (e) (1). With its name change from Nityananda University to Nityananda Hindu University it is proposed to seek provisional approval of the BPPE to operate as an institution granting degrees and diplomas for its online programs pending seeking candidacy for accreditation from WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution


The transferability of credits you earn at Nityananda Hindu University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer.


Acceptance of the degree you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you seek to transfer. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Nityananda Hindu University to determine if your credits or degree will transfer.


Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered or resolved by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589, or fax (916) 263-1897.


As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement.


A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling them toll free at (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s Internet website, www.bppe.ca.gov.

All information in the contents of the Nityananda Hindu University Catalog is current and correct for the programs offered.

Faculty Model

The Faculty Model defines the numerous ways the teachings of His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam enrich learners from all across the globe. The faculty make the Upanishad user friendly for that time and society[20]. The faculty model of the Nithyananda Hindu University is an experienced team of faculty who may be involved in faculty governance and teaching activities. The faculty model also defines Faculty Code of Conduct, overarching educational philosophy, policies and procedures to preserve and prohibit content dilution, and faculty and student resources to support the teaching model.

The University emphasizes the use of both Core and Associate Faculty. Faculty members have both the academic preparation necessary to practice the teachings and experience to articulate the teachings to support others to start living and radiating the same. All faculty members must possess relevant initiations, be a graduate of 21 day program earned at regional affiliated center of Nithyananda Hindu University or Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam in Bidadi[21]. Faculty candidates must successfully complete rigorous screening, assessment, training, curricula management and mentoring processes prior to being selected to teach. Faculty members are required to meet the prescribed levels of academic preparation. For many courses, professional experience is also required. Faculty members teaching in the graduate and certain specialized undergraduate programs are required to demonstrate a record of research and/or scholarly activities.

Core Faculty

The Core Faculty comprises three sub-categories: Full-Time Faculty, Administrative Faculty, and Lead Faculty.

3.B.1.a) Full-Time Faculty

Full-Time Faculty are full-time, exempt employees of the colleges and schools, whose primary responsibility is teaching.

3.B.1.b) Administrative Faculty

Administrative faculty members are staff employees of the University, whose duties include a combination of instruction, curriculum oversight and development, and/or academic and faculty administration. These include but are not limited to the following people, all of whom are members of the faculty: provost, vice, and associate provosts; deans, associate deans, and assistant deans; directors of academic affairs, associate directors of academic affairs, and campus academic affairs directors; and other academic leadership.

3.B.1.c) Lead Faculty

Lead Faculty are part-time employees, unless otherwise specified as full-time, whose duties are typically carried out under annual contracts. Some Lead Faculty serve as Area Chairs and in the Area Chair role are involved in academic governance, such as being responsible for planning and facilitating Content Area Meetings (CAMs).

Other Lead Faculty roles include Lead Faculty Instructors and Lead Faculty Advisors. These positions are also typically carried out under annual contracts. The Lead Faculty Instructor is assigned specific courses while the Lead Faculty Advisor has a specific student advisement role in the Mentoring Program[22].

3.B.2 Associate Faculty

Associate Faculty are part-time employees who are assigned individual courses to teach or other faculty activities as needed.

Curriculum Development

In alignment with the Instructional Framework, instructional design at Nithyananda Hindu University is guided by the teachings and instructions of His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam. While a wide variety of methods are used to support the unique design requirements of each course, guiding principles of instructional design detailed in Annexure 1[23] are consistently applied.

Learners are always placed at the center of design decisions, which are made based on the content, context, audience, and with only one outcome - to ensure each learner experiences and learns the science  to create whatever they want. To have a superconscious breakthrough.

Enriching is one of the Nithyananda Hindu University’s core values[24]. All instruction is practiced to live with the truth “Life is for others”. Everyone is encouraged to enrich others, think of living for others, every moment, again and again and again, health is brought to us, being powerful is brought to us, all the best things are brought to us when we live for others.

One of the basic principles of life is whether we want it or not, understand or not, we are not living just only in our body. If we think we are living only in our body, we live a very poor life, with a very poor cognition, with a very low cognition, with a very immature cognition. That is the root of all the evils in our  life, whether it is a disease or depression, starts by us thinking we live only in our six-feet body. Whether we want it or not, understand or not, we live through ALL human beings. That is the truth. When we work with this cognition, think with this cognition, feel with this cognition, our whole life is Enriching.

University Governance

Governance at Nithyananda Hindu University reflects the unique characteristics of the institution, its Mission, Vision, and Purposes, and its faculty members. The governance structure is designed to ensure appropriate and broad representation of both the Core Faculty and Associate Faculty and to ensure faculty oversight of the curriculum and academic standards, as well as to maintain consistent open communication among faculty, campuses, and the colleges and schools.

Administrative Staff

Nithyananda Hindu University personnel working in administrative positions:

Ma Nithyananda Mayi Swami

Head of Administration, Global Nithyananda Mission

Ma Nithya Pranapriyananda

Registrar, Nithyananda Hindu University

Rishi Sri Nithya Advaitananda

Head of Administration, Kailaasa in Bengaluru, India

Ma Nithya Achalananda Swami

Head of Legal Administration, Global Nithyananda Mission

Sri Nithya Eshwarapriyananda

Chief Academic Officer, Nithyananda Hindu University

A.1 Content Guidelines

Use of Sanskrit words


Example:
● Kailasa is Kailaasa
● Adheenam is Aadheenam
● Divya Sareera is Divya Sarira and etc

Accuracy


Example:
Today, Devi Adishakti is gracing all of us on Rajarajeshwari Alankaram with Lakshmi and Saraswati fanning Her, serving Her in all Her glory,
angu sabhasad , panchabana in Sarvalankara.
Or
Today, Devi Adishakti is gracing all of us on Rajarajeshwari Alankaram with Lakshmi and Saraswati fanning Her, serving Her in all Her glory, >>> , panchabana in Sarvalankara.

Formatting


Example:
07:08
Understand, each mandala, each taluk was self sustaining. Those day there’s no transportation but everyone have everything. How? I tell you, one of the biggest sickness humanity has been forced to suffer is chronic capitalism. This chronic capitalist thinking is what makes these brands. And, anything other than the brands are destroyed in the bud itself. Every fifty kilometer has its own food style. Every hundred kilometer has its own clothes style. Every two hundred kilometer has its own fabric! We were so indigenous. So colourful, rich, finally, independant. I tell you, each house was visualised as a independent unit. They will just have few fruits, vegetables, herbs, trees which is not only self sustaining for their food habits, even for their medical needs. It used to be self sustaining
even for their medical needs, including the emergency needs like poisoning, food poisoning or some poisonous animals bites, all that! We were such powerful indigenous tradition.


09:10
Actually, just few days before, two of my adheenavasis I sent with my mother to my hometown -Tiruvannamalai, native place - telling them, just go and study how my uncles do business. My pre-monastic family, mother side and father side, both of them are in rice business. It’s rice
merchandise. How they procure from the local farmers and how dharmic they are in their deals. I tell you, I have seen my grandfather doing business. Around five hundred farmers were his customers, means who supply rice for him and all other agricultural products, and take money from him after it is sold. He was running a wholesale godown. And I tell you, never I have seen a single farmer having any distress, incompletion, complain about any money transaction and no money transaction is ever
noted down or recorded. It’s all just in memory. No promissory notes! No legal documents! Not even noting down in the paper and pen and in the notebook. There used to be Arunachaleswarar and
Unnamalai’s photo behind him. He’ll take the money, showed it to them and put it in his gala and tell them, the word! The integrity to the word. That's it!


[1] Chapter 1, “Your Four Inner Powers”, Unlock Your Four Inner Powers, Nithyananda University Press, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-60607-174-8

[2] Talk on Nithyananda Purnima, 8th June 2017 - Vision of Sangha

[3] 21 June 2017 Discourse

[4] Varanasi, Monday,  26 May 2014 Talk

[5] 30 September 2013 Nithya Satsang

[6]See academic catalog for various offerings. Visit programs.nithyananda.org

[7] Brahma Sutras, March 6th 2011

[8] Indian Gurukul, The Future Of Education - May 16, 2015          

[9] February 12, 2019

[10] Brahma Sutras, “Is Vedanta Tradition a Guru Cult?”, March 4th 2011

[11] 20th March 2015 “Vakyartha sadas can solve any problem”

[12] Living Advaita: Living Enlightenment

[13] April 7, 2005, “Listen I Am Talking to You”

[14] 20th March 2015 “Vakyartha sadas can solve any problem”

[15] 04 Sept 2018

[16] 20 January 2014

[17] 89th Shiva sutra, You are Everything”

[18] 5th December 2013, Bali

[19] comprehensive meanings and definitions of spiritual terms. Dharma samsthaapanaarthaya: establishing the science of Living Enlightenment. Reference: 12 February 2012

[20] 20 January 2015 Morning Discourse

[21] Please refer to University Definitions Faculty: Acharya

[22] Nlighten Mentoring Program

[23] A.1 Content Guidelines

[24] 2.B.4. Enriching