This course can be enjoyed by those with any level of prior knowledge. It aims to introduce you to various aspects of this great world religion, its beliefs and practices. Each session will focus on one of life's deep questions and explore Hinduism's responses to these. Key questions are: Does God exist? What is human identity and purpose? What is the good life? Why do we suffer? Do we live after death? Who should hold status and authority in society? Why worship and what is sacred time and space? What is reality? The course will make use of different sources including Hindu literature, images, music, newspaper cuttings and your own experience of living. The format for each session will be taught input from the tutor with plenty of space for questions and discussion. Reading; Any book with 'Short Introduction to Hinduism' in its title. Or see A level textbooks like Ian Jamison's 'Hinduism'. Owen Cole's 'Teach Yourself Hinduism' is a good start.
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