THE FIVE SHEATHS
COURSE

The five sheaths (or kosha) work much like clouds when they cover the sun. The sun does not stop shining and is unaffected by the clouds and yet, when covered, its light appears much dimmer.  When the clouds depart the sun is seen to be shining in all its glory still.

So it is with the essence of our being. It can be hidden from sight, but this does not mean that it has ceased to be.  There is a story in the Taittirīya Upanishad Knowledge about how these five kosha are like nests for being. Although the five kosha can conceal the self from view, they can also be the very means for displaying the glory of the self.

A prerequisite for enrolment:
Completion of the first 9 courses.

fivesheaths
SeeClear

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT?

Each sheath (or kosha) is progressively more refined and more subtle than the one before. Understanding their nature means being free of their limits. Being free of their limits makes it possible to know your self as you truly are.

The second course in the 4th year, The Five Sheaths, explores the way in which our true selves are covered, what these coverings are, and how to dissolve them.

“Nature is a unity in diversity of phenomena; a harmony, blending together all created things, however dissimilar in form and attributes; one great whole animated by the breath of life. The most important result of an inquiry into nature is therefore to establish the unity and harmony of this, to comprehend nature, to lift the veil that shrouds her phenomena.”

'Cosmos' ~ Alexander von Humboldt

TOPICS EACH WEEK

What are the sheaths

Overvies of the 5 sheaths

The material sheath

The vital sheath

The mental sheath

The knowledge sheath

The bliss sheath

Training the mind through the senses

Discrimination through listening

The organs of knowledge

Sat, Cit and Ananda: Truth, Consciousness and Bliss

Our own Self as the source of joy.

Glasses

COURSE FORMATS

FACE-TO-FACE

$150-220* 10-12 weeks*
  • 10-12 sessions
  • Weekly face-to-face group sessions with a Tutor
  • 2.5 hour sessions
  • Course may include onsite workshop*
  • Light refreshments served (Subject to COVID guidelines)

ONLINE

$150** 11 weeks
  • 11 sessions
  • Weekly live online group sessions with a Tutor
  • 90 minute sessions
  • Course includes a 1.5hr online workshop
  • Refreshments not included

*Varies depending on location

** Concession rate available for online courses (Check eligibility)

FACE-TO-FACE COURSE

Our bricks and mortar schools in each state, whilst all being affiliated to our global network, are all independently operated. Course pricing for the face-to-face courses may vary from school to school. Please see the individual school websites via the links below for course pricing at your local school.

The Five Sheaths is not being offered face-to-face in NSW this term.

Please scroll down to view the online course options.

The Five Sheaths is not being offered in Brisbane this term.

Please scroll down to view the online course options.

The Five Sheaths is being offered in person in Perth this term as follows:

Tuesdays 7pm at Burswood from May 21.

Click here to enrol

 

ONLINE COURSE

  • 20
    May

    11. THE FIVE SHEATHS

    Zoom on Line
    Mondays 12.30pm AEST (10.30am AWST)
    The 5 Sheaths
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Mon 20 May 12:30 - Mon 20 May 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 2
    Mon 27 May 12:30 - Mon 27 May 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 3
    Mon 03 Jun 12:30 - Mon 03 Jun 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 4
    Mon 10 Jun 12:30 - Mon 10 Jun 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 5
    Mon 17 Jun 12:30 - Mon 17 Jun 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 6
    Mon 24 Jun 12:30 - Mon 24 Jun 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 7
    Mon 01 Jul 12:30 - Mon 01 Jul 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 8
    Mon 08 Jul 12:30 - Mon 08 Jul 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 9
    Mon 15 Jul 12:30 - Mon 15 Jul 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 10
    Mon 22 Jul 12:30 - Mon 22 Jul 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    Session 11
    Mon 29 Jul 12:30 - Mon 29 Jul 14:00
    Zoom on Line
    • Concession $100.00 incl. GST
    • $150.00 incl. GST
  • 21
    May

    11. THE FIVE SHEATHS

    Zoom Online
    Tuesdays 10.00am AEST (8.00am AWST)
    The 5 Sheaths
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 21 May 10:00 - Tue 21 May 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 2
    Tue 28 May 10:00 - Tue 28 May 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 3
    Tue 04 Jun 10:00 - Tue 04 Jun 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 4
    Tue 11 Jun 10:00 - Tue 11 Jun 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 5
    Tue 18 Jun 10:00 - Tue 18 Jun 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 6
    Tue 25 Jun 10:00 - Tue 25 Jun 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 7
    Tue 02 Jul 10:00 - Tue 02 Jul 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 8
    Tue 09 Jul 10:00 - Tue 09 Jul 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 9
    Tue 16 Jul 10:00 - Tue 16 Jul 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 10
    Tue 23 Jul 10:00 - Tue 23 Jul 11:30
    Zoom Online
    Session 11
    Tue 30 Jul 10:00 - Tue 30 Jul 11:30
    Zoom Online
    • Concession $100.00 incl. GST
    • $150.00 incl. GST
  • 21
    May

    11. THE FIVE SHEATHS

    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Tuesdays 7.00pm AEST (5.00pm AWST)
    The 5 Sheaths
    Session information
    Sessions
    Session 1
    Tue 21 May 19:00 - Tue 21 May 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 2
    Tue 28 May 19:00 - Tue 28 May 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 3
    Tue 04 Jun 19:00 - Tue 04 Jun 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 4
    Tue 11 Jun 19:00 - Tue 11 Jun 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 5
    Tue 18 Jun 19:00 - Tue 18 Jun 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 6
    Tue 25 Jun 19:00 - Tue 25 Jun 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 7
    Tue 02 Jul 19:00 - Tue 02 Jul 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 8
    Tue 09 Jul 19:00 - Tue 09 Jul 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 9
    Tue 16 Jul 19:00 - Tue 16 Jul 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 10
    Tue 23 Jul 19:00 - Tue 23 Jul 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    Session 11
    Tue 30 Jul 19:00 - Tue 30 Jul 20:30
    Practical Philosophy via Zoom
    • Concession $100.00 incl. GST
    • $150.00 incl. GST

INTAKE DATES

Courses commence 3 times a year:

Term 1 - February
Term 2 - May
Term 3 - September