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Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo announces unique Indian studies classes with UH Hilo Philosophy instructor Benjamin Zenk.

Introduction to Sanskrit 1: The Language of the Gods will teach students the basic fundamentals of Sanskrit, including the Devan─ügar─ź alphabet, vowel assimilation and simple grammatical forms. Classes will be held on Mondays from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., February 6 to April 24, with no classes on February 20 and March 27. The cost is $125.

Introduction to Sanskrit 2 will move beyond Devan─ügar─ź script to vowel assimilation and basic Sanskrit sentence structure. Participants must have taken Introduction to Sanskrit 1, or have knowledge of Devan─ügar─ź script. The required text is Devav─üß╣çiprave┼Ťik─ü: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language by Goldman and Goldman. Classes will be held on Fridays from 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m., February 10 to April 28, with no classes on March 31 and April 14. The cost is $125.

Indian Buddhist Thought will explore the diverse range of Buddhist thought as it has developed in Asia. The focus will be on developing a pan-Buddhist philosophical vocabulary by learning about major Buddhist ideas from Southeast Asia, India, Tibet, and China. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., February 8 to March 15. The cost is $45.

All classes will be held on the UH Hilo Campus in the PB-7 Meeting Room.

For more information and to register, contact CCECS at 932-7830 or visit

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