The Sanskrit Experience Workshop

The Sanskrit Experience Workshop

The Philosophy of Sound and Language

“The Spiritual and Philosophical significance of the ancient Sanskrit language”
Jeff Sapiro - Sanskrit workshop

The Presenters

Jeff Sapiro, FHEA; MA Medical Ethics and Law; PGDip Health Care Ethics; Cert.Ed; RMN; RGN.

Jeff has studied and taught Sanskrit for over 25 years, and has written short introductory Sanskrit courses. He worked initially as a professional within the National Health Service, and then took up an academic career, teaching medical ethics and law at university. He currently works in the Ministry of Justice.

Penelope Sapiro, LTCL (T)(P)

Penelope has studied Sanskrit for many years. She taught Sanskrit at the St James Schools, and contributed to the formation of the St James Sanskrit course for children. She has taught Sanskrit to adults up to A level standard. She studied music at Trinity College, plays the cello professionally, and teaches cello and piano to children and adults.


School of Philosophy Midlands, Newland House, 137-139 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8UA



Sunday June 1, 2014.


The programme will include

  • philosophical and spiritual aspects of the Sanskrit language
  • the sound and structure of Sanskrit
  • how words are formed
  • chanting Sanskrit prayers
  • the relationship between the English and Sanskrit languages

The Sanskrit Experience Workshop

The aim of the day is to give participants

  • an insight into the significance and profundity of this ancient language
  • an experience of the purity and beauty of the sound of Sanskrit
  • an appreciation of the influence of Sanskrit on other languages

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