Online classes on Gita, Upanishad and other Advaita texts

Online Bhagavad Gita class

Bhagavad Gita

Structured and traditional Gita classes|course adhering to Advaita on Sunday mornings. These systematic classes are designed to learn and understand the meaning of the Gita in a fundamental way. Each verse of the Gita is taught elaborately in keeping with the commentary of Adi Sankaracharya. You can find recordings of the first few classes here.

Mandukya Upanishad - The class will be in English and we strictly follow the commentaries of Gaudapada and Adi Sankaracharya.  One needs to have been exposed to Vedanta for a reasonable length of time before listening to the Upanishads. Classes are on Saturdays from 6:25 - 7:30 PM IST.

 

Why should I take regular classes on Vedanta? -

The subject matter of Vedanta (Bhagavad Gita & Upanishad) is such that unfortunately it cannot be studied independently by anyone. If it could be, it would have been possible to gain this knowledge by just "Googling". But that is never the case. Even if one manages to know a little from varied sources, the understanding is inevitably full of gaps that have to be necessarily filled in by a qualified teacher. So, the knowledge has to be unfolded by a competent teacher, who himself has systematically studied from another teacher. Also one has to expose himself/herself to this teaching systematically for a reasonable length of time. This has been the way innumerable generations in the past have gained this knowledge and preserved it to this day.

Some frequently asked questions about the study of Vedanta.

The weekly online classes are in keeping with the traditional Advaita Vedanta. And eternally valid because by its very nature the knowledge is timeless. Classes are in English and conducted on Zoom by Swami Sarvananda Saraswati, a disciple of Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Listeners are expected to have a reasonably good Broadband connection and a video camera, so that the teacher can also see the listener. There is an interactive Q & A session at the completion of each class, where the students can get their doubts clarified. You can find audio recordings of a few classes here.

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