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Online Vedanta Courses March-May 2019


Online Vedanta Course I: March 11-29 2019

       Srī Dakṣiṇāmūrti-Stotram

    Mon-Fri EDT 9-10 PM


Online Vedanta Course II: April 13-May 12 2019

                       Pañcadaśī Chapter 4: Dvaita-Viveka-Prakaraṇa

                 Mon-Fri EDT 9-10 pm plus Sat and Sun 8-9 am EDT

To access the online classroom, click HERE 

     Type your name and click “Enter Room”             

 Please Note: All Times are US East Coast Times

Missed classes can be caught up on this website and also on                                    




                                                                 IMG 0005




                                      Residential Retreats


April 3-7 Retreat in Atlanta,GA “Sri Rudram”
Contact: Sri Ramakrishnan    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


         Morning Classes Schedule:

Topic: Sri Rudram:

Thur-Fri: April 4-5, 2019 Morning 7:00 – 8:00 am EDT
Sat-Sun: April 6-7, 2019 Morning 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT

Note: on Saturday from 10:30 am, Srimati Shobha Parasuram’s group will be conducting Mahamantra chanting session for about an hour


         Evening Classes Schedule:

Topic: The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita:

Wed-Fri: April 3-5, 2019 Evening 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT
Sat-Sun: April 6-7, 2019 Evening 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT

Note: on Saturday from 6:30 to 7 pm we will have a program by Purna Vidya children


              To access the online classroom, click HERE

              Type your name and click “Enter Room”

          Please Note: All Times are US East Coast Times

   Missed classes can be caught up on this website and also on





                                                       Sri Rudram Schedule



June 14-16 Retreat at Sivananda Ashram,
Grass Valley,CA
Contact: Swami Dharmananda                                                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


June 18 - 28 Eugene,OR Talks in Eugene,OR
Contact: Janani Chaitanya    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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                                                             Adobe Classroom

                                                      Livestream Recordings




                                        Recorded classes 2019 (Adobe).




                                      Recorded classes 2018 (Adobe).



                                       Recorded classes 2017 (Adobe).
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                                                        Srī Dakṣiṇāmūrti-Stotram          Madhu Vidya from Brhadaranyaka                                                                                                                               Upanishad
    00C                              Lotus                                00F                                                                                      
    Vedanta Ḍiṇḍima               Pictures Sivananda Retreat             Bhāṣya intro Brahma Sūtras
                                                                Bahamas  2019 
                                                                                                                                                                                                          AVG Saylorsburg Retreat 4                                    AVG Saylorsburg Retreat 3
                 Dec 2018                                                                                           Sept 2018
        00B                     00A                    Untitled5
                Tat Tvam Asi                    Satsangs - Various Topics              Svetashvetara / Gita /
                                                                                                                       Bodhasara(Shishya Viveka)
        AVG Saylorsburg Retreat 1                   AVG Saylorsburg Retreat 2
                      Sept 2018                                                     Sept 2018
                           Untitled4                                                           Untitled7
                            Chandogya U. Ch7                                                  Maya Panchakam 
          AVG Saylorsburg                                           Labor Day Retreat  2018
            Retreat Aug 2018
                     Untitled3                                                                              Untitled1
   Bodhasāra (Gurustava) & Chandogya U. Ch8                                  Freedom from Scarcity
                                                                    July 2018  Retreat
                                                            Adi Shankara’s Laghu-Vākya-Vṛtti
                                   March 2018 Retreat
                                      Untitled                                                          00A
                           Bṛhadāraṇyaka-Upaniṣad                                               Maitrāyaṇīya-Upaniṣad
                                  Discovering Śraddhā
                                  jnani                                                          00W
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Part 1                                                                 Part 2
                                   Hindu Catholic Dialogue
                                                             Mastering the Gunas
                        00P                                                            00A
                                  Part 1                                                                      Part 2
                                                                    Atlanta Satsangs (ongoing)
        jnani                           00A                          00B                          
                Madhuvidyā                            Sri Rudram                           Hindu Identity                                                         
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                            & Shraddha
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                                       Kenopanishad Pt1                                Kenopanishad Pt2
                                                          A Thunderbolt for Lord Indra
       00W                                 HOLY FEET                           00A
   Saṃśayātma Vinaśyati                           Viparīta Bhāvanā Nivṛtti                   Gita Study/Satsang
    Doubting one perishes                     Overcoming habitual patterns 
                                           Memorial Day Weekend Retreat May'17
                                                  Spiritual Leadership in Bhagavad Gītā
                                                                         Chapter 3 verse 21
                  IMG 0018 copy                   ni 091 0111                   IMG 4038
                              Class 1                                       Class 2                               Class 3
                  jnani                 IMG 1605                  nikon8 030
                           Class 4                                  Class 5                                 Class 6          
                                              Taittirīya Upaniṣad Retreat May'17                                   
                                              Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh PA
 00A                00B                00C                       Session 1                                        Session 2                                        Session 3
                                                                    Session 4                                                                  
                                     Berkeley University Talk  Feb'17:
                                               Putting 'her' back in Hermeneutics
                                                                       Part 1
                                                                       Part 2
                            (A Mantra From The Kenopaniṣad - Yogaḥ Karmasu Kauṣalam)
Overcoming Self Sabotage in Spiritual Growth:
Lessons from the Upanishads
November 27, 2016

Awake in the World: Self-Realization and Fulfilled Living
Hear Swaminiji's appearance on
The Yoga Hour on Unity Online Radio, October 6, 2016 



                                                  Sukta newsletter (Winter 2018).

                                                   Click here to view or download


                                                 Sukta newsletter (Summer 2018).

                                       Click here to view or download


                                       Sukta newsletter (Winter 2017).

                                      Click here to view or download


Sukta newsletter (Summer 2017).

Click here to view or download 


Sukta newsletter (Winter 2016).

Click here to view or download


Links to complete Livestream classes:

Topic Satsangs

Vedanta Retreat 4 Dec 2018 (Tat Tvam Asi)

Vedanta Retreat 3 Sept 2018 (Svetashvetara/Bodhasara/Gita)

Vedanta Retreat 2 Sept 2018 (Maya Panchakam)

Vedanta Retreat 1 Sept 2018(Chandogya U. Ch7)

LD Retreat Sept 2018(Freedom from Scarcity)

Vedanta Retreat August 2018(Chandogya U. Ch8/Gurustava)

July 2018 Retreat(Laghu Vakya Vrtti)

Svetashvatara 2018 Ch5v9 (ongoing) 

Bodhasara 2018 Ch14v2.28 (ongoing)

March 2018 Retreat

Bodhasara 2017 Ch13v16 - Ch14v2.28

Svetashvatara 2017 Ch4v12 - Ch5v9

Kathopanishad 2017 Ch2v3.2-18

Mastering the Gunas

Atlanta Satsangs (ongoing)

Mundakopanishad - A Mantra Pt1 - 4

Memorial Day Retreat May'17 Gita Ch3v21

Taittriya Upanishad Retreat May'17

Vedanta Camp Dec'16 Kenopanishad Ch2v3 

Vedanta Camp Dec'16 Yoga Karmasu Kausalam Ch2v50

Special Events & Festivals (ongoing)
Bodhasara Ch 1.1 - Ch 13.15
Gita with Bhāṣya Ch 2.44-65
Svetashvatara Ch 3.13 - 4.10
Mundakopanishad Ch 2.1.1- 2.2.5
Kathopanishad Ch 2.2.2 - 2.3.1
Kathopanishad with Bhāṣya Ch 1.2.18 - 1.2.21
Totakashtakam LDWR Sept 2016
Manīshā Pañchakam Feb 2016
Amrtabindu Upanishad Feb 2016
Gita 10 Essential Verses Feb 2016
Panchadashi Ch 10 Feb 2016
Vedanta Feb 2016 Meditation & Chanting
Panchadashi Ch 15 v1-35
Thanksgiving Retreat Nov 2015
Thanksgiving Retreat Nov 2014
Vedanta Dindimah verses 12-80
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 v 1-20
Gita with Bhāṣya Chapters 1 and 2
Svetashvatara Upanishad Ch 1, 2 & 3.1-12
Kathopanishad Ch 1.2, 1.3 & 2.1-12
Kathopanishad with Bhāṣya Ch 1.1, 1.2.1-17, 2.1, 2.2.1-2
Mundakopanishad with Bhāṣya Ch 1 & 2.1
Kaivalya Upanishad v1-24
Ganapati Upanishad
Vivekacudamani v156-245
Hastamalakiyam v1-12
Dhanyashtakam v1-8
Medhasuktam v1-4


                             Accessing Classes Taught between 2004-2012

The downloadable pdf file classes links are organised sequentially from top to bottom under each text or topic. Each new topic starts on a new page. Once you select the topic of your choice, you will have to copy/paste the links one by one from top to bottom on to your internet browser for sequential viewing. Kindly note that for the most part, the links are organised alphabetically. For instance, those wishing to get links for Sanskrit classes have to scroll down the file till the letter "S" is reached. Click on the link below to access the treasure trove of class links: (download pdf file into your reader for links in file to work).



Links to Enter the Online Classrooms Appear Below:

Unless otherwise noted classes are simultaneously streamed via Livestream and Adobe Connect online classrooms.  The links are provided below.  Click on either of the links to access the classroom.  To access the adobe classroom select "Enter as a guest".  Please type your name and click "Enter".

Click on Either Link Below to Enter the Online Classroom:

Livestream Classroom


Online Classroom of the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam




guru of Sri Swamini Svatmavidyanandaji has attained mahāsamādhi at 10:20 pm IST on September 23rd 2015 at the banks of the Ganga in Rishikesh.

The prayer and sharing meeting in Eugene to celebrate Pujya Swamiji's life and to commemorate him was held on Saturday September 26th. To access the 2 hour program, click here:



It is rather difficult to get a manuscript of Bodhasara text online, and therefore here is a kindle version link for those who wish to have Devanagari and Sanskrit is provided here:

Bodhasara The surprise of awareness, the English version: An 18th Century Sanskrit Treasure by Jennifer Cover

Those not wishing to purchase the book can download a free transliterated version of the text without the Sanskrit or the translation here:

Click to Download


Pictures Available of Swaminiji in Iran - June 2015

Please click the link below


                  Swaminiji Svatmavidyananda New Year Message 2019


The link below  will take you to a document with links to a series of classes given by Sri Pujya Swamiji in Rishikesh.  The series is called "Only God".

Please note that unless otherwise stated Livestream timings are now given in Pacific Time

Download Swaminiji's 2014 Deepavali Talk

Photos of Swaminiji's Trip to Peru

Vedanta addresses and removes feelings of inadequacy and insecurity, showing us that one is whole and complete, free from the unhappiness and limitations we have associated with ourselves.

The Arsha Vijnana Gurukulum is a place dedicated to the holistic development, and the spiritual well being of all peoples. Additionally, the Center is committed to the following specific activities:

Arsha Vijnana Gurukulum will have the following goals:

Respecting cultural and religious diversity is extremely important in contemporary times, and can be a cornerstone for the elimination of most conflict. Indigenous and ethnic religious and spiritual traditions, including Hinduism, have an impressive history of accommodation and religious tolerance. An important mission of the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulum is to foster peace between peoples and nations.