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July 2018

Independence day Vedanta course

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - July 4 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Swami Viditatmananda Topic: sa mahātmā sudurlabhaḥ (BG 7.19) Who is the very rare mahātmā spoken of in this verse? Ādi Śāṅkarācārya tells us that he has spent many births devoted to equipping himself for and gaining knowledge of Isvara. This culminates in his fully matured knowledge that “Vāsudeva is everything.” What makes him so rare among the mahātmās is that…

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Young Adults’ Course

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - July 14 @ 8:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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July 7-14 (Sat-Sat) Young Adults' Course (Ages 17-21) The teenage years are a time of great changes. Having an informed understanding of Vedic values and the "value of these values" is very helpful for young adults as they take their first steps toward becoming fully contributing members of society. The gurukulam offers a week of classes on Vedic topics, meditation,…

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Bhāṣyam Classes

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - July 14 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

July 7-14 (Sat-Sat) Bhāṣyam Classes with Swami Viditatmananda Topic: Bṛhadaraṇyaka-bhaṣyam 2:1:1 onward This chapter of the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad reveals the nondual vision of the Upaniṣads by teaching the reality of what is generally taken to be real, satyasya satyam. In these classes on Ādi Śaṅkaracarya’s commentary for this chapter, Swami Viditamananda will unfold that reality as the self. Understanding this…

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Children’s Vedic Course I ( Ages 9-16 )

July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 1:00 pm

Unaccompanied by parents Children love the Gurukulam’s retreats,packed with lively interactive classes based on Vedic heritage, religion, culture,universal values, and group discussion. Vedic chanting, yoga, drama, arts and crafts, games, and a nightly campfire are also very popular with the kids. The highlight of the camp is the finale, the cultural program, in which Savithri Mani, assisted by Radha and…

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Family Vedanta Course I

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - July 21 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Swami Viditatmanandaji Vivekachudamani Verse 227 onwards Meaningfully called the ‘Crest Jewel of Discrimination,’ the text addresses seekers desirous of the ultimate freedom, mokṣa. It refers to the inability to discriminate between the timeless and time-bound as the delusion caused by avidyā, ignorance, which keeps one bound to saṃsāra, the cycle of birth and death and a life of becoming. Swamiji…

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Family Vedanta Course II

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - July 28 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Swami Viditatmanandaji Muṇḍakopaniṣad 2.1.3- 2.1.10 Bhagavad Gītā 8.1 onward Ṛṣi Aṅgiras, in imparting the vision of oneness to Śaunaka, uses the method of ‘cause-effect’ (kāraṇa-kārya). This method is the most crucial in teaching Vedanta, because through it non-duality (advaita) can be arrived at. And only in the understanding that there is no second thing here, only myself (sarvātmabhāva), is there…

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