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651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

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February 2018

Pradosha Puja

February 27 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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5:15 pm to 6:00 pm followed by regular evening Arati and Dinner

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March 2018

Meditation workshop by Swamini Ramananda

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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Meditation plays an integral part in a seeker’s spiritual journey, in that it steers the wavering mind into a state of quietude, wherein the tumult of distracting desires loosen their grip. With practice, the mind will be ushered to a deeper realm of stillness. Such a mind gains the capability for a lofty vision and cannot be influenced by anything.…

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Bhagavad Gita Weekend Classes

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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Chapter 2 by Sri Swami Tadatmananda Live Streaming Bhagavad Gita Weekend Classes are held at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam on 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 10.00 AM to 11:10 AM -- Session 1 11:20 AM to 12:15 PM -- Session 2 12:30 PM -- Aarthi followed by  Lunch  

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Easter Weekend Family Vedanta Course

March 30 @ 8:00 pm - April 1 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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March 30 - Apr 1 (Fri-Sun) Dhanyāṣṭakam of Ādi Śāṅkarācārya with Swami Pratyagbodhananda These eight verses extolling the blessed ones reveal various levels of discrimination to be arrived at by the one who is seeking knowledge of the truth that frees one from time. At each step the resulting understanding and outcome are also told. In the process, this work…

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April 2018

Spring Vedanta Course for Adults

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - April 22 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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April 18-22 (Wed-Sun) Muṇḍakopaniṣad (contd.) with Swami Paramatmananda The classes will explore the two different kinds of knowledge to be acquired by human beings: ‘higher knowledge’ (parā vidyā) and ‘lower knowledge’ (aparā vidyā). Lower knowledge consists of all relative knowledge - the four Vedas and all the sciences. Higher knowledge is that by which the immutable and the imperishable Atman…

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May 2018

Memorial day weekend Family Vedanta course

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - May 28 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

May 25-28 (Fri-Mon) Sthitaprajñaḥ tadocyate (BG 2.55) with Swami Viditatmananda At the end of the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gītā, Arjuna asks Lord Krishna what are the characteristics of a person who is well- established (sthita) in the self knowledge (prajñā) that Lord Krishna has just taught. “How does he walk? How does he talk?” Lord Krishna answers by…

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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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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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Family Vedanta Course III

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - August 4 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Swami Viditatmanandaji Kaṭhopaniṣad 2.1 onwards Lord Yama, having found Naciketas a fit student, fulfills his third boon in this section, answering Naciketas’ informed question about the nature of the self (1.2.14)—a question about which even the Gods have doubts. First stressing the need for discrimination and clarity of purpose, Lord Yama reveals the nature of the self, knowing which one…

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August 2018

Vedanta Course

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - August 10 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Swami Tadatamananda Topic: Pañcadaśī, Ch. 6 Among the many celebrated teachers of Vedanta who followed in the footsteps of Ādi Śaṅkara, few reached the stature of Śrī Vidyāraṇya, a 14th century sannyāsi and scholar from Karnataka. His best-known work is Pañcadaśī, a text of fifteen chapters that unfolds the teachings of Vedanta with great originality and unparalleled clarity. Swami Tadatmananda…

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Vedanta Course

August 22 @ 8:00 pm - August 29 @ 8:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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Swamini Svatmavidyananda Ātmā-apahata-pāpmā This is a phrase that occurs in the eighth chapter of the Chandogya Upaniṣad, revealing the self as free of all omissions and commissions. Indra, the king of the devas, and Virocana, the king of the asuras both approach Lord Prajāpati for self-knowledge. Through this story, the Upaniṣad expounds the nature of the ātman, the self, as…

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