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To navigate conflicts in our families, at work, in society and even in one’s own mind, what can be our unchanging anchor?
An anchor that is more than a method or a technique
An anchor that can help us weather all storms of uncertainty, self doubt, injustice.
Our sages declared that it can only be Sanatana Dharma.
 
These nine days starting from Gudi Padwa to RamaNavami we offer our worship to Bhagavan Sri Rama by
anchoring Dharma in our hearts. We then become Dharmi-s – Dharma flows from the inside out into all of our karma.
 
For whom is this course?
People above 18 years who are looking for that one anchor to navigate work, relationships and life.
This course is NOT for passive participants as there will be small group discussions in every class.
Discussions may not require prior preparation but will require an attempt to reflect on your life and its rich learnings.
 
Online link for all classes:  A Zoom link and the Vedanta text/section will be sent by email to registered participants  by  1st April 2022.
Please check your spam folder.
 
Video Recordings
All the classes will be video recorded and uploaded on the Discover Atma channel in an unlisted category (available only to those who have the link).
Since the time zones are likely to be different for some participants, you can attend what is possible and catch up with the recordings.
 
Contribution
In the tradition, a guru dakshina (respectful offering) is made.
Details for Netbanking
Name – Swamini Brahmaprajnananda Saraswati,  
Savings bank account no – 06681000006094
Bank Name – HDFC Bank Ltd Mumbai
IFSC code: HDFC0000668.
Branch – National House, Sahar Road Junction,VileParle East
 
Or Gpay(Phone number) – 9820453495
 
For overseas contributions (via paypal)  https://paypal.me/SwaminiB
Please account for an additional PayPal fee charge of 2.5% of transaction value
 
OR
 
A contribution can be made directly to Aim for Seva here – https://aimforseva.in/donations/ 
 
Registration
Having read the above, please fill up this form to register – https://forms.gle/w151FsxWif5eA9ud9
 
Filling and submission of the form is considered as an acceptance of your registration. You will not receive any other confirmation.
For any other queries or cancellations please write to info@discoveratma.com.
We will send out the Zoom link for classes and other details only by 1st April 2022. Please check your spam folder.
 
Looking forward to your participation.
Shivaprasada course – Teaching of the Upanishads
(Ongoing course by Swamini Brahmaprajnananda)
 
Classes will resume from 10th April, 2022 RamaNavami, Sunday 4-5 pm IST and every Sunday.
 
The likely Upanishads that will be covered over the next 2-3 years will be Ishavasya Upanishad, Aitareya Upanishad and Mandukya Upanishad with Karika. Swamini will decide which text is most appropriate for the group. Adhikara for study are the ones who have studied at least six chapters of the Bhagavad Gita with an Arsha Vidya teacher and more than one Upanishad. For queries –  (Recordings of the following texts can also be made available – Katha Upanishad, Kenopanishad, Kaivalya Upanishad, Taittiriya Upanishad, Saddarshanam)
 
Current students need not re-register
 
 
 

Gita Amrtam Course

A life of connection and oneness through Self mastery and Self discovery

The Bhagavad Gita reveals the vision that you are amrtam (not subject to death) and the joyful way of living to see the vision. The Gita is Amrtam because it is a complete teaching of the sweet essence of the Vedas. Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya reminds us that to ‘the one who has studied the Bhagavad Gita even a little, there is no discussion with Yama, the Lord of Death.’(Bhaja Govindam – 20). Such is its glory! 

 

Stotram Chanting

To be able to pray is a huge privilege. And all of us (irrespective of our gender, class, nationality differences) have been blessed with this privilege to pray.

A prayer is centred on a self conscious and self-judging person relating to an altar. The mode employed by the person praying is never the same – it differs from person to person. Even for a given person it differs from time to time. A prayer can be a simple mental or oral chant or a strict elaborate vedic ritual. 

There are three different forms of karma, action, in prayer: kāyikam, physical, vācika, oral and mānasam, mental. Performing a ritual is a physical form of prayer. Singing praises of Bhagavān is an oral form of a prayer while chanting a mantra silently is a mental prayer. 

 

Puja

The What, Why and How of it 

 Why of Puja? 

All of us have a very important and fundamental relationship whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we like it or not, and that relationship is with Iśvara, the Lord. In this relationship, one may be an agnostic, an atheist, a believer or a devotee, but related, one is.  

 Puja is one of the most beautiful ways to invoke the devotee in oneself and establish a relationship with Iśvara, the Lord. Puja is called Kāyikam karma, an action involving one’s limbs. It also includes speech and mental action in the form of chanting and thinking of the Lord.