Programs of Arsha Vidya Ananda
While Vedanta is available for all of humanity, the teaching tradition has been cultivated, nurtured and systematically preserved in India, slowly spreading across the world.
Our commitment in serving the tradition is to make the teaching of Vedanta available to anyone and everyone, Indian or Western.
Our ongoing courses, workshops, talk series, Vedanta camps and other programmes are available to anyone who is a thinking person, interested in self growth and has a hunger for self knowledge. Even people who are curious about it or are interested in the culture of India and wisdom may find the programs valuable just like many Westerners who glided into Vedanta due to their interest in healing, Ayurveda, Yoga or Indian music.
Our current programs include:
1.Ongoing Vedanta Courses – The ongoing courses involve a systematic study where different Vedanta texts are taught in a class according to what the group needs alongside the practice of meditation, prescribed disciplines and Q and A sessions with the teacher. Each course requires a time commitment of 1 -3 hours per week. All classes of the courses are also available online since January 2018. You can learn more here (hyperlink to Enrol and learn)
These may include chanting and conducting puja classes.
2. One day or half day workshops –These are usually conducted for new participants and covers topics such as : Self esteem, Identifying life priorities, Discovering the purpose of life, Dharma centred living, Communication, issues related to parenting, introduction to the Gita etc.
Sometimes we respond to organizations interested in learning more about some topics. For instance, ‘Life of a monk’ – Talk given at Dignity Foundation, an organization for senior citizens in 2017.
3. Series of talks –These are usually conducted once a week with each session being 11/2 hours allowing for Q&A time. Some of the sessions conducted have been ‘Introduction to the Gita’, ‘Essence of Gita’.
An interactive series was conducted online in 2015, the link of which is here –
Topics covered were :
The What, Why and How of Moksha
The shift from a seeker to a knower
Purushartha nischaya – Identifying priorities
Living in line with priorities
Discovering emotional balance