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March 5 — April 28, 2023

Chandogya Upanishad Immersion
Chapters 1, 3, and 6

Swami Sharvananda Giri

Are you seeking spiritual liberation and a deeper understanding of Vedanta? Join us for a two-month immersion in the Chandogya Upanishad, led by the renowned Mahatma Swami Sharvananda Giri.

This experience offers a rare opportunity to study and practice Vedanta in the most authentic and traditional way. For thousands of years, listening to a great saint or Mahatma has been the foundation for spiritual liberation for countless people. This course provides a doorway through which moksha or true freedom can be attained.

Why study Chandogya Upanishad?

The Chandogya Upanishad is a timeless masterpiece of Indian literature that has captivated readers for centuries. This ancient text is a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom, mystical insights, and profound teachings on the nature of the universe and the human experience.

  • Chapter 1 of the Chandogya Upanishad explores the concept of Brahma, the ultimate reality that underlies all existence. It teaches that all things are interconnected and interdependent, and that by understanding the nature of Brahma, we can attain true wisdom and enlightenment.
  • Chapter 3 of the Upanishad is a deep dive into the nature of the self, or Atman. It delves into the complex relationship between the individual self and the universal Self, and teaches that by realizing our true nature as Atman, we can overcome the illusions of the material world and attain spiritual liberation.
  • Chapter 6 of the Chandogya Upanishad focuses on the practice of meditation, and teaches various techniques for attaining a deep state of concentration and inner peace. It also explores the nature of the mind and its relationship to the divine, and offers valuable insights into the nature of reality and the true purpose of human existence.

The Chandogya Upanishad is a powerful and inspiring work that has stood the test of time. Its teachings offer profound insights into the nature of existence and the human experience, and its timeless wisdom is as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.

Join us today!

Led by Swami Sharvananda Giri, one of the most senior teachers of traditional Advaita Vedanta in India, this course offers a rare opportunity to study with a true master of the Vedas. Whether you are new to Vedanta or have been studying it for years, this immersive course will deepen your understanding of Chandogya Upanishad and help you on your path towards spiritual liberation.


Daily Schedule:

March 5- April 28, 2023:

8-10 AM ET Sunday-Friday (day off on Saturdays)

Join anytime and you will have until March 2, 2024 to catch up on recordings.

Continue your studies:

In addition to this Chandogya Upanishad Immersion led by Swami Sharvananda Giri, later in the year Swami Paramananda Giri will be leading discussions on Chapters 2, 4, and 7, while Swami Medhananda Puri will be sharing his knowledge on Chapters 5 and 8.

This is a unique opportunity to not only learn from Swami Sharvananda Giri but also from other master teachers of the Vedas. Each of them brings a different perspective and approach to the teachings of the Chandogya Upanishad, providing students with a well-rounded understanding of this ancient text.

Come visit us on Paradise Island!

This program is included at no extra cost in our Yoga Vacation Program. 

Additional Information:

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar.

For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

Course content will be made available for 1 year, expiring on March 2, 2024. 


Swami Sharvananda Giri Maharaj started his training under the personal tutelage of the great Vedantin Swami Chaitanyananda Sarasvati in 1984. He took his monastic vows in 1991 and mastered the entire Prasthana Traya and Sanskrit grammar.

Swamiji was appointed as the acharya of the renowned Kailash Ashram in Uttarkashi and elected as the president of the Sadhu Samaj. He serves as the president of Chaitanya Tapovan Trust and vice president of Adi Shankara Brahmavidya Peeth.

Swamiji has expert knowledge over vast Vedantic literature as well as fluency in Sanskrit, Hindi, English, and Bengali.

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