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January 15-21, 2023

Overcoming Obstacles through Prayer
The Ganapati Upanishad

Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati

Course Description:

The Ganapati-Atharvashirsha-Upanishad is a lucid unfoldment of the vision of God in the Vedic tradition. The word Ganapati means the one who is the Lord of all gaṇa —groups or species. In the vision of the Upanishad, the Lord is all pervasive, all-knowing, and ever-present —obtaining as the self-evident awareness within the intellect. When one understands Ganapati as both the imminent cause of all creation, and the transcendental and limitless presence that is non-separate from oneself, one gains self-knowledge and is freed of fear and sorrow, the hallmarks of saṃsāra.

Daily Schedule:

January 15-21:

6am: Morning satsang

12-1:30pm: Afternoon workshop

8pm: Evening satsang

  • Satsangs begin with 30 minutes of silent meditation and 15 minutes of chanting. 

All times are in Eastern time zone. 

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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.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

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Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati

Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati, PhD, is a widely-recognized scholar of Advaita Vedanta, teaching internationally through lectures and seminars. She is a disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayanandaji Saraswati and is known for her expertise in interreligious engagement and Advaita Vedanta. She is the Acharya of Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam and its centers throughout the United States.

As a founding member of the Global Women’s Peace Initiative, Swamini Svatmavidyananda has travelled throughout the world to address the challenges that face humanity on a global scale, ranging from climate change to religious and social unrest. Relating ancient wisdom to modern times, she draws from the spiritual knowledge found within the central texts of the Hindu tradition.

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