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Sept 29 – Dec 15, 2022

Vedanta: Teachings from the Upanishads on the Essential Freedom of the Self

Swami Brahmananda

12 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Thursdays, 6:00-7:45pm ET

Course Description:

Do you seek a new vision of who you are, what the world is and how can you attain true and lasting happiness, fulfillment and freedom?

Join this 12 weeks course with Swami Brahmananda to learn the Vedanta teachings on the oneness of all existence, the knowledge of the Upanishads, the science that raises us above the plane of bondage and suffering and shows us the path to freedom. Vedanta reveals the essential nature of the self which is ever free and blissful. The study of Vedanta frees us from our limiting ideas about oneself and the world.

Vedanta teaches that the love that you feel towards an object is in fact the love that you feel towards that which is called perfection and completeness or bliss. What you love is the happiness which is reflected or imagined in the state of possessing the desired object. It is that happiness which is dear to you, in all that is dear to you in life, not the objects in which that happiness temporarily reflects. That happiness or completeness of being is the true nature of what you are, the Self.

“The Self is dearer than a son, dearer than wealth, dearer than everything else, because it is innermost. One should meditate upon the Self alone as dear. He who meditates upon the Self alone as dear – what he holds as dear will not perish.”

What you'll learn:

"This series of courses has been a wonderful opportunity to enhance my understanding of Vedanta. Swami Brahmananda is an excellent teacher who shares his deep knowledge with clarity, patience and humor."
- Michele.
"Studying this material with Swami Brahmananda was a richly rewarding experience. He is an ocean of knowledge and presents the material with great respect, love and clarity. I look forward to being with him again soon."
- Rev. Manjula S.
"The course taught by Swami Brahmananda is exceptional. Clearly presented with good detail."
- Bert H.

Additional Information:

Offered as 10 weekly sessions on Thursdays, Sept 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 27, Dec 1, 8 & 15 ~ 6:00-7:45pm ET

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter.

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.

Requirements and Recommendations:

Swami Brahmananda is a monk and senior teacher of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is the current Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. Swami Brahmananda joined the Sivananda organization in 1999 and was initiated into Sannyasa (monasticism) in 2006.

A long-time practitioner of yoga, meditation and philosophical studies, he regularly teaches meditation and yoga philosophy for the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses as well as the Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses. He also teaches online courses on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Vedanta. Swami Brahmananda is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.

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