March 8 – May 3, 2021
Who am I? The Practice of Vedantic Inquiry
8 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm ET
Have you ever wondered who you are without all the conditioning and false identifications? What is your Essential Nature? What is your real purpose?
Join us on a profound journey of Self Inquiry to reconnect with your True Self.
This is a unique 8-week course based on Vedanta Philosophy and the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda.
Vedantic meditations are analytical by nature. We use our intellect to investigate the true nature of the Self and Reality. Through negation of the false self the real Self is revealed to the practitioner in a mysterious way. While the intellect is used for the process of negation, the practice itself leads the practitioner to transcending the intellect and recognizing his or her identity with the Self, which is of the nature of absolute existence, consciousness and bliss.
This course explores two important techniques of Vedantic Meditation: Laya Chintana and Panchikarana.
What you'll learn:
Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Mondays, Mar 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 6:00-7:30pm 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:
Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.
Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.