Online Program

Introduction to Vedanta: The Path to Enlightenment

5 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Thursdays, 5:00-6:30pm EDT

Rukmini Chaitanya
Tuition: $79

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 5 weekly sessions on Thursdays, Oct 22, 29, Nov 5, 12 & 19, 5:00-6:30pm EDT

Hours: 7.5 hours

What You’ll Learn: 

  • Learn the foundational teachings of Vedanta in an easily approachable manner
  • Discover the nature of Reality
  • Address important questions about who we are and why we are here
  • Learn the roots of suffering and bondage to free yourself from it

Description: 

We all have questions about who we are and why we are here. Ancient yogis found answers to life’s most important questions preserved in the Vedic texts, therefore Vedanta is the culmination of the knowledge contained in the Vedas.

This practical and inspiring course will offer the key basics of Vedanta theory and teach Vedanta practice by providing easily applicable instructions. It is a wonderful opportunity for those who are new to Vedanta. Those with prior knowledge of Vedanta are also welcome to participate and expand their study.

Through Vedanta, we enter into the study of the nature of Reality, which is our own true nature. It is the science that raises us above the plane of worldliness. In order to attain absolute freedom, one should know the nature and cause of bondage and the way of removing it. One should make a searching study of life and know its mysteries. Vedanta offers a path for doing so.

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 & Recommendations: 

  • No experience necessary. This program is open to beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
  • Viewing Device: Desktop or laptop computer will provide the best experience, although you can also connect via a tablet or smartphone.
  • Internet connection: High-speed broadband wired or wireless is best.
  • Video: Download Zoom to your computer, or install the Zoom app to your device.  For interactive group sessions, a webcam or integrated camera will allow others to feel more connected with you.
  • Audio: Headphone speakers are recommended. If you wish to participate vocally, a headset with a microphone will be ideal.

Course Includes:

  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable course manual

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.

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