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:
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:
Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas. She is also the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher and practitioner of yoga and Vedanta. She teaches courses online and at the ashram on a variety of topics including yoga, meditation, positive thinking, and scriptures of yoga and Vedanta. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other advanced courses on the Bhagavad Gita, scriptures 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 also known for her dedication to each of her students and her 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.
At the ashram, she is in charge of programming, marketing and fundraising and assists Swami Swaroopananda with his administrative responsibilities both locally and internationally.