Online Program

Kena Upanishad with Adi Shankaracharya's Bhashya

5 DAILY SESSIONS, MONDAY - FRIDAY, 1:00-3:00pm EDT

Swamini Atmaprakashananda Saraswati

The student inquiries: “Who makes my mind think? Who fills my body with vitality? Who causes my tongue to speak? Who is that Invisible One who sees through my eyes And hears through my ears?”

This program will bring alive the Kena Upanishad, a classic Vedic text that opens by questioning the nature of being human and the origins, essence, and relationship we have with knowledge — how do we know what we know? — and sensory perception. “Kena” translates as “by whom,” and Kena Upanishad emerged out of the desire to probe the nature of existence, asking, “By whom is this world created? By whom has existence become possible? By whom are we alive and able to breathe? Who is behind all this? Who makes the world possible?”

In this enlightening series of engaging and poignant presentations, you will discover how the timeless wisdom of the Kena Upanishad points us toward our true nature, answering important questions on the spiritual path.

Swamini Atmaprakashananda Saraswati is the Acharya of Arsha Vidya in the United Kingdom. A disciple of renowned Vedantic teacher, Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Rishikesh, her depth of expertise in traditional Advaita Vedanta shines light on even the smallest nuances of its principles, allowing her students to gain a more complete understanding.

With warmth and precision, Swaminiji delivers Vedantic discourses internationally in India, Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and Australia. She is fluent in English, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu. In addition to her many years of lecture circuits, she also conducts ceremonies and worship within the Vedic tradition.

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