Online Program

Vedanta: Teachings on the Essential Freedom of the Self, Part 1

8 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Swami Brahmananda
Tuition: $99

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Thursdays, Sep 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22, 7:00-8:30pm EDT

Hours: 12 hours

What you’ll learn:

  • The Vedantic teachings about the inherent freedom of the self and its identity with the supreme reality.
  • The methods by which the mind is prepared to study and practice Vedanta.
  • The nature of Brahman or absolute reality, the foundation of the individual and the world.
  • Maya and the projection of the world appearance.
  • Adhyaroopa or superimposition.
  • Vedantic self-inquiry.
  • The Vedantic proclamations of the highest truth coming from the Upanishads.
  • The nature of bondage and how to remove it through self-knowledge.

Course description:
The oneness of all existence is the message which Vedanta teaches.

Vedanta is Brahma-vidya. The Upanishads form the basis of Vedanta. These texts enter into the study of Brahman or absolute reality. It is the science that raises us above the plane of bondage and suffering and shows 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 all limiting ideas about oneself and the world.

This inspiring course will offer the teachings of Vedanta or Jnana Yoga and provide valuable instructions for practices you can incorporate into your daily life. It is a wonderful opportunity for those who are both new and experienced students of Vedanta to study with Swami Brahmananda, the ashram acting director and primary teacher of Vedanta philosophy in the Teacher Training Courses and Advanced Teacher Training Courses.

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:

  • 12 hours on-demand video
  • Downloadable course manual

Swami Brahmananda is Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.

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