Online Program

Vedanta: Teachings from the Upanishads on the Essential Freedom of the Self

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

Swami Brahmananda
Tuition: $99

Program Type: Online Course

Date & Time: Offered as 8 weekly sessions on Thursdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, 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 with direct teachings from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita
  • The Vedantic analogies or Nyayas
  • The method of Abheda Bhoda Vakhya or negation of names and forms
  • The analysis and contemplation of the Tat Twam Asi declaration

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 second portion of the course will contain more teachings from the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita to further and deepen the study and contemplation of the students. 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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