Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati

President, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam

Sri Swami Viditatmanandaji, a disciple of Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati, expounds Vedanta with a simplicity and directness that make it easy to assimilate. Having lived and worked in the United States prior to becoming a renunciate, Swami Viditatmanandaji is familiar with the lifestyles in India and the West. With his insight into both cultures, he reaches out to everyone with equal ease.

Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Visionary, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam

Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta. His in-depth understanding and nuanced appreciation of Western culture made him that rare teacher who communicated the vision of non-duality to modern listeners. He was able to make one see, with immediacy, the truth of oneself as the whole.

Swami Dayananda taught Vedanta in India for more than four decades, and around the world since 1976. In his public talks abroad, Swamiji had spoken at many of the most prestigious American universities and had addressed international conventions, UNESCO and the United Nations, where he participated in the Millennium Peace Summit.

Covid Guidelines

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Upcoming Events

Wed 29

2021 Five-Week Fall Vedanta Course for Adults

September 29 @ 9:00 amNovember 1 @ 11:00 am
Oct 03

1st and 3rd Sunday Bhagavad Gita Study Classes

October 3 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm
Oct 15

Saraswati and Vijayadashami Puja

October 15 @ 7:30 amOctober 16 @ 8:30 am

Resident Acharyas

Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati


Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati

Vice President

Swami Muktatmananda Saraswati

Gurukulam Notice

Temple Updates

We are happy to announce that the Dakṣiṇāmūrti Temple is now open (limited hours) to visitors who have pre-registered (no later than 9:00 am on the day of the visit). No walk-in visits are allowed. [Pre-registration form]. Only Vaccinated individuals above 12 years of age are allowed.  Entry will be denied without proof of vaccination. Preventive measures such as masking up and social distancing are mandatory and it is visitors’ responsibility. Follow Pennsylvania state COVID-19 guidelines when you are on temple premises and camps.

Gurukulam is now open to all vaccinated visitors for Retreats, Weekend Classes, Temple pujas, and Temple services (Pre-registration is required). Swami Tattvavidananda is currently at the Gurukulam and will be conducting retreats and weekend classes till Nov 7, 2021. Swami Muktatmananda is also at the Gurukulam as a resident acharya. He is offering online classes and teaching Sanskrit at the residential Vedanta courses for adults. 

Upcoming Public Events:

Please join us with your family and friends

Sept.29 – Nov 1 (Wed-Mon) Fall Vedanta Course for Adults-Swami Tattvavidanandaji

Please see the 2021 Program booklet for information on all the upcoming Camps and Program Registration details. Send an email to suddhatma@gmail.com or Call 570-992-2339/ Mrs.Vimala Sadasivam 570-656-0193.(Patrons of the Gurukulam, who pledge $2000 for the year and renewable, are entitled to select four Gifts-For-a-Day and attend one Patrons’ Retreat without any charges. They will also receive a one-time gift of special collections of Pujya Swamiji’s books).

Online Classes

Pancadashi Online with Swami Muktatmananda

Mon/Wed/Fri,  10:00-10:45 am ET

35th Anniversary Souvenir Book

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The knowledge imparted at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, being the knowledge of the Rishis, is sacred. And Vedanta being the knowledge that solves the human problem, it frees an individual from samsara, a life of becoming. Accordingly, one cannot put a price on it, and this is the reason that there are no fees for Vedanta classes at the Gurukulam.There are also no other conditions for access to the knowledge. It is available for anyone who is interested—for the asking.

Those who have a value for this knowledge, and those who have benefitted from it, are naturally inclined to ensure that it continues to flow, which includes preserving the Gurukulam, the infrastructure that supports it.

Thus, the Gurukulam has been developed and is being supported almost entirely by the donations of these people who have imbibed the spirit of loka-anugraha, furthering the welfare of the people. Most of the expenses of running the Gurukulam are paid for by generous contributions and Gurudakshina, offerings to the teachers at the conclusion of courses. And the entire campus with all its facilities, including the new lecture hall complex, was developed because of the contributions of people who benefited from teaching.

There are nominal fees as required by IRS Regulations for course registrations and lodging, which help offset the operating expenses of the Gurukulam.

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सर्वभूतस्थमात्मानं सर्वभूतानि चात्मनि |ईक्षते योगयुक्तात्मा सर्वत्र समदर्शन: || sarva-bhūta-stham ātmānaṁ sarva-bhūtāni chātmani    īkṣhate yoga-yuktātmā sarvatra sama-darśhanaḥ  One whose mind is resolved by this contemplation, who

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