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Tattva Bodha and Sankhya Yoga with Swami Muktatmananda This course is in progress March 6 - April 2, 2020. Classes are being added as the course progresses.
Śukāṣṭakam is an octet composed by Shuka, the son of Lord Vyasa, who was highly revered as a great jnānin, as a renunciant and a knower of the self. In this octet, Shuka describes exalted sages who have gained self-knowledge as having transcended all injunctions and...
Vijñāna-Naukā – The Boat of Wisdom, also known as  Svarūpa-anusandhāna-aṣṭakam – The Eight Verses of Inquiry into the Truth of the Self, is a profound contemplative work of eight verses attributed to Ādi Śaṅkarācārya. This text succinctly unfolds the vision of the sages of ancient India...
Meaningfully called the ‘Crest Jewel of Discrimination,’ the text addresses the seeker desirous of the ultimate freedom, mokṣa. It refers to the inability to discriminate between the timeless and time-bound as the delusion caused by avidyā, ignorance, which keeps one bound to samsāra, the cycle of birth...
Vivekachudamani 32-70Swami Pratyagbodhananda16 Classes2018
Maya Panchakam of Adi Shankaracharya, Swamini Svatmavidyananda, 6 Classes, Course in Progress September 17 - 22, 2018 Maya Panchakam consists of 5 verses on Maya composed by Adi Shankaracharya. While exploring Maya, Shankaracharyaji wonders in these verses how even the most learned and wise are fooled by the power of Maya.
Siva Sankalpa Suktam, Swami Pratyagbodhananda, Presidents' Day Weekend Course, 6 classes, 2017, These six verses from the Shukla-yajur-veda are a prayer urging the mind to understand its own reality, the one light of lights, jyotisam jyotirekam, which illumines it. In addition, it is a prayer for the mind to equip itself for this understanding....
Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Select Verses from Sadhana Pada, Swami Tattvavidananda, 7 Classes, 2015