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Four week Vedanta course for beginners
March 6 @ 8:00 pm - April 2 @ 8:00 pm
with Swami Muktatmananda
What is revealed in the Upaniṣads is presented concisely in Tattvabodha: knowledge of the truth, of reality. Because of its simplicity and comprehensiveness, Tattvabodha is traditionally taught as an introductory text. It can also be appreciated by the seasoned listener, who will recognize the śāstra sources from the clear, simple statements of this work. In this course, Swami Muktamananda will unfold the knowledge of reality, as it is presented in this text, to both reveal the vision of oneness and aid in the assimilation of that vision.
Bhagavad Gītā Ch. 2
Lord Krishna answers Arjuna’s request to teach him śreyas by revealing the reality, knowing which he can understand that he, and everyone, was never born and never dies. Then Bhagavān teaches Arjuna the means to receive and assimilate this knowledge, which will remove his obstructions to freely do what needs to be done. Finally, in response to Arjuna’s question, Bhagavān describes the characteristics of one who has unwavering knowledge of this reality, who is happy just being himself.
An introduction to Sanskrit will also be offered in this course. Though the vision of Vedānta can be communicated in any language, since the source works are in Sanskrit, a familiarity with the language gives the student a deeper and more nuanced access to the teaching.