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Independence Day Vedānta Course

July 3 @ 8:00 pm - July 5 @ 1:00 pm

The Gurukulam greatly values and respects your uninterrupted commitment to the study of Vedanta. In keeping with this view, we are delighted to inform you all that Swami Viditatmanandaji and Swami Pratyagbodhanandji have both agreed to teach VIRTUAL classes for the

Independence Day Camp  (July 3 – 5, 2020)
Topic: sarvatra sama-darśhanaḥ, Bhagavadgītā, 6-29

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 has the vision of sameness everywhere sees the self-abiding in all beings and all beings in the self.

Here is the tentative schedule
Classes on Friday & Saturday, July 3 – 4, 2020
(All timings are Eastern time)
5:45 – 6:45 am   Morning Abhiseka to Lord Dakshinamurti
7:15 – 7:45 am    Guided Meditation with Pujya Swami Dayanandaji
9:00 -10:00 am Class I with Sri Swami Viditatmanandaji       
11:00 -12 Noon  Class II with Sri Swami Viditatmanandaji          
4-15 – 5:15 pm  Class III with Sri Swami Viditatmanandaj                                                     5:30 – 6:00 pm    Evening Aarati
7:15 – 8:15 pm   Satsang (Q & A) with Sri Swami Pratyagbodhanandaji (Via Zoom) 

Sunday, July 5, 2020 
5:45 – 6:45 am   Morning Abhiseka to Lord Dakshinamurti
7:15- 7:45 am    Guided Meditation with Pujya Swami Dayanandaji
10:30 -12:15 pm   Gurupurnima Celebration
Abhiseka to Lord Daksinamurti
Swamiji’s talks
Aarati to Lord Daksinamurti
Packed lunch prasadam
You are welcome to join in-person for Gurupurnima Celebration with pre-registration and subject to Covid19 guidelines

You have to register to attend the Virtual Independence Day classes on July 3- 4.To register, please provide us the following details
Your Names/s:
Your email id/s:
Your preferred mailing address and Phone no:
We will send you a link to the class before the date of the camp.
Registration is free. 
Please donate generously to support the Gurukulam.
For further details please write to Suddhatma at suddhatma@gmail.com or call at 570-992-2339 Ext 210. Or call Shubha Ext 241 
For and Behalf of Arsha Vidya Pitham
For further details: avpoffice@gmail.com/suddhatma@gmail.com

2019 topics

Topic: Etat jñānam iti proktam (Bhagavad Gita 13.11)

Swami Viditatmananda

In the preceding verses of this chapter, Bhagavān Kṛṣṇa has given Arjuna both the knowledge of who he is, and the inner disposition required to understand what has been taught. Both are considered knowledge, jñānam. In this course, Swamiji will teach in detail the various aspects of this inner disposition revealed in the verse. And also show why understanding and assimilating them is given the status of jñānam
Topic: Śraddhābhaktidhyānayogād avehi (Kaivalyopaniṣad 2)

Swamini Paraprajnananda

As for any knowledge, there are prerequisites for understanding the knowledge revealed in the Upaniṣads—that one is the nondual reality of all that is. Some requirements involve preparatory actions or behavior and some are purely internal, cognitive. It is these latter that are taught here by Brahmāji to the Rṣi Aśvalāyana. What are the cognitive shifts that will prepare a mind to receive the liberating knowledge of the Upaniṣads? These 3 deeply meaningful words are enough for the Rṣi Aśvalāyana coming from Brahmāji. In this course Swaminiji will elaborate on each of them, bringing clarity and insight to the listener.



Thursday, July 4  


2:00   – 10:00 p.m.          Retreat Registration – Main office

6:00   – 6:30 p.m.              Evening Arati – Temple

6:30   – 10:00 p.m.    Dinner- New Building Dining Hall

8:00   – 9:15 p.m.              Welcome address, Orientation & Satsang With Suddhatma and Swami Viditatmanandaji                                                    

Friday, July 5 – Saturday 6, 2019 

5:45   – 6:45 a.m.              Abhiseka to Lord dakṣiṇāmūrti-Temple

7:00   – 7:30 a.m.        Guided Meditation – Swami Viditatmanandaji

7:30   – 8:15 a.m.              Breakfast

8:15   – 9:00 a.m.           Gurukula Seva (Volunteering your time)

9:00   – 10:00 a.m. New Lecture Hall

Class-I: एतज्ज्ञानमिति प्रोक्तम- ‘’etaj jñānam iti proktam BG 13.11 Swami Viditatmanandaji

10:00   – 10:25 a.m.        Warm Water / Tea / Coffee Break

10:30   – 11:10 a.m.        Music-Pandit Mukesh Desai-Fri

10:30 –   11:00 a.m.             Vedic Chanting Class – Sat

11:15   – 12:15 p.m. New Building Auditorium

श्रद्धाभनतिधध्याियोगादि….कैवल्य उपनिषत् – Kaivalya Upanishad 2  Swamini Paraprajnanandaji

12:20   – 12:30 p.m.        Afternoon Arati to Lord dakṣiṇāmūrti

12:30   – 1:30 p.m.        Lunch

1:30   – 3:00 p.m.        Free time

3:15   – 4:15 p.m.        Yoga – Ms. Aoief Russell

4:30   – 5:00 p.m.        Warm Water Tea / Coffee Break

5:00   – 06:00 p.m. New Building Auditorium

Class-II:   एतज्ज्ञानमिति प्रोक्तम-etaj jñānam iti proktam BG 13.11 Swami Viditatmanandaji

6:00   – 6:30 p.m.            Evening Arati – Temple

6:30   – 7:30 p.m.            Dinner

7:45 pm Onward                     Bhajans – Pandit Mukesh Desai

8:00   – 9:00 p.m.            Satsang (Q & A) – Swami Viditatmanandaji

Sunday, July 7, 2019

5:45   – 6:45 a.m.                    Abhisheka to Lord dakṣiṇāmūrti-Temple

7:00   – 8:00 a.m.                   Breakfast

8:15   – 9:45 a.m. Class-I:  एतज्ज्ञानमिति प्रोक्तम-etaj jñānam iti proktam BG 13.11 Swami Viditatmanandaji

Concluding class and Gurudakshina

You are welcome to attend ongoing Bhagavadgita Weekend Classes and Arati 10:00 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.  Swami Viditatmanandaji




July 3 @ 8:00 pm
July 5 @ 1:00 pm
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