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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam

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651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

March 2020

Ongoing Yoga classes

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Tuesday Yoga with Diana Erney 6:30 pm to 8 pm. For up to date schedule, refer to class schedule. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month with Irene Wong-Bushby 11 am – 12:15 PM  For up to date schedule, refer to class schedule. Class attire is bare feet, shorts or footless tights and tee shirt. No perfume. No heavy jewelry. Do not eat a meal two hours prior to doing yoga. Do not come to class if you have…

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April 2020

Meditation workshop

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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by Swami Jnanananda Meditation plays an integral part in a seeker’s spiritual journey, in that it steers the wavering mind into a state of quietude, wherein the tumult of distracting desires loosen their grip. With practice, the mind will be ushered to a deeper realm of stillness. Such a mind gains the capability for a lofty vision and cannot be influenced by anything. As the practice of meditation deepens, one can resolutely face the problems in life and gradually become…

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Bhagavad Gita Weekend Classes

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4: Live Streaming Bhagavad Gita Weekend Classes are held at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam on 1st and 3rd Sunday every month. 10.00 AM to 11:10 AM -- Session 1 11:20 AM to 12:15 PM -- Session 2 12:30 PM -- Aarthi followed by  Lunch 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Satsang ( Optional - Subject to weather conditions )

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Pradosha Puja

April 5 @ 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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5:15 pm to 6:00 pm - Pradosha Puja; Abhishekam to Medha Dakshinamurthy 6:00 pm to 6:20 pm - Evening Arati 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Dinner  

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Easter Weekend Family Vedanta Course

April 10 @ 8:00 pm - April 12 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on April 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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With Swami Pratyagbodhananda & Swami Muktatmananda 2020, April 10 - Apr12 (Fri-Sun) Selected mantras from Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad with Swami Pratyagbodhananda As Swami Dayananda Saraswati pointed out, “in the teaching tradition, this Upaniṣad occupies an important place inasmuch as it covers all the important topics, besides the main topic which every Upaniṣad reveals. The importance of this Upaniṣad increases when we recognize the number of mantras from this Upaniṣad quoted in the traditional discussions of Vedānta.” Through a selection of these…

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Level I/II Yoga with Bobbie Fultz

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - April 19 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on May 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

This yoga retreat has 4 classes thematically linked by creative use of props to focus on base forms and actions of a few primary asanas chosen for this particular course. The details of the approach are useful exploration for students and yoga teachers of any level. Novice students may attend the first 2 classes on Friday night and Saturday morning, but experience in the Iyengar method of yoga is needed to enjoy the continuing classes. Immersion in the entire 10…

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Shankaracharya Jayanti

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti is observed on Panchami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month.

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May 2020

Meditation workshop

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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with Swamini Ramananda Meditation plays an integral part in a seeker’s spiritual journey, in that it steers the wavering mind into a state of quietude, wherein the tumult of distracting desires loosen their grip. With practice, the mind will be ushered to a deeper realm of stillness. Such a mind gains the capability for a lofty vision and cannot be influenced by anything. As the practice of meditation deepens, one can resolutely face the problems in life and gradually become…

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Memorial day weekend Family Vedanta course

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - May 25 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on May 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

With Swami Viditatmananda & Swamini Paraprajnananda 2019, May 24-27 (Fri-Mon) Naiva kiñcit karoti saḥ (BG 4.20) with Swami Viditatmananda “He does not do anything at all.” Who is this person? Can one live in this world without doing any action at all? How? Even if it is possible, is it desirable? In this course, Swami Viditatmananda will unfold this Gītā verse, answering these questions in depth and revealing, finally, that this person is you. Recognizing this, one is released from the human…

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Iyengar Yoga Retreat with Rebecca Hooper

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - May 31 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

A weekend of yoga with Rebecca Hooper, a Junior Intermediate 2 Iyengar Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist. Suitable for those with at least 1 years practice in yoga.

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June 2020

Weekend Vedanta course

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - June 7 @ 1:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with Swamini Paraprajnananda Mā śucaḥ (BG 18.66)

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Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat with Janet MacLeod and friends

June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 21 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

In this four-day workshop eclipsed by the solstice, Janet’s skillful sequencing and use of props will help you reach new levels of awareness in your practice. Guest teacher Patricia Layton will lead Sutra chanting. Special evening sessions will include singing bowls and Thai walking massage. At least 6 months of previous, consistent yoga asana practice are required to attend this courses. Please Click on Registration Form to Register. Retreat Brochure

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July 2020

Independence Day Vedānta Course

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - July 5 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on July 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with Swami Viditatmananda & Swamini Paraprajnananda 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…

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Gurupūrṇimā Celebration

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

We Cordially invite you all to join us in celebration of Vyasa / Guru Purnima at the Gurukulam on  Sunday July 5th at Dakshinamurti Temple Program: Sunday, July 5 9:00 - 10:00 am Bhashyam Camp Class 11:15 am Abhiseka to Lord Dakshinamurti,Ashtottara and Dipaaradhanam and talk by Swami Viditatmanandaji Join us for lunch in our New Building Dining Hall

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Children’s Vedic Course I (Age 9-16)

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - July 25 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Children love the Gurukulam’s retreats, which are filled with lively interactive classes based on Vedic heritage, religion, culture, universal values, and group discussion. Vedic chanting, yoga, drama, arts and crafts, games, and a nightly campfire are also very popular with the kids. The highlight of the camp is the finale, the cultural program, in which Savithri Mani, assisted by Radha and Girija Srinivasan, showcases the considerable talents of all the children. Children in this retreat join the children’s program of…

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Children’s Vedic Course II – (Age 9-16)

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - August 1 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on July 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Children love the Gurukulam’s retreats, which are filled with lively interactive classes based on Vedic heritage, religion, culture, universal values, and group discussion. Vedic chanting, yoga, drama, arts and crafts, games, and a nightly campfire are also very popular with the kids. The highlight of the camp is the finale, the cultural program, in which Savithri Mani, assisted by Radha and Girija Srinivasan, showcases the considerable talents of all the children. Children in this retreat join the children’s program of…

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Family Vedānta Course II

July 26 @ 8:00 pm - August 1 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on July 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with with Swami Viditatmananda & Pratyagbodhananda 2019 topics Swami Viditatmananda Muṇḍakopaniṣad 2.2.5 onward Ṛṣi Angira, in imparting the vision of oneness to Śaunaka, uses the method of ‘cause-effect’ (kāraṇa-kārya).  This method is the most crucial in teaching Vedānta, because through it non-duality (advaita) can be arrived at. And only in the understanding that there is no second thing here, only myself (sarvātmabhāva), is there release from the notion that I am a struggling individual. In this section, Ṛṣi Angira elaborates…

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August 2020

Family Vedānta Course III

August 2 @ 8:00 pm - August 8 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on August 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with with Swami Viditatmananda & Swami Pratyagbodhananda Kaṭhopaniṣad 2.1.6 onward Bhagavadgita 9.10 2019 events Swami Viditatmananda Kaṭhopaniṣad 2.1.6 onward Lord Yama, having found Naciketas a fit student, fulfills his third boon in this section, answering Naciketas’ informed question about the nature of the self (1.2.14) – a question about which even the gods have doubts. First stressing the need for discrimination and clarity of purpose, Lord Yama reveals the nature of the self, knowing which one is free from grief…

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Gurukulam’s 34rd Anniversary

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 11, 2019 at 9:30 am

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Music Concert - Ms. Vidya Kanthan Dignitary Address Anniversary Address: Sri Swami Viditatmananda on “Renunciation” ~ Banquet Lunch ~ Satsang Question-Answer Session with Sri Swami Viditatmananda

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Krishna Janmashtami

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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Patron’s Complimentary Course I

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - August 16 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with Swami Viditatmananda & Pratyagbodhananda 2019 events Swami Viditatmananda Emotional Maturity Emotional maturity is understandably necessary to live a sane, productive life, pursuing one’s various goals. But what does it have to do with the pursuit of understanding oneself as limitless Brahman? In this course, Swamiji will explore the various aspects of emotional maturity, and how to cultivate them, showing how they not only connect but are essential to gaining and assimilating the knowledge that one is free from the…

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Ganesh Chaturthi

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States
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Yoga & Sound

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - September 2 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on September 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with Yogi Ramanand Patel, Pandit Mukesh Desai, and Suddhatma Chaitanya Absorption into sound while in yoga poses enables the breath to flow more freely bringing inner peace that leads the aspirant to merge with the formless. Discourses in Vedanta bring a deeper understanding of the Self. For Details visit Yogirama.com

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September 2020

Patrons’ Complimentary Course II

September 4 @ 8:00 pm - September 7 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with Swami Pratyagbodhananda 2019 events Swami Pratyagbodhananda Maṅgalācaraṇam from Bhāgavatam The first three verses of Bhāgavatam serve as a prayer, invoking the grace of the Lord, the source of all, and of Sage Vyāsa.  They are also a profound, concise revelation of Vedānta. The opening words are the Brahma-sūtra (1.2.1) of Vyāsa which defines Brahman—janmādyasya yataḥ, the one from whom is the birth, etc., of this world. In the unfolding of the meaning of these verses lies the complete non-dual…

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One-Week Vedanta Course I for Adults

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - September 15 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on September 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

With: Swami Tattvavidananda Swami Pratyagbodhananda 2019 Event Swami Pratyagbodhananda Daśaślokī Gītā Each of these ten verses, attributed to Ᾱdi Śaṅkarācārya, is the same, from different standpoints. Negating various significant aspects of the human experience, each verse concludes with the statement that one thing alone remains and “I am that Śiva.” If Śiva is the Lord, the source of everything here, how can I be that Śiva? How can everything be negated and the source still be there, since the effect…

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One-Week Vedānta Course for Adults

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - September 15 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with Swami Pratyagbodhananda Swami Pratyagbodhananda Īśāvāsyopaniṣad – Mantras 1-6 This Upaniṣad begins with the statement that everything that is here is to be envisioned as the Lord, Īśvara. The verses that follow make it clear that this is not a visualization or meditation. Everything is to be envisioned as Īśvara because that is the truth—everything is Īśvara. How this is so, what is necessary to understand it, and what is the outcome for the person who understands it will be…

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Fall Vedānta Course for Adults

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 21, 2020

An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 21, 2020

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

with Swami Tattvavidananda 2019 events with Swamini Brahamaprakasananda Topic: Kenopanisad (Śaṅkaracarya’s bhāṣyam) In her classes covering Śrī Ādi Śaṅkaracarya’s bhāṣya or commentary on Kenopaniṣad, Swamini Brahmaprakasananda will give a comprehensive unfoldment of self's identity with Brahaman. Wednesday, October 2 8:15-8:50 am Welcome Address and Orientation ~ Suddhatmaji 9:00-10:00 am Kenopanishad Bhashyam ~ Swamini Brahmaprakasanandaji 10:30-11:00 am Chanting Class ~ Suddhatmaji 11:15 am-12:15 pm Sanskrit Class ~ Swamini Brahmaprakasanandaji 5:00-6:00 pm Kenopanishad Bhashyam ~ Swamini Brahmaprakasanandaji 7:30-8:30 pm Satsang (Q&A) ~ Swamini…

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Pujya Swamiji’s Mahāsamādhi Anniversary

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on September 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 Please come and Celebrate the 5th Mahasamadhi Aradhana of Our Beloved Gurudeva Swami Dayananda Saraswati 5:45 - 6:45 AM Abhisheka to Lord Daksinamurti 10:15 - 12:30 PM Aradhana Celebration Program Details: Sankalpa, Kalasa Puja, Rudrabhisheka, Siva Ashtottara, Taittiriya Parayana, and Deeparadhana, followed by Mahaprasadam - Lunch In the presence of Swami Pratyagbodhananda and Swamini Svatmavidyananda Please come and Celebrate the 4th Mahasamadhi Aradhana of Our Beloved Gurudeva Swami Dayananda Saraswati On Sunday, September 22nd 2019…

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October 2020

Level I/II Yoga Course with Bobbie Fultz

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - October 18 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

This yoga retreat has 4 classes thematically linked by creative use of props to focus on base forms and actions of a few primary asanas chosen for this particular course. The details of the approach are useful exploration for students and yoga teachers of any level. Novice students may attend the first 2 classes on Friday night and Saturday morning, but experience in the Iyengar method of yoga is needed to enjoy the continuing classes. Immersion in the entire 10…

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November 2020

Deepavali Celebrations

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Thanksgiving Family Vedānta Course

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - November 29 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on November 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

2019 event With Swami TadatmanandaJi. Vedanta and Meditation. Meditation plays an integral part in a seeker's quest for truth. To receive the knowledge of Vedanta, one requires reverential equanimity in all situations, mastery over the ways of one's mind, and grace. The first is achieved by karma-yoga.The other two are gained by meditation, defined in the sastra as a mental activity with Isvara as its topic. Swamiji will offer detailed in-depth guidance on meditation that is consistent with the vision…

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December 2020

Year-End Vedānta Course

December 24 @ 8:00 pm - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on December 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Vivekachudamani verses 1-40 with Swami Pratyagbodhananda 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 and death and a life of becoming. Swamiji will unfold the nature of avidyā and show how to overcome it. Swami Advayatmananda The Bhagavad Gītā is considered…

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Gītā-jayantī – Gītā-parāyaṇa

December 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Entire Bhagavad Gītā-parāyaṇa in the Temple Hall

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Mūla-mantra-japa

December 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on December 31, 2019 at 9:00 am

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Daksinamurti Mūla-mantra-japa followed by Abhisekam, Arati & Lunch

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January 2021

New Year’s Day Celebration

January 1, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 2020 at 9:30 am

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 651 Route 115
Saylorsburg, PA 18353 United States

Join us to welcome the New Year in the presence of  Lord दक्षिणामूर्ति-Dakṣiṇāmūrti  at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam  Daksinamurti Temple Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. The Program begins with Abhiseka to Lord Daksinamurti and New year message from Swamijis, and ends with prasadam (Lunch) New Year’ s Day Abhisekam Sponsorship $101 Contact Main Office at 570-992-2339 x1210 Mrs.Vimala Sadasivam

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