• $40.00 to $108.00 – sliding scale

Date & Time Details: classes meet Friday evening at 6:30 - 8:30 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 2pm

Location: online

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Glories of the Upanishads: Mandukya Upanishad

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

February 19 - 21, 2021

There is no book in this world which is so thrilling and illuminating as the Upanishads.  The Upanishads contain the spiritual experiences of the Seers and Rishis of India. 

Constant study of the Upanishads will elevate your mind and help you to reach the first stage of Jnana. Meditation on Om with meaning and feeling will enable you to attain Self-realisation.

May you become a Jivanmuktas

Swami Sivananda

The Mandukya Upanishad is the shortest of the Priniciple Upanishads, composed of just 12 short verses.  And yet volumes have been written on its meaning. It is at once an exposition on the meaning of the sacred syllable OM and  a guide to understanding the nature of our body, mind, and soul.  It is declared that study of the Mandukya Upanishad alone is sufficient for Moksha or liberation.

This course will serve as an introduction to study of the Upanishads and the Advaita Vedanta Philosophy espoused in these ancient texts.  The verses of the Mandukya Upanishad will be discussed with the meaning and significance explained.  For those already familiar with Vedanta, this will be an opportunity to go deeper into the intellectual inquiry these teachings inspire.


Friday, February 12, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 pm  – Introduction to the Mandukya Upanishad

Saturday, February 13, 2021
11am – 2pm  – Mandukya Upanishad verses 1 – 6

Sunday, February 14, 2021
11am – 2pm  – Mandukya Upanishad verses 7 – 12

Students will also be given access to on-line ashram meditation and Yoga classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If your schedule allows, taking these optional classes will enhance your learning:

6-7:15 am     Satsang: Silent meditation, chanting and lecture
8-9:45 am    Open Yoga Class
4- 5:45 pm   Open Yoga Class


There are no prerequisites for this course. It is open to all students interested in the philosophical study of Vedanta.


Swami Jnaneswariananda
Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001.…
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