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Date & Time Details: Class will meet Sunday evening 6:30 - 7:30 for orientation and then from 6:30 - 8:30 each evening Monday through Friday.

Location: online

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Online Glories of the Upanishads: Taittiriya Upanishad

with Swami Jnaneswariananda

July 25 - 30, 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 Taittiriya Upanishad , considered to be one of  the Principal Upanishads, presents doctrines of Vedanta in elementary terms. Often quoted in later philosophical works, the Taittiriya Upanishad contains the basic tenets of Vedanta philosophy. The ideas of this Upanishad are found in others, but here they are systematically explained.

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 Taittiriya 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.

Schedule

Sunday, July 25 2021
6:30 – 7:30 pm  – Orientation to the course

Monday, July 26 – Friday July 30, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 pm  – Study of Taittiriya Upanishad

Students will also be given access to on-line ashram meditation and Yoga classes on Sunday through Friday. 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

Text: 

Principal Upanishads, by Swami Sivananda is recommended.  If this is not available, a link to a publicly available PDF translation will be given. (Though it may differ from Swami Sivananda’s translation, it will be useable).

Prerequisites

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

Teacher

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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