Advaita Vedanta :: Ongoing Classes
Advaita Vedanta stems from the ancient Upanishads. It is a non-dual philosophy which emphasizes that the essential oneness of all is reality, and that the universal appearance of infinite forms as only apparent. It asserts that the ‘self’, atman, is none other than the absolute universal consciousness, brahman, and that the full realization of this knowledge is the means to liberation, moksha, whereby the notion of a seemingly separate individual, jiva, disappears, since it was never actually separate at the outset. Discussion will be based on the introductory text Tattva Bodha—Knowledge of Truth—and the longer Vivekachudamani—Crest-Jewel of Discrimination—both attributed to Adi Guru Sankaracarya, an 8th century scholar saint and Vedanta’s most prominent exponent. It is not certain that Sankaracarya authored these easy-to-follow texts but, for our purposes, their clear explanation of the basics of Advaita Vedanta are quite sufficient as we explore this revealing philosophy.
Please note: This is an ongoing course. We did 5 classes in July/August 2020 and 5 Classes in September. If you would like to join, and need to go over the material in the Basics course, please email for the video recordings and passwords. A donation will be requested.
From a contented participant: “Thank you very much for the Advaita Vedanta course, I have really enjoyed it and have looked forward to it each week like watching a favourite tv programme. I love the way you explain things and the stories – it has made a difficult topic fun to learn.”
ADVAITA VEDANTA: 4-CLASSES: 9-10 AM USA Eastern Time
SUNDAYS, January 10 -31, 2021
Classes are live on ZOOM led by Robert Moses.
Online slide excerpts from the texts, discussion of their meaning, Q&A.
If times are an issue, classes are recorded and posted to Vimeo and our Advaita Vedanta resources page. I will send you the link with password. If you’re unable to donate please email me to enroll or learn more.