Advaita Vedanta Recorded Videos


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 is 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. Discussion will be based on the introductory text Tattva BodhaKnowledge of Truth and the longer VivekachudamaniCrest-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.

This course is now only available via pre-recorded classes until further notice.

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.”

26 one-hour talks, slide excerpts from the texts, discussion of their meaning, Q&A. The classes were held during 2020/21 and posted to Vimeo and our Advaita Vedanta resources page. Suggested donations below. If you’re unable to donate please email me to enroll or learn more.

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