Advaita Vedanta Classes


Vivekacūḍāmaṇi – The Crest-Jewel of Discrimination 

Saturdays at 8:30 AM Pacific Time

Vivekacūḍāmaṇi, the Crest Jewel of Discrimination, is a popular book of Advaita Vedanta.  Through a dialogue between the spiritual seeker and teacher,  Ādi Śaṅkarācārya unfolds the deeply personal and transformative vision of one’s inherent freedom as taught by the sages of ancient India.

Gently but systematically guiding the student through an exploration of the truth of oneself, the world, and the Sacred, the guru reveals the cause of suffering and the means to gain freedom from it.

The text is intended for one seeking Mokṣa – the removal of erroneous self conclusions which lead to endless struggle in one’s life, and gaining the direct recognition that one is even now what one seeks to become.

Saturdays, 8:30 – 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Sessions are held Online and at Arsha Drishti in San Diego

Primary Texts

Download Main Text (v 0.7.8) – 108 Selected Verses – Devanāgarī, Transliteration, & Pujya Swami Dayananda’s Translation

Class Chants – Devanāgarī & Transliteration

Supplementary  Texts

Full Text  – Devanāgarī  & Translation

Full Text – Devanāgarī  & Transliteration 


Bhagavad Gītā Study Groups

Bhagavad Gītā Vicāra

Weekly Gītā study group using Pūjya Swami Dayananda’s Gītā Home Study Program.  Email for text

Sundays 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Pacific Time

Location can vary week to week, so please email to get location


Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30  PM Pacific Time



Gītā-Dhyānam Verses 1 & 9 Only

Gītā-Dhyānam – Complete

Sahanāvavatu & Pūrṇamadaḥ

Hymn to Gaṇeśa (Wed group only)

Dakṣiṇāmūrti Mantra (Wed group only)


Ātmabodha – Recognition of the True Self 

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Ātmabodha means the direct recognition of the truth of oneself.  This vision of one’s innate wholeness is discovered through an inquiry into the veracity of the limited self-conclusions we entertain about ourselves.

Śaṁkarācārya unfolds this transformative vision in this Sanskrit text Ātmabodha through many analogies and examples. Each class begins with a short meditation and end with time for discussion.

This class is held at a private home in north San Diego and is not streamed online. Please email to for more information


See class calendar here

Listen to some recorded classes and talks here

Listen to some recorded class meditations here

See Sanskrit class offerings here

All classes are open to everyone and free of charge.

Adi Shankara With Disciples


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