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 0.6.3) – 108 Selected Verses – Devanāgarī, Transliteration, & Pujya Swami Dayananda’s Translation

Class Chants – Devanāgarī & Transliteration

Supplementary  Texts

Full Text  – Devanāgarī  & Translation

Full Text – Devanāgarī  & Transliteration 




Kaivalya Upaniṣad – The Vision of Oneness 

Final Kaivalya Upaniṣad class: February 9, 2017


Kaivlaya 2016 1.1The Kaivalya Upaniṣad is an ancient sacred text of India which unfolds the vision of Advaita, non-dual reality, one without a second, as well as the means for its direct recognition. Introducing practices of yoga, simplicity, loving acceptance, and trusting curiosity, the teacher instructs the student in meditation on the tangible, leading to contemplation on the formless presence abiding in the cave of the heart.

Exploring the very nature of experience and the realities of oneself, the world, and the sacred, this teaching transform the limiting notions I entertains about myself into a direct appreciation of my inherent non-separateness and wholeness.

Each class begins with a guided meditation.

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Pacific Time

Meditation begins at 7:00; Class starts immediately following

Download Text  Word-for-word translation by Swami Paramarthananda 

Download “Na Karmaṇā”  mantras with svaras

Download Kaivalya Upaniṣad audio chanted by Swami Paramarthananda

Classes are held Online and at Arsha Drishti in San Diego


Class and meditation builds upon the material presented in the previous sessions, so please try to be consistent in attendance.  No registration or prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required.  Please arrive online early the first day to ensure you have time to connect to the virtual classroom

Bhagavad Gītā Study Groups

Bhagavad Gītā Vicāra

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

Download Gītā Dhyānam 

Sundays 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Pacific Time

Location can vary week to week, so please email to get location or ATTEND ONLINE

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30  PM Pacific Time

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All classes are open to everyone and free of charge.

Donations accepted

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