Vedanta at True Nature Healing Arts, Carbondale, Colorado Three, 3-Week Modules (May - June - July)
Take advantage of this opportunity to study with Ramji, a teacher with over 50 years experience, living and learning with Vedanta masters in India. Gain the timeless wisdom of the sages as presented in the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads at True Nature Healing Arts, an intentional center for personal growth in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
"We are blessed to have the classical yogic scriptures shared and unpacked by such a skilled and accessible teacher." Alya Howe
Ramji comes from an impeccable lineage (Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Dayananda & Swami Abhedananda). Endowed with over 50 years of experience in this age old tradition, Ramji unveils the teachings with clarity, candor and humor. He has become one of Vedanta’s most profound voices in the East & West.
What is Vedanta? Teachings from the Vedas (Upanishads), an ancient text from the Indian continent, dating back more than 5,000 years. The truths shared through Vedanta, which are the foundation of yoga, reveal our divine nature and the oneness of existence. According to Vedanta, we can realize our essential nature though: action (karma) yoga, meditation (upasana) yoga, devotion (bhakti) and knowledge (jnana) yoga.
Registration: $100/Month > TNHA. Study in-person or via the web livestreaming. Participate in all or a portion of the offerings. Your registration fee provides access to the videos during the livestream and immediately following the livestream with unlimited viewing. Single class drop-ins welcome $25.
DONATIONS: Registration fees cover True Nature overhead, please offer donations for the teachings to Ramji directly or visit the www.shiningworld.com
"Ramji's accessibility and his amazing depth of the knowledge of Self, Vedanta, is one of the greatest blessings in my life." Wewer Keohane, Ph.D., Artist/Author
Three Month Vedanta Course Dates & Outline: Karma Yoga (May 9th - 27th) --- Bhakti - Love & Devotion (June 6th - 24th) --- Jnana Yoga - Self Inquiry (July 5th - 22nd)
MONTH ONE: KARMA YOGA (May 9th - 27th)
In May, we explore the foundational teachings of Karma Yoga, the benefits of which include, the joy and peace of mind that result from living in alignment with our life purpose. With Karma Yoga, we feel content because we are sharing our gifts and passions, while making a contribution to the whole.
- Essence of Enlightenment by James Swartz
- ShiningWord’s satsang section on the Bhagavad Gita or Karma Yoga.
- ShiningWorld videos on the Bhagavad Gita or Karma Yoga.
- Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, by Swami Dayananda
MONTH TWO: BHAKTI (LOVE & DEVOTION) (June 6th - 24th)
Perhaps there is no greater cause of suffering than the need to love and be loved. The month of June is dedicated to the topic of love as unfolded in the Narada Bhakti Sutras, a premier Vedantic text. Not only do we have a physical body for action in the world, we also have an emotional body, for giving and receiving love.
Suggested Reading: The Yoga of Love, by James Swartz.
MONTH THREE: JNANA YOGA (SELF INQUIRY) (July 5th - 22nd)
Like the knowledge of karma, which is gained through yoga, the knowledge of the Self is gained through Vedanta, the path of self-inquiry, that culminates in non-dual vision which is non-separate from non-dual love. Vedanta is a systematic means of inquiry into three topics: (1) the world (2) the person that experiences the world and (3) the unseen factors that control the behavior of the world and impact unknowingly on the individual.
- The Essence of Enlightenment by James Swartz
- Atma Bodh by James Swartz
- Vedanta, the Big Picture by Swami Paramarthanda, provides a straightforward overview of the path of Self inquiry for beginners and intermediate seekers.
- The Crown Jewel of Discrimination (Vivekachoodamani), details the means of Self knowledge, by Edwin Faust.
- Inquiry Into Existence (Panchadasi), an advanced text on Self knowledge, delves into the nuances of Vedanta and is recommended only for advanced inquirers.