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Sat 25 Nov 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Chidanandarupah Shivoham: Understanding Nirvana Shatkam

The Nirvana Shatkam is a beautiful composition of six verses on ‘Nirvana’ or Moksha composed by Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya at the age of 8 or 9 when asked by Sri Govindapaadacharya, ‘Who are you?’

It begins with the often quoted and often sung ‘mano buddhi ahankaara chittani…’ The teachings point to the un-negatable reality that one truly is and what one is not. This must be pointed out due to the universal confusion of mistaking oneself to be merely the body-mind. A limited idea of oneself creates a sense of inadequacy and much sorrow. The teachings of Nirvana Shatkam are not a denial of everyday reality nor do they advocate an escape from one’s responsibilities but point out that you were always free – chidananda. We will look into these profound verses while addressing common myths about Vedanta and also meditate on the meaning as oneself.

Morning Session : 10:00AM-12:00PM | 25 Nov 2023

Evening Session : 03:00PM-05:00PM | 25 Nov 2023


Swamini Brahmaprajnananda Saraswati

Swamini ji has dedicated her life to serving the Vedic tradition by teaching Advaita Vedanta which range from the depth and breadth of self-mastery to self-discovery. She conducts regular Vedanta courses (online), the weekly podcast – Vedanta – the river of wisdom, insightful videos, meditation workshops and Vedanta retreats in India and abroad. She is the author of ‘You matter – Insights from Vedanta.’ Swamini ji teaches three core courses at Hindu University of America. She has a Ph.D in Philosophy and an M.Phil in Psychology. She is a direct disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, having studied Vedanta, Sanskrit and Vedic chanting at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in a residential, intensive three- year course in Coimbatore and Rishikesh. She studied part time with Swami Brahmavidananda for about twelve years. Her last leadership role was as the Country Head (India) of an international organisation which positively impacted the lives of 150,000 street children. She was a former psychologist.