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Thu 19 Jan 2023
Fri 20 Jan 2023

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Jnana Meets Bhakti

Jnana Meets Bhakti

Perspectives From Brahma Sutras & Narada Bhakti Sutras

Jnana Yoga is like crossing a river by swimming. Bhakti Yoga is like crossing a river by boat. The Jnani asserts and expands. The Bhakta dedicates and consecrates himself to the Lord and contracts himself.

Jnana Meets Bhakti, a series of Two Talks juxtaposing Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga through the perspectives from Brahma Sutras & Bhakti Sutras

19 & 20 Janunary 2023 | 06:00PM to 08:00PM

Session Details:
Session 1
Jnana – Based on Adi Shankaracharyas Adhyasa Bhashya in Brahma Sutra
What is knowledge of the Self and why is there a need for it? Can one live without it? What are the challenges in acquiring and abiding in the knowledge of Truth?

Session 2
Bhakti – based on Narada Bhakti Sutras
What is devotion and why is there a need for it? Can one live without it? How does it help one in the path of knowledge? What happens when Jnana meets Bhakti?

Join this series of two talks by Brahmacharini Shubhani Chaitanya


Brahmacharini Shubhani Chaitanya

Disciple of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Shubhani Chaitanya is a disciple of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Born in Manila, bred in New York and built in Bharat, she has grown through Chinmaya Mission as a Bala Vihar child, a dynamic CHYK (Chinmaya Yuva Kendra) and now a Brahmacharini posted in Chinmaya Mission New York. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Trade and Marketing. After working in the fashion industry for around 7 years, she decided to take a sabbatical to find her true calling. This led her to join YEP – the Youth Empowerment Program where she was involved in writing/editing books, organizing camps, teaching in schools. She also assisted in the script-writing of Swami Chinmayananda’s movie – On a Quest, and later pursued her very own in Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. She completed the Vedanta course in 2016 where she was initiated as Brahmacharini Shubhani Chaitanya. She brings a natural wisdom and compassion to her classes and loves sharing with people the Science of Happiness that is Vedanta. She currently conducts classes on the Bhagavad Geeta, Vivekachoodamani, Atma Bodha and other Vedantic treatise.