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Sat 12 Nov 2022
Sun 13 Nov 2022

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

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Svarupa Anusandhana Ashtakam – An Octet on Self-Contemplation

A seeker embodies the knowledge gained through the process of Niddhidhyasanam. The gaining of knowledge happens through Shravanam (Attentive Listening) & Mananam (Constant reflection) and these are easily accomplished in the journey of seeking. Where we lack clarity is how to imbibe the knowledge gained.

This is where Adi Shankaracharya’s Swarupa Anusandhan Ashtakam delves into the process of abiding by one’s nature (Swarupa Anusandhanam), this is also what we refer to as Dhyanam. But meditating not on any specific deity, but rather on one’s own true nature. In this series, Swamini Svatmavidyananda will discuss the verses of this invaluable shloka given to us by Adi Shankaracharya.

Time & Date:

Morning Sessions: 10:00AM to 12:00PM on 12.11.2022 & 13.11.2022

Evening Sessions: 04:00PM to 06:00PM on 12.11.2022 & 13.11.2022


Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati

longtime disciple of Paramapujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Dr. Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati has taught at several universities nationally, including UC Berkeley. She is widely recognized as a scholar of Advaita Vedanta, and is a disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayanandaji Saraswati, an internationally known Acharya of the Advaita Vedanta tradition, interfaith leader, and scholastic author of Vedanta, responsible for the inception of the All India Movement for Seva (AIM for Seva), a non-profit enabling rural Indian children to receive a proper education. She is widely in demand for lectures and seminars, in the USA and internationally, for her expertise in interreligious engagement, and in-depth training and scholarship on Advaita Vedanta. Dr. Saraswati is the Acharya of Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam, which was founded in 2004 and has centers in Atlanta, GA, Eugene, OR, Washington DC, Detroit, MI, Milwaukee, WI, and Fort Meyers, FL.