Chinmaya International Foundation brings you ‘Upadesha Sara’, online pre-recorded discourses on Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Upadesha Sara by Swami Advayananda. The talks will be available to registered participants from 15th to 25th May 2022. Once registered, participants may watch it at their convenience.
Highlights of the Camp
● Sessions can be viewed at convenient timings
● Lucid and easy to follow methodology with sessions on doubt-clarification
● The crux of the four paths to Realisation – Karma-yoga, Bhakti-yoga, Aṣṭāṅga-yoga and Jñāna-yoga
● Doubt clarification sessions will be conducted as per the campers’ requirement.
Camp Text – Upadeśa-sāra
‘Upadeśa’ means teaching and ‘sāra’ implies essence. The title, thus, means the essence of the teaching (of Vedānta). The crux of the four paths to Realisation, karma-yoga, bhakti-yoga, aṣṭāṅga-yoga and jñāna-yoga, is expounded upon by Sri Ramana Maharshi in thirty profound verses.
Upadeśa-sāra, addressed to yogins blindly following the path of pūrva-mīmāṁsā, is a an essential prakaraṇa-grantha to be studied by a student of Vedānta. The unique direct method advised by Sri Ramana Maharshi is the highlight of the text.
Swami Advayananda, an accomplished teacher of Vedanta, with many Gita and Upanishad discourse series to his credit, has also authored several books such as the Holy Gita Ready Reference, Advanced Vedanta Course, a series of research articles titled ‘Vedanta Unveiled’, to name a few. He has also edited several Vedantic works in English and Sanskrit such as the Foundation Vedanta Course, Bhagavad-gita Course, Ishvara-darshanam and Suktisudha. He has overseen and co-redacted the scholarly publication of the 2-volume work on the Brahmasutra-catussutri. He has also contributed to the research and coordination of the Upanishad Ganga, a television series depicting the wisdom of the Upanishads, which was first telecast on the Doordarshan Channel.
Swamiji was the Acharya for the Vedanta Course in Tamil-English. Since 2003, he has been serving as In-charge of CIF. From 2011 to 2013, he was Acharya for the 15th Vedanta Course at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Mumbai. Swamiji is currently the co-Acharya for the one-year residential Vedanta Sadhaka Course, which commenced on Vijayadashami day, 15 October 2022.
As the President of CIF, and a Trustee of CVV from 2015, he continues to serve the vision of CIF and CVV of furthering the study, research and dissemination of Indian Knowledge Systems and its application in contemporary knowledge fields.
Starting from: 15 May 2022
Mode of Camp: Online (pre-recorded sessions)
Camp Donation: ₹ 3000 / US$ 90
Topic: Upadesha Sara
Age: 18 above
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