Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) invites you to a seven day Vedanta retreat with Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda from 23rd to 29th November at Adi Sankara Nilayam, the ancient maternal birth home of Sri Adi Sankaracharya.
Enjoy a hearty retreat with Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, as he unveils the subtle concepts of Vedanta through the Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 – Purushottama Yoga.
Swamini Vimalananda will unravel the mahavakya ‘aham brahmasmi’ through the Crest jewel of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (Purushavidha Brahmana). Swami Advayananda will expound on the prakarana-grantha – Svarupanusandhanam of Ādi Śaṅkarāchārya.
This is indeed a rare opportunity to bask in the presence of Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji and learn from him the crux of Vedanta and that too in the best of the places, the birth home of Sri Adi Sankaracharya!
Dates: 23 to 29 November 2023
Venue: Adi Sankara Nilayam, Ernakulam, Kerala
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About the Texts:
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 – Purushottama Yoga
The fifteenth chapter is one of the rarest pieces of literature available in the world that directly indicates the Infinite. It may be the shortest chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, with only twenty verses, and yet it is the most succinct and a most comprehensive presentation of the entire Vedantic wisdom, so much so that Sri Krishna declares this chapter to be by itself a ‘shastra’!
Crest Jewel of Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (Purushavidha Brahmana) The Purushavidha Brahmana of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is a classical exposition of the famous Purusha-Sukta of the Veda. By means of this Purushavidha Brahmana, the Upanishad gives us a complete description, not only of the nature of Reality, but also of the process of creation up to the lowest limits of manifestation. This is where the famous Mahavakya ‘aham brahmasmi’ is expounded. Truly this is the crest jewel of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.
Svarupanusandhanam By Adi Sankara
One’s true nature is of the nature of Sat-Cit-Ananda. In the eight verses of this lucid prakarana-grantha, Sri Adi Sankaracharya brings home to the ardent seeker the method of deeply contemplating on this Truth. To engage in such a contemplation one needs the necessary preparation and clarity of the knowledge. This too he elaborates upon. The last verse promises for the seeker the ultimate Liberation if he were to follow the path and teachings expounded in these eight verses of the Svarupanusandhanam.
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