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This is a short but an intensive course on Advaita-vedānta, and is meant for those of you who wish to have a thorough and crystal clear appreciation and knowledge of the essential concepts of Advaita-vedānta.


For attending this programme, you should have been already introduced to Advaita-vedānta and must have studied at least a few basic texts of Advaita-vedānta like the Bhagavad-gītā (at least a few chapters), a few Upaniṣads and some prakaraṇa-granthas. Knowledge of Sanskrit is not compulsory though it will be advantageous. 


The participants will study in detail Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya's Adhyāsa-bhāṣya, which is the preamble to the Brahmasūtras of Śrī Veda Vyāsa.


The means of communication will essentially be lectures and discussions on the text. This will be interspersed with question and answer sessions and personal time for reflection to internalise the knowledge.

Acharya (Faculty)

Swami Advayananda, Ācārya CIF and Sri Rahul Maini, Ācārya, Chinmaya Somnath, Northern Virginia

Application Process

Participants will be selected through an application and review process. 

Special Highlight

Viṣṇu Sahasranāma Arcanā on 31st to welcome the new year.

For more information, contact

For overseas: Acharya Priya Maini: +18325612933

For India: Br. Sudheer Chaitanya: +91-92077-34142, Abhinav R.: +91-92077-11136 

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Event Start Date 25-12-2017
Event End Date 31-12-2017
Acharya Swami Advayananda, Ācārya CIF and Sri Rahul Maini, Ācārya, Chinmaya Somnath, Northern Virginia
Text/Subject Śrī Ādi Śaṅkarācārya’s Adhyāsa-bhāṣya
Language English
Type Public

Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan brings you a two-part workshop on Siddhāntaleśasaṅgraha, a textual study guided by Prof. V. Kutumba Sastri in Sanskrit.

Appayya Dīkṣita had collected gems of wisdom from the vast Vedantic literature and compiled them to form the treatise called Sidhhāntaleśasaṅgraha, so named as if to testify its content.

Siddhāntaleśasaṅgraha elucidates the opinions of Vācaspatimiśra, Vivaraṇācārya, Ānandabodhācārya, Citsukhācārya, Vidyāraṇya, Sureśvarācārya, Nṛsimhabhaṭṭopādhyāya, Kaumudīkāra, Vedāntasiddhāntamuktāvalīkāra etc. in such a way so as to be brief but complete and presented in the order in which these texts advance further from the previous view.


Please note:

1. Part 2 of the workshop will be held from  January 20, 2018 to February 04, 2018

2. Course fee is for the entire course conducted in two parts, includes food and twin-sharing accommodation and is non-refundable.

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Event Start Date 01-12-2017
Event End Date 14-12-2017
Acharya Prof. V. Kutumba Sastri
Text/Subject The Siddhāntaleśasaṅgraha of Appayya Dīkṣita
Language Sanskrit
Type Public