Arsha Vidya Center has been formed to introduce, promote and establish study of Vedanta for students and seekers in the San Francisco Bay Area in a traditional way through an unbroken sampradaya, that began with Lord Dakshinamurti, uplifted and maintained by Veda Vyasa and Adi Sankara, now handed directly to us by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Shri Vijay Kapoor, a disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda, established the Arsha Vidya (Knowledge of the Rishis) - Center for traditional teaching of Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Meditation, Sanskrit and Vedic Chanting in 2001. All his lectures are in English, and are free of charge. Read more

Related Sites: Arsha Vidya Gurukulam (AVG) PA, USA | AVG Satsang - Audios & PDF'a by Swamijis from AVG | Rishikesha Gurukulam, India| Coimbatore Gurukulam, India| Ahmedabad Gurukulam, India
Weekly Classes & Talks


Current Weekly Classes by Shri Vijay Kapoor

Public Talks in the Bay Area


Swami Viditatmanandaji's annual visit (June 22rd to June 25th 2015)

Swami Tattvavidanandaji's annual visit (December 2013)

More Dakshinamurti Videos are here.

New website of AVG books store

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3-day retreat with Swamiji, Fri-Sun, June 26 to 28, is getting full

At the 3-day residential retreat, Swami Viditatmanandaji, will be continuing with Ramana Maharshi's Upadesa Saram. There are less than 10 seats left (capacity 53). A few remaining rooms can still accommodate singles for shared occupancy. The cost is $350. If you need private rooms, there are a number of budget hotels available nearby, at between $100 to $200 per room per night, with a $50 per person charge per person per day for all 3 meals at the retreat. If you are interested, please send an email to both Zarina Kaji at and Lisa Curran at

The retreat this year is at The Anubhuti Retreat Center 820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd in Novato, CA, at the same place as last year.

A residential retreat with Swamiji is always a rare learning experience, a very effective temporary sannyasa. If you can, please join us.

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