In keeping with changing conditions, please note that weekly Saturday and Tuesday and Thursday classes are livestreamed online at AVC BayArea Youtube channel.   See  detailed instructions below.

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AVC Vedanta classes

Saturday Mornings,  Tuesday Evenings, Thursday Lunch time – Sri Vijay Kapoor 

Sat 9-10.30 amBhagavad Gita  with Swami Shankaranandaji’s Commentary (Starting July 23 2022)

The class will incorporate Meditations, Teaching and Q&A Satsang.  9-10.30 Youtube broadcast.  See these links for class   Videos, and Text.

Tuesday 8.00pm to 9.30pmPancadasi –Brahmananda chapters (starting 26th July 2022)  

See this link for class videos

Thursday  12.00 noon to 1.15pmSri Rudram – Class completed. 

Here is how you can attend the live class:  
Click on the link to go to   AVCBayarea – Live classes channel on Youtube for  “Live streams” page   > click on the “live” class video that may be running -> make your presence known on Chat window using the chat text space below the Chat window
To watch the class after the class is complete: 
Click  AVCBayarea – Archived videos channel on Youtube to listen to previous classes >  click on any class video of interest.
Click  AVCBayarea – Archived Playlist > select Class topic of interest to watch sequential videos of the the same class.
The archives of mp3 Audios and Video and collateral texts of classes are available via – class recordings site. > select the Class title > then select audio/video sub tabs
Subscribe to the AVC BayArea channel so you can receive notifications on when a class has started by  clicking on “Subscribe” button or the “bell” icon at home page.

​To enquire about the classes, and to join the “AVC Students” whatsapp group, please send email to

​​Guru Dakshina for Vijayji’s classes can be given here
Guru Dakshina

Alternatively: use Zelle to transfer money by email to “”

Recently completed classes in 2022  

Brahma Sutra (first 4 verses).   Videos
Kaivalya Upanisad   Videos
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8   Videos
Vedantic Insights to Transform one’s Life -VITL Videos

Sanskrit Classes and Resources

Knowing sanskrit is beneficial in deeper understanding, assimilating and remembering  of Vedanta teachings.  There are several resources for learning.
Kumud Singhal has taught Sanskrit in the local Bay Area for several years. See this page for the extensive details, about learning the language, and various resources  available. She has published some excellent and enjoyable books.

Self Study Satsang Groups

Participating in self study satsang groups is a good way to  stay immersed in the Vedanta language.  Groups can be formed per your experiences or locations.
a) Swami Parmarthatnanda has suggested a sylable of classes to study in a particular order  See this chart.  The PDFs of the Upanisads are located here.
You may download an Android App called “Sastraprakasika” and purchase the digital audios, either for self study or group study.
b) Other efforts for local study groups are being developed, and volunteers are being sought to organize them.

Children’s Classes and Resources

a) Kumud Singhal has taught children on Hinduism, Culture and Tradition for several years. See this page for extensive details. She has published  several very popular, colorful and enjoyable books (available on Amazon) on Hindu Culture and learning Hindi for children.  These are highly recommended.
b) Arsha Vidya Bala Gurukulam (AVBG) is offering online classes
All Arsha Vidya Bala Gurukulam classes for children are free to anyone who is interested, but please sign up on our website before attending.
Link to register:
c) Other  Local efforts to support such classes is being considered.

AIM for Seva – Fulfilling and Beneficial Seva opportunities for AVC students

Transforming Rural India, One Child at a Time
Danam – Giving is twice blessed, it blesses the one who gives and the one who receives 
Be a Contributor not just a Consumer 

Learn all about the great contributions and postive  change affected by our local  efforts.
Be a part of the Seva Movement and donate , select the  ” AVC Legacy Science lab, Roorkee” or the “FSHs sponsored by Bay Area”.
See this wonderful  video clip for a short presentation.  For volunteering in our local activities, please send email to with your interests. Several programs are underway throughout the year.

AVG Arsha Vidya Gurukulam  newsletters and online Talks

See AVG/AVP USA links as below for classes in English:
Schedule of eventsLive broadcast and archived courses link Course audio recordings can be purchased at this new AVP media site,
Digital book store   Arshavidya India newsletters

Pujya Swami Dayananda

Please see this page for more details about Pujya Swamiji, founder of Arsha Vidya and AIM for Seva organisations,  and his Audio / Video recordings

Why Study Vedanta – Swami Dayananda 

Arsha Vidya Swamis followed by Bay Area students

Swami Viditatmananda

Please see this page for more info and Audio / Video recordings
Tribute to Swamiji by Vijay Kapoorji: Swami Viditatmananda as Mahatma
Swamiji’s Video Talks

Swami Tattvavidananda 

Please see this page for more info and Audio / Video recordings
A youtube channel for Videos Talks 
Atma bodha talks Nov 2022

Swami Paramarthananda Discources

Please see this page for more info and Audio / Video recordings.  For more insights of his teachings, visit this page Current ongoing audio talks on new classes
Android App for other important talks: “sastraprakasika”

Swamini  Svatmavidyananda

Please see this page for more info and Audio / Video recordings. 
Swaminiji’s Youtube channel  Playlists 
Living Vedanta Talk on Nov 27th in Hayward

Swami Paramatmananda

Swamiji is continuing to give virtual online talks via Whatsapp groups

Chanting and mantras

Ten  Important Shanti Mantras from Upanishads

Other important Vedanta mantras  Here

Shiva Rudram Sri-Rudram-Text-Anuvakam-1-11-devanagari-transliteration-translation

Nirvana Shatkam chant with lyrics watch on youtube  Link
Audio chant Listen here  & Lyrics