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.
Quick Links for Classes
- To see Menu selections on Phones, turn phone to landscape mode or turn ON Desktop site.
- Latest Class videos click here.
- Video Playlists click here.
- Class archive click here.
- For notification of Live Youtube streaming, click this link AVC BayArea Youtube channel and click “subscribe” on the right hand side.
- For assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
AVC Vedanta classes
Saturday Mornings, Tuesday Evenings, Thursday Lunch time – Sri Vijay Kapoor
Sat 9-10.30 am – Bhagavad Gita with Swami Shankaranandaji’s Commentary (Starting July 23 2022)
Tuesday 8.00pm to 9.30pm – Pancadasi –Brahmananda chapters (starting 26th July 2022)
Thursday 12.00 noon to 1.15pm – Continuation of Sri Rudram
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
Click AVCBayarea – Archived videos channel on Youtube to listen to previous classes > click on any class video of interest.
The archives of mp3 Audios and Video and collateral texts of classes are available via Arshavidyacenter.org – 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 email@example.com.
Alternatively: use Zelle to transfer money by email to “AVCbayarea@gmail.com”
AVG ashram Retreat, Sri Rudram
Key passages from Sri Rudram were covered by Vijayji, at the July Retreat at AVG, along with Meditation and Q&A Satsang. See Sri Rudram Retreat video playlist.
Recently completed classes in 2022
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: https://balagurukulam.arshavidya.org
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 aimforsevabayarea.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 events. Live 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
Arsha Vidya Swamis followed by Bay Area students
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”
Chanting and mantras
Ten Important Shanti Mantras from Upanishads
Other important Vedanta mantras Here