In keeping with prevailing COVID-19 health advisory, please note that weekly Saturday and Tuesday classes are now only livestreamed online at AVC BayArea Youtube channel. See detailed instructions below.

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​​​Ongoing AVC Vedanta classes ONLINE  Saturdays, and Tuesday Evenings – Sri Vijay Kapoor 

Saturday 8.30am till 9.45am – Mandukya Upanishad with Karika – Chapter 4 
See this page to follow updates and the class teachings in audio audio/video and reference materials.
Saturday 10.00am till 11.30amDrg Drsya Viveka 
See this page to follow updates and the class teachings in audio audio/video and reference materials.

Tuesday 8.00pm to 9.15pmPurusha Suktam ( New Class starting May 26th)  
See this page to follow updates and the class teachings in audio audio/video and reference materials.Purusha Suktam is one of the most sacred Vedic hymns to Isvara, and explains the creation of the universe. Along with Sri Rudram it ccupies a special place in all pujas and homas – it is invariably recited. It is wonderful to see how many people know how to chant it with proper svaras in many occasions in Bay Area temples. (Note: we may practice chanting, but it will not be taught). Many translations also are available. But much rarer is the access to the insight of Mahatmas into the wisdom of Isvara’s creation that once understood, makes our lives fulfilling, both personal as well as societal.  See the Purusha Suktam Flyer 4-17-20 for more details.

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 on the link to go to AVCBayarea – Archived videos channel on Youtube to listen to previous classes >  click on any class video of interest. OR press > Playlist tab > 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. In case of difficulty message Chandra 415-572-5538, or Raj 408 476 1638

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

​To join, or to inquire about the classes, please send email to the instructor, Sri Vijay Kapoor at

Swami  Tattvavidananda, 9 week Retreat on Kathopanisad Part 2

Swami TV is graciously visiting the AVG ashram for live Retreat this year.  For those interested in attending the annual retreat virtually, you may register online at this link.

AVG – Souvenir Book 2020-web

Self Inquiry – Swami TV, 2020 – Article

Cost is $100 per week or $750 for 9 weeks.


Sri  Svatmavidyananda Swaminiji, ONLINE Talks

October AVG sponsored Talks:

AVG Next Generation is an Arsha Vidya Gurukulam program dedicated to engaging the Next Generation of seekers – college students, young adults, working professionals, and those with families – who are interested in self-growth and self-knowledge. Programming includes ongoing classes, discussions, and retreats involving like-minded individuals to learn more about their limitless reality.

Join us for the new virtual series on cultivating peace in this chaotic time! Our next session is this Sunday, October 11th at 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm PT (note time change) led by Swamini Svatmavidyanandaji on the topic of “Cultivating Inner Peace in the Age of COVID-19”.

For more information please email

Oct 11th 5.00-6.15pm  PST:  Cultivating Inner Peace in the age of Covid-19 (details), zoom meeting.


Archived Talks can be accessed on this site

Ongoing classes can be accessed on the Adobe connect platform here;
Download Reference Text here
Check for more information

Gurudakshina donation for Swamini’s Talks

Guru Dakshina

See  also Swamini’s Page for Video recordings and Audio talks of previous talks.   Rudram class on May 26 thru May 30th.  For more information please visit Here

AVG gurukulam newsletters and ONLINE Talks

See AVG USA schedule of events 

Arshvidya India newsletters

The following links might be of interest to you for calmness and inner strength, in current “Shelter in Place” situation.

Vijay Kapoor

​​Mantra for eradicating germs PDF

Swami Viditatmananda
Swamiji’s Video Message
Special Durga chant from the Message

Nirvana Shatkam chant with lyrics watch on youtube  Link

Also chant by Jyoti  Chalam Listen here  & Lyrics

Shiva Rudram


Swami Paramarthananda Audio Talks in Android App.

New App to download and listen to Swamiji’s  extensive and insightful talks in mp3 format.

Androd App: search for “sastraprakasika”. Log in via your google account.  Each CD’s worth of talks is $3.99 plus tax.

Swami Paramatmanandaji, Bay Area in July 2020 (To be reviewed)

Swamiji has agreed to visit the AVC Bay area again this year in Mid July.  More details to follow.

Talks: July 15th-16th and 20th-24th

Morning Weekend Retreat:  July 17th-19th

We had a very insightful set of talks by Swamiji during his recent visit to bay area from June15th -21st on 2019 Please go to this link for recordings of Swamiji’s talks. Swamiji, is a revered teacher with his own ashram in Rajkot. His wisdom, humor and communication skills reminded many of us of the teaching style of his guru, Pujya Swami Dayananda.

See Swamiji’s Page for Video recordings and Audio talks and pictures of a wonderful visit.


Swami Tattvavidananda visited Bay Area Nov 11-20th 2019

Bay Area is blessed to listen to Swami Tattvavidanandaji for full 10 days – after a gap of 6 years.  Swami Tattvavidananda is one of the most respected teachers of Advaita Vedanta today.  Swamiji is a rare combination of knowledge (vidya) and humility (vinaya). The clarity of his vision, ability to show the vision of truth to serious students and his compassionate loving nature, qualify him to be called Mahatma.

  • Swamiji is a popular speaker (we could only schedule him after 6 years), and prolific writer – authored over 70 books in English/Telugu and Sanskrit.
  • Swami TV (as he is popularly known) is a Vice President of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg, and a resident acharya for 4 months a year.
  • Prior to taking sannyasa, Swamiji obtained two Ph.D.s – in Chemistry and in Sanskrit.

We are very fortunate that Swamiji has decided to take Ashtavakra Gita as his evening text. This is a very advanced text dealing with how to make the Vedantic vision of total freedom a living reality, not just an academic exercise. For mid-day, Swami TV will choose one or multiple specific topics, allowing plenty of time for Q&A.

For your convenience, Gurudakshina for Swami Tattvavidananda is accepted (Credit cards or check) on this site.

Topic Texts : Ashtavakra Gita Selected Verses. Download Here
Ashtavakra-Samhita full 1st Edition PDF. 

Panchdasi chp7 -V133 verses

Recordings: Talks are available on our youtube AVC BayArea Youtube channel or via this dedicated Page

Both mp3 audio  and video playlists are provided for your convenience.


Swami Viditatmananda Visited Bay Area June 24th-27th and conducted a Retreat 28-30th 2019

Please see Swamiji page Here for recordings of all Audio and Videos

Please see Swami Viditatmananda Tributes by Vijay Kapoorji Swami Viditatmananda as Mahatma

Immersive Retreat was held on June 28th-30th, on Kathopanisad

This year, the Swamiji  explained the remaining  verses of Kathopanishad,   expounding on the deeper understanding of Atma  in a very elaborate manner.

Please see Swamiji page Here for recordings.


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