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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Brahma Sutra, class started, Dec 5th 2020

See the video on introduction of this course.

Brahma Sutra is a precise enunciation of all the key aspects of Vedanta in a sutra (aphorism) form. As the last word on the validity and effectiveness of the entire Vedanta Shastra, it is often likened to the pronouncements of a supreme court. This is so, because the highest court considers both pros and cons of issues, before giving final judgment, accompanied by the reasons why the judgement is proper. Similarly, Veda Vyasa presents arguments both for and against Advaita Vedanta, and presents a resolution, both individually topic by topic as well as the overall essence of it.

The authoritative knowledge of the self is presented in the two earlier portions of the triad, namely Upanisads and Bhagavad Gita, called (श्रुति). Brahma Sutra does not present new information. Instead, it solidifies and clarifies the knowledge, relying heavily on reasoning (युक्ति). As such, it relies on the assumption that the student is already familiar with the basic tenets of Vedanta through prior study. If not, then the study of Brahma Sutra will not be useful.

Book recommendation: by Swami Gambhirananda (Brahma Sutra Bhashya of Adi Shankara – available from Amazon for $16.55). Also Relevant Bhasya text (in Devanagari) on our Google Drive folder along with other class media. See youtube class videos  here

New Years message

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

Saturday 8.00 am till 9.30 amBrahma Sutra (starting Dec 5th, 2020)
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   
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 2021 ​​

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

Swami Tattvavidananda Online (from AVG website.)

Thanksgiving and New year Retreats on Sad Darshanam just completed.   This year, the 9 week Retreat was on Kathopanisad Part 2.

Course recordings can be purchased at this new AVG media site

Vedanta in Rudram weekly virtual talks (2021) Friday 6 pm PST Zoom link

Self Inquiry – Swami TV, 2020 – Article

Vijayadashami Celebrations, DEVI MAHATMYAM ~ Talk by Swami Tattvavidanandaji

Swami Tattvavidananda  last visited Bay Area Nov 11-20th 2019


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.

AVG Arsha Vidya Gurukulam (Pitham)  newsletters and ONLINE Talks

See AVG/AVP USA links as below:

Schedule of eventsLive broadcast and archived courses link   

Course audio recordings can be purchased at this new AVP media site,

Please Donate generously to support Virtual Classes.  AVP is registered charity with Benevity , and many companies match donations to AVP.

Arshvidya India newsletters

Swami Viditatmananda last Visited Bay Area June 24th-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 2019, on Kathopanisad

Swami Paramarthananda Audio Talks in Android App.

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

Android App: search for “sastraprakasika”. Log in via your google account.  Each CD’s  of about 10 talks is $3.99 plus tax.

Visit this Page for more of Swamiji insightful teachings.

Sri  Svatmavidyananda Swaminiji, ONLINE Talks


Archived Talks can be accessed on this site

Ongoing classes can be accessed on the Adobe connect platform here;
Download Reference Text here
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Gurudakshina donation for Swamini’s Talks

Guru Dakshina

See  also Swamini’s Page for Video recordings and Audio talks of previous talks.   

Swami Paramatmanandaji

Swamiji is continuing to give virtual online talks via Whatsapp groups

For “Shelter in Place” , talks and mantras

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


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