Venue: Sanatana Dharma Kendra (SDK), 3102 Landess Ave, San Jose, CA 95132, (408) 481-9242
Parking is available at SDK. Overflow parking is available in street parking on Landess Ave or on Merrill St or in the housing neighborhood nearby (behind SDK).
Swami Paramatmanandaji’s discourses from March 10 through March 15 at the Sanatana Dharma Kendra.
We had the gracious presence of Swami Paramatmananda for 5 days, his morning talks were well attended even though it was in the office hours. The evening discourse filled the Sanatana Dharma Kendra’s auditorium. People who came on the first day, returned for all 5 days as Swamiji was so captivating. Swamiji promised to return to the Bay Area next year around March. Swami took time to answer peoples questions in a very lucid and informal way, to erase the doubts in questioners mind.
The morning classes were based on the 9 verses of the Mundaka Upanishad where Swamiji expounded on the
manifestation of Brahman and the play of Maya as he “as though” created the Jagat, that he is both the Nimitta and Upadana
Karana of the Universe and how we must transcend that Mithya to understand the Satyam.
The evening classes were on the topic of Bhakta, Bhakti and Ishwara, where he explained the different types of
Bhakta and how we must grow in our Bhakti to recognize Ishwara as the One Non Dual Reality which is the Self.
He kept the students enthralled with his exposition, lighthearted humor and wit.
His easy going nature and demeanor endeared him to one and all and we as students of Vedanta look forward
to more of his teaching.
Videos of the talks are posted on our sites. Similarly audio talks are also available on this site.
- Disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
- Founder Acharya of Arsha Vidya Mandir, Rajkot.
- Head of Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha.
- Principal Hindu emissary in dialog with Jewish leaders of Israel.
- 30 Years of teaching Advaita Vedanta to students, teachers and community.
- Respected by leaders of India, such as Narendra Modi.
- Website: http://www.avmrajkot.org/
Swami Paramatmananda is a scholar of Advaita Vedanta, as well as an excellent communicator. As such, he reminds audiences of the unique teaching style of his guru, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati. The depth of his knowledge of Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras is very ably brought out by him in a manner that connects him to both householders and sannyasis. His command of English and Sanskrit, plus an empathy for the students is wrapped in humor and practical examples. A rare teacher indeed!
Talks are in English, and are free of charge. For more information, please contact Kalpana Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org (408-274-1794)
Five Evening Discourses on Bhakta, Bhakti and Ishwara
Date: Friday March 10 to Tuesday March 14
from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM; **Sunday from 5 to 6:30 PM
Five Morning Classes on Mundaka Upanishad
Khanda-1, Mantras 1-9
Date: Saturday March 11 to Wednesday March 15
from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM