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Purpose of the advanced ongoing Advaita Vedanta program is to align the student's vision to the vision of Oneness (all is one without a second). Precisely as taught by traditional Sanskrit Vedanta teachers of non-duality.

Qualifier: Class has nothing to do with modern Advaita (commonly named neo-advaita), relying on basic English language. Hundreds of such presenters in this category ironically attract thousands, even though the teachings are partial/incomplete.

For example, student ultimately longs for down-to-earth answers about: Īśvara (God), karma, objective reality all share, psychology, dharma, 5 elements (what makes up universe), how universe is created, what was "before" creation, why does Māyā exist, what happens after death for ignorant/Enlightened one, what is incarnation, how do we define God, who am I NOT, etc...

Such sincere questions DO NOT deserve to be brushed off with typical: "Whose asking the question! Just abide in the Self".

Original Advaita Vedanta tradition is a vast, intelligent and perfected pramāṇa (means of knowledge), which reveals both how to live in harmony with all, but also reveals the ultimate nature of Reality (Consciousness/Awareness) and solves the equation "How is it there is only ONE, when I see many?"

That's exactly the mission of these Melbourne weekly step-by-step systematic classes. They present time-tested Advaita Vedanta knowledge (ultimate Truth) to permanently remove one's false notions causing mistaken notion of separateness between self, world and God.

In other words, it's job is to shift "I" from apparent Body-Mind to Ātman (Self/Awareness), while still operating in the world as down-to-earth human being amidst your family and work.

Class schedule and qualifications to attend can be seen here: http://www.yesvedanta.com/events/

Program is not for those hoping from guru-to-guru, comparing various philosophies. Nor who excessively glorify worldly pursuits (chasing money accumulation, relationships, being someone important who others look up to, etc). Such types are not yet ready to let go of illusionary ego "I".

It is for serious, sincere and patient types. Because original Advaita uses mixture of English and Sanskrit to present the verses from it's source texts, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras.

Most of all, a burning, unstoppable desire for Liberation (moksha) is required. Curiosity seekers expecting a quick-fix "Liberation pill", won't last even 1 session. Thus know your intentions before coming.

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Vedanta's purpose is Self-Knowledge. Direct unverbalized knowledge (parokṣa-jñāna), "I AM Awareness and not this body-mind complex".

Advaita Vedanta is also referred to as Knowledge that ends the search for ALL knowledge. Meaning, after assimilating knowledge of Self, nothing else remains to be known, because Self (Consciousness) is all-pervading.

When one assimilates the teachings taught in class, the spiritual search/seeking gradually ends permanently. Because the Supreme Truth (Brahman/Consciousness) is directly understood as YOU (aham brahmasmi).

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SCHEDULE & COST:
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Tradition of Vedanta has always remained free. Teacher has own job and doesn't depend on classes for financial support.

See calendar for dates (https://www.meetup.com/vedanta-bhagavad-gita-upanishads-advaita-melbourne/events/).

Can also see schedule on Yes Vedanta Melbourne website: http://www.yesvedanta.com/events/

Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. (0 4 1 3 6 8 1 4 2 9. SMS only. No calling).

Come sharp everytime! Program lasts 3+ years.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Who and What is this 'I'? Bhagavad Gita Course: Non-Duality, Upanishads, Vedanta

3+ year residential program running Advaita Vedanta lessons (Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge of absolute Truth, exactly per timeless tradition of Upanishads as reveled in Vedas. Program running 1+ year so far. Don't expect a Westernized watered-down satsang environment. Program is for the sharpest and alert minds, capable of appreciating DEPTH. For example, words like "consciousness, awareness, no-mind, non-dualism" require more then simple English. True definitions of such words are both sophisticated and beautifully explained in the Vedas from Sanskrit, then precise translated to English. Then made RELEVANT in real life of today with common down-to-earth situations like, wife/husband/children/work environment. This is purpose of an ācārya (teacher). To not only integrate students mind/intellect 'in' vision of Oneness, but also to connect the relevancy of this vision to modern life of TODAY. Else it all remains "out there", at some distant time/space, only known by the likes of Ramana Maharshi, Ramakrishna, Nisargadatta, etc. Thus the seeker quietly lives in a false "peaceful spiritual bubble". This program accurately unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into precise English, as advaitam (non-duality) was originally presented by Adi Shankara (reviver of Advaita Vedanta) and revered rishis (sages). -- Bhagavad Gita (text we're using in class) is both: 1) dharma-śāstra: instruction manual on how to CORRECTLY live in harmony with self, world and God (Bhagavan/Ishvara). 2) mokṣa-śāstra: one of the most comprehensive step-by-step guides for Liberation (moksha). It only becomes ALIVE when taught by a qualified acarya (teacher/guru), proficient in the scriptures, and who has already ascertained the vision of Oneness. Reading the Gita by oneself (as most have tried), yields little results, and in most cases confusion. An acarya can expound the depth of each verse for days. While a spiritual seeker who "knows it all" and doesn't need an acarya/guru, somehow magically zips by the verses. Ironic, isn't it. -- Lectures rest on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Brahman / Satchitananda). Thus each class builds upon the previous, based on vision of Oneness. Meaning devotee is led through the entire vision of reality (form/formless). Then all doubts are resolved. With student's self-enquiry in light of class explanations, one's body-mind "I" is gradually shifted to Self (Atman/non-negatable Truth). Meaning, one permanently re-identifies with that which unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness), which is the truth of the Universe. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). ('Enlightenment' word is RARELY used. It carries a mystical connotation due to negligent spiritual marketplace superimposing false notions onto it.) ====================== INTERESTED IN ATTENDING? ====================== Any serious student recognizes value of REGULAR PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE. Because it facilitates focus upon the subject-matter amidst the class environment. No chance for distractions. Meaning, if you're the few who still sees that nothing can ever replace physical presence of a teacher, then one will consider this program. If one's sense of pride says "I don't need a teacher. We've got hours of content on YouTube", then all the best. Therefore before coming, FIRST need to be clear on qualifications to attend and course details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup ====================== Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule & Info at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Pen & paper.

Who and What is this 'I'? Bhagavad Gita Course: Non-Duality, Upanishads, Vedanta

3+ year residential program running Advaita Vedanta lessons (Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge of absolute Truth, exactly per timeless tradition of Upanishads as reveled in Vedas. Program running 1+ year so far. Don't expect a Westernized watered-down satsang environment. Program is for the sharpest and alert minds, capable of appreciating DEPTH. For example, words like "consciousness, awareness, no-mind, non-dualism" require more then simple English. True definitions of such words are both sophisticated and beautifully explained in the Vedas from Sanskrit, then precise translated to English. Then made RELEVANT in real life of today with common down-to-earth situations like, wife/husband/children/work environment. This is purpose of an ācārya (teacher). To not only integrate students mind/intellect 'in' vision of Oneness, but also to connect the relevancy of this vision to modern life of TODAY. Else it all remains "out there", at some distant time/space, only known by the likes of Ramana Maharshi, Ramakrishna, Nisargadatta, etc. Thus the seeker quietly lives in a false "peaceful spiritual bubble". This program accurately unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into precise English, as advaitam (non-duality) was originally presented by Adi Shankara (reviver of Advaita Vedanta) and revered rishis (sages). -- Bhagavad Gita (text we're using in class) is both: 1) dharma-śāstra: instruction manual on how to CORRECTLY live in harmony with self, world and God (Bhagavan/Ishvara). 2) mokṣa-śāstra: one of the most comprehensive step-by-step guides for Liberation (moksha). It only becomes ALIVE when taught by a qualified acarya (teacher/guru), proficient in the scriptures, and who has already ascertained the vision of Oneness. Reading the Gita by oneself (as most have tried), yields little results, and in most cases confusion. An acarya can expound the depth of each verse for days. While a spiritual seeker who "knows it all" and doesn't need an acarya/guru, somehow magically zips by the verses. Ironic, isn't it. -- Lectures rest on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Brahman / Satchitananda). Thus each class builds upon the previous, based on vision of Oneness. Meaning devotee is led through the entire vision of reality (form/formless). Then all doubts are resolved. With student's self-enquiry in light of class explanations, one's body-mind "I" is gradually shifted to Self (Atman/non-negatable Truth). Meaning, one permanently re-identifies with that which unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness), which is the truth of the Universe. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). ('Enlightenment' word is RARELY used. It carries a mystical connotation due to negligent spiritual marketplace superimposing false notions onto it.) ====================== INTERESTED IN ATTENDING? ====================== Any serious student recognizes value of REGULAR PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE. Because it facilitates focus upon the subject-matter amidst the class environment. No chance for distractions. Meaning, if you're the few who still sees that nothing can ever replace physical presence of a teacher, then one will consider this program. If one's sense of pride says "I don't need a teacher. We've got hours of content on YouTube", then all the best. Therefore before coming, FIRST need to be clear on qualifications to attend and course details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup ====================== Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule & Info at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Pen & paper.

Who and What is this 'I'? Bhagavad Gita Course: Non-Duality, Upanishads, Vedanta

3+ year residential program running Advaita Vedanta lessons (Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge of absolute Truth, exactly per timeless tradition of Upanishads as reveled in Vedas. Program running 1+ year so far. Don't expect a Westernized watered-down satsang environment. Program is for the sharpest and alert minds, capable of appreciating DEPTH. For example, words like "consciousness, awareness, no-mind, non-dualism" require more then simple English. True definitions of such words are both sophisticated and beautifully explained in the Vedas from Sanskrit, then precise translated to English. Then made RELEVANT in real life of today with common down-to-earth situations like, wife/husband/children/work environment. This is purpose of an ācārya (teacher). To not only integrate students mind/intellect 'in' vision of Oneness, but also to connect the relevancy of this vision to modern life of TODAY. Else it all remains "out there", at some distant time/space, only known by the likes of Ramana Maharshi, Ramakrishna, Nisargadatta, etc. Thus the seeker quietly lives in a false "peaceful spiritual bubble". This program accurately unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into precise English, as advaitam (non-duality) was originally presented by Adi Shankara (reviver of Advaita Vedanta) and revered rishis (sages). -- Bhagavad Gita (text we're using in class) is both: 1) dharma-śāstra: instruction manual on how to CORRECTLY live in harmony with self, world and God (Bhagavan/Ishvara). 2) mokṣa-śāstra: one of the most comprehensive step-by-step guides for Liberation (moksha). It only becomes ALIVE when taught by a qualified acarya (teacher/guru), proficient in the scriptures, and who has already ascertained the vision of Oneness. Reading the Gita by oneself (as most have tried), yields little results, and in most cases confusion. An acarya can expound the depth of each verse for days. While a spiritual seeker who "knows it all" and doesn't need an acarya/guru, somehow magically zips by the verses. Ironic, isn't it. -- Lectures rest on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Brahman / Satchitananda). Thus each class builds upon the previous, based on vision of Oneness. Meaning devotee is led through the entire vision of reality (form/formless). Then all doubts are resolved. With student's self-enquiry in light of class explanations, one's body-mind "I" is gradually shifted to Self (Atman/non-negatable Truth). Meaning, one permanently re-identifies with that which unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness), which is the truth of the Universe. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). ('Enlightenment' word is RARELY used. It carries a mystical connotation due to negligent spiritual marketplace superimposing false notions onto it.) ====================== INTERESTED IN ATTENDING? ====================== Any serious student recognizes value of REGULAR PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE. Because it facilitates focus upon the subject-matter amidst the class environment. No chance for distractions. Meaning, if you're the few who still sees that nothing can ever replace physical presence of a teacher, then one will consider this program. If one's sense of pride says "I don't need a teacher. We've got hours of content on YouTube", then all the best. Therefore before coming, FIRST need to be clear on qualifications to attend and course details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup ====================== Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule & Info at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Pen & paper.

Who and What is this 'I'? Bhagavad Gita Course: Non-Duality, Upanishads, Vedanta

3+ year residential program running Advaita Vedanta lessons (Melbourne, Australia) - unfolding the highest knowledge of absolute Truth, exactly per timeless tradition of Upanishads as reveled in Vedas. Program running 1+ year so far. Don't expect a Westernized watered-down satsang environment. Program is for the sharpest and alert minds, capable of appreciating DEPTH. For example, words like "consciousness, awareness, no-mind, non-dualism" require more then simple English. True definitions of such words are both sophisticated and beautifully explained in the Vedas from Sanskrit, then precise translated to English. Then made RELEVANT in real life of today with common down-to-earth situations like, wife/husband/children/work environment. This is purpose of an ācārya (teacher). To not only integrate students mind/intellect 'in' vision of Oneness, but also to connect the relevancy of this vision to modern life of TODAY. Else it all remains "out there", at some distant time/space, only known by the likes of Ramana Maharshi, Ramakrishna, Nisargadatta, etc. Thus the seeker quietly lives in a false "peaceful spiritual bubble". This program accurately unfolds the essence of all Upanishads (source of non-duality teachings) and all 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita, verse-by-verse in thorough detail. Teacher translates each Sanskrit verse into precise English, as advaitam (non-duality) was originally presented by Adi Shankara (reviver of Advaita Vedanta) and revered rishis (sages). -- Bhagavad Gita (text we're using in class) is both: 1) dharma-śāstra: instruction manual on how to CORRECTLY live in harmony with self, world and God (Bhagavan/Ishvara). 2) mokṣa-śāstra: one of the most comprehensive step-by-step guides for Liberation (moksha). It only becomes ALIVE when taught by a qualified acarya (teacher/guru), proficient in the scriptures, and who has already ascertained the vision of Oneness. Reading the Gita by oneself (as most have tried), yields little results, and in most cases confusion. An acarya can expound the depth of each verse for days. While a spiritual seeker who "knows it all" and doesn't need an acarya/guru, somehow magically zips by the verses. Ironic, isn't it. -- Lectures rest on actualized living understanding of the non-dual nature of Reality (Brahman / Satchitananda). Thus each class builds upon the previous, based on vision of Oneness. Meaning devotee is led through the entire vision of reality (form/formless). Then all doubts are resolved. With student's self-enquiry in light of class explanations, one's body-mind "I" is gradually shifted to Self (Atman/non-negatable Truth). Meaning, one permanently re-identifies with that which unchanging (witness/sākṣī/Awareness), which is the truth of the Universe. In Advaita we call this moksha (Liberation). ('Enlightenment' word is RARELY used. It carries a mystical connotation due to negligent spiritual marketplace superimposing false notions onto it.) ====================== INTERESTED IN ATTENDING? ====================== Any serious student recognizes value of REGULAR PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE. Because it facilitates focus upon the subject-matter amidst the class environment. No chance for distractions. Meaning, if you're the few who still sees that nothing can ever replace physical presence of a teacher, then one will consider this program. If one's sense of pride says "I don't need a teacher. We've got hours of content on YouTube", then all the best. Therefore before coming, FIRST need to be clear on qualifications to attend and course details: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup ====================== Advaita Vedanta (non-duality) Course Logistics: ====================== Schedule & Info at: https://www.yesvedanta.com/events-meetup Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC. Come sharp everytime! Pen & paper.

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