The introductory talks help one to be familiar with the fundamental principles of Vedanta. The diverse topics throw light on different aspects of life. These talks are conducted by qualified and experienced graduates of Vedanta Academy, India.
Talk : One hour
Q & A : Additional Half an hour
- The Technique of living
- Vedanta, the way of Life
- Success and Peace through Vedanta
- Harmony in Relationships
- As You Think, So You Become
- The Art of Giving
In today’s modern, busy world, people follow a mechanical life. They are enslaved by the cycle of work and home, succumb to the challenges in life and suffer from stress and strain. As a result, work and relationships suffer. Vedanta retreats give an opportunity for you to extricate yourself from this routine and to ponder over the meaning and purpose of your life. The retreats focus on the overall development of the personality – physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
Talk, interactive group discussion, devotional singing, yogasana.
Annual Discourses on Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita is a manual for life. It contains the Vedanta philosophy, which enunciates the technique of life and living.
The Gita is the philosophical kernel of the great epic Mahabharata by the sage Veda Vyasa. The epic speaks of the rivalry between two royal families of cousins. The Pandavas, who were moral and virtuous and the Kauravas, who were immoral and vicious.
Prince Arjuna was an outstanding warrior and commander of the Pandava army. On the battlefront of Kuruksetra he saw his respected elders, loving friends and relatives in both armies. He was overwhelmed by emotions and was incapacitated to think and act. The profound knowledge of Gita imparted by Krsna lifted Arjuna out of his emotional stupor. He was rehabilitated with a new vision and energy. He fulfilled his role as a leader of his forces, fought the war and emerged victorious.
Present day humans, in spite of their academic and professional training, find themselves in the same situation, succumbing to emotional pressure and not able to handle the challenges in life. The knowledge of the Gita retains its relevance in the present as well. It helps humans to identify their obligations in life and fulfil them to perfection. The ultimate obligation is to realise one’s true identity, the eternal Self within.
Sunandaji, daughter – disciple of Swami Parthasarathy conducts the discourses on Bhagavad Gita in Colombo annually. The event is sponsored by Kanapathy Chetty Selvanathan Charitable Trust.
Weekly Study Classes
Among all living creatures only human beings have the choice of action. No other creature has the freedom to choose their actions. A human being is faced with the dilemma of choice throughout his life.
The regular study of Vedanta helps to develop a powerful intellect and to make right choices in life. As a result one enjoys peace and prosperity. Reach the ultimate goal of human existence, the state of Self-realisation.
Vedanta study classes provide an opportunity for:
- A methodical and in-depth study.
- Scientific and analytical enquiry.
- A forum for discussion.