Saturday, February 22, 2014

Under the auspices of Shri Siddhivinayaka Foundation Trust, Dehradun


Swami Brahamavidyananda  Saraswati,  a disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati,  is a scholar and acharya of Vedanta and Sanskrit, is. Earlier he was an engineer by profession.  He unfolds Vedanta in a systematic, lucid manner and while retaining all of its profundity, makes it very easy to understand. As the acharya of a 3-year course in Vedanta and Sanskrit conducted at Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh, he unfolded the Sanskrit commentaries of Adi  Shankaracharya on the Upanishads, as well as taught the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanskrit. The depth of his assimilated understanding of Vedanta is apparent in his nature which expresses as touching simplicity of being, love, compassion and extraordinary patience.
He  lives at his ashram at  near Vadipatti, Tamil Nadu, sharing the knowledge of Advaita, with interested seekers, in different parts of the world.

Morning Sessions


Unfolded by Swami Brahmavidyananda Saraswati

We, the human beings, dream, seek, enjoy, judge, interact and so on. This is our life. We also seek meaningfulness in our actions, in our relating. We also seek freedom, happiness and fulfilment. In the process, we have to make choices and decisions. To make choices, one has to be empowered with an understanding  of the realities with reference to the above. An incorrect understanding or assessment does not lead to success and happiness. Many a times one’s ignorance of the realities that obtain, leads to incorrect outlook, value structure and  unwise choices,. One suffers mainly due to this ignorance and non-comprehension.
Vedanta, the time tested wisdom, handed down in the form of the parampara – the teaching-learning lineage, provides us with the vision of the realities and the necessary inner strength to own the vision. In the vision of Vedanta, the truth of the individual is the same as the truth of the whole, that is to say that one’s intrinsic nature is freedom, fulfilment, meaningfulness, happiness. 
Panchadashi is a well-known treatise among Vedanta texts. Sri Vidyaranya  Swami the great and renowned saint of Sringeri, is the author of Panchadashi. Embellished with appropriate analogies, cogent reasoning, patience, consistency and thoroughness, the author brings out the very essence of Vedanta, helping the person analyse and understand the vision. We will be looking into some portions of Panchadashi, which deal with exploring the realities, in our sessions.

Afternoon Sessions


With Swami Brahmavidyananda Saraswati and Swamini Tattvavidyananda Saraswati
These sessions include understanding the principles of inner transformation,  gaining objectivity, action as a means for personal transformation and some aspects of sadhana. The sessions will be interactive and will provide for application of the vision with reference to :
·         one’s outlook of oneself and others,
·         assimilation of the principles of growth through  effective thinking and one’s value structure,
·         discovering the person in oneself who enjoys relating, playing roles, contributing,
·         seeing the meaningfulness and profundity of creation and living, 
·         seeing the vastness of one’s true self whereby values such as acceptance, accommodation, cheerfulness are expressed with ease and grace,
·         discovering the lightness of being, appreciating the gift of life and  love that you receive and discovering the joy of sharing this with your family and friends.


Swamini Tattvavidyananda Saraswati is a disciple of Shri  Swami Dayananda Saraswati. After a period of study of  Vedanta for 12 years at the feet of  Shri Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati she  underwent an intensive course of three and half years in Vedanta and Sanskrit under Shri Swami Dayanandaji, at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Annaikatti, Coimbatore between 1995-1998. She has since been teaching the Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, some prakaranas, conducting Guided Meditation sessions and  workshops on Personal Growth, since the last 15 years in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Toronto and Dehradun. Her friendly and open disposition endears her to her students.

Other Features of the Retreat
Guided Meditation
Interactive Satsangs at Night

Accommodation at Swami Dayananda Ashram is limited to 50 people. Register early.
To register write to Swamini Tattvavidyananda