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Programs at Arsha Bodha Center

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Saturday

  9:30 AM    Puja & Chanting
10:00 AM    Guided Meditation
11:00 AM    Tea & Coffee Break
11:30 AM    Vedantic Wisdom of the Mahabharata Class
  1:00 PM    Arati

Sunday

1st & 3rd Sundays
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Children's Class

2nd & 4th Sundays
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Teenagers' Class

11 AM - 1:00 PM: GitaAtWork Study Group

On all Sundays
5:00 PM - 6:10 PM - Mindful Awareness Meditation led by Vasanthi

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
1st Sunday - Advanced Contemplation with Swami Tadatmananda
3rd Sunday - Musical Meditation with Swami Tadatmananda
Other Sundays - Satsang with Swami Tadatmananda. Open format Q & A session

Tuesday

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Vedanta Class - Panchadashi

Wednesday

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Intermediate Sanskrit Class

Thursday

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Gita Bhashya Class

Saturday

Vedantic Wisdom of the Mahabharata

Most of the Mahabharata's 100,000 verses narrate stories about the conflict between the Kaurava and Pandava clans and the bloody war that resulted. But scattered amongst those stories are some of the most brilliant teachings of Vedanta. In addition to the Bhagavad Gita, there are many other sections of the Mahabharata that impart profound Vedantic teachings. Since these teachings occur in the context of the epic's story about conflict and war, they have special relevance for students dealing with conflicts in life. Swamiji has carefully selected these portions of the Mahabharata and teaches them on Saturday mornings from 11:30 am - 12:45 pm.

Sunday

Sunday Children’s Class

Our classes for children will resume on the first and third Sundays of each month, 11 am to 12:30 pm beginning September 18. Each session begins with prayers chanted in Sanskrit and English, followed by religion class (children divided into two age groups), and concludes with lively bhajans and arati led by Swamiji.
All children 5 to 12 years of age are invited. Those 6 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration or fees are required.

Sunday Teenager’s Class

Swami Tadatmananda’s popular classes for teens will resume on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, 11 am to 12:30 pm, beginning September 25. Each class includes Vedic chanting, lecture, and group discussion. This year’s topic is “Vedic Dharma - Teachings of the Rishis.”

Timely, consistent attendance is expected. All teens and mature 12-year-olds are welcome. Parents are also invited to attend. No registration or fees are required.

Mindful Movement & Meditation

This class begins with gentle, mindful movement followed by guided meditation and relaxation using an experiential, Vedantic approach to develop a healthy relationship with your body and mind. These sessions led by Vasanthi will resume on Sunday evenings, 5 pm to 6:10 pm beginning September 25.

Musical Meditation

In addition to the Guided Meditation that Swamiji conducts each Saturday morning at 10 am, he has also been conducting an Advanced Meditation session for experienced meditators on the first Sunday of each month. Beginning on Sept. 18, he will also conduct a Musical Meditation session (mantra chanting in various ragas) on the third Sunday of each month. These sessions will meet from 6:15 to 7:30 pm.

Tuesday

Vedanta Class - Panchadashi Chapters 2, 3, & 4

Last year’s study of Panchadashi Chapter 7 was particularly rewarding, so Swamiji has decided to teach three more chapters of this acclaimed text by Sri Vidyaranya Swami, a famous 14th century sannyasi and scholar from Karnataka. We will study Chapter 2 (Mahabhuta Viveka), Chapter 3 (Panchakosha Viveka), and Chapter 4 (Dvaita Viveka). These three chapters deftly unfold the true nature of the world and the individual, vividly establishing the fullness, perfection and divinity of us all.
Since these chapters occur early in the text, they introduce some of the most fundamental teachings of Vedanta in a way that everyone can easily understand. Those who did not attend prior Panchadashi classes will have no difficulty in understanding these chapters.

This new class will be held on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm - 9 pm, beginning September 13.

Wednesday

Intermediate Sanskrit Class

This class taught by Swami Tadatmananda is a continuation of last year's Intermediate Sanskrit Class. It will meet on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 pm to 9 pm, beginning September 14. New students who have already studied sandhi and vibhakti are welcome to join.

Thursday

Gita Bhashya Class

For students who have a working knowledge of Sanskrit, Swamiji teaches Adi Shankara’s commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. This class will resume on Thursday evenings, 7:30 pm to 9 pm, beginning September 15.

 

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