Programs at Arsha Bodha Center
All programs are free of
charge. Your generous donations support the ashram.
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
1st & 3rd Sundays
Children's Class - Resumes in Fall
2nd & 4th Sundays
Teenagers' Class - Resumes in Fall
11 AM - 1:00 PM: GitaAtWork Study Group
On all Sundays
Mindful Awareness Meditation led by Vasanthi - Resumes in Fall
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
Vedanta Class - Panchadashi - Resumes in Fall
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Intermediate Sanskrit Class
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Gita Bhashya Class
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.
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.
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.
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.