About US

Advaita Academy is a not for profit institution established for promoting the study of traditional Advaita Vedanta.

The primary goals of Advaita Academy are –

a) To provide traditional scholars, teachers & Gurus, necessary technological, logistical & administrative support for conducting classes, courses & retreats.

b) To establish a Gurukul offering three year courses in traditional Advaita Vedanta


Board of Directors


Sri Karanam Aravinda Rao

A trustee of Advaita Academy, is a retired senior government officer. He holds a Ph.D in Sanskrit and has authored a book in Sanskrit titled ‘Analysis of jnanam in the Upanishads’.


Hari Kiran Vadlamani

Hari Kiran Vadlamani is an entrepreneur, seeker, activist and an aspiring artist. Deeply passionate about art, philosophy, and indology, he has set up two more foundations apart from Advaita Academy, for pursuing these passions :

Indic academy is a not- for-profit think tank that aims to nurture and nourish scholarship in Indology, arm and groom public intellectuals in developing a Dharmic narrative.

Creative India promotes art & culture, as well acts as an advocacy platform for making India a global soft superpower through various institutional and individual initiatives.

Over the last decade, he has produced, mentored and acted as a facilitator to several creative and intellectual initiatives by likeminded artists, scholars & public intellectuals.

V Shivakumar

Shivakumar V

Shiva is a professional with over two decades of business experience and a student of Vedanta studying under a traditional teacher.

He writes on the intersection of Vedanta and daily life and is passionate about preserving the traditional wisdom as expounded in the scriptures. A big fan of MOOCs, he is also loves to leverage technology platforms to disseminate knowledge.