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Kaivalya Upanishad is a salient treatise of self-knowledge

Swamini Svatmavidyananda


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Sun 02 Aug 2020

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

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Preparing for Self-Knowledge: Lessons from the Kaivalyopanishad (Evening Session)

The Kaivalya Upanishad is highly regarded as a salient treatise of self-knowledge. Sage Ashvalayana approaches Lord Prajapati and asks him for instruction on brahmavidyā. Prajapati responds by saying that one can gain self-knowledge by cultivating reverence towards the teacher and the shastra, devotion, and a contemplative mind. In this short weekend e-retreat, Swamini Svatmavidyananda will be examining Lord Prajapati’s response in detail with a view to assimilating the salient teachings of this Upanishad.

This is part of Advaita Academy’s weekend initiative ‘Weekend with Wisdom’.

This Weekend segment will have four sessions:

Session 01: August 01, 6.30 am IST (Morning Session)/ US Timings: Jul 31, 9-10.30 pm ET
Session 02: August 01, 6.30 pm IST (Evening Session)/ US Timings: Aug 01, 9-10.30 am ET
Session 03: August 02, 6.30 am IST (Morning Session)/ US Timings: Aug 01, 9-10.30 pm ET
Session 04: August 02, 6.30 pm IST (Evening Session)/ US Timings: Aug 02, 9-10.30 am ET

You would need to register for Morning (01 & 03) and Evening (02 & 04) Session separately.

Registration details for Morning sessions can be found here-

To register for Evening sessions, please click on Register Button on the left side of the screen on this page.


Swamini Svatmavidyananda


Dr. Swamini Svatmavidyananda Saraswati has taught at several universities nationally, including UC Berkeley. She is widely recognized as a scholar of Advaita Vedanta, and is a disciple of Pujya Sri Swami Dayanandaji Saraswati, an internationally known Acharya of the Advaita Vedanta tradition, interfaith leader, and scholastic author of Vedanta, responsible for the inception of the All India Movement for Seva (AIM for Seva), a non-profit enabling rural Indian children to receive a proper education. She is widely in demand for lectures and seminars, in the USA and internationally, for her expertise in interreligious engagement, and in-depth training and scholarship on Advaita Vedanta. Dr. Saraswati is the Acharya of Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam, which was founded in 2004 and has centers in Atlanta, GA, Eugene, OR, Washington DC, Detroit, MI, Milwaukee, WI, and Fort Meyers, FL.