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Swami Vivekananda interpreted Advaita Vedanta to the modern world as Universal Spiritual Humanism.

Swami Tattwamayananda


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Mon 08 Feb 2021

12:30 AM - 1:30 AM (UTC+5.5)

Event Type: Weekly

Swami Vivekananda: A New Approach to Religion and Spirituality

In the context of challenges to religion in the form of Darwinism, Marxism, and Atheist and Agnostic free-thinkers, Swami Vivekananda championed Vedanta philosophy.  The Parliament of the World’s Religions of 1893 became the platform on which he preached Vedanta.  The intervening century has only made his teachings more relevant.  Part of Swami Vivekananda’s greatness was that he never claimed originality: “If you look, you will find that I have never quoted anything but the Upanishads.”


Swami Tattwamayananda


Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister- in -charge of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher,and teacher of Sanskrit and Indian philosophy before coming to the United States in January, 2012. He had traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit and Vedic literature from his early days. He served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya’s commentaries on the Prasthanatraya and Indian philosophy.