Intuition of Reality – Vedanta Talk 3 by Ira Schepetin

Explanation of the Mantra Guru Brahma Guru Vishnur. Qualifications of a student according to the Brahma Sutras: Viveka, Vairagya, Shat Sampat, Mumukshuttva.

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Intuition of Reality – Vedanta Talk 2 by Ira Schepetin

History of the Vedanta Scriptures. Lack of qualification as a main problem to realise. Sadhana as the solution to be qualified. Meaning of Avidya according to Shankaracharya: mutual superimposition.

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Intuition of Reality – Vedanta Talk 1 by Ira Schepetin

The first of a series of 17 talks on Vedanta by Vedanta Scholar Ira Schepetin, one of the  great Experts on Vedanta. He was the first western disciple of Swami Dayananda and the only western disciple of Swami Satchidanandendra. He focusses especially on the views of Shankaracharya based on his original texts: bhasya on the Bhagavad Gita, bhasya on Brahma Sutras, bhasyas on the 10 main Upanishads and Upadesha Sahasri.

These talks were given in August 2019 in the Yoga Vidya Ashram in Bad Meinberg in Germany. The talks are based on the Bhasya of Shankaracharya on the Bhagavad Gita. Mainly chapter 13. It is an extraordinary opportunity to learn the original views of Shankaracharya.

In this first talk the subject is: Introduction. Definitions. One without a second. You are sat chid ananda. The witness.

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Yoga Vidya – Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

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Yoga Vidya – Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

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Yoga Vidya – Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

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What is the Veda for you?

What is the Veda for you? What is the relevance of Veda in your live?
In this podcast Sukadev answers to this questions.

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Neo-Advaita

Sukadev is explaining the term Neo-Advaita and talking about it. Neo means new and Advaita mens nondualism.

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Nyaya Vaisishika and modern Science

Sukadev is explaining the terms Nyaya Vaisishika and talking about them. Vaisheshika or Vaiśeṣika is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy (Vedic systems) from ancient India.

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Academic Studies and Indian Religious Traditions

Sukadev is answering the question: “What are your thoughts on the study field and academics of south asia or correlated fields such as indoligy, studies of south asian languages, religious studies etc.?”

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Ashrams, Retreat Places and Gurukulas

Sukadev is talking about what for him the difference between an ashram, a retreat center, a gurukula and a yoga seminar is. A reatreat center is for example a place where you go for a retreat, there are of course different kinds of reatreats. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the difference between these terms.

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New Media and Spiritual Traditions

Sukadev is talking about what he thinks about the media and the spritual tradititions how they are used and how the future might look like and that it has several meanings. One meaning is that the teachers live together with their students. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the New Media and Spiritual Traditions.

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Future of Gurukula System

Sukadev is talking about the Future of  the Gurukula System and that it has several meanings. One meaning is that the teachers live together with their students. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the Future of  the Gurukula System.

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The meaning of Sannyas

Sukadev is talking about Sannyas and its importance to life, to society and yourself. Sannyas means renunciation. There are two aspects of Sannyas, on one handside it is a monestic life which means to dedicate completly to the spiritual part of life. Listen to this podcast to learn more about Sannyas.

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Importance of Rituals

Sukadev is talking in this podcast about the importance of rituals. In our tradition rituals are important but they are not the most important part. With rituals you can create a spiritual atmosphere in an ashram.

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