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Upanishad Series: Kathopanishad Lectures (Conclusion) by Swami Ishwarananda

Monday, Sep 24, 2018
– Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm

It is a strange bridge from your stupid ego to the Infinite Reality.

Each time you take two steps, the bridge behind you is burnt.

-Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

The central philosophical concepts of Atmavidya (or knowledge of the Self) in Hinduism are contained in ancient Sanskrit texts called the Upanishads, a part of Vedas. Upanishads are also known as Vedanta. The sacred doctrine is known to grant freedom from suffering and lead to the state of unbridled happiness. Riddled with seemingly contradictory and cryptic statements, the secret of Vedanta can be unraveled only by Masters who have translated theoretical knowledge to experiential abidance.

Prepare for a journey that will defy and challenge your current perspective on life. Discover a deeper meaning to living. Through a series of week-long lectures once a month, Swami Ishwarananda will demystify the principal Upanishads. Swamiji has started the series with lectures on the Kathopanishad. This Upanishad is a famous dialogue between the young seeker Nachiketas and Lord Yama (Lord of Death). Nachiketas wants to know whether there is life after death. Lord Yama answers in the affirmative, and elaborates upon the journey to unconditional happiness.

This will be the concluding week of the Kathopanishad two-part series.

Everyone is welcome to attend the series. Please be seated in the hall 5 minutes before start of lecture.

Pre-requisite is an inquisitive mind.

Monday – Friday, October 22-26  ♦  7:30 pm – 8:45 pm 

Saturday, October 27  ♦  7 am – 10 am (with tea break)

To help us better plan the logistics for your convenience, please click here to RSVP latest by October 15th.


Parking in Rameshwaram premises is not allowed on yagna days. Please park in CNC and Young’s parking lots only. For map, please click here. Volunteers will be available to guide you. Please follow their directions.

Kathopanishad books are available in Rameshwaram bookstore. Book is priced at $10. Please bring exact change or check made payable to ‘CMLA’ for the purchase.

For event-related and book queries, please send email to

Event Location

Chinmaya Rameshwaram
14451 Franklin Ave
Tustin, CA 92780

Event Fees:


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