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Upanishad Series: Shvetashvatara Upanishad by Swami Ishwarananda (Conclusion)

Monday, Mar 16, 2020
– Friday, Mar 20, 2020

Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm

In view of the recently announced public health emergency, yagna has been POSTPONED.

Details of the rescheduled date will be announced in upcoming weeks.

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 recently finished the overview of Kathopanishad, Mundakopanishad, Ishavasyopanishad, Prashnopanishad and Kenopanishad.

Next, Swamiji will unravel the deep secrets of Shvetashvatara Upanishad in concluding part of three week-long lecture series. This Upanishad explores the link between God (ishvara), world (prakrti) and individual soul (jeeva). The text lends insight into how the Supreme Self projects the world, sustains it and withdraws from it; and goes on to delve into how Ishvara assists the jeeva in freeing itself from the stranglehold of prakrti. Learn the connection between time and continued existence of manifested world; and how to use meditation to surpass both.

A must-attend week!

Everyone is welcome to attend. Please be seated in the hall 5 minutes before start of lecture and kindly maintain silence.

Pre-requisite is an inquisitive mind.

Monday- Friday, March 16 – 20, 2020  ♦  7:30 pm – 8:45 pm 

Saturday, March 21, 2020  ♦  7:00 am – 8:00 am

This is a free event.  Everyone is welcome to attend. No webcast.

Shvetashvatara Upanishad books are available in Rameshwaram bookstore (payable by cash or by check made payable to ‘CMLA’). For any inquires, please send email to

Event Location

Chinmaya Rameshwaram
14451 Franklin Ave
Tustin, CA 92780

Event Fees:


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