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Advaita Vedanta Darshan

For Self realization and Emotional resillence

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About the course

What will I learn

The course will offer you with a perspective shift, allowing you to see the underlying unity in existence. This insight can breakthrough the habitual thinking and emotional patterns, leading to reduced stress, and a more healtheir interaction with the world.It is compatible with various spiritual traditions and the essence of all religions, providing the best chance for freedom and discovering your true self. Practically applying non-dual teachings gives inner freedom, helps build emotional resilience, provides new ways to approach challenges, and ultimately leads to Self-realisation.

Benefits of this course

This approach completely changes how you see life, your daily habits, and how you interact with others. The best part is that it helps you to naturally let go of negative thoughts and emotions.

Incorporating in my life

The formal practices, including specific meditation methods taught in the course, needs to be consistently practiced for at least 15-30 minutes a day. These practices are complemented by suggested contemplations. The informal practices involve the application of non-dual teachings in everyday situations specially to resolve challenges and emotions.

About the specialist

Swami Nirgunananda is a renowned expert with over 25 years of experience and initiation into monasticism from the esteemed Kailash Ashram, Rishikesh, India. He specializes in practical teachings and transformative practices based on the principles of Yoga, Advaita Vedanta, and Buddhism.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

In the context of Advaita Vedanta Darshan, non-duality, or ""Advaita,"" asserts that the ultimate reality, Brahman, is indivisible and transcends all dualities, emphasizing the essential oneness of the self (Atman) with the supreme cosmic consciousness. It is a part of the Upanishads that are a continuation of the Vedic philosophy, written between 800 and 400 B.C. They elaborate on how the soul can be united with the ultimate truth through contemplation and mediation, as well as the doctrine of Karma— the cumulative effects of a persons’ actions.

Modern research & publications

"Modern research & publicationsResearch Paper: Knowing the Knowing. Non-dual Meditative Practice From an Enactive Perspective"

Author: Daniel Meling

Article: Science Pointing to Nonduality


Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Swami Nirgunananda.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for the intro session

Learn the concepts of Subjective and Objective Awareness

Explore how energy and feelings emerge within objective awareness and their impact on subjective experiences

Experience a guided mindful meditation exercise that involves observing bodily sensations and cultivating a heightened awareness separate from those sensations

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course.

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
8 sessions
Duration of each session
45 mins
Course price

Session 1 & 2

Introduction to Non-duality in the Context of Other Indian Philosophies
  • Understand what Non-duality is and its key ideas; compare it with other approaches to spirituality
  • Explore the basics of Advaita Vedanta, its core teachings, touch on related schools, and discover the significance of fundamental Vedanta texts
  • Briefly touch upon Patanjali Yoga Sutra, focusing on teachings about Non-duality
  • (Participants with prior knowledge of any form of teachings, like Buddhist teachings, can directly start from session 3 onwards)

Session 3

Adopting the Non-dual View and Practice
  • Discuss the non-dual way of thinking and get practical tips for bringing non-duality into everyday life
  • Customize your study plans to match personal inclination and capacity; receive specific pointers for exploration
  • Clarify any questions you may have

Sessions 4-7

Tailored Exploration and Relevant Practices
  • Develop a customized study plan, including texts like Upanishads, Drg Drishya Viveka, Panchadasi, Vedanta Sara, Yoga Vasistha, or teachings from modern non-dual figures like Ramana Maharshi, Swami Rama Tirtha, Nisargadatta Maharaj, based on your inclination and capacity
  • Formal practice: specific meditation methods will be taught, which need to be practiced for a minimum of 15-30 minutes a day. These will be followed by suggested contemplations
  • Informal practice: involves the application of non-dual teachings in everyday life, providing a platform to discuss specific challenges and emotions and explore how to address them from a non-dual perspective
  • Both Formal and Informal practices shall be reviewed on a weekly basis in light of the studies undertaken

Session 8

Designing Progress and Continued Studies
  • Focus on crafting a model for progress and establishing consistent practice
  • Explore suitable paths for ongoing studies, and you will be provided with personalized guidance on tracking your progress

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Conducted by

Swami Nirgunananda

Monk of the traditional Hindu order & contemplative meditation expert

Course price
8 sessions • Weekly
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