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1 Year Advaita Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita & Upanishads Program - Melbourne

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Blackburn, Melbourne 3130

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Advaita Vedanta is a solution to a problem of taking oneself to be mortal, imperfect, and subject to various limitations. This is conclusion of every individual; believing "I am small, unworthy, apart from the rest".

In it's vision, YOU are the solution to the very problem from which you suffer. "I am the Whole, I am Free", is Vedanta.

In our tradition, this knowledge (brahmavidyā) is found end of Vedas (anta; end). It’s handed down orally without authorship, and the lineage is called “karna-parampara“, meaning “ear to ear”.

It is taught in form of dialogue between teacher and student. Several dialogues makes up one Upaniṣad. Therefore Vedānta is teachings of many Upanishads.

And thus is the purpose of these weekly classes which unfold this eternal Advaita Vedānta (non-dual) knowledge. By listening and inquiring, the students sense of Limitation is gradually and permanently removed, revealing what always IS (ātman).

This sense of Limitation is source of motivation for human being's endless seeking for Truth and lack of clarity about Reality.

Because inherently every human knows "I am Free". But upon closer look, this is not the case because "I" is identified with Body-Mind (which in reality is always subject to limitation, sickness, health, limited knowledge, etc).

Hence our goal is to re-identify the "I" with Original Consciousness (aham brahmāsmi). It's the same message rishis and Scriptures (śāstra) have been pointing humanity since time immemorial.

When am I ready for Vedanta? When you are motivated by a burning, unstoppable, uncontrollable desire for Liberation (mokṣa; cessation of suffering, freedom, permanent satisfaction).

When repetitively exposed to Vedānta Self-Knowledge, the spiritual search/seeking ends permanently. Because the Supreme Truth (Brahman) is who you ALREADY are.

Class teachings comprise of entire Bhagavad Gītā, selected Upanishads, Panchadasi, and Brahma Sutras.

Program is adapted and simplified for Western Mind (without excess Sanskrit usage as in Traditional Vedānta taught in India), while essence of the program is strictly preserved.

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About teacher: http://www.yesvedanta.com/about-andre/

First time? To familiarize self with terminology, listen to at least first 4 recordings (Video #2 is most important): http://www.yesvedanta.com/advaita-vedanta-melbourne/
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TEACHING PROGRAM:
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(1) Jīva (body-mind-intellect)

(2) Īṣvara (World/God/Creator)

(3) Brahman (Original "I", Self)

Followed by sadhana (practice) and consistent self-inquiry, this eventually fructifies to Highest Knowledge and purpose in life, often called "Enlightenment" in the West.

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SCHEDULE & COST:
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Most Vedanta teachers only work on donation bases as we have our own worldly jobs. In this case, this ongoing program is free. No donations either.

Schedule also available on Yes Vedanta Melbourne website: http://www.yesvedanta.com/events/

Address: 4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, Melbourne. (0 4 1 3 6 8 1 4 2 9. SMS only. No calling).

Come sharp everytime! Program lasts about 1 year. And is same quality standards as those who're studying Residential 2 year Vedanta courses.

This is a class-like environment. Hence expected to treat yourself as a willing and enthusiastic participant-student. :-)

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