For millennia, seekers have asked the eternal question of “how do I find true happiness, how can I find the real Guru that can teach me this ultimate knowledge”. The teachers of this timeless wisdom, the ancient seers, Acharyas and learned people dedicate themselves to decades of immense sadhana, tapas and focused studies to bring out this knowledge to the people at large. The teachers in Brahmavidya Foundation follow the footsteps of these accomplished and great masters to carry forward the true lineage of Guru Parampara.
Unique Teaching Method
Today, in the 21st century, Brahma Vidya Foundation continues to create and deliver a strong and expanding portfolio of programs to meet the needs of aspirants around the world. Through decades of study, research and applied knowledge, the masters at Brahma Vidya have decoded and demystified the path to authentic happiness.
The teaching method includes-
Detailed study of Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma Sutras and Prakarana Granthas
Contextual references to Sri Adi Shankaracharya's commentaries
Analysis & Clear understanding of the import and purport of each mantra or slokha
Chanting of verses, logical separation (pada vibhaga) and connection of words (anvaya)
Correct interpretation and essence of all slokhas, with concepts and overall meanings
Contextual references to other texts like Upanishads, Brahma Sutras and Prakaranas
Sessions will focus on ensuring precise interpretation and essence of all slokas, with an overview of the concepts and underlying meanings
The basic teaching of Vedanta is that our real nature (Atman) is that of Divinity and Absolute Bliss. The Divine Principle called Brahman, which is the underlying reality of the entire Universe, exists in every being as the Atman. The realization that the Atman is our true nature, establishes one in everlasting happiness.
This path of Self-Realization involves the systematic study of the Vedanta Shastras consisting of The Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahmasutras, popularly called Prasthanatraya, under a Traditional Competent Teacher for a significant period of time, until one is established in the doubtless knowledge of the Essential Oneness of the Individual and the Supreme.
Vedanta, therefore, is a search for self-knowledge, a search for the God within.
21st-Century Interactive Teaching Method
Our teaching methods are crafted to ensure that participants can actively engage with the teachers in an open, thoughtful and continuous manner. We understand that today’s generation is used to and can benefit from teaching methods that meet unique and contemporary needs. Sri K deploys a combination of auditory, visual, reading/writing, and kinesthetic methods.
Auditory: Active and robust auditory delivery lies at the core of our teaching process. The sessions are set up as interactive forums where participants interact with the Guru actively, get clarifications and understand the subject matter thoroughly. A significant feature of these energizing sessions also includes live Q&A sessions on a variety of topics, during which the Guru answers all relevant questions from participants.
Visual: Sri K creates illustrations, charts and other multi-media content that help aspirants easily understand complex topics. In addition, for the online programs, Sri K recommends that all aspirants keep their web cameras switched on so that aspirants can see and engage with fellow participants
Reading/Writing: Aspirants are encouraged to read the textual reference on hand and actively take notes during the live-sessions
Kinesthetic: When aspirants have access to printed versions of scriptures, they are encouraged to actively browse and use literature in its physical form
To best serve the learning objectives of aspirants, we make the best use of traditional teaching methods with active discussion and facilitated dialogue. We believe that this blend of methods helps aspirants best understand complex Vedantic topics in a form that is easy to consume, understand and apply in their daily lives.