Page last updated 10 June, 2015
Advaita for the 21st Century
© Dennis Waite
2003 - 2015
Welcome to Advaita Vision. The site was begun in 2003. A 10-point statement of what we stand for begins as follows:
This site provides a platform for all who are attracted to the vision of non-duality and like to share their views and their approaches. Here’s why Advaita Vision will be an open platform for all committed to self-enquiry:
1. People are at different points on their spiritual journeys.
Therefore different expressions of the fundamental principle of advaita are needed to meet their specific different needs. (Read More)
Those familiar with the original site (www.advaita.org.uk) will attest to the value of the links to other sites that may be of interest to the seeker, the who’s-who and lineage charts of teachers, and the guide to stimulating reading materials. The library section provides details of a vast number of advaita-related books.
The other sections are:
• Articles: essays by various writers and teachers, across the spectrum of advaita thought (some interviews also);
• Blog-site: in which a regular group of writers share their insights and understandings;
• Q&As: any seeker can submit questions and I (and the bloggers) will offer a response;
• Book-extracts: please submit anything that has inspired you from a book you’ve read;
advaita.org.uk is largely a static site. Many articles are archived here but new material is principally posted to www.advaita-vision.org. Ongoing series (see left) continue to be posted here, as are new book extracts. The Advaita Library is also kept up to date. Links, resources, teacher lineages etc. have not been updated for a number of years, but it is hoped they will still prove useful.
Any support by way of contacts, information and useful materials will be much welcome. Any donations will also help free up time and cover running costs. One other form of support is if you make all your Amazon purchases through us. Please use the buttons below to link.
If anyone would be interested in blogging for Advaita Vision on a regular basis, please contact me via the link below.
Advaita Vision at advaita.org.uk aims to bring you the best of Advaita, from strict Traditional to cutting-edge Neo-Advaita.
All books are published by John Hunt, publisher of books on Religion, spirituality, science, tradition, sacred text, personal growth and development.
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Dennis and several of the Bloggers at this site attempt to answer questions from visitors. If you want to ask a question, and do not object to its being included in this section, please email using the ‘Contact me’ link at the bottom of the page.
See the list of book extracts to date. If you are a publisher or writer and would like to see an extract here to promote your book(s), please email me. The cost for doing this is a copy of the relevant book(s) to add to the Advaita Library!
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Enlightenment: the Path through the Jungle: why some teaching styles work and others don’t; the pitfalls you need to avoid.
Sanskrit for Seekers: Learn the rudiments of Sanskrit to enable you to read and pronounce words and look them up in a dictionary
How to Meet Yourself: the book written for the general reader who might, as a result, become curious about Advaita
The Book of One: this is the intermediate-level book, rewritten and expanded in 2010
Back to the Truth: the advanced book on Advaita, drawing on material from many traditional and modern sources
Dhanya: Well-known writer; student of Dr. Carol Whitfield, a disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Meenakshi: studying Vedanta and Sanskrit in the Arshavidya Gurukulam tradition
Sitara: Introduced to Western Advaita by Dolano and Gangaji in 2002, now studying traditional Advaita
Dennis: Author of the books opposite and owner of the website
Ramesam: A writer with a special interest in science, and its ability to throw light onto non-duality
All new material will be posted to the ‘blog’ section of the website and will be archived there. There is a ‘category’ for each of our Bloggers, as shown above and a separate one for ‘Guest Writers’. Please use the ‘Search’ facility at advaita-vision.org to find anything after 2011.
Venkat: a Strategy Consultant trying to figure out why
Shuka: A student of AVG
retired from active business and now studying Advaita full time. He also has a masters in Sanskrit.
Most Recent Additions:
Two extracts from my new book -
A-U-M: Awakening to Reality, published in Sept. 2015.
A serialization of the excellent book by D. Venugopal - ‘Vedanta: the solution to our fundamental problem’
A serialization of the unpublished work - Shankara’s Tattvabodha - by Dr. VIshnu Bapat. In addition to providing an invaluable introduction to the basic concepts of Advaita, this presentation is also useful for learning some Sanskrit!
Takes a particular Sanskrit term or concept and feature quotations, articles and short blogs on that topic.
Ted Schmidt is a student
of James Swartz and an
endorsed teacher on
Martin: retired surgeon, living in Spain; studied Greek philosophy, now interested in traditional Advaita.
A-U-M: Awakening to Reality: a modern, readable commentary on the Mandukya Upanishad and Gaudapada kArikA-s.