Swami Dayananda and teachers who have been taught
by him are represented
by the following sites:
Vidya Gurukulam is an institute for the traditional
study of Vedanta and Sanskrit, located in the Pocono
Mountains, at Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. It offers
studies in the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma-sutras,
and other classical Vedic texts. It was established
in 1986 by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. There is also
a home study course for Bhagavad Gita ($210 in US)
and for Sanskrit ($55 in US) and an excellent bookstore.
There is now a branch of Arsha
Vidya in the UK. The teacher is Swamini Atmaprakashananda,
a direct disciple of Swami Dayananda. Classes, on such
topics as Tattva Bodha and Mundaka Upanishad, take
place on most evenings in and around London and are
free. Gita Home Study Centres are also scattered about
Dayananda Ashram is the
website of the Arsha Vidya Pitham at Rishikesh. There
are details of the ashram facilities and the temple,
teachers both within and outside India, together with
contact emails or websites. There are classes at the
ashram in Vedanta, yoga and sanskrit and there is
an on-line bookstore. The following links are provided
to other related facilities (in addition to the
others listed on this page):
Brahmaprakasananda - Nagpur
Viditatmananda - Ahmedabad
. Sw. Tadatmananda
in New Jersey
Kapoor � San Francisco bay area
Arieira � Brazil
There are also other teachers in the USA and Canada, who do not have websites, listed at the AVG website.
Vidya Satsangs has details of satsangs held by
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at various locations in the
US as well as Australia and Canada. Also, there are
many pdf file and mp3 audio files of satsang excerpts
from Swamis Dayananda, Viditatmananda, Tattvavidananda
and Pratyagbodhananda. These can all be downloaded
and contain a wealth of material on assorted topics.
Trust in Chennai, India sells audio cassettes
of recordings of lecture and discourses by Swami Dayananada,
Swami Paramarthananda, Swami Omkarananda and Swami
Guruparananda. You may also pay on line and download
Note that Swami Paramarthananda's complete talks on
the Gita are available on-line or for downloading.
dedicated to hosting selected classes of Swami Paramarthananda
(a direct disciple of Swami Dayananda), including some
of the ongoing classes in Chennai. Talks either require
a 'Flash Player', which may be downloaded from the site,
or are in real-audio format.
Malika is an institution in Chennai, India,
guided by Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Swami Paramarthananda
Saraswati. It provides classes in Vedanta, trains
teachers, maintains a library of books and cassettes
etc. Some talks by Swami Dayananda and Paramarthananda
may be downloaded , including an excellent one on japa. A few
are also available in Real Audio format. There is a year-long
'self-help' program that can be studied at the site for ten-minutes
per day with a different practice each month.
Arsha Vidya Kendra Trust, Bangalore is another center founded by Swami Dayananda. The resident AchArya is Swami Sadatmananda Saraswati and regular classes are held (in 2008 onwards, these are covering the Mandukya Upanishad) and PDF transcripts of some of the talks are available.
The Yoga of Objectivity - Neema Majmudar
and Surya Tahora, disciples of Swami Dayananda, are
the authors of this website. This site gives a detailed
presentation of Vedanta and its teaching methodology,
with pop-up quotes from relevant scriptures together
with articles (in PDF format for download) and dialogs
on specific aspects. There is also a schedule of talks,
seminars and retreats (held in India, Bangkok, etc).
Sadhvi Chaitanya is a site dedicated to documenting some of HH Sri Sadhvi Chaitanya�s satsangs and classes, who is herself a disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. The site is maintained by her students. The goal is to reproduce whatever was taught without additional commentary using examples and teachings directly from class. The classes are taught in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta and Adi Shankara.
Arsha Vijnana Mandiram is a spiritual retreat center located in Southern Georgia devoted to the study of Vedanta and Sanskrit. Arsha Vijnana Mandiram was founded in March 2006 by Pujya Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati. His disciple, Sri Sadhvi Chaitanya, is the resident Acharya of the center.