Welcome to Shining World

Shining World is the web site of James Swartz. James teaches traditional Vedanta in a non-traditional format. You'll find many resources here to aid you in your understanding of your self, non dual awareness.

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Inquiry Into Existence

James' newest book, Inquiry Into Existence, is now up in the shop!

News & Updates

NEW VIDEO: The Nature of Nondual Relationships an interview with James and Sundari. Watch the trailer below.

We have cut the price in half on all Self Inquiry sets in the shop, inclduing the latest recorded in
Santa Fe in June, 2015.


The August newsletter is out!
  • Slide 1 East/West James
  • Slide 14 Swami Chimayananda, Swami Abhedananda, Ram
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  • Slide 4 Amsterdam 2014
  • Slide 6 India, 2015
  • Slide 5 India, 2015
  • Slide 8 Trout Lake 2014
  • Slide 7 Trout Lake, 2014
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  • Slide 11 Westerwald 2013
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  • Slide 13 Toronto, 2013

New to Vedanta?

If you're new to Vedanta, this is the place to begin. You'll find resources you need to get you started.

Vedanta Beginners Course

This course serves as an introduction to Vedanta, touching on the all the fundamental considerations.

Vedanta Advanced Course

All the intricate details. We highly recommend that you go through the beginners course first to set the foundation.

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