Shining World Events

James Swartz and Shining World hold satsangs and talks all around the world. From North America, to Europe, Africa, and India, James travels far and wide teaching Vedanta in a unique way that Westerners can appreciate. There is never any charge for the teaching, only to cover the cost of travel and expenses.


Upcoming events



The Crest Jewel of Discrimination
Vivekachoodamani by Shankaracharya 
“I honor the teacher, the limitless Self, whose nature is joy - who cannot be objectified by the senses and mind and who is known through the contemplation on the teachings of the Upanishads.”

Vivekachudamani describes the practice of Viveka, the discrimination between the real and the unreal.  The conscious eternal Self is real and the temporal experiences that present themselves to it - the 'not-self' - are unreal. Viveka is the crown jewell of Vedanta, the Science of Self Knowledge. It produces freedom from attachment to the cycle of births and deaths.  

Recommended Reading: The Crest Jewell of Discrimination by Edwin Faust available here: http://shiningworld.com/site/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=20_26

Teaching by Donation as is customary in the Vedanta teaching tradition.  
 
Venue: Sunshine Guest House   http//www. sunshineguesthouseindia.com   #5 Annamalai Nagar, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606603, India - Telefone +91 9566559159

Date: January 3rd to 23rd 2018 with Sundays off.
 
Schedule:  Morning 10 am to 12:30 pm with a break 
                   Afternoon 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm with a break 
   
Registration fee: $100 non-refundable for Arlindo's travel expenses

Paypal to: Arlindo Moraes: nagar.arlindo@yahoo.com
 
For Information Contact:
In India:  Partheeban - phone/whatsup: +91-99943 63568  - Email; partheeban25@gmail.com
In Europe;  Arlindo Nagar - phone/whatsup: Nagar  +39-320237-3538 – Email; nagar.arlindo@yahoo.com
 
Arlindo JC Moraes (Nagar)
Home# +39-35-0630593 
Bergamo, Italy
 
Event Date 01-03-2018
Event End Date 01-22-2018




Dates: 27th January - 10th February 2018

Venue: Suryalila Retreat Centre
Cortijo La Fabrica,
Pago del Pajarete
11650 Villamartin (Cadiz)
Spain

Contact: Email: info@suryalila.com
Tel: 34 856 023 631

Link to website:  www.suryalila.com

Link to Flyer: http://suryalila.com/yoga-retreat-calendar/enlightenment-yoga-three-energies

Text:  Enlightenment and Energy Management:  Yoga of The Three Gunas

Enlightenment is freedom from dependence on objects, especially emotional states of mind that hinder our ability to accomplish our goals.  The ancient Science of Energy Management is a sophisticated set of simple principles that allow anyone to eliminate the thoughts and emotions that inhibit our ability to live creatively and to cultivate the energies that ensure success in any endeavor. 

The three universal energies that each of us experiences throughout the day are called ‘gunas,’ a Sanskrit word that means qualities.  The technique that allows us to control them is called Triguna Vibhava Yoga.  This Yoga originated in India several thousand years ago and is practiced, consciously or unconsciously, throughout the world today.   Successful people in every field have to varying degrees mastered some aspect of this science.   This seminar reveals the basic principles of the Yoga of the gunas and how to use them to transform your life, worldly or spiritual, into the life you always desired. 

 

Teaching Schedule:

  • 7.30-9.00 – Optional Yoga Class
  • 9.00-10.00 – Breakfast
  • 10.00-12.30 – Morning Satsang
  • 13.00-14.00 – Lunch
  • 15.30-17.30 – Afternoon Satsang
  • 18.30-19.30 – Dinner
  • Evening Q&A every other day
Event Date 01-27-2018
Event End Date 02-10-2017




For Information and to Register Contact: 
https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminarhaus-shanti/

Seminar:  Self Inquiry - The Big Picture

This course covers the complete teaching of Vedanta from A-Z.  It is a live presentation of James' books, How to Attain Enlightenment and Essence of Enlightenment.  

Text:  Essence of Enlightenment available here: http://shiningworld.com/site/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=20_26

Participants should read Essence of Enlightenment in English or German and familiarize themselves with these texts.  The course is in English.
 

While the teaching is on a donation basis, participants need to register and pay for their accommodations.  Please send E-Mail to: gastgruppen@yoga-vidya.de and request a registration form.    

The seminar starts with the evening session March 11,  2018 and ends after the morning session on March, 16   2018


Daily Teaching schedule:

Morning:
9 30 - 12 00

Afternoon:
3 30 - 5 30

Evening: 
7 30 -  9 00

While there is not a charge for this event we rely on your donations to help defray our expenses and sustain the teachings. Your financial support is vital to the continuation of ShiningWorld.  A donation is appropriate.

Event Date 03-11-2018
Event End Date 03-16-2018


Non-Residential Seminar

Text: To be announced

Link to Flyer: http://www.shiningworld.com/site/files/events/Berlin_2018_Flyer.pdf
Event Date 03-24-2018
Event End Date 03-27-2017