If you are interested in taking your spiritual questions further and would like to understand your true nature, the nature of the mind and of the world, this retreat will be of great value. Freedom and lasting happiness are the result of this knowledge. The course is not merely an academic or intellectual exercise. It is a dynamic traditional teaching that engages the participants in such a way that it produces insight into the nature of reality.
Vedanta is a means of Self inquiry, one of the oldest and most successful enlightenment tradition in the world. Information about this unique path is available on James' website www.shiningworld.com His books, “The Essence of Enlightenment” and “Yoga of the Three Energies”, among others, beautifully present the path of understanding.
James Swartz (Ramji) is one of the very few authentic Vedanta teachers in the world today. He studied in the late 1960's and early 1970's under the guidance of Swami Chinmayananda, one of India’s most respected sages. Since then James has taught Vedanta to thousands of students the world over. His ability to teach authentic Vedanta in plain modern English and to present the teaching in a lively, humorous and provocative way is exceptional.
Text: This seminar will be based on the Kena Upanishad.
Text here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HuN1ly6E_NutJArV0NGgcR_W1VPrC1bX
Course language is English. There will be no translation into German.
Venue: This non-residential course will be held at Egnoka, Akademie für Kampf- und Lebenskunst, Schützenstraße 7, 12165 Berlin-Steglitz. The venue is in a vivid neighborhood in Berlin-Wilmersdorf with many cafés and restaurants.
Accommodation: This seminar is non-residential. Out-of- town participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. There are a couple of Hotels close by. We recommend Hotel Anna 1908 (https://lindemannhotels.de/hotel-berlin/anna-1908/ 15 min. to walk) or Steglitz International (https://www.si-hotel.com/, 5 min. to walk). You may also check airbnb.com (enter ‘Rathaus Steglitz, Berlin’ in the ‘where do you want to go’ field) to find a private room or apartment in the neighborhood.
Schedule (preliminary): The course will start on Thursday night at 19:00 and will end on Sunday, around 13:00.
Check-in on Thursday 18:30 – 19:00
Introduction 19:00 – 21:00 (Thursday)
Morning Talk 1 09:00 – 10:15 (Fri. – Sun.)
Morning Talk 2 10:45 – 11:45 (Fri. – Sun.)
Morning Talk 3 12:00 – 13:00 (Fri. – Sun.)
Lunch break 13:00 – 15:00 (Fri. – Sat.)
Talk 4 / Satsang / Q&A 15:00 – 17:00 (Fri. – Sat.)
Price: Course price is €50. The fee for the teacher is not yet built into the price as James has graciously agreed to do the course on a donation basis. Donations are voluntary and may be given at the end of the course.
Further Information and Application: For any questions regarding the course please email Matthias at RamjiSeminar@gmail.com . Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. To apply please send Matthias an email with your contact details.
|Event End Date||05-03-2020|