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


 
August 3-4  2019

Venue
Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley

Address: 933 Parker Street, Studio 38, Berkeley, CA 94710 

Contactvance@ashtangayogaberkeley.com

Registration 

A registration fee of $35 confirms your spot for the weekend and goes towards James transportation and logistics for the weekend.  You can register at the door when you arrive or in advance with Paypal (send to swartz.jb@gmail.com) or by check (James Swartz, 5220 NE 114th Street, Vancouver, Washington 98686.

By Donation

Text:
Kena Upanishad  Download here: https://shiningworld.com/site/files/pdfs/publications/scripture/kena_upanishad.pdf

Class Schedule

Saturday, August 3

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Morning 
11:00 am - 11:30 am Tea Break  
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Mid-morning 
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Lunch  
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Afternoon 
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner Break  
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Evening

Sunday, August 4

10:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning
11: 00 am - 11:30 am Tea Break
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Satsang
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Last Session

Berkeley - Transportation, Food, Hotels, Map of Venue

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ge-XBSZhlb5UmpVLtH4UmhXVFjGYrwkf

Event Date 08-03-2019
Event End Date 08-04-2019


The Self is Bliss




Venue:  Mt. Adams Guler Trout Lake County Park,18 Park Road  Trout Lake, WA 98650. Click here for a PDF Map


Text:  The Self is Sat (Existence) - Chit (Consciousness) - Ananda (Bliss).  This popular seminar unfolds the Bliss 'aspect' of the Self.  It is based on the last five chapters of Vidyaranya's Panchadasi (Inquiry into Existence) and the Narada Bhakti Sutras (The Yoga of Love).

Seminar by Donation
 

Teaching Schedule

Sunday August 18 -  Introduction: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Daily from Monday 19 - Friday 23 

1st Session:      9: 30 - 10:30 am

2nd Session:     11:00   - 12:00 pm

3nd Session:         4:00 pm -   5:30 pm

4th Session:     7:00 pm  -  8:30 pm

For more information contact Sundari:  Sundari.shiningworld@gmail.com 
 

Logistics:
There is a small grocery store in the little town, a coffee shop and one restaurant. There is a regular grocery store 30 min away by car.

The closest airport is Portland Oregon. It is then a 2 hour drive. Here is a link to see a map of the campsite:
http://www.klickitatcounty.org/bldgrounds/default.asp?fCategoryIDSelected=-1633991138

 

PLEASE NOTE!

If you arrive by car please bring your own chair.  If you are flying in from the US or abroad please let us know and we will reserve a chair for you.  

 

Directions:
If coming East on Interstate 84, Cross the bridge over the Columbia river at Hood River towards Wa, White Salmon. Take a left on Wa 14, then after 1.5 miles, take a right on Wa 141 ALT. Go 19 miles to Trout Lake. Keep left at the gas station at the Y, then left on Jennings Rd at the Post Office, then right on Park rd. The park is on your left.

Lodging in the Trout Lake Area:

(1) Trout Lake Valley Inn:
Call: 509-395-2300. Website: troutlakevalleyinn.com

(2) Serenity's B&B: Five Cabins ranging from $100-$280/night. No discounts.  
Call: 509-395-2500. Website: serenitys.com

(3) Kelly's B&B: 3 rooms from $75 to $85  
Call: 509-395-2769. Website: kellysbnb.com

(4) Trout Lake Country Inn:  All are $65/night.
Call: 509-395-3667. No website

(5) Trailhead B&B: 3 rooms from $80 to $125   
Call: 509-395-2205  No website

(6) 
Trout Lake Abbey: A Thiền Buddhist retreat and Spiritual center that is also a B&B. They have 4 rooms with beds ranging from $93 to $126/night, ova-vegan breakfast included. 10% discount on more than 7 days. Also a co-ed hostel is available for $45/night.

(7)  The Trout Lake Grocery Store.  They have 3 separate rooms w/bath with double beds at $45/night. These rooms are quaint and clean and at these rates are good deal. No Breakfast though.
Call: 509-395-2777

(8) For information on recreational activities, housing and motels, contact the Ranger District: Mt. Adams Ranger District. 2455 Highway 141, Trout Lake, WA 98650.
Phone: 509-395-3400; TTY: 360-891-5003.

 

Event Date 08-18-2019
Event End Date 08-23-2019
The Essence of Vedanta




Text:  Shankaracharaya's Atma Bodh 

Atma Bodha, which presents the essence of Vedanta, was written in the Eighth Century by a great sage, Adi Shankacharya, to clarify the fundamental ideas revealed in the Upanishads, Vedanta’s source texts.  It is meant to be studied before an inquirer delves into the Upanishads proper because it teaches the whole system of Vedanta in a straightforward manner, avoiding elaborate arguments.  More: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-ENSlka8lgvIhss4C7n5hYPEqML4n_kP

Price

Vedanta teaching is not a profession. James teaches on a donation basis. It is called guru dakshina in the Vedanta tradition.  The donation is not voluntary.  You contribute to the teacher according to your means and your appreciation of the spiritual value of the teaching. 

Registration

The registration fee covers the cost of James' transportation, the venue and incidental expenses incurred by the organizers, not the teaching itself.

To register please send an email informing Suus (suus2m@hotmail.com) that you have sent €25 to NL86RABO 0315783850, S. Groot.   Subject: Vedanta and your name. Suus will reply to your email confirming your reservation.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Venue
We are happy to host this non-residential course in the MOC building again. The address is: Lindenlaan 75, 1175 LC Amstelveen, The Netherlands.   Course language is in English. There will be no translation into Dutch.

Schedule

Friday Registration after 18.30  

Satsang starts at 19.00 - 21.00 (with a break)

Saturday 10.00- 17.00 with breaks

Sunday  10.00 - 16.00 with breaks


Preparation

E-book available here:  https://www.shiningworld.com/site/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_26&product_id=184

Kindle & Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PV1Z8K6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1









Event Date 10-11-2019
Event End Date 10-13-2019

Yoga of Love - Seminar - James Swartz



James, one of the most powerful voices for non-duality today, unveils the timeless knowledge of traditional Vedanta with clarity, candour and humor. 


Yoga of Love

The Yoga of Love (Narada Bhakti Sutras), an ancient Vedic text, is important for seekers everywhere because it reveals the identity between Vedanta, the path of Self-inquiry and Bhakti Yoga, the path of Devotional Love. It is equally important because is gives an excellent picture of a Self-actualized person, someone who understands the non-difference between freedom and unconditional non-dual love, the fruit of Self-inquiry.

Seminar 19th October 2019    11:00 – 16:00 hr.    By donation


Book Signing by James - Yoga der Liebe - 16:30 – 17:30 hr.

Yoga Vidya Center am Eigelsteintor Lübecker Str. 8-10, 50668 Köln Tel.: (02 21) 139 43 08 E-Mail: koeln@yoga-vidya.de www.koeln.yoga-vidya.de



Event Date 10-19-2019
Cut off date 10-19-2019
The Yoga of Love



The Yoga of Love (Narada Bhakti Sutras), an ancient Vedic text, is important for seekers everywhere because it reveals the identity between Vedanta, the path of Self-inquiry and Bhakti Yoga, the path of Devotional Love.  It is equally important because is gives an excellent picture of a Self-actualized person, someone who understands the non-difference between freedom and unconditional non-dual love, the fruit of Self-inquiry.  

The seminar is by donation in keeping with the great Advaita Vedanta tradition.  

James Book, The Yoga of Love, is available in English as a digital download here: https://www.shiningworld.com/site/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_26&product_id=142

It is available in English paperback here:https://www.yogaland.co.uk/the-yoga-of-love

And as a paperback in German from the Yoga Vidya book store here: https://shop.yoga-vidya.de/de/yoga-vidya-verlag/buecher/yoga-liebe-james-swartz

Participants can enjoy Yoga Vidya's reasonable rates, quiet atmosphere and vegetarian food or book local accommodations. 

To apply click here: https://my.hidrive.com/lnk/Frruyxs7
to apply by E-Mail: badmeinberg@yoga-vidya.de

In German the seminar is visible and bookable here:

https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/seminar/yoga-der-liebe-mit-james-swartz-b191020-20/

 




Event Date 10-20-2019
Event End Date 10-25-2019