About the Vedic Tradition and Yes Vedanta
Vedanta is a tradition sourced in Vedas of India — revealing the depth of non-dual teachings within the three major texts: Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Brahma Sutras.
Yes Vedanta's purpose is to systematically unfold the methodology of these texts, so the student can actually arrive to the same understanding, vision or realization of the absolute reality as oneself — right here and now.
Yes Vedanta teaches Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit.
We are not an institution, nor a business.
No race, gender, religion or nationality is excluded. Only your sincerity, regular attendance and attention is required.
Cost? Most essential to life like sunlight, air, plants are all free. While man made non-essentials, cost. Ironic indeed! In the same way, eternal self-knowledge is essential, thus remains free. If insist, donations may go here. Otherwise main payment student can provide is your attention and willingness to learn from start to end of session.
Reason for the name? Word “Vedanta” refers to final knowledge of the Vedas whose subject matter is the absolute, non-negatable Truth. Hence Yes Vedanta reminds us to say “Yes” to that which matters most.
Teaching Lineage of Yes Vedanta
Teaching and language usage is based on Swami Dayananda (Arsha Vidya) lineage – most prominently Swami Paramarthananda. There is also strong influence of Chinmaya International Foundation (Kerala), specifically Swami Advayananda.
About Acharya Andre
” By my mid-twenties, I was fortunate enough to achieve a comfortable level of financial freedom through a wholesale-retail business. However, this accomplishment led me to question success itself. I was still the same person. Nothing significant had changed. Problems didn't go away. This observation caused me to question the nature of my existence.
The more I pondered life's biggest questions, the more the notion of finding a wise teacher took hold. Thus I decided to embark on a journey to Arunachala and pay my respects to Ramana Maharshi. It was there I discovered a 25-day program which delved into the essence of the Bhagavad Gita.
After completing the program, I committed to a full year of dedicated self-inquiry, guided by these teachings, despite having no proof that Vedic authority was superior to other approaches.
Knowledge of Reality was further refined through several enriching courses from Chinmaya International Foundation, over the next two years.
I was also fortunate to meet Neema Majmudar, a student of Swami Dayananda Saraswati from the Arsha Vidya tradition, in Rishikesh. Her teaching style helped me gain a deeper assimilation of the non-dual nature of reality.
In addition to teaching Vedic wisdom and Sanskrit (studied for two years at the Australian National University) — I have a passion for biological sciences. Through my experiences, I've learned that personal growth and the pursuit of self-knowledge are truly fulfilling, and I'm eager to share these insights with others. ”
Feedback from Students
Is reality ascertained immediately or gradually?
Clarity of anything doesn't occur instantaneously. Do you get a promotion in company overnight OR it's result of years of prior hard work on your part?
Even after the promotion, one's refinement as a manager has just begun.
Nature has it's own rhythm. And your mind, the one that ascertains the Total, is not apart from the rhythmic order.
One season skipped, the food chain collapses.
One distasteful thought pushed under the carpet of the mind, and it helplessly lights up in our personality.
Inherent laws can't be broken, nor anything hidden. Where will it go? One can show a composed-self to world, but inside the true state murmurs.
For this reason, ongoing self-enquiry and continued study of Vedic scriptures is necessary to clean up past distortions.
An unfit mind resists hard work. Perhaps because we're shown, “Buddha sitting under a shady tree who attained Enlightenment in one extended sitting session“.
Matter of fact, his or any jnani's sitting is symbolic of immense prior effort and burning desire for Truth.
Thus maturity and mind-purification takes years. No cheating.
Even after gaining self-knowledge from guru and assimilating through passage of time — dissatisfaction still blossoms from past love-issues and lifetimes of impressions.
This way, one's spiritual work isn't over until last breath.