Advaita Vedanta Resources

What is Advaita Vedanta Advaita Vedanta is a school of Hinduism with its roots in the Vedas and Upanishads which recognizes one reality and one God

The Concept of Advaita Vedanta A summary of the essential concepts of the Advaita Vedanta of Hinduism, or the philosophy of Nondualism

Holographic Principle and Advaita Vedanta In this essay the author discusses the Holographic Principle or the idea that the universe is a hologram projected by a black hole and its correlation with the Advaita Vedanta of Hinduism.

Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression  Introducing Advaita, Gurus, Masters, Teachers, Realizers, Confessors, Poets, Scholars, and nondual scriptures and literature.

Advaita - A Presentation for Beginners written by D. Krishna Ayyar, the complete text is available on-line. Despite claiming to be 'for beginners' this is very comprehensive covering practically any topic that you might think of. It is a classical treatment that uses all of the correct Sanskrit terminology.

Advaita Academy Hundreds of essays from modern teachers and writers both on general Advaita topics and scriptural exegesis; interviews; audio and video talks; book reviews; blogs from a number of writers.

Advaita enquiry and educating disciplines the website of Ananda Wood contains a comprehensive resource for the teachings of Sri Atmananda, the tradition of Advaita, discourses on science, language and education, as well as a slideshow and free downloads.

Advaita Fellowship Advaita teaching of Ramesh S. Balsekar, Wayne Liquorman (ram tzu) and Nisargadatta Maharaj. Transcripts, audio files and live webcasts of Wayne's talks.

Advaita Notebook Thoughts, poems, audio and book from Peter Marjason in the style of neo-advaita.

Advaita Vedanta A 'weblog' site from Floyd Henderson offering daily meditations on the subject of Advaita.

Advaita Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations quotations from Floyd Henderson, Nisargadatta Maharaj and Dennis Waite.

The Advaita Vedânta Home Page A traditional approach to non-dualism, as taught by as taught by SankarAcArya and his followers. History, philosophies, philosophers.

Advaita Vision links to organisations, teachers and resources; excerpts from published books; details of hundreds of books related to Advaita, with links to purchase; discourses, book extracts and essays from current teachers and writers; question and answer section; introduction to Sanskrit and ITRANS. Related blog, with 9 writers, at www.advaita-vision.org.

AdvaitaVedanta.co.uk The most important works of Narayana Guru and Dr. Nataraja Guru are available on-line, including the former's 'Darsana Mala' and the latter's commentary on this, 'The Integrated Science of the Absolute'. There is also a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and on Shankara's 'Saundarya Lahari' and numerous other essays and articles. There is also a discussion forum.

Advaitin Homepage Website for the Advaitin Egroup. In addition to details of the group, FAQ, messages and an invitation to join, there are articles on Advaita, Hinduism, Vedas and Upanishads, and Gita.

Aloha Sangha Weekly meetings in Honolulu exploring the varieties of nondual experience and expression, with emphasis on the teachings of Nisargadatta, Sri Ramana, and Zen Buddhism.

Amigo A free Web magazine about Non Duality. There are articles by the editor Wolter Keers, a disciple of Ramana Maharshi and others such as Douglas Harding, Krishna Menon and Tony Parsons.

Ashram Vidya Order Founded by Raphael and teaching in the 'Primordial Tradition' of Pythagoras, Parmenides, Plato, Plotinus, Lao-tse, Gaudapada, Shankara and others. Monthly on-line readings from the Mandukya Upanishad and Gaudapada's karika.

The Awakened Eye Artists and artisans, educators and philosophers, scientists, sages and saints present their understanding and teachings about nondual awareness: the eye wideawake, and the awakened 'I' are not two!

A Course in Consciousness Quantum theory and consciousness; the metaphysics of non-duality; the end of suffering and the discovery of our true nature - an on-line or downloadable book by Stanley Sobottka, professor of Physics at the University of Virginia.

Dadashri The Gnani Purush Words of wisdom on a number of subjects from Ambalal Muljibhai Patel aka Dadashri (died 1988), using the teaching of 'Akram Vignam', the 'Elevator Path'. This teaching now continued by a disciple.

Divine Life Church of Absolute Oneness Thoughts on a number of practical problems, including some audio files, from Swami Shankarananda, founder of this church in Baltimore, Maryland.

Flames of Nonduality Advaita in St. Petersburg, Russia. A number of pages in English about the spiritual path of Advaita, including some material by Andrew Cohen.

Gems From The Ocean Of Traditional Hindu Thought Prof. V. Krishnamurthy had made extracts from his books available here. There are a wide range of topics relating to Hinduism in general and Vedanta in particular.

If I Could Tell You Two essays: 'OM' - short observations on aspects of Advaita interspersed with quotations from Taoism; 'I Am' - an autobiographical description of a journey of Self-discovery.

Inner Quest Articles and teachings from Ranjit Maharaj, Sri Poonja, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramesh Balsekar and Chandra Swami; Catalogue of videos, DVDs and books from various teachers,traditional and modern, including Ramana Maharshi and J. Krishnamurti; details of meetings in Paris (last section in French only).

Krishna Viswaroopam This is a weblog site with existing entries based upon the teachings of the Upanishads and Swami Vivekananda.

Living Satsang Interviews (some in Dutch) with various teachers, e.g. Arjuna, Neelam, Osho, Isaac Shapiro. Details of forthcoming retreats in Holland and events at a 'satsang community' in N. France.

Luthar.com On-line magazine with essays, stories, pictures, and poems relating to interfaith spirituality since 2000. The focus is on enlightenment in the context of Advaita but other non-dual philosophies are also represented. Edited by Dr. Harsh K. Luthar with new articles every month.

Maharaj Nisargadatta primarily related to this teacher, providing quotations, biography, lineage and photos and the complete text of 'I am That'. There are also other essays and books on Advaita in general, including many of the books by Ramana Maharshi, Upanishads, Gita and Brahmasutras, works by Sivananda and Krishnananda, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, and a number from the Bhaktivedanta Trust.

Mark West - Non Duality There are numerous articles from Mark West, a disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj. There are also audio talks, interviews, several videos and details of the book 'Gleanings from Nisargadatta' - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj transcribed by Mark 1976-77.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Dedicated to the Advaita Master, Nisargadatta Maharaj and linked to the related Discussion Group. Contains quotations from the books of his dialogues.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Contains a brief biography and information about Nisargadatta's teaching style; details of his published books and some downloadable scriptural texts; a large number of downloadable photos; a number of on-line videos and links to related sites.

Our Deceitful Senses Articles, in modern terminology, addressing the topics of perception and the illusory world, dream as a metaphor for waking 'reality' and recognising that we are not the body.

Papaji Satsang Extensive biography and pictures of Sri Poonja together with quotation and video of the week and numerous satsang extracts.

The Philosophy of Advaita Vedanta - Nonduality Weblog containing article entries related to the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta as contained in the Upanishads and systematized by Adi Shankara.

A practical approach to Advaita Introduction to Advaita and how to put the philosophy to practice in everyday life.

Pure Silence Offers pointers to integral spiritual transformation based on a personal realization of the true self and the practice of silence: the essence of non duality and all genuine spirituality.

Radiance of Being the blog of Rodney Stevens. Influenced principally by John Wheeler, he provides pointers, reviews, questions & answers and generally expresses observations on 'simply being' in the present.

Reflections India Dedicated to the understanding and realization of the truths of life and experiences. Organised by Dr. Haramohan Mishra, graduate in Sanskrit and doctor in Advaita Epistemology. On-line magazine with archived articles, details of published books and links.

The Road to pSingularity An unusual interpretation of Advaita Vedanta in terms of the mathematics of the Turing Machine as implemented in the Human Genome.

Robert Adams A disciple of Ramana Maharshi. This is the website of the 'Infinity Institute', instructed to carry on his teaching following his death in 1997. There are details of events, articles, publications and transcripts. A Home study course is available at $60 per year along with books, booklets and tapes.

Sankaracharya.org Provides the complete writings of Adi Shankara and explains his doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. Other scriptural texts also available, including a number of Upanishads, the Vedas and Puranas.

Satsang Schedules of teachers holding satsangs and retreats in the Netherlands, together with links and quotes.

Science and Nonduality Site promoting the Science & Nonduality conference held annually in California. Details of past and future events, program and speakers, together with information about organizers, venue and sales of DVDs.

Seeing-Knowing The website of Gilbert Schultz, a disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj and 'Sailor' Bob Adamson. There are numerous articles, audio, videos and details of his books.

The Seer the weblog of Peter Sumner, a spiritual mentor based at Gurukula in Fremantle, Western Australia, particularly influenced by Eckhart Tolle. There are frequent updates with extracts from books, topical observations and comments.

Self-Identity Anonymous E. J. Shearn's weblog site, with the topic of 'Getting to the bottom of self'.

Self-knowledge the weblog of Dr. Shyam Subramanian contains observations based on traditional teachings but aimed at the modern reader.

Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, Vivekachudamani a new rendition of the version translated by Charles Johnston.

shiningworld.com This is the website of James Swartz. Many perennial questions on Advaita are addressed in 12 different categories and opinions are expressed on a number of issues. Books and essays may be read on-line or downloaded as PDF files. Some may be purchased as hard copy and the entire site is available on CD.

Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham More than 1000 pages of information on Hinduism and Advaita. See their 'site map' for links to everything about Hindu dharma, together with many articles and tributes to Shankara and his lineage.

Sri Ranjit Maharaj Site dedicated to Ranjit Maharaj and his teacher, Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj. There are excerpts from talks, including two in MP3 format and a program of events.

Stillness Speaks Distributes video, audio and texts of a number of contemporary non-dual spiritual teachers and traditional sages. Some of these resources are available as free downloads. There are also recommended books, links and a weblog.

Strictly Spiritual tips for evaluating a spiritual teacher for yourself together with a personal ratings list.

Swami Rama Tirtha Contains biographical details and eulogies. 'In Woods of God-Realization' is a seven volume compilation of the complete works of Swami Rama and this is being made available on-line.

Vancouver Satsang Has details of all of the events around Vancouver in Canada.

Vedanta Centre The centre, near Boston MA, expounds the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna; provides services and retreats, a library and bookstore. There are 'Daily Thoughts' from the writings of Swami Paramananda.

Vedanta: The Yoga of Objectivity Neema Majmudar and Surya Tahora, disciples of Swami Dayananda, are the authors of this website. This site gives a detailed presentation of Vedanta and its teaching methodology, with pop-up quotes from relevant scriptures together with articles (in PDF format for download) and dialogs on specific aspects. There is also a schedule of talks, seminars and retreats (held in India, Bangkok, etc).

Vedantavidyarthisangha.org Dedicated to hosting selected classes of Swami Paramarthananda (a direct disciple of Swami Dayananda), including some of the ongoing classes in Chennai. Talks either require a 'Flash Player', which may be downloaded from the site, or are in real-audio format.

Vidya Bharata Advaita Vedanta Philosophy, Raphael, Tattvaloka, The Mountain Path, Sringeri Ashram, both in English and Italian.

Who Are You? If pictures help you to understand new concepts and you have the Shockwave plugin Flash 5.0 installed, this site poses a set of visually stimulating questions on the nature of ourselves and the world of appearances.

Wide Awake Living the website of Alice Gardner. There are essays, poetry, links and reviews. Influenced by Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti, she offers 'mentoring' sessions and circulates a monthly Newsletter.

The Yoga Vasistha Some original comments on this ancient text, which provides an understanding of the nature of reality.

Spiritual practices

Enlightenment.com Resources and products for the spiritual seeker.

Wisdom of the Heart We should know that not only what we see is real, that even the most beautiful fantasy tales are nothing compared to the beautiful truth, that up to this day we have ignored.

Traditional Teachers

Adiyaar: Devotees of Lord Shiva Life and teachings of many Tamil devotees of Lord Shiva known as Adiyaar.

Agasthiar's Universal Mission Dedicated to Maha Guru Agasthiar's universal mission for the spiritual upliftment of all beings.

Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ramji About the saint and his teachings.

Akhandanandji Saraswati, Swami A 20th century saint of Anand Vrindavan, exponent of Shrimad Bhagavata and scholar of Vedanta and Bhakti Shastras.

Amma Karunamayi Life and teachings of the modern saint.

Anandmurti Guru Maa Profile, teachings, meditation camps, ashram, and books.

Appaji, Sri The life and teachings of the saint who started preaching from his childhood and the ashram founded by him.

Asimananda Saraswathy Life and work of the saint. Includes information about the activities of the ashram founded by him.

Baba Lokenath Life and teachings of the saint known as Baba Lokenath. Information on the mission founded by him.

Biographies of Saints Images and short life stories of saints, teachers, and gurus of Hinduism from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Chetanananda, Swami Talks, quotes, photos and brief biography of the spiritual director of Nityananda Institute, Portland, Oregon.

Ganapati Sachchidananda, Swami Swamiji is the pontiff of Datta Peetham at Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Ashram in Mysore, India.Sri Swamiji is known for his healing and meditation music.Includes his teachings and provides a calendar of his upcoming talks.

Guruji Sri Muralidhara Swamigal Mission Teachings of Sri Muralidhara Swamigal, his discourses, compositions and activities of the organizations founded by him.

Jagat Guru Rampal Ji Maharaj Life story,lectures and publications of the guru.

Kabir Kabir was a musician saint of India. This is a brief description of Kabir's life, philosophy, poetry, an special links concerning his music.

Kripananda Variyar Swamigal Biography and works of the saint who was devoted to Lord Muruga. Includes a photo gallery.

Lalleshwari A 14th century poetess saint of north India. A yogini of the mystical tradition, esteemed by both Hindus and Muslims.

mohanananda maharajaji Life, profile and teachings of the Guru.

Mother Meera A brief biography and teachings of the Indian saint currently living in Germany. Includes a map of location of her abode and a photo gallery.

Mystic Poet Saints of Maharashtra Information about famous poet saints of India who lived from the 13th to the 17th Century.

Navnath Prassanna, Shri Information on Sri Navanath the representative of nine robust saints in Hindu religion and "Sri Navnath Bhaktisar" written by Sri Malu Kavi.

Nayanmar The life of the sixtythree devotees of Lord Shiva from the epic Periya Puranam.

Nisargadatta Maharaj Biography and teachings of the Advaita Vedanta teacher. Includes photographs.

Prahlad Chandra Brahmachari The life and teachings of this saint.

Rev. Pandurang Shastri Athavale The life and mission of the saint social reformer popularly known as Dadaji.

Sadhus and Swamis - The Holy Men of India Article and pictures on the sages, swamis, sadhus and other holy men of India

Sankaradeva Life and works of Sankaradeva (1449-1568), the saint of Assam who propagated the form of Vaisnavism known as Eka-Sarana Hari-Nama Dharma in Eastern India.

Satchidananda, Swami Spiritual teacher, advocate for interfaith dialogue and world peace. Founder of Integral Yoga Institutes, worldwide and LOTUS shrine, Satchidananda Ashram, Virginia, USA.

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami A spiritual teacher, author and publisher of Hinduism today. Kauai's Hindu Monastery Daily Chronicle of Hindu news, lessons, talks, calendar and archives.

Satyananda Saraswati, Swami Swamiji has dedicated his entire life to the Divine Mother. He is the author of Chandi Path, Kali Puja, Shree Maa:The Guru and Goddess and other religious books.

Shri Krishna Saraswati Swami of Kolhapur Life of the saint. Includes excerpts from the book on Swami.

Sivarama Swami Disciple of Srila Prabhupada. Serving ISKCON in Canada, U.S.A., United Kingdom and Hungary. Books, tapes, CD-ROMs, lecture sets, and classes.

Sree Rama Dasa Mission Details the lives and mission of two, Brahmasree Neelakanta Gurupadar and his disciple Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi.

Surdas A brief introduction to a medieval poet, singer and saint.

Swami Avdheshanand Giriji Information about the Swamiji, his ashrams, and schedule.

Swami Manishanandji Life, thoughts, lectures and divine experiences of Swami Manishanandji

Swargarohan Life and works of Shri Yogeshwarji and Maa Sarveshwari. Includes articles, books,and lectures.

Tankara Religious and educational activities at Tankara, the birth place of Swami Dayanand Saraswati.

Modern Teachers

'Sailor' Bob Adamson Details of meetings (in Melbourne, Australia). His book and CDs may be purchased and there are reviews, extracts and transcripts from meetings and emails. 'Sailor' Bob is a disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Adyashanti Details of satsangs and retreats, extracts from teachings and books for sale.

Andrew Cohen The official site, containing details of his teaching and of the magazine 'What is Enlightenment'; schedules of retreats etc., articles, audio and video clips.

Bodhi Avasa Lives in Wales in the UK but holds satsangs in Europe, US and Canada. Details of these together with essays, poems and letters. Videos and CD-ROMs may also be purchased.

Burt Harding - The Awareness Foundation A teacher of Advaita Vedanta in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi, based on direct experience of awakening. He reminds people of what they already know in their hearts. Biography, book, tapes, schedule.

Catherine Ingram Details of retreats, extracts from dialogues (including several RealAudio files), and tapes and CDs to buy.

Charlie Hayes Correspondence, audios, essays, books and links from a former professional racing driver who is influenced by the Navnath sampradAya. Charlie offers frequent meetings and personal consultations at his home in Enid, Oklahoma.

Chuck Hillig A consulting marriage and family therapist in California and author of several acclaimed books on enlightenement. He is also a professional speaker and may be booked for a number of presentations, that can be scheduled for 30 mins or 1/2 day duration.

Dolano Dolano is a disciple of Osho, Sri Poonja and Gangaji, who teaches in Pune, India. The site contains background information, photos and schedule of talks.

Dolano (Friends of) A site dedicated to Dolano, a disciple of Osho, Sri Poonja and Gangaji, and featuring downloadable satsang recordings.

Dr. K. Sadananda Essays and audio material from Dr. K. Sadananda, a disciple of Swami Chinmayananda and Acharya at the Washington Chinmaya Mission. The site is linked to a discussion forum.

Floyd Henderson arranges retreats one-on-one, for couples or for groups. Telephone sessions also available. Retreats are based in Texas.

Francis Lucille A disciple of Jean Klein and a spiritual teacher of advaita. This web site contains details of his retreats, and extracts from dialogues and tapes, videos and CDs which may be purchased.

Gangaji There are on-line audio clips, videos, and extracts from meetings, together with details of retreats and intensives and books to be purchased. There is also a listing of satsang video broadcasts on cable TV around the US.

Geoffrey Neill Also known as Janak Giri, he holds meetings in Auckland, New Zealand. Influenced by other traditions as well as Advaita.

Greg Goode Greg is a Doctor of Western philosophy as well as a self-realised teacher of Advaita and Buddhism and is equally at home with all approaches. He is a qualified Philosophical Counsellor in New York, where he also holds satsangs.

Halina Pytlasinska Schedule of meetings; essays and interviews with other neo-Advaitin teachers.

Isaac Shapiro A student of Sri Poonja, the site contains biographical information, pictures, interview, letters, poems, audio clips, book extracts and links. There is a schedule of satsangs and retreats throughout the US, Australia and Europe.

James Braha A disciple of Bob Adamson and author of a book - "Living Reality" - on his experience of 5 weeks spent with Bob discussing non-duality. James teaches near Sarasota in Florida.

Jeff Foster Author and speaker influenced by Advaita, Sufism and Zen holding meetings and retreats in UK, Europe and USA. Site includes essays, interviews, podcasts, videos, and details of his books and DVD's.

Jivanjili One in None Sacha Center. Articles, dialogues, and quotations, from this disciple of ShantiMayi, whose teaching accords special significance to the Gayatri Mantra.

Joan Tollifson Teacher and writer in traditions of Advaita and Zen. Information about her books, details of meetings, an essay and list of recommended books.

John David (formerly Premananda) Writings, short stories, interview and poetry influenced by Sri Poonja, Ramana Maharshi and Osho. Also edited talks (Real Player) and schedule of satsangs.

John Sherman The River Ganga Foundation supports the work of John Sherman to develop and teach the self-inquiry method of Ramana Maharshi.

Jon Bernie Details of satsangs, meditation retreats and extracts from the teachings of this student of Adyashanti. Based in San Francisco.

Karl Renz Interview and autobiography; details of schedule; paintings and photographs.

Katie Davis Spirituality, Advaita Vedanta, current teacher and author of 'Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment' provides free videos, published articles on Advaita and enlightenment, details of Advaita satsang events and free newsletters.

Madhukar Disciple of Sri Poonja. Site contains schedule of retreats around the world, letters, meeting excerpts, articles and interviews (some in German).

Marlies Cocheret A disciple of Osho and Adyashanti, she teaches, together with Mokshananda at Free Water Sangha in Santa Cruz CA.

Metta Zetty Awakening Into Awareness - Non-dual thoughts and letters on a vast range of topics, together with mailing lists, and tapes, and details of forthcoming events.

Mokshananda A disciple of Gurumayi and Adyashanti, he teaches, together with Marlies Cocheret at Free Water Sangha in Santa Cruz CA.

Mooji Disciple of Sri Poonja conducting satsangs in the UK and Ireland. This site contains dialogues, a brief biography, pictures and a schedule of satsangs and retreats.

Nathan Spoon Nathan's background includes other traditions such as tantra, Kashmir Shaivism and Kundalini yoga but he now teaches Advaita at the Ganapati-Advaita Ashram in Charlotte, NC. His web log addresses such topics as practice and self-enquiry.

Neelam Sri Poonja lineage. There are details of her retreats, principally in California.

Nirmala Satsang schedule (US and Canada). Free e-books of satsang transcripts and non-dual poetry. This student of Neelam and Adyashanti points to the Heart, the truest source of wisdom.

Norman Scrimshaw A disciple of Adyashanti (whose influences are Zen as well as Advaita), based in Campton, New Hampshire. There are details of satsangs and retreats, audio and video clips and a little written material.

Pamela Wilson disciple of Robert Adams, H W L Poonja and Neelam. The site has biographical information, schedule of satsangs and weekend retreats and tapes may be purchased. A book of satsang extracts 'On Being a Mountain' is due out in 2003.

Peter & Pearl Sumner Counselling and spiritual teaching at Fremantle, Perth, Australia, based upon Eckhart Tolle's 'The Power of Now'. Fees apply for all aspects. Free daily quotes from enlightened teachers available by email.

Philip Renard Influenced by a number of teachers but principally in the lineage of Atmananda Krishna Menon and Alexander Smit, he teaches in the Netherlands (Bilthoven) but his site has a parallel stream in English, where there are a number of articles, including a series on Ramana, Nisargadatta and Atmananda.

Radha (Carol Whitfield Ph.D.) studied with Swami Dayananda Saraswati and is a university professor and Jungian-oriented clinical psychologist. She teaches Vedanta in Berkeley, California. On-line classes are available at the website.

Ramesh Balsekar The official web site. Brief biography, details of books and on-line ordering, photos and details of satsangs and seminars. There is a daily satsang at his residence in Bombay, India.

Ramesh Balsekar and Wayne Liquorman The Advaita Fellowship - main entry in Advaita category.

Randall Friend A disciple of "Sailor" Bob Adamson, Randall is now holding talks on Non-duality in 'Second Life', the on-line 3D virtual world - http://secondlife.com. This web log contains details of the meetings together with many essays on various topics in Advaita.

Richard Sylvester Influenced by Tony Parsons and now teaching in the UK. Includes an edited transcript of an interview and extracts from his forthcoming book "I Hope You Die Soon - Words About Non-duality And Liberation" which will be published by Non-duality Press in early 2006.

Robert P. Meizer A few video lectures along with links to written material on nondualism and enlightenment ('Lineage' Nisargadatta Maharaj - Bob Adamson - John Wheeler - Bobby Meizer.)

Roger Linden Teaches in London and Southern England. Includes a short essay, a biography and a diary of meetings.

Rupert Spira a student of Francis Lucille, teaching Direct Path Advaita. The site provides details of meetings around the world, together with videos, podcasts, interviews and essays. There is a store, where books, DVDs and subscriptions may be purchased.

Scott Kiloby teaches in New Harmony and Evansville, Indiana. In addition to details of his meetings and retreats, there are many essays, quotations and videos (which can be viewed free of charge). He also holds frequent, free meetings via Skype.

Sheilan 'The Infinite Living Teaching'. Influenced by Ramana Maharshi,Ramesh Balsekar and Wayne Liquorman, Sheilan teaches in the Seattle Washington area. The site contains some of her own articles and selected quotations from other sources.

Stuart Schwartz A disciple of Robert Adams, Stuart gives satsang in New York and Boston as well as personal sessions. The site contains details of these, an interview, notes and endorsements. CDs of satsangs may be purchased.

Sundance Burke Spirituality, Advaita Vedanta, current teacher and author of 'Free Spirit: A Guide to Enlightened Being' provides free videos, articles on Advaita and enlightenment, details of Advaita satsang events and free newsletters.

Swami Prabuddhananda A teacher of Sanskrit, Vedanta and Yoga philosophy who has taught extensively in India, now teaching in New York.

Swami Saurabhnath A disciple of Nath Tradition in Maharashtra, India.

Swami Virajeshwara A scientist now living and teaching (Sivananda lineage) in Hamsa Ashramam in Anusoni, a village 60kms from Bangalore, India.

Swami Virajeshwara Scientist's search for Truth. Information about this teacher and his gurus; several essays; details about the Hamsa Ashram and events; publications and photo gallery.

Timothy Schoorel A disciple of Osho, later influenced by Alexander Smit, he gives satsangs principally in the Netherlands. The website contains the complete electronic transcript of his book 'The 7 Principles of Freedom'.

Tony Parsons There are extracts from his books and meetings, including several in audio. Also, details of talks (around the UK and in Amsterdam, Munich and Paris) and retreats in Wales.

Unmani - Liza Hyde Neo-Advaita teacher based in London, UK; site contains brief extracts from her book, details of meetings and retreats and a few links.

V.V.Brahmam Advaita teacher, founder and president of the Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram, Tadpatri, Andhra Pradesh, India. Site features many hours of audio and video recordings of satsang and several texts.

Vijai Shankar There are a number of articles and details are provided of meetings, mainly in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Books, CDs and DVDs may be purchased.


Abhedashram Centre for spiritual studies near Welshpool in the UK, established by H. H. Shrimad Svami Sadananda Sarasvati in the tradition of Shankara.

Adhyatma Prakasha Karyalaya An organization founded in Holenarasipura, India by Shri Shri Sachidanandendra Saraswati to propagate the essence of Shankara's teaching of Advaita.

Advaita Meditation Center (formerly The Philosophy Foundation), Waltham, Massachusetts, offers classes, seminars and retreats in Advaita philosophy, meditation and related subjects. The School is affiliated with the Sharada Peetham in Sringeri, India.

Advaita Space Advaita-related articles; a forum, blog and links to other sites. Some scriptures available for download and an on-line shop to purchase books (India only).

AHAM Retreat and Training Center The 'Association of Happiness for All Mankind' - teaching according to Ramana Maharshi, based in North Carolina.

Arsha Bodha Center located in central New Jersey, this was founded by Swami Tadatmananda, a disciple of Swami Dayananda. There are regular classes in Vedanta and Sanskrit and numerous other events. Payment is by donation.

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam - Institute of Vedanta and Sanskrit Arsha Vidya means the knowledge flowing from the Rishis - the great seers of ancient India. Arsha Vidya Gurukulam offers Indians and Westerners alike an opportunity to study the profound spiritual knowledge of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahma-sutras, and other classical Vedic texts.

Arsha Vijnana Mandiram A spiritual retreat center located in Southern Georgia devoted to the study of Vedanta and Sanskrit. It was founded in 2006 by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. His disciple, Sri Sadhvi Chaitanya, is the resident Acharya of the center.

Friends of the Heart Spirituality and Advaita organization that offers scholarships, free videos and free monthly newsletters on spirituality, Advaita Vedanta, enlightenment and being now.

Leela Foundation dedicated to world peace and freedom through universal Self-realization, founded by Enneagram teacher Eli Jaxon-Bear, in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and H. W. L. Poonjaji. Schedule, essays and talks, retreats.

Neti Neti Media Organization sponsoring the annual Nonduality conference in California; also produces films (e.g. Nisargadatta Maharaj, Stephen Wolinsky) and webcasts (e.g. Rupert Spira).

The Sambodh Society Details of events organised throughout the US and of publications of the society, formed by Swami Bodhananda Saraswati.

School of Economic Science Teaches Samkhya influenced Advaita, with particular emphasis on karma yoga, at locations around the world. TM is introduced after two years. Also a world-class centre for the study of Sanskrit.

Shanti Sadan Yoga Centre Traditional yoga of self-knowledge (adhyatma yoga), based on the spiritual philosophy of non-duality (advaita vedanta). Universal teaching for people from any religious or scientific background, or none. Events, magazine, bookshop.

Society of Abidance in Truth The Society of Abidance in Truth (SAT) is a spiritual nonprofit organization consecrated to the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, especially as revealed by Sri Ramana Maharshi.

The Study Society Holds weekly meetings in London. Influenced by Ouspensky and Sri Shantanand Saraswati. Utilises mantra-based meditation and practices the Sufi 'Mevlevi Turning'.

Swami Dayananda Ashram the website of the Arsha Vidya Pitham at Rishikesh. There are details of the ashram facilities and the temple, teachers both within and outside India, together with contact emails or websites. There are classes at the ashram in Vedanta, yoga and sanskrit and there is an on-line bookstore.

Vedanta Cultural Foundation United States USA branch of the organization established in 1976 in India by Swami Parthasarathy. The teacher there is Gautam Jain, who gives regular talks in New York and New Jersey. The site contains details about the organization, Swami Parthasarathy and his books/CDs.

Vedanta Institute UK This is effectively the UK branch of the Vedanta Life Institute below. Annual lectures, management seminars, study groups, talks, workshops and retreats are organized. Activities take place in various parts of London, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham.

Vedanta Life Institute Founded by Sri Parthasarathy, the 'Vedanta Academy', near Mumbai in India, offers a three year residential course on Vedanta, based on study, contemplation and practice. It is open to those aged 16 - 30. Short-term, practical residential courses are also available for business men and professionals on topics such as stress and time management. Books may also be purchased (though not by credit card) and there are Vedantic Centres at various locations around the world.

Yoga Malika Guided by Swami Dayananda Saraswati and Swami Paramarthananda Saraswati in Chennai India, provides classes in Vedanta, and books and cassettes. Some talks may be downloaded and a few are also available in Real Audio format.

YogaAdvaita.org The Advaita Yoga Ashrama was set up to spread the teachings of yoga and advaita according to the lineage of Sri Swami Sivananda. The site introduces many aspects of Advaita and gives details of activities and retreats at affiliated centers throughout the world.


Hindu Scriptures Explores the connection between Hindu literature and Hinduism.

On Line Texts Translations of Rig Veda, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Avaduta Gita available on line.

Scriptures List Describes the various groups of scriptures in Hinduism.

Vedanta Spiritual Library Online text of Bhagavad Gita, Brahma-Sutra, 108 Upanishads, books of Sankaracharya, Vedanta books, other Hindu scriptures, Stotras, hymns and other spiritual books.

Vedas and Upanishads Traces the history and development of these scriptures.


Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment An Advaita book by Katie Davis speaking on awakening and the essence of enlightenment. Book summary, contents, reviews and author biography.

Awakening to the Dream Excerpts from and endorsements for this forthcoming book by Leo Hartong, an exposition of non-dual teachings, drawing on quotations from a wide variety of sources (not just Advaita) - a crystal clear presentation from the author's own experience.

Floyd Henderson Details of all his publications, which may also be ordered.

Free Spirit: A Guide to Enlightened Being A non-dual book by Sundance Burke speaking on awakening and enlightenment. Book summary, contents, reviews and author biography.

Inner Directions Foundation Inner Directions is dedicated to exploring authentic pathways to awakening to one's essential nature, in the spirit of self-inquiry.

Inspiration Details of the books by Dr. Jan Kersschot: 'Coming Home', 'Nobody Home' and 'This is it'. Site is available in Dutch and English.

An Introduction to Awareness information on the book along with a podcast and philosophical essays. This is 'Indefinite Monism' rather than Advaita - but there isn't a more suitable category.

Journey to the Source Book discussing the trilogy of 'Matrix' movies from scientific, spiritual and non-dual backgrounds.

Kalpa Tree Press Publishes contemporary classics in the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition of Vedanta, including books that express the universal spirit through religion, literature, and the arts.

Law of Love & The Mathematics of Spirituality Promoting a book on the mathematics of spirituality based on Vedanta philosophy. Several pages from the book may be read.

Motilal Banarsidass Online Book Store for this Indian Publisher of many classic Advaita texts.

Nataraj Books Based at Springfield, Virginia, they have an extensive collection of books from India (over 5,000 titles) on various subjects, including some that are difficult to obtain elsewhere. There is a facility to order online.

Non-Duality Press A publisher of books on the contemporary expression of Advaita by mostly western authors and teachers.

Nothing Personal Transcriptions of some of the satsang questions and answers of Nirmala are available in a free e-book entitled 'Nothing Personal - seeing beyond the illusion of a separate self'. Nirmala is a disciple of Neelam, in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi and Sri Poonja.

Radical Happiness contains details, excerpts and reviews of a number of spiritual books. There is also a free e-book, on-line satsang talks, a free newsletter, and a counseling service.

Ramakrishna Math Internet Store Publishes books, e-books, magazines, video, audio downloads in Ramakrishna-Vivekananda tradition of Vedanta. Also includes subscription to Vedanta Kesari magazine.

Self-Knowledge Quarterly publication containing articles on Self-Knowledge Yoga and non-dual philosophy, published by Shanti Sadan.

Sentient Publications Publishes the works of Wei Wu Wei, Steven Harrison, Chuck Hillig, and Bernadette Roberts, an anthology of nondual writing, and other such books.

The Truth in Jnana Yoga Quotations, and a sample chapter from the book by Peter Marchand.

Vedanta Press and Catalog Books on Vedanta. The book sales department of the Vedanta Society of Southern California.

Vedantic Shores Press Publisher which distributes the works of Paul Hourihan, an American student of Vedanta. Catalog, biographical information, general information on Vedanta.

Zen Publications Based at Pune and Mumbai India, they publish the works of Ramesh Balsekar and stock most of his works together with a number of others. There is no on-line ordering facility, however.


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