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Shining World is the web site of James Swartz. James teaches traditional Vedanta in a non-traditional format. You'll find many resources here to aid you in your understanding of your self, non dual awareness.

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Inquiry Into Existence

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Date: Sunday, May 31st 2015
Time: 10:00 AM (Pacific Daylight Time: GMT -7)
Subject: The Enlightened Person, plus questions
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  • The Português translation of Tattva Bodha is now available: PDF

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The April newsletter is out!
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  • Slide 1 East/West James
  • Slide 14 Swami Chimayananda, Swami Abhedananda, Ram
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  • Slide 4 Amsterdam 2014
  • Slide 6 India, 2015
  • Slide 5 India, 2015
  • Slide 8 Trout Lake 2014
  • Slide 7 Trout Lake, 2014
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  • Slide 11 Westerwald 2013
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  • Slide 13 Toronto, 2013

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If you're new to Vedanta, this is the place to begin. You'll find resources you need to get you started.
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Vedanta Beginners Course

This course serves as an introduction to Vedanta, touching on the all the fundamental considerations.
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Vedanta Advanced Course

All the intricate details. We highly recommend that you go through the beginners course first to set the foundation.
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