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.

Amsterdam: 27th February – 1st March 2015

Shiva Yoga Center Lindenlaan 75 (MOC building) 1185LC Amstelveen

Venue Website:

mobile: 06.16417270


Teaching Schedule:

19  30  p.m.  -  21  30 p.m

Saturday and Sunday:
10  00 a.m.  -  17  00  p.m.

Text: Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the three primary texts of Vedanta, along with the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras. Despite being over 2000 years old, it remains immensely popular and continues to set people free to this day. Presented in the form of a dialogue between a self-realized teacher and his suffering friend, it systematically covers all topics related to enlightenment (moksha) such as: the cause of suffering, the correct understanding of renunciation, the practice of karma yoga, the nature of dharma, the value of values, the correct understanding of devotion, discrimination between the self and the ‘not-self,’ the nature of the three gunas, spiritual experience, the practice of meditation, and the qualities present in an enlightened being. Owing to its exhaustive treatment of both spiritual practice (sadhana/yoga) and self-inquiry, the Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most important Vedantic scripture. Because the Bhagavad Gita is often treated as a piece of literature or co-opted to suit the beliefs of particular groups, it is also the most mistranslated and misunderstood Vedantic scripture. Therefore, to properly grasp its meaning, a qualified teacher is essential. In this series, James Swartz carefully resolves the apparent contradictions in the text, removes common misconceptions about it and reveals the sophisticated means of self-knowledge it contains.

While there is not a charge for this event we rely on your donations to help defray our expenses and sustain the teachings. Your financial support is vital to the continuation of this work.  A donation is appropriate.

If you are unable to make a payment through paypal, you can make a payment directly to James’ bank account. 

Banking Details:


Wells Fargo, N.A.
3782 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97214

James B. Swartz

Account : 3010611204

Routing # 123006800

International Wire Transfer # WFB IUS6S  Swift

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Event Properties

Event Date 02-27-2015
Event End Date 03-01-2015
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