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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.

Bhagavad Gita Seminar June 6-24 Carbondale Colorado Live and lifestreamed with James Swartz

Three Month Vedanta Course – Carbondale Colorado – June 9- 28, 2018 – James Swartz


ShiningWorld proudly presents a three-week donation-based live and livestreamed course that teaches the essence of Vedanta at True Nature Healing Center in Carbondale, Colorado — June 9-18.  Details are included below and posted at  

  1. Bhagavad Gita- Knowledge of Isvara- Chapters 7-12  

    Like the knowledge of karma, which is gained through yoga, the knowledge of the Self is gained through Vedanta, the path of s/Self inquiry, that culminates in non-dual vision, which is non-separate from non-dual love.  Vedanta is a systematic means of inquiry into three topics: (1) the world (2) the person that experiences the world and (3) the unseen factors that control the behavior of the world and impact unknowingly on the individual.  What you don’t know, you don’t know to your detriment.  

Recommended Reading:  The ‘Essence of Enlightenment’ or ‘Atma Bodh’ by James or ‘Vedanta, the Big Picture’ by Swami Paramarthanda, provides a straightforward overview of the path of Self inquiry for beginners and intermediate seekers.  ‘The Crown Jewel of Discrimination’ (Vivekachoodamani), details the means of Self knowledge, by Edwin Faust.  ‘Inquiry Into Existence’ (Panchadasi), an advanced text on Self knowledge, delves into the nuances of Vedanta and is recommended only for advanced inquirers.   

Registration and Donations: $100/Month at True Nature in person or on livestream to cover the cost of the venue.  The course of donation based.  It is not free. In the event that you do not find the course valuable, you have invested nothing and are free to leave.  Devotions go to James Swartz directly. Participate in person or via the web livestreaming. Participate in all or a portion of the offerings as you see fit.

True Nature Healing Arts, Carbondale, CO is 35 minutes from Aspen and Snowmass ski areas. Hot springs, hiking, mountain biking, camping... all close at hand. Send inquires to

True Nature also offers yoga classes, health giving organic food, spa services, and the True Nature Peace Garden with labyrinth and reflexology path. Carbondale is 35 minutes from Aspen and Snowmass ski areas. Hot springs, hiking, mountain biking, camping... all close at hand. 

Lodging: Short & long-term rentals to be worked out - shared housing and rooms in local homes. There are over 60 VRBO and AIRB&B’s Carbondale. Camping nearby.

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Event Date 06-06-2018
Event End Date 07-24-2018
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