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.


The Crest Jewel of Discrimination
Vivekachoodamani by Shankaracharya 
“I honor the teacher, the limitless Self, whose nature is joy - who cannot be objectified by the senses and mind and who is known through the contemplation on the teachings of the Upanishads.”

Vivekachudamani describes the practice of Viveka, the discrimination between the real and the unreal.  The conscious eternal Self is real and the temporal experiences that present themselves to it - the 'not-self' - are unreal. Viveka is the crown jewell of Vedanta, the Science of Self Knowledge. It produces freedom from attachment to the cycle of births and deaths.  

Recommended Reading: The Crest Jewell of Discrimination by Edwin Faust available here:

Teaching by Donation as is customary in the Vedanta teaching tradition.  
Venue: Sunshine Guest House   http//www.   #5 Annamalai Nagar, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606603, India - Telefone +91 9566559159

Date: January 3rd to 23rd 2018 with Sundays off.
Schedule:  Morning 10 am to 12:30 pm with a break 
                   Afternoon 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm with a break 
Registration fee: $100 non-refundable for Arlindo's travel expenses

Paypal to: Arlindo Moraes:
For Information Contact:
In India:  Partheeban - phone/whatsup: +91-99943 63568  - Email;
In Europe;  Arlindo Nagar - phone/whatsup: Nagar  +39-320237-3538 – Email;
Arlindo JC Moraes (Nagar)
Home# +39-35-0630593 
Bergamo, Italy
Event Date 01-03-2018
Event End Date 01-22-2018

Seminar:  Self Inquiry - The Big Picture

This course covers the complete teaching of Vedanta from A-Z.  It is a live presentation of James' books, How to Attain Enlightenment and Essence of Enlightenment.  

For Information and to Register Contact:  


The seminar starts with the evening session March 11,  2018 and ends after the morning session on March, 16   2018

Text:  Essence of Enlightenment available here:

Participants should read Essence of Enlightenment in English or German.  The course is in English.

While the teaching is on a donation basis, participants need to register and pay for their accommodations.   

Daily Teaching schedule:

9 30 - 12 00

3 30 - 5 30

7 30 -  9 00

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 ShiningWorld.  A donation is appropriate.

Event Date 03-11-2018
Event End Date 03-16-2018

Non-Residential Seminar

Text: To be announced

Link to Flyer:
Event Date 03-24-2018
Event End Date 03-27-2017