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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.

Amsterdam -Seminar - The Essence of Vedanta - James Swartz - Oct. 11-13

The Essence of Vedanta

Text:  Shankaracharaya's Atma Bodh 

Atma Bodha, which presents the essence of Vedanta, was written in the Eighth Century by a great sage, Adi Shankacharya, to clarify the fundamental ideas revealed in the Upanishads, Vedanta’s source texts. It is meant to be studied before an inquirer delves into the Upanishads proper because it teaches the whole system of Vedanta in a straightforward manner, avoiding elaborate arguments.  More:


Vedanta teaching is not a profession. James teaches on a donation basis. It is called guru dakshina in the Vedanta tradition.  The donation is not voluntary.  You contribute to the teacher according to your means and your appreciation of the spiritual value of the teaching. 


The registration fee covers the cost of James' transportation, the venue and incidental expenses incurred by the organizers, not the teaching itself.

To register please send an email informing Suus ( that you have sent €25 to NL86RABO 0315783850, S. Groot.   Subject: Vedanta and your name. Suus will reply to your email confirming your reservation.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

We are happy to host this non-residential course in the MOC building again. The address is: Lindenlaan 75, 1175 LC Amstelveen, The Netherlands.   Course language is in English. There will be no translation into Dutch.


Friday Registration after 18.30  

Satsang starts at 19.00 - 21.00 (with a break)

Saturday 10.00- 17.00 with breaks

Sunday  10.00 - 16.00 with breaks


Link to Class Copy (the verses and outline of topic) for download

E-book available here:

Kindle & Paperback in Enlish

Dutch Version of Atma Bodh will be available at the venue.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-11-2019
Event End Date 10-13-2019
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