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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.

Kena Upanishad (Zoominar) - May 16-17

Kena Upanishad

Kena Upanishad

Yoga Vidya Koln presents the Kena Upanishad, a short text from the Sāma Veda which deals with the nature of Consciousness and self knowledge in the form of a dialog between a teacher and disciple. The disciple wants to know what causes the mind to move toward objects.  The teacher cryptically answers: It is the ear of the ear, the mind of the mind, the speech of the speech, the life of life and the eye of the eye.


James Swartz (Ramji) is one of the few authentic Vedanta teachers in the world today. He studied in the late 1960's and early 1970's under the guidance of Swami Chinmayananda, one of India’s most respected sages. Since then James has taught Vedanta to thousands of students the world over.  He has an exceptional ability to teach pure traditional Vedanta in plain modern English in a lively, humorous and provocative way.

Course language is English. There will be no translation.

Schedule 16th-17th may 2020 (preliminary)

Saturday: talk with James 9-13 h, 15-17h,

Yoga class in english 17:15 -18 h

Satsang (meditation and mantra chanting) 18:15 - 19:00 h

Sunday: talk with James 9-13 h, 15-17h

Yoga class in german 17:30 -19 h

Satsang (meditation and mantra chanting in german) 19:15 - 20:30 h

Organizing Institution

The event will be organised by Yoga Vidya, non-profit organisation in Cologne in Germany with We hosted many seminars with James Swartz in the last years.


Course price is 38,97€. The fee for the teacher is not yet built into the price as James has graciously agreed to do the course on a donation basis. Donations for the teaching are voluntary and may be given to James Swartz on his website.

Further Information and Application

The seminar will be held as a Zoom Meeting. You can install the app or join without installing. Please inform yourself on the website:

More information and booking

Videos of James Swartz (Yoga of love 2019 in Bad Meinberg), Ira Schepetin and Swmia Nityabodhananda you find on the Yoga Talk Youtube Channel

Many greetings

Event Properties

Event Date 05-16-2020
Event End Date 05-17-2020
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