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.
Vedanta Seminar - India - Arlindo Nagar January 3-23, 2018 Tiruvannamalai
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.
For years I have happily and diligently responded to communications on the topic of Self realization. Since the publication of my book, “How to Attain Enlightenment”— currently in its third printing —and the success of this website, the volume of emails has increased considerably. Unfortunately, owing to a busy schedule of teaching and writing, I am no longer able to answer all the emails I receive in a timely fashion. However, my wife, who is also a teacher, and several well-qualified teachers we have endorsed are available to answer emails on my behalf. I encourage you to send them your questions. — James Swartz Contact Us