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.





Open Eye Studio, 875 4th Street, San Rafael, CA

The Bhagavad Gita, the essence of the Vedas and a complete scripture in itself, presents Karma Yoga, a powerful tool for managing your emotions and Jnana Yoga, the knowledge of duality and non-duality that culminates in the permanent experience of yourself as ever-present, unconditional non-dual love.


Arlindo teaches Vedanta under the lineage of James Swartz. His style of teaching is simple, clear and direct. Arlindo was born in Brazil and in his twenties became a devotee of Osho, and later was influenced by the teachings of H.W. L. Poonja, Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj. After deep soul-searching, meditation and contemplation Arlindo realized his true nature and began to teach. However, it wasn’t until he found Vedanta that he knew he had found a whole and complete teaching methodology to actualize his self-knowledge.


For more information or to register contact email :

Event Date 09-15-2018
Event End Date 09-16-2018

South Africa, Cape Town 4th – 14th October 2018 



Venue: Lynedoch 27 Duigenam Road, Kalk Bay 

Teaching Schedule: October 4-7  10:00 AM - 12:30  Afternoon 3:00-5:30   Text:  Atma Bodha

October 10-14  Morning 10:00 - 12:20  Afternoon 3:00-5:30 Text Panchadasi

Event Organizer: Megan Knight:,

  1.       tel: +27 82 9514977 

Registration - Seat Fee:  To secure your seat a fee of $25 per person is required. This is not part of your donation as it goes to cover the cost of the venue. 

To Register send $25 to 


As it is prohibitively expensive to find a live-in venue for the event, our organizer, Megan Knight has negotiated a great deal with Chartfield Guest House (, which has wonderful accommodation.  They can accommodate up to 36 people (sharing) in their main accommodation and have a few other options in terms of houses and self-catering options that they also manage.  They offer a range of reasonable rates, are incredibly well run, have a swimming pool and very importantly, have more than enough off-grid water should water shortage still be a challenge come October.  Non-resident attendees can join in by bringing lunch with them and have access to the facilities, such as the pool. 

Other Options: 

Kalk Bay Guest House (

Airbnb: There are also heaps of options available for every price range - this is a tourist village, so is set up to accommodate out-of-towners.  

Please Note: A few important points 

1. You need to book directly with the Chartfield Guest House to receive the free breakfast. For people who require accommodation, we suggest you book soon - October is empty of tourists for now due to people’s concerns about water but will fill up quickly; it’s a fantastic time of year weather-wise too.

2. We would like to have as many out of town people book with Chartfield if possible, so we can try to make the seminar a shared experience.

3. All who book accommodation with any options in Kalk Bay must mention that you are part of the seminar Megan Knight is organizing as she is well in the area.

4. If you are staying in Kalk Bay, a taxi from the airport will get you there, and you will not need a car as everything is within walking distance.  There’s a train for trips further afield, and Uber works perfectly and is incredibly cheap.


Event Date 10-04-2018
Event End Date 10-14-2018


From January 26 thru February 15, 2019

Text: Panchadasi

Panchadasi is a wonderful comprehensive manual of Vedanta consisting of 15 Chapters organized into three sections to illustrate the three aspects of Brahman (Awareness) – sat (existence), cit (consciousness), and ananda (bliss). Vidyaranya Swami eminently succeeds in setting forth the essentials of Vedanta, which holds that the direct means to Liberation is found in knowledge alone (jnana) because freedom is the very nature of the ever-experienced Self, not a discrete experience brought about through actions (karma). Vedanta gives the seeker the direct complete knowledge necessary to remove the veil of ignorance apparently hiding our limitless identity.   

About Arlindo: Arlindo, a disciple of James Swartz in the Chinmayananda, Dayananda lineage, teaches in a simple, clear and direct style. Brazilian born, he became a devotee of Osho in his twenties and was later influenced by the teachings of H.W.L Poonja, Ramana Maharshi, and Nisargadatta Maharaj.  After long inquiry, meditation and contemplation he realized his true nature.  It wasn't until he found is dearest teacher, James, that he discovered that had found a complete method to actualize and teach Self knowlege.   



VENUE: Sunshine Guest House Annamalai Nagar, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606603, Índia - Telefone: +91 95665 59159.

Schedule: Morning Satsang; 10 am to 12:30 pm With a break. Afternoon; 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm with a break in between.

Required Reading: “Inquiry into Existence” The Lamp of Knowledge by James Swartz 

Registration fee: US $ 125: $100 for Arlindo’s travelling expenses + $25 as donation for the Sunshine’s beautiful Venue)

Payment methods: Paypal account: Arlindo Nagar Moraes.Email; or Bank transfer : Washington Business Bank,- WA State (Routing #125108670. Beneficiary: Arlindo JC Moraes  account # 011005848.  Please inform me by email of FB if you do a bank transfer.

Donations:  While in our tradition there is no charge or commercialization of the Vedanta teachings, we rely on your donations to help defray our expenses and sustain the dissemination of the teachings. Your financial support is vital to the continuation of this work.  A donation is appropriate and much appreciated.

Contact: In India: Partheeban - phone/whatsup: +91-99943 63568 – Email:

In Europe; Arlindo Nagar - phone/whatsup: Nagar +39-320237-3538 –


Event Date 01-26-2019
Event End Date 02-15-2019
                                   12 MONTH VEDANTA COURSE

                                  With Tan

For Information:
Event Date 02-24-2019
Event End Date 02-16-2020

         Mandukya Upanishad & Gaudapada's Karika

The “king of the Upanishads,” the Mandukya negates the waking state entity as our primary identity. It is accompanied by Gaudapada’s famous karika, better known as commentaries on the non-origination of the universe. Vedanta generally presents the creation as an effect of a prior cause, which is suitable for beginning inquirers. The non-origination teaching is suitable for inquirers who are not satisfied with the cause and effect teaching. It is often touted as the ‘final’ teaching because the idea of causality tends to obscure the fact that our suffering is due to ignorance, not the result of uncontrollable forces i.e. the law of karma. One’s destiny is difficult to change but ignorance is less difficult to remove, once you know what it is.

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Seminar Begins at 7:30 PM, March 17, 2019

Link to Video and ebook:

Event Date 03-17-2019
Event End Date 03-21-2019