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Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, (originally founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1900) served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya's commentaries on the 'Prasthanatraya' (the fundamental Sanskrit texts of Vedanta philosophy), Buddhism and Indian philosophy. He underwent traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit, Vedic and Vedantic literature for many years, from his early days. Before coming to the United States in January 2012 he was teaching Sanskrit, Vedantic scriptures and Indian philosophy at the Training center in Belur Math, the institution that trains the monks of the Ramakrishna Order at the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata, India. Apart from his traditional education, the Swami has also received modern University education in English literature, psychology, European history, and Western philosophy. He is frequently invited for lectures on Yoga, Vedanta, and traditional Hindu scriptures and for participating in interfaith dialogues.

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Vedanta Lectures | Swami Tattwamayananda Vedanta Society, San Francisco

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Swami Tattwamayananda, currently the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, (originally founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1900) served in various centers of the Ramakrishna Order in India as editor, publisher, and teacher of Sanskrit, Advaitic texts such as Sri Shankaracharya's commentaries on the 'Prasthanatraya' (the fundamental Sanskrit texts of Vedanta philosophy), Buddhism and Indian philosophy. He underwent traditional training in Hindu scriptures, Sanskrit, Vedic and Vedantic literature for many years, from his early days. Before coming to the United States in January 2012 he was teaching Sanskrit, Vedantic scriptures and Indian philosophy at the Training center in Belur Math, the institution that trains the monks of the Ramakrishna Order at the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata, India. Apart from his traditional education, the Swami has also received modern University education in English literature, psychology, European history, and Western philosophy. He is frequently invited for lectures on Yoga, Vedanta, and traditional Hindu scriptures and for participating in interfaith dialogues.

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    2 - Introduction to Isha Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda

    2 - Introduction to Isha Upanishad | Swami Tattwamayananda

    This lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on July 5, 2020. It was hosted by the Stanford Hindu Students Association.

    -Isha Upanishad is the most realistic Upanishad. It is closed to the Bhagavad Gita in teaching how to practice spirituality while living in this world.
    -Live in the world while remembering its transience. Then we will be able to practice ethics and spiritual common sense - we can satisfy our needs but there is something that goes beyond.
    -The Upanishad teaches universal spiritual humanism - that the whole creation is one spiritual family.
    -No spiritual effort is wasted. It is stored as a positive tendency in our "spiritual bank account."
    -God in the Upanishads is not necessarily a creator God. It can be realized as the divine reality, immanent everywhere.

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    The Role of an Ideal Teacher in the Modern Age

    The Role of an Ideal Teacher in the Modern Age

    This lecture was given on July 5, 2020 by Swami Tattwamayananda on the occasion of Guru Purnima.
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    • 56 min
    Katha Upanishad - 3 | Swami Tattwamayananda

    Katha Upanishad - 3 | Swami Tattwamayananda

    The Lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on July 4, 2020.


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    • 58 min
    1 – Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita | Swami Tattwamayananda

    1 – Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita | Swami Tattwamayananda

    This lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on June 28, 2020. It was hosted by the Stanford Hindu Students Association.
    -The Bhagavad Gita is a universal scripture appreciated by philosophers and great men and women from cultures around the world.
    -The Gita teaches non-attachment in work. It is not negligence or indifference but it removes the binding effect of work.
    -The first characteristic of a devotee is contentment (संतोष).
    -Jnana Yoga teaches us to find out our own immortal nature.
    -The Gita gives examples of men of women who combine secular success with spiritual values (राजर्षि) – the dynamism of a reigning monarch with the wisdom of saint who knows the inherent limitations of empirical success.
    -By learning to distinguish between what is of permanent value and what is of spiritual value, we gain spiritual common sense. Our actions bring a sense of inner fulfillment (कृतकृत्यता).
    -The one who is established in this spiritual common sense is able to see pain and pleasure with the same mind – a person of steady wisdom (स्थितप्रज्ञ).
    -The characteristics of the person of steady wisdom are natural to him or her. According to Shankaracharya, if we practice them we will also become enlightened.
    -The Gita also explains why we sometimes feel we reach a dead-end. We can become trapped by temptations presented to the mind and senses.
    -To break this bondage, we should link ourselves to a great spiritual ideal. Then, our whole life becomes a sacred act (यज्ञ).
    -A harmonious blending of action and contemplation, the positive aspects of secular values and spiritual values.
    -Looking at the problem of unpleasant duty with equanimity of mind.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Vivekananda's Message for Our Times

    Vivekananda's Message for Our Times

    The Lecture was given by Swami Tattwamayananda on June -28-2020.


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    • 52 min
    Self-Effort and Divine Grace

    Self-Effort and Divine Grace

    Lecture delivered by Swami Tattwamayananda at the Vedanta Society of Northern California on November 11, 2012. Without self-effort we cannot understand or make use of God's grace. In the end, we find even our self-effort was the result of God's grace. Examples from the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Christian mysticism, and Sanskrit tradition are taken to expound this topic. The two major kinds of obstacles and how God helps a person to overcome them are also explained.

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    • 51 min

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