Advaita Vedanta is a school of philosophy that argues that Truth, or Brahman, is the only thing that is real in this world. Since, mathematically speaking, there can be only one truth, and not two, the adjective 'advaita', meaning 'not two' is used. Vedanta refers to the 'anta', or the end, or summary, of the Vedas, the highly regarded treasurehouse of spiritual knowledge emanating from India. Advaita Vedanta Religion and Spirituality Society.
Advaita Vedanta is a school of Hindu philosophy and religious practice, and one of the classic Indian paths to spiritual realization. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Advaita Vedanta, originally known as Puru?av?da, is a school of Hindu philosophy and religious practice, and one of the classic Indian paths to spiritual realization. The term Advaita refers to its idea that the soul is the same as the highest metaphysical Reality. The followers of this school are known as Advaita Vedantins, or just Advaitins, and they seek spiritual liberation through acquiring vidy? of one's true identity as Atman, and the identity of Atman and Brahman.
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- Kashmir Shaivism - Kashmir Shaivism is a group of nondualist Tantric Shaiva exegetical traditions from Kashmir that originated after 850 CE. This tradition is also termed the Trika school and was actually pan-Indian, also flourishing in Orissa and Mah?r???ra.
- Pandeism - Pandeism is a theological doctrine first delineated in the 18th century which combines aspects of pantheism with aspects of deism. It holds that the creator deity became the universe and ceased to exist as a separate and conscious entity.
- Pantheism - Pantheism is the belief that all reality is identical with divinity, or that everything composes an all-encompassing, immanent god.
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- Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression www
Introducing Advaita, The Varieties of Expression, Gurus, Masters, Teachers, Realizers, Confessors, Poets, Scholars, and nondual scriptures and literature.
- E. Self-Identity Anonymous www
E. Anonymous. J. Shearn's weblog site, with the topic of 'Getting to the bottom of self'. Self-Identity Anonymous.
- Words Dadashri The Gnani Purush www
Words of wisdom on a number of subjects from Ambalal Muljibhai Patel aka Dadashri (died 1988), The Gnani Purush, using the teaching of 'Akram Vignam', the 'Elevator Path'. This teaching now continued by a disciple. Dadashri The Gnani Purush.
- Poetry Beyond Poetry www
Poetry and Poetic Journeys from the personal (the ONE appearing as many), Poetry, to the impersonal expression of existence (the seat of Nothingness). Beyond Poetry.
- Distributes Stillness Speaks www
Distributes video, Speaks, audio and texts of a number of contemporary non-dual spiritual teachers and traditional sages. Some of these resources are available as free downloads. There are also recommended books, links and a weblog. Stillness Speaks.
- Presents Ananta Yoga Learning Center www
Presents essays, Yoga Learning Center, poetry and links which are a mixture of Kashmir Shaivism, Patanjali's Yoga and Advaita. A number of classics from the scriptures may also be viewed on-line or downloaded. Ananta Yoga Learning Center.
- Interviews Living Satsang www
Interviews (some in Dutch) with various teachers, Satsang, e.g. Arjuna, Neelam, Osho, Isaac Shapiro. Details of forthcoming retreats in Holland and events at a 'satsang community' in N. France. Living Satsang.
- Site Science and Nonduality www
Site promoting the Science & Nonduality conference held annually in California. and Nonduality. Details of past and future events, program and speakers, together with information about organizers, venue and sales of DVDs. Science and Nonduality.
- Contains Nisargadatta Maharaj www
Contains a brief biography and information about Nisargadatta's teaching style; details of his published books and some downloadable scriptural texts; a large number of downloadable photos; a number of on-line videos and links to related sites. Nisargadatta Maharaj.
- Dr. Inner Journey: Spiritual Activities the Easy Way www
Dr. Journey: Spiritual Activities the Easy Way. N. K. Srinivasan provides introductions to various topics in advaita, commented extracts from the Bhagavad Gita, instructions on meditation and some book recommendations. Inner Journey: Spiritual Activities the Easy Way.
- Artists The Awakened Eye: encounters with nondual awareness www
Artists and artisans, Awakened Eye: encounters with nondual awareness, educators and philosophers, scientists, sages and saints present their understanding and teachings about nondual awareness: the eye wideawake, and the awakened 'I' are not two! The Awakened Eye: encounters with nondual awareness.
- Schedules Satsang www
Schedules of teachers holding satsangs and retreats in the Netherlands, Satsang, together with links and quotes. Satsang.
- Over Introduction to Vedanta www
Over 90MB of talks in 'Real audio' format given by Swami Paramarthananda, Vedanta, based upon the Tattva Bodha. Introduction to Vedanta.
- A List of teachers, gurus and realizers www
A comprehensive list, teachers, gurus and realizers, from which most other lists on the web derive. It provides a link to each teacher listed together with their location and a quotation from their teaching. List of teachers, gurus and realizers.
- Essays The End of Seeking www
Essays on such topics as our true nature, End of Seeking, the ego, spiritual practice etc. from Mike Graham, who has been influenced by Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi and especially 'Sailor' Bob Adamson (for whom there is a separate section). The End of Seeking.
- The AdvaitaVedanta.co.uk www
The most important works of Narayana Guru and Dr. AdvaitaVedanta.co.uk. Nataraja Guru are available on-line, including the former's 'Darsana Mala' and the latter's commentary on this, 'The Integrated Science of the Absolute'. There is also a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and on Shankara's 'Saundarya Lahari' and numerous other essays and articles. There is also a discussion forum. AdvaitaVedanta.co.uk.
- Principally Numii Net www
Principally devoted to providing details of teachers, Net, past and present, the site also contains articles, stories of awakenings and a question and answer section. Numii Net.
- tips Strictly Spiritual www
tips for evaluating a spiritual teacher for yourself together with a personal ratings list. Strictly Spiritual.
- Neema Vedanta: The Yoga of Objectivity www
Neema Majmudar and Surya Tahora, The Yoga of Objectivity, disciples of Swami Dayananda, are the authors of this website. This site gives a detailed presentation of Vedanta and its teaching methodology, with pop-up quotes from relevant scriptures together with articles (in PDF format for download) and dialogs on specific aspects. There is also a schedule of talks, seminars and retreats (held in India, Bangkok, etc). Vedanta: The Yoga of Objectivity.
- A Ahwan - The Spiritual Approach to Life www
A large number of articles based on the lectures of Sri Bimal Mohanty expounding the traditional teaching of Vedanta. The Spiritual Approach to Life. Subscription requested for access to further articles. Ahwan - The Spiritual Approach to Life.
- Offers Pure Silence www
Offers pointers to integral spiritual transformation based on a personal realization of the true self and the practice of silence: the essence of non duality and all genuine spirituality. Pure Silence.
- quotations Advaita Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations www
quotations from Floyd Henderson, Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations, Nisargadatta Maharaj and Dennis Waite. Advaita Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations.
- Site Sri Ranjit Maharaj www
Site dedicated to Ranjit Maharaj and his teacher, Ranjit Maharaj, Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj. There are excerpts from talks, including two in MP3 format and a program of events. Sri Ranjit Maharaj.
- Weekly Aloha Sangha www
Weekly meetings in Honolulu exploring the varieties of nondual experience and expression, Sangha, with emphasis on the teachings of Nisargadatta, Sri Ramana, and Zen Buddhism. Aloha Sangha.
- A Robert Adams www
A disciple of Ramana Maharshi. Adams. This is the website of the 'Infinity Institute', instructed to carry on his teaching following his death in 1997. There are details of events, articles, publications and transcripts. A Home study course is available at $60 per year along with books, booklets and tapes. Robert Adams.
- written Advaita - A Presentation for Beginners www
written by D. A Presentation for Beginners. Krishna Ayyar, the complete text is available on-line. Despite claiming to be 'for beginners' this is very comprehensive covering practically any topic that you might think of. It is a classical treatment that uses all of the correct Sanskrit terminology. Advaita - A Presentation for Beginners.
- Established Avadhuta Foundation www
Established in 1993 to further the teachings of Sri H. Foundation.W.L. Poonja and to make available the archives of his talks in India. DVDs, videotapes and CDs may be purchased and there is information about his books. Avadhuta Foundation.
- primarily Maharaj Nisargadatta www
primarily related to this teacher, Nisargadatta, providing quotations, biography, lineage and photos and the complete text of 'I am That'. There are also other essays and books on Advaita in general, including many of the books by Ramana Maharshi, Upanishads, Gita and Brahmasutras, works by Sivananda and Krishnananda, Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, and a number from the Bhaktivedanta Trust. Maharaj Nisargadatta.
- the Advaita enquiry and educating disciplines www
the website of Ananda Wood contains a comprehensive resource for the teachings of Sri Atmananda, enquiry and educating disciplines, the tradition of Advaita, discourses on science, language and education, as well as a slideshow and free downloads. Advaita enquiry and educating disciplines.
- Quantum A Course in Consciousness www
Quantum theory and consciousness; the metaphysics of non-duality; the end of suffering and the discovery of our true nature - an on-line or downloadable book by Stanley Sobottka, Course in Consciousness, professor of Physics at the University of Virginia. A Course in Consciousness.
- Biographical Sree Narayana Guru www
Biographical details, Narayana Guru, list of books and other writings, articles and photos. There are also a number of hymns and songs available as mp3 files. Sree Narayana Guru.
- Articles Inner Quest www
Articles and teachings from Ranjit Maharaj, Quest, Sri Poonja, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramesh Balsekar and Chandra Swami; Catalogue of videos, DVDs and books from various teachers,traditional and modern, including Ramana Maharshi and J. Krishnamurti; details of meetings in Paris (last section in French only). Inner Quest.
- Hundreds Advaita Academy www
Hundreds of essays from modern teachers and writers both on general Advaita topics and scriptural exegesis; interviews; audio and video talks; book reviews; questions and answers; a WIKI section with links to many sites in different categories; Sanskrit glossary; blogs from 10 well-known writers and a forum. Academy. Visitors may add their own comments or discuss any aspects by joining the community. Advaita Academy.
- This Krishna Viswaroopam www
This is a weblog site with existing entries based upon the teachings of the Upanishads and Swami Vivekananda. Krishna Viswaroopam.
- Thoughts, Advaita Notebook www
Thoughts, Notebook, poems, audio and book from Peter Marjason in the style of neo-advaita. Advaita Notebook.
- Details awake essence www
Details of events and satsangs in the US with spiritual teachers Katie Davis and Sundance Burke. awake essence.
- the The Seer www
the weblog of Peter Sumner, Seer, a spiritual mentor based at Gurukula in Fremantle, Western Australia, particularly influenced by Eckhart Tolle. There are frequent updates with extracts from books, topical observations and comments. The Seer.
- Articles, Our Deceitful Senses www
Articles, Deceitful Senses, in modern terminology, addressing the topics of perception and the illusory world, dream as a metaphor for waking 'reality' and recognising that we are not the body. Our Deceitful Senses.
- On-line Luthar.com www
On-line magazine with essays, Luthar.com, stories, pictures, and poems relating to interfaith spirituality since 2000. The focus is on enlightenment in the context of Advaita but other non-dual philosophies are also represented. Edited by Dr. Harsh K. Luthar with new articles every month. Luthar.com.
- holds East Bay Open Circle www
holds meetings each month (Sundays) in Berkeley. Bay Open Circle. These consist either of a talk by a visiting speaker or meditation followed by discussion and socializing. The site has some quotations, links and a calendar of events. East Bay Open Circle.
- the Self-knowledge www
the weblog of Dr. Self-knowledge. Shyam Subramanian contains observations based on traditional teachings but aimed at the modern reader. Self-knowledge.
- Website Advaitin Homepage www
Website for the Advaitin Egroup. Homepage. In addition to details of the group, FAQ, messages and an invitation to join, there are articles on Advaita, Hinduism, Vedas and Upanishads, and Gita. Advaitin Homepage.
- Prof. Gems From The Ocean Of Traditional Hindu Thought www
Prof. From The Ocean Of Traditional Hindu Thought. V. Krishnamurthy had made extracts from his books available here. There are a wide range of topics relating to Hinduism in general and Vedanta in particular. Gems From The Ocean Of Traditional Hindu Thought.
- a Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, Vivekachudamani www
a new rendition of the version translated by Charles Johnston. Shankara's Crest-Jewel of Wisdom, Vivekachudamani.
- The Vedanta Centre www
The centre, Centre, near Boston MA, expounds the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna; provides services and retreats, a library and bookstore. There are 'Daily Thoughts' from the writings of Swami Paramananda. Vedanta Centre.
- There Mark West - Non Duality www
There are numerous articles from Mark West, West - Non Duality, a disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj. There are also audio talks, interviews, several videos and details of the book 'Gleanings from Nisargadatta' - Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj transcribed by Mark 1976-77. Mark West - Non Duality.
- Has Calgary Satsang www
Has details of all of the events around Calgary, Satsang, Alberta in Canada. Also a few dialogue extracts and book recommendations. Calgary Satsang.
- Reviews Explorations in Advaita Vedanta www
Reviews of some recent books on non duality and advaita vedanta by Piers Moore Ede Explorations in Advaita Vedanta.
- Extensive Papaji Satsang www
Extensive biography and pictures of Sri Poonja together with quotation and video of the week and numerous satsang extracts. Papaji Satsang.
- has Chicago Satsang Sangha www
has details of special and ongoing events in Chicago as well as selcted links. Satsang Sangha. A mailing list is also available. Chicago Satsang Sangha.
- Provides Sankaracharya.org www
Provides the complete writings of Adi Shankara and explains his doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. Sankaracharya.org. Other scriptural texts also available, including a number of Upanishads, the Vedas and Puranas. Sankaracharya.org.
- The Sankaracharya www
The life and works of Sankara, Sankaracharya, and about his establishment of the four regional orders. Sankaracharya.
- Influenced Philip Renard www
Influenced by a number of teachers but principally in the lineage of Atmananda Krishna Menon and Alexander Smit, Renard, he teaches in the Netherlands (Bilthoven) but his site has a parallel stream in English, where there are a number of articles, including a series on Ramana, Nisargadatta and Atmananda. Philip Renard.
- Teaching David Waldman www
Teaching in the tradition of Ramana Maharshi, Waldman, satsangs and retreats are offered in Oregon, USA. Brief biographies and excerpts from satsangs provided; CDs, tapes and videos may be purchased. David Waldman.
- Techniques Realization.org www
Techniques for attaining enlightenment, Realization.org, also called nirvana or self-realization. Practical instructions for meditation, yoga, waking kundalini. Realization.org.
- We Wisdom of the Heart www
We should know that not only what we see is real, the Heart, that even the most beautiful fantasy tales are nothing compared to the beautiful truth, that up to this day we have ignored. Wisdom of the Heart.
- Information Sri Devasthanam www
Information on Vedas, Devasthanam, samskaras, temples, Sanskrit language, and saints. Sri Devasthanam.
- Contains Hindu Kids Universe www
Contains prayers, Kids Universe, festivals, customs and culture through pictorial descriptions, and a forum for kids and parents. Hindu Kids Universe.
- Teaches School of Economic Science www
Teaches Samkhya influenced Advaita, Economic Science, with particular emphasis on karma yoga, at locations around the world. TM is introduced after two years. Also a world-class centre for the study of Sanskrit. School of Economic Science.
- Advaita-related Advaita Space www
Advaita-related articles; a forum, Space, blog and links to other sites. Some scriptures available for download and an on-line shop to purchase books (India only). Advaita Space.
- Inner Inner Directions Foundation www
Inner Directions is dedicated to exploring authentic pathways to awakening to one's essential nature, Directions Foundation, in the spirit of self-inquiry. Inner Directions Foundation.
- Though William Samuel www
Though not strictly speaking a teacher of Advaita, Samuel, he taught non-duality in the United States until his death in 1996. This site contains details of and extracts from his various books and dialogues, which may be purchased along with tapes and CDs. Modern sages such as Francis Lucille and Burt Harding regarded him highly. William Samuel.
- Online Serenity Beach www
Online spiritual retreat for encouragement, Beach, healing, spiritual growth. Serenity Beach.
- Online Belief System Selector www
Online questionnaire that rates religions by their compatibility with your beliefs. Belief System Selector.
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