Atlanta GA - Monday April 18th and Tuesday April 19th, 2016
Sri Rudram
This is perhaps the most widely chanted vedic hymn in praise of Lord Shiva in the form of Rudra. All the mantras in this hymn beautifully reveal the omnipresence of the Lord. The famous five-syllabled mantra, Namah Shivaaya, is from this great hymn.
This is a vakya from the Brhadaranyakaupanishad. Madhuvidya unfolds the vision of the atman as sweet as honey. It is a dialogue between ??i Daddhyan? and the Asvini twins.


 Yati Panchakam (5 talks 1.5 hours each): Also known as Kaupina Panchakam, this famous quintet is attributed to Adi Sankara. While praising the sannyasin as the most fortunate, the verses highlight the inner disposition of the renunciant as the one who is free of longing, and therefore is carefree and happy.

Nirvana Shatkam and Meditation (6 talks of 1 hour each): Nirvana Shatkam is a contemplative set of verses that reiterate the the vision of Vedanta, and affirm one's identity as the truth of the universe, saccidananda, the source of everything. This atma is beyond the body-mind-senses and all the attributes with which one gets entagled in the course of the day. The first three talks also include short 10 minute meditations in the beginning.

What is Ananda: Ananda Mimamsa (8 talks and 2 Q and A Satsang Sessions): This excerpt from the Taittiriya Upanishad is invaluable for understanding the truth of oneself as limitless. It also clarifies that "ananda" the nature of the experiencer rather a discrete or special experience of joy.

Assorted Public Talks:

Freedom from Stress (1.5 hrs)

Karma Yoga (1.5 hrs)

Keynote Speech at the Hindu Women's Conference (35 mins)

All these can be accessed at:


Namaste and welcome to the on-demand archived video links for Vedanta classes taught by Sri Swamini Svatmavidyanandaji over several years. Here you will find video links for a vast list of topics in Vedanta. The links are designed for individual or group study. Included in this list are the following topics:

Upanishads: Ishopanisad, Katha (ongoing), Kena, Mundaka, and selections from Taittiriya with Sankara Bhasya, and Kaivalya.

Bhagavad Gita: Chapters 2-7, and Chapter 15

Prakarana Granthas: Atmabodha, Advaita Makaranda, Aparokshanubhuti, Drg Drsya Viveka, Guru Stotram, Manisha Pancakam, Pancadasi, Sadhana Pancakam, Vivekacudamani, and Vedanta Dindima (ongoing)

Miscellaneous Texts and Public Talks: Healing the Inner Child, Freedom from Guilt and Hurt, Freedom in Relationship, Discovering Compassion, Being Oneself, Vedanta and Psychology, Freedom from Trauma, Being Oneself, Yoga in Bhagavad Gita.

Beginning and Intermediate Sanskrit Classes

Chanting Classes: Santi Mantras, Durga Suktam, and various slokas


                                                      Accessing Classes Taught between 2004-2012 

The downloadable pdf file classes links are organised sequentially from top to bottom under each text or topic. Each new topic starts on a new page. Once you select the topic of your choice, you will have to copy/paste the links one by one from top to bottom on to your internet browser for sequential viewing. Kindly note that for the most part, the links are organised alphabetically. For instance, those wishing to get links for Sanskrit classes have to scroll down the file till the letter "S" is reached.  Click on the link below to access the treasure trove of class links: (download pdf file into your reader for links in file to work). 



Accessing Classes Taught between 2012-2014

For classes recorded during this period please click the link below: 


Accessing Classes from January  2015 Onwards

For later classes, please visit the livestream website, where classes from mid 2012 are archived on site: