Gurus who have inspired and guided the journey

Swami Tattvavidananda

Swami Tattvavidananda with his direct, pure and deep insights has made significant personal transformations in my life.  His 7-9 week courses at AVG  has been in unique opportunity for in-depth immersion in the study, and personal transformation for me.   More youtube videos are becoming available.  See this page for more information and links.

Swamiji's emphasis on being a "dhirah" to pursue this journey diligently, has been the key driving force in my life.

Swamiji has written many insightful books and article.  See this recent article:   Self Inquiry - Swami TV, 2020

Video talk on Sarvatmabhava and Vivekabhava 

Swami Paramarthananda

Swami Paramarthananda has unfolded the major spiritual texts with utmost clarity and depth. He has provided thorough and complete teachings in audio and written form available via multiple websites, and these are part of my daily study. His exposition of Ashtavakra Gita brings out the special joy of the enlightened person. See this page.

Swami Sarvapriyananda

Swami Sarvapriyananda has a wonderful style of expressing the essence of the Advaita Vedanta teachings in light of his up to date interactions with current scientists, philosophers and in depth interfaith studies at universities. This approach gives so much more solid foundation to Advaita Vedanta and I am grateful for its availability via youtube. See this page for more details.

Vijay Kapoor

Sri Vijay Kapoorji's dedicated weekly classes provide opportunity to students for general Vedanta knowledge in SF Bay area. We have grown from his teachings and are grateful for the seva opportunities provided by the Arsha Vidya Center, hosting visiting Swamis Talks and related events. See this page.

Swamini Svatmavidyananda

Swamini Svatmavidyananda brings a clear, fresh and lively style to the teachings which appeal to broader audiences. She is widely recognized as a scholar of Advaita Vedanta and lectures at GTU Berkeley. She is technology smart and up to date with current thinking and approaches to teaching. Students find her compassionate and approachable for guidance. See this page.

Swami Viditatmananda

Swami Viditatmananda with his calmness, personifies the essence of the teachings. See this page.

Sri Ramana Maharishi

Having understanding of Advaita Vedanta, Bhagavan Ramana Maharishi's  direct path of focusing/dwelling on "who am I"  beyond the ahankara (ego) thought is very important key for ongoing spiritual life.  See a Jnani's life and teachings, at this page .

J. Krishnamurti

From very early days J. Krishnamurti's message of  recognizing "the conditioned mind" of the individual, resonated well with me.  Even today keeping the constant "observer" principle in mind helps me be aware of the behaviors and reactions that stem from previous conditioning, and thus alleviate getting too "caught up" in over-reactions. See this page for more details.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

We learnt the wonderful practices of daily pranayama, yoga, the art of volunteering / seva and glimpse of Vedanta thru the Art of Living org.  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's meditations and discourses still resonate well. See this page for more details.