Culture and Vedic Tradition Education

ARSHA VIDYA FOR ADULTS

Age 18 Years & Over

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BAAL VIDYA FOR CHILDREN

Age 6 to 16 Years

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May 2024: One-Day Retreat and Series of Lectures Based on Vedanta Philosophy by H.H. Sri Swami Viditatmananda Saraswati.

Swami Viditatmanandji

Why Study The Gita?

The source books of the spiritual wisdom [of India] are the four Vedas: rig-veda, yajur-veda, sama-veda, and atharva-veda. The Vedas are fulfilled in the last portion called Vedanta or Upanishads. Another famous Sanskrit verse likens these Upanishads to a cow and the Gita becomes the cow’s milk: sarvopanisadogavah, dogdha gopala-nandanah partho vatsah sudhibhokta dughdham gitamrtam mahat. The Gita, the milk, is milked by Lord Krishna himself, who is presented as an avatar of the Lord in the Mahabharata and in the Bhagavata. He is the one who is teaching the Gita to Arjuna. Arjuna serves as the calf to whom the milk, the message of the Gita, is given.

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Arsha Vidya

Arsha Vidya offers learning opportunity for adults through advanced level discourses by various teachers. The word Arsha means that which is from the Rishis – the great sages of ancient India. The word Vidya means knowledge.

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Baal Vidya

Baal Vidya program is designed to provide a structured and developmentally based teaching of Vedic tradition and culture to children. It consists of teaching materials, assignments, lesson plans, and fun filled exercises and topics for group discussion.

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Wisdom of Indian Heritage

Every human being is naturally seeking peace, security and happiness and hence they are on a journey, whether they are consciously aware of it or not. With the human mind’s capability of understanding, it is the inherent goal of humans to inquire about their inner purpose, their interaction with the surroundings, and open their mind to the intelligence around them. With earnest inquiry, begins the journey from ignorance to knowledge.

Arsha Vidya Ontario was established to give residents of Greater Toronto Area access to the wisdom (Bodha) of the sages/rishis (Arsha) of ancient India. Every week, classes and programs are conducted and open to all.