Class on Self Knowledge (Atma Bodha)

It’s been a while since I posted anything to this blog. This post is to inform those of you who may not be on my email list about current events at Real Dharma.ra_highres_darkerLately I’ve been emphasizing teachings from the the tradition of Advaita Vedanta. Advaita Vedanta is a means of knowledge that reveals one’s self to be limitless nondual being and awareness, one with the nature of the universe. In doing so, it can remove the almost universal sense of incompleteness, lack and insecurity that is the basis of much of our suffering. Its teaching method is derived from the Upanishads, the last section of the Indian scriptures, the Vedas. It is almost certainly the oldest extant nondual tradition. I have come to believe these teachings are extremely effective. They are also incredibly clear, precise and beautiful, and not overly difficult to understand.

While these teachings have been held by the Hindu tradition, they are not in themselves religious, and require no ritual or sectarian affiliation. I was trained in Advaita Vedanta in the lineage of the late, great Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Rishikesh and Coimbatore, by Swami Dayananda himself and by my primary teacher, Dr. Carol (Radha) Whitfield.


I am currently teaching a text called Self Knowledge (Atma Bodha), by Adi Shankaracarya, the most highly regarded teacher in the Advaita Vedanta tradition. Classes are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at OpenEye Studio, 875 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA at 7:30p-9:00 p.m. All are welcome!

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I hope to see you some of you at my class. My next class is Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

In the meantime, have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Meditation Classes at Yogakula, Berkeley


I am pleased to let you know that I will be teaching a series of meditation classes at Yogakula in Berkeley, California beginning next week, Wednesday, January 13. I will be emphasizing natural mindfulness, an approach to meditation that is based on relaxation and effortless awareness. The classes on are on a drop-in basis–you can attend all of them or any individual class. This is an opportunity to learn meditation, deepen and re-inspire your on-going practice or join others for group practice. Here’s the information:
Dates: Wednesday, January 13 and February 3, 17 & 24
Time:  7:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: Yogakula
                1700 Shattuck Ave.
                 Berkeley, California
Classes will be offered on a donation basis, with a suggested donation of $10-$17.00.