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Every August Swami Parthasarathy and daughter-disciple Sunandaji from India conducts a series of lectures in Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg. Lectures are open to all.

Swami Parthasarathy conducts one hour introductory talks in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. See past topics below.

Sunandaji conducts a three to four day lecture series on the Bhagavad Gita in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. The conversation between Lord Krishna & Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita churns out the knowledge of Vedanta. Praised by great thinkers, serving as guidance to presidents and prime ministers and providing comfort to the strained individual, the Bhagavad Gita is eternal. Sunandaji’s annual dissemination of this sacred text provides practical techniques to be applied at home, work, school, anywhere.

In addition to the annual lecture tour, Alumni of the Vedanta Academy, now based in South Africa, conduct retreats and workshops throughout the year.

Past Topics Include

The Dilemma of Choice

William Shakespeare's immortal line "To be or not to be" encapsulates the perennial dilemma of choice that confronts every human being. Of all living creatures, a human alone is endowed with the choice of action. Thus humanity needs instructions on life and living. This presentation provides the guidelines to develop the clarity of thinking needed to make the right choices in life.

Message for Youth

Millions of doctors have graduated from medical schools, but one person discovered the cure for tuberculosis. One person found out how to transplant a kidney. Millions of engineers passed out of engineering schools but one person designed the Panama Canal. One person devised the Euro Tunnel. What separates the achievers from the rest? It is the intellect which is distinct and different from intelligence or knowledge gained from schools and universities. Vedanta, the ancient Indian philosophy, enables you to develop the intellect - the capacity to think, reason, judge and decide. Only then does your intelligence take the right direction in life making you successful and peaceful in this world.

The Law of Karma

The functioning of the universe is governed by the principle of cause and effect. It is the law of causation or 'karma' that governs the life and functioning of beings. Non-understanding of this law has caused a lot of confusion regarding the role of effort in human destiny. As a result, various superstitions and beliefs are practically destroying humanity. A clear understanding of this law provides the clarity of thinking required for sound, purposeful living.

The Virus of Attachment

The virus of attachment spares none. The rich and poor, young and old, educated and uneducated. Few are aware of this deadly trait and its pervasiveness in human life. Attachment is love vitiated by self-centredness and selfishness. It destroys everything – your work, your relationship, your children and your spiritual development. You need to develop a powerful intellect to realise and overcome the devastating nature of attachment.

Upcoming Events
26jan

Resolutions to Realities

  • Cape Town
  • Start: 10 a.m.
  • End: 11:30 a.m.

Every year people systematically create New Year's resolutions in an attempt to motivate themselves to achieve important personal goals. So what is it that prevents us from doing what we have decided we ought to do in life? Why can’t ...

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26jan

New Year New You: Vedanta for Life

  • Durban
  • Start: 10 a.m.
  • End: 11 a.m.

Vedanta is known as the eternal principles of life and living. The knowledge of Vedanta enunciates the principles which govern human life. It draws one to the innermost core of the personality where true peace and happiness reside. Vedanta belongs ...

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26jan

Resolutions to Realities

  • Johannesburg
  • Start: 10:30 a.m.
  • End: noon

Making new years resolutions is the easy part. Sticking to them is the challenge. What is it that prevents us from doing what we have decided we ought to do in life? Why can’t we follow through with our plans ...

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8feb

Life Management Course Feb 2020

  • Johannesburg
  • Start: 8 a.m.
  • End: 9:30 a.m.

In life, we try to manage our time, our work, our relationships etc. This leads to a great deal of stress and strain in life. What we fail to realise is that no matter how much effort is put into ...

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16feb

The Reason for Everything: Youth Talk

  • Johannesburg
  • Start: 10:20 a.m.
  • End: noon

As human beings we are a masterpiece of creation. We have been provided with the opportunity to think, reason, question and understand ourselves and the world that we live in. Not living up to the prestige of a human being, ...

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