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September 26, 2020- December 22, 2020


This is a 3 year course divided into month long immersions. Students will spend three months immersed in community mimicking that of a traditional gurukulam. Weekly meditation, yoga, sanskrit and vedanta classes by dedicated teachers will help the student live the Vedic vision. 

Vedic teachers, all connected to the Sampradaya of Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati have come together to continue the Vedic tradition of gurukula style study. The traditional 3 year course was first taught in 1972 in Mumbai India and the curriculum developed by Swami Dayananda systematically unfolds the vision of Vedanta study. Senior teacher Radhaji will follow the same course curriculum starting with the text Tattvabodha. 

This year, after much planning and growing interest, students have decided to do the first three months of the course in Sicily! This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wishes to study Advaita Vedanta and integrate the teachings into daily life, growing into teachers, capable of passing the vision onto students of their own. 

Studying everyday, immersed in the language and the vision of Vedanta is life changing. 

For students new to Vedanta, an immersion is a rare opportunity to be introduced seamlessly into the Vedic tradition. For long term students, who have been exposed to the teaching, it helps to deepen and integrate the timeless teaching of Vedanta and prepare to teach in your own right. Live in an immersion provided with incredible growth, connection and community. 




Carol Whitfield has an M.A. in Sanskrit from the University of California, Berkeley (1982), a Ph.D. in Phenomenology of Religions from the Graduate Theological Union (1992), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the San Francisco School of Psychology (1997).
During the 1970s Carol lived a monastic life in India where she studied Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit in a traditional gurukula setting under Swami Dayananda Sarasvati. Since her return from India, she has taught Vedanta extensively on both coasts and was one of the founders and the administrative manager of Sandeepany West, Institute for the Study of Vedanta and Sanskrit, located in Piercy, California, and later, of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Institute for the Study of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit, in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. One of her primary interests is the synthesis of Western psychology and Eastern spirituality. She is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Berkeley, California.



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