Zoom Class Guidelines

Namaste! When attending Zoom classes and seminars, it is part of our dharmic practice to set an atmosphere that is respectful and reverent.  Afterall, we are sitting with a teacher who is sharing the “noblest philosophy known to humankind” as Swami Vivekananda put it – the Knowledge and methods that lead to Liberation.  Here’s how you can uphold this sacred …

Global Festival of Oneness 2021

Advaita Academy celebrated Shankara Jayanti 2021 by organizing the 2nd Annual Global Festival of Oneness, from May 17 to June 16th. As part of the festival they featured talks by around 60 Scholars, Sages, and Seekers to share about Shankara’s life, works, and influence across multiple dimensions that include Philosophy, Oneness, Leadership and more. Babaji Bob Kindler speaks on Shankara’s …

Hawaii Winter Retreat 2021

Worship and Wisdom, Devotion and Discrimination, have always characterized the two main elements of religion and philosophy in India, with meditation and action supporting and complementing them. Flowing like mighty rivers — side by side at times and merging their waters at others — these powerful pathways of divine deification and deep discernment have refined and fulfilled seeking souls for …

Establishing Ahimsa Seminar

Online Seminar Payments Pricing is per person attending: US Choice 1: $105, tuition only US Choice 2: $225 includes Footfalls of the Indian Rishis, shipped in US.  See video! Western Europe: $75 Eastern Europe: $30 India: $30*Class recordings are made available to all participants, so if your timezone makes it impossible to attend a class or two, you will still get to see …

Autumn Online Seminar 2

 The Two Great Secrets of Consciousness: Nonduality & Divine Mother Online Seminar Weekend — December 3 & 4, 2022 All of life, every facet of Existence, is saturated by Awareness.  This Awareness, though not a person, place, or thing, though not matter, energy, or thought, nevertheless permeates them all.  All of these changing principles exist to express Infinity through the finite.  They are existing …

Hawaii Winter Retreat

                      Sri Sarada Vijnanagita – honoring Holy Mother’s Birthday Dove-tailing an indepth study and recitation of the precious book, Sri Sarada Vijnanagita, with the group chanting of the 108 Names of Sarada, the winter retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii will transmit vast and deep spiritual power to all …

Message from Babaji: Dharmic Rules & Practices During Challenging Times

Namaste All, and Aloha from Hawaii:I thought to write a general message to help orient, or reorient, all SRV practitioners and friends who are presently seeing this fresh health challenge loom before them.  The new kid on the block of potential doubt, fear, and suffering is this little germ that seems to have caught everyone off guard, and started the already way-too-vociferous tongues …

SRV’s First Retreat of 2021

A Full Course on Patanjali’s Raja Yoga  May 28th – June 1stStevenson, Washington   The noble Eight-Limbed Yoga of Lord Patanjali has still to fully arrive in the West, and this is due, in part, to Europe and America’s preoccupation with yoga of a physical kind only. In this retreat, the emphasis will begin with teachings on the abiding features of yama …

2019 Hawaii Retreat Notes

Comprehensive Teachings on AUM Retreat at the SRV Hawaii Retreat Center(affectionately called: Badrinath) Over the 7 classes of this retreat, Babaji presented four aspects of the teachings on AUM: 1) AUM as pervasion, i.e., its all-pervasive presence at every level of existence; 2)  AUM as theorigin and cause of all phenomena from unmanifested potential to the “solid” world weperceive; 3)  AUM as …

2019 Tripura Upanisad Retreat Notes

Tripura Upanisad Retreat at Mindful Heart Forest Retreat The selected teachings of this Upanisad and retreat focused upon the nature of Divine Mother’sthree “Puris,” or Cities, which can be termed Her gross, subtle, and causal Cities.  At first glance,it would seem that these might be related to the three worlds of bhur, bhuvah, and svaha, whichpertain to this physical world we …