Towards the end of his life, the disciples of Sri Adi Sankaracharya requested him to give them a summary of his approach towards spiritual life. It is then that he composed a short text containing only 5 verses – the Sadhana Panchakam.
The text contains 40 instructions, furthering one’s journey on the path to liberating oneself. It goes beyond any philosophical engagements and offers practical means into the very essence of Sadhana at every stage of one’s spiritual life. For this reason, Sadhana Panchakam is also known as the Upadesha Pancharatnam, meaning the “Five precious gems of advice or teaching”.
These 40 instructions are presented in a systematic and sequential manner. Thus, it is also known by a third name, Sopana Arohana Nyaya, which means “A logical climbing ladder in Sadhana”.
The present study and reflections with Rabindra Sahu on the instructions given by Adi Sankaracharya may significantly help us all in gaining clarity on our spiritual practice.
As our Master Swami Veda Bharati would often remind us that it is not possible to put a price on the teachings received, there is no course fee for this course. Loving donations from the heart may be offered and will support the ashram during the pandemic.
These sessions will be in English.
Begins: 12 December, 2020 (Saturday)
The four sessions will be organized over two weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from 6-7 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Kindly convert to your country's time-zone accordingly.
Medium: Online through Zoom
Request: Kindly join only if you are able to commit to all the 4 sessions, as the topics are progressive and systematic.
Last Date for Registration: 11 December, 2020 (Friday)
Rabindra Sahu serves as managing director of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG). He was introduced to yoga teachings at an early age by his father within the tradition of Alekha Mahima Dharma.When he happened upon the book Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama in 2011, he instantly felt connected.With a deep longing to find his Guru, he decided to finally leave behind his corporate career to devote himself to yoga studies in 2012. Soon after, he joined HYT-TTP (Himalayan Yoga Tradition - Teacher Training Program) and met Swami Veda Bharati. In 2015, he was initiated into the preliminary vows of Brahmacharya by Swami Veda Bharati.He then decided to move to SRSG permanently. Since then, his role at SRSG and AHYMSIN has grown to include teaching at SRSG and traveling within India and overseas for outreach programs.