Upanishads Course with Dr Rukmani

  • August 5th-12th

Course overview: The Upanishads are also called Vedanta as they are arranged at the end of the Vedic corpus. They contain the quintessence of Vedantic teaching. It is in the Upanishads that we find refinement of the karma theory, the concept of moksa,the permanent nature of the atman, and the theory of reincarnation or rebirth till one attains moksa. This course will serve as an introduction to the importance of the Upanishads in the development of Hinduism. The Kathopanishad will also be read in parts to illustrate the dialogue style and Vedantic message conveyed by the Upanishads.

Course director:

T. S. Rukmani has had a distinguished academic record and has been teaching and researching mainly in the areas of Hinduism, Advaita Vedanta and Sankhya-Yoga for the past  46  years. Amongst the many awards that Rukmani, her most recent are the DANAM/Taksha Institute Abhinavagupta Award for Sustained Achievement in Indic Philosophy, 2009, and the Shivadasani Fellowship, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University, UK for the Trinity term, 2006. Besides her deep commitment to academics, Rukmani has been active in “Women’s Studies” and programs connected with women.  She was President of the University Women’s Association of Delhi for two years and was a member of the International Federation of University Women’s Fellowship Committee in Geneva (Switzerland) for three years. She is a member on the Advisory Committee of the Oxford Journal of Hindu Studies and is a member of the Consultative Committee of the International Association for Sanskrit Studies.


Daily schedule:

  • 5:30 am: wake up
  • 6:00 am: satsang (meditation, yoga, and talk on yoga philosophy)
  • 8:00 am: yoga and pranayama class
  • 10.00am: Brunch
  • 11.00am: karma yoga (one hour selfless services compulsory)
  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm: lecture
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm: yoga and pranayama class
  • 6:00 pm: dinner
  • 8:00 pm: satsang
  • 10:00 pm: lights out

Costs for August 5th-12th: CDN $350 + 9 days of accommodation

Course starts on 5th August at 1:00 pm and ends on 12th August at 4:00 pm.

Students are advised to arrive the day before (5th august)  and leave day after the course ends (12th august) , to gain full benefit of the teaching and the yoga practice.

There is a break on 9th August to give the students opportunity to rest and visit the area.

How to apply: To register for the course please click on the link below.

Application form

For enquiries about the course contact yogacampregistrations@sivananda.org