Vedanta: A Blueprint for Everyday Life DVD

  • Vedanta: A Blueprint for Everyday Life DVD

Vedanta Retreat by Vedanta nuns at our Santa Barbara Temple.

  • Running time: 4 hours 39 minutes, US DVD
  • available to the trade

Witness a special retreat where six senior nuns from the three Vedanta Society convents  discuss "Vedanta: A Blueprint for Everyday Life." Note the YouTube video below.

 The panel focusses on four major concerns of spiritual living:
1) dealing with negativity,
2) rethinking our identity,
3) spiritual practice and
4) not falling prey to self-deception.
All six nuns addressed these issues from various angles with intelligence, wisdom and humor. Running time: 4 hours 39 minutes.

Guided Meditation: Led by Deviprana

Introductions and MC: Krishnaprana

Session 1: Getting to Know the Nuns

1. Why did you take up spiritual life? All six speakers

Session 2: Dealing with Negativity

1. Difficult people: Is it them or us? Saradeshaprana

2. How can we recognize the tell tale signs of negative thoughts so we can defuse them? Anantaprana

3. What are some tips for dealing with fear and anger? Vidyaprana

4. What are some tips for dealing with worry and anxiety? Vedaprana

5. How do we cope when bad things happen beyond our control? Vrajaprana

6. When are desires beneficial and when do they wreak havoc in our lives? Bhavaprana

Session 3: Who are We? Re-thinking Our Identity

1. What is Brahman? Bhavaprana

2. What is Atman? Vrajaprana

3. What are the kosas? Vedaprana

4. How does karma keep us on the wheel of birth and death? Saradeshaprana

5. Maya: why don't we know that we are divine? Vidyaprana

6. How can we incorporate these concepts in our daily life? Anantaprana

Session 4: Practice, Practice, Practice

1. How do we focus the mind? Bhavaprana

2. How do we live in the present moment? Vidyaprana

3. How do we develop love for God? Saradeshaprana

4. Why is a routine necessary and how do we create one? Vrajaprana

5. How do we keep enthusiasm in spiritual life? Vedaprana

6. What practice have you found most helpful? Anantaprana

Session 5: Not Falling Prey to Self-deception in Spiritual Life

1. How do we determine if our actions are prompted by our ego or by our higher mind? Anantaprana

2. Are we really meditating? Vidyaprana

3. Can you measure your own progress? Saradeshaprana

4. What is a spiritual experience? Bhavaprana

5. What are the effects of spiritual experiences and how does one deal with them? Vrajaprana

6. Is there a value in comparing our spiritual experiences with those of others? Vedaprana

Questions and Answers: All Six Speakers


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