The Definition of Reality
You, God, & Consciousness

God is Consciousness

What is reality? What is consciousness? What is God? How are they all related, and how can we realize it all, firsthand?

In this class we explore practical, deep, inspiring answers to these questions from Jīva Gosvāmī's brilliant exposition on Bhāgavata, the Tattva Sandarbha. We will see the vision of reality Vyāsa himself saw in his meditative trance, and delve into the ultimate Vedic definition of reality revealed in Bhāgavatam's mysterious statement about "advaiya-jñāna-tattva" (reality as non-dual consciousness).

Sessions:

  1. What is Reality?
    Subject and Object in Non-Dual Consciousness
  2. Three Perceptions of God
    Brahman, Paramātma, and Bhagavān
  3. Is Consciousness Eternal?
    Buddhist Arguments
  4. Oneness and Difference
    "You Are That"
  5. The Ultimate Origin
    Āśraya, and the Three Facets of Personhood
  6. The Complete Person.
    Vyāsa's Samādhi-Vision
  7. Māyā — Extrinsic Reality
    Why are we in Illusion?
  8. Jīva — The Subjective Perceiver
    Advaita-vāda / Māyāvāda Arguments
  9. Bhakti — Intrinsic Reality
    Love, Beauty, Pleasure, and Happiness
  10. Krishna — The Supreme Person
    The Perfect Expression of Reality


Enroll

Self-Study

You download all the course materials (class videos, presentation notes, homework questions, and homework answers) to study on your own.

Tuition: $45

Self-Study

Guided Self-Study

You download all the course materials (class videos, presentation notes, homework questions, and homework answers). I comment on and correct your homework answers, and you can ask any questions via email and the course-wide discussion forum.

Tuition: $90

Guided Self-Study


Group Study

Live online class sessions (video) with at least two other students; with class recordings, videos, presentation notes, homework questions, and homework answers. I comment on and correct your homework answers, and you can ask any questions during the online sessions, or via email and the course-wide discussion forum.

Note: Course cannot begin until there are at least two other students with a compatible schedules. It's easiest / best if you enroll along with two friends, but otherwise I can still put you on a waiting list.

Contact me by email to enroll or inquire.

Tuition: $135

Group Study

Personal Tutoring

Live online one-to-one class sessions (video); with class recordings, videos, presentation notes, homework questions, and homework answers. I comment on and correct your homework answers, and you can ask any questions during the online sessions, or via email and the course-wide discussion forum.

Contact me by email if you have questions about this format.

Tuition: $333

Personal Tutoring


Here is a video to give you a quick inside look into the course.

All four ways of taking the course (self-study, etc.) include PDF notes for each session. Each session also includes homework questions, to ensure you are correctly grasping the key points. I also provide you a copy of my own answers. If you are taking a guided-study or higher method, I personally check and correct your answers, and am available for questions by email and in the dedicated discussion forums.