Join our worldwide spiritual community for the auspicious Vedic celebration of Sri Krishna-Janmāshtami, honouring the descension of Lord Krishna. Sri Krishna is hailed as the jagad-guru (lineage head) of our meditation lineages and is honoured as the supreme divine personality of Sanskrit-based spiritual tradition of dharma.
During this two-day online workshop, experience the power of Sanskrit chanting, discourse and a Q & A style session, yoga-vinyāsa, guided So-Ham pranayama, live guided meditation, devotional music and blessings with our Himalayan monk and living saint, His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda.
A unique feature of this workshop is the Fellowship Challenge Quiz, to be completed online after you register. These questions are not frequently asked questions (FAQ) but rather succinct teachings of Bhāgavad-dharma. This quiz is extracted from writings by His Holiness. You will learn and imbibe chaste spiritual philosophy of the Sanskrit heritage by attempting to answer to the best of your ability. Relatively easy to attempt questions have been selected for this quiz. His Holiness will discuss the quiz and its correct answers on Sunday, 9th August in a Q & A style format followed by a discourse.
The discourse offered by His Holiness will focus on the conceptual framework for devotional understanding of the Supreme Divine Personality of God, and His descension on earth among the natural world. The discourse will be based on Vedānta treatises, Srimad Bhāgavatam and Bhagavad Gitā.
Taking the Fellowship Challenge Quiz
After you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to take the challenge. It is your opportunity to begin contemplating on the teachings. We are offering a $30.00 refund on registration to those who are able to answer all questions correctly (excluding initiates of His Holiness)! Kriya meditation initiates will be eligible for a $10.00 refund if all questions are answered correctly. We will notify you if you have received a perfect score.
Program Schedule (US Pacific Daylight Time)
Sunday, 9th August
- 9:00 – 10:00 am: Prānāyāmā & Yoga-vinyāsa with Sister Girija
- 10:00 – 10:30 am: So-Ham Breathing Guided Practice with HH Swami Vidyadhishananda
- 11:00 – 2:00 pm (with a short break in between): Quiz answers in Q & A format followed by discourse
Tuesday, 11th August (Janmāshtami evening observed in the US)
- 6:00 – 9:00 pm: Madhurāshtakam sung by Prof. Sangita Gosain, Sri Krishna legacy slideshow, rare temple ceremony videos, words of wisdom and guided meditation by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda
Accessing the Online Workshop
We will follow-up with all registrants the week prior to the Workshop livestream to share the login details for the event. The login details will also be re-shared on Sunday, 9th August morning for your convenience. Please be mindful about not making any typos in your email address when registering—this will ensure that you receive the confirmation email and the subsequent emails with the login details. The link is unique to you, so please do not share with others as it is tied to your registration.
We invite you to forward this registration link to your friends and family who would be interested in registering. New participants are welcome to register. If you have difficulties viewing please refer to the troubleshooting notes that will be sent by email as part of your registration confirmation.
Accessing the Recordings
We will work to make the recordings available to all participants. We expect that this may take up to two weeks after the Wednesday session streams live. Once the recordings are live we will email all participants with the access details. Access to the recordings will be granted to all registrants for up to one month from the date they are posted.