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As the one fire, after it has entered the world, though one, takes different forms according to whatever it burns, so does the internal Self of all living beings, though one, takes a form according to whatever it enters and is outside all forms.

— Katha Upanishad, 2.2.9

From Dean of Vedic Spiritual Studies Program

Dear Spiritual Seeker, 

It gives me great joy in welcoming you to Acharya Shunya’s Vedic Spiritual Studies Program. Here, sincere spiritual seekers from all over the world are led on a profound journey of Self discovery with the lens of wisdom gleamed from the timeless Vedic texts, and Advaita Vedanta philosophy, as expounded in the Upanishads and Bhagwad Gita, as well as select Ayurveda and Yoga texts focused on activating an inner awakening, ultimately leading to spiritual enlightenment, self actualization and self realization.  

This ongoing membership-based program is taught by our Acharya, who is the holder of a one thousand plus year old lineage of Vedic master teachers and dharma activists from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, in northern India.  Student members study ancient texts with the Acharya, meditate, contemplate and perfect sadhana (9 step spiritual discipline) in a conscious community of seekers.

By studying original wisdom with a traditional teacher and connecting to a greater truth and potential within, students begin to benefit from integrating these ancient teachings into their modern lives.  Sadasyas report improved relationships, calmer minds, better understanding of their emotions, a sustained ability to maintain perspective in turbulent situations, as well as greater clarity and freedom in their day-to-day lives. As students' minds calm down, their external lives become more peaceful, and their internal awareness deepens.

I encourage you to come and experience a live discourse by Acharya Shunya for yourself, either in person (if you live in the Bay Area) or online, by clicking here.  

I look forward to talking with you soon.

Love and light,

Aparna Amy Lewis
Dean of Vedic Spiritual Studies Program

Benefits of Joining

By becoming a member, you will receive:


  • The opportunity to join an ongoing lineage-based spiritual dialogue and paradigm-shifting Vedanta study

  • Knowledge from sacred Vedic texts that expound upon the teachings of the Self, so you can learn to live, share, serve and realize the same one spiritual truth of Self in all

  • Verse-by-verse, word-by-word understanding of core Vedic spiritual texts

  • The ability to join classes in person and via webinar

  • Access to a large library of Acharya Shunya's archived audio-video teachings and texts 

  • A private online community of fellow Vedic Spiritual Studies students to support your spiritual journey

  • Weekly newsletters with links to the most recent spiritual studies class videos

  • A mindful, service-inclined spiritual community that believes in equality and respect for all beings 


Program Format


1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month
6 PM to 9 PM - Discourse by Acharya Shunya
Students attend in person or via webinar

2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month
7 to 8.:30 PM - Bhagavad Gita Text Study with Acharya Shunya
Students join via webinar only

Annual Spiritual Retreats 

9 AM to 5 PM - February 4, July 28, September 29, 2018
Students join in person or via webinar


Vedic Festivals and Member Celebrations

Additional meeting dates announced during Thursday programs

Membership-Based Program

Membership donation starts at $100/month

Student Commitments
  • Financial Commitment - Monthly Donation of $100/month or more.

  • Your generous donations ensure there is a physical and internet space in which to learn.

  • Service Commitment - 1-2 hours a month of service towards the spiritual community.


  • The student's primary offering to the Vedic teacher is completed through Seva, or selfless service, to the teacher and mission.  This service allows for working collaboratively in a spiritual community, and accelerates our own spiritual growth when completed with joy and commitment. New members will be contacted by their Seva Coordinator for a Seva assignment upon membership approval.

  • Academic Commitment - Engaged Studentship

  • Each new student will be given an assignment to review one of Acharya Shunya’s recorded teachings by the Transcription seva team.
  • Students are asked to complete one short writing piece per year based on a their thoughtful contemplation of a topic or satsangha that Acharya Shunya has taught.

  • Active participation and engagement in classes and community discussion groups is expected.

What Our Students Are Saying

Vidya Deepa Gupta

The teachings that I receive through satsangha shows a roadmap and also serve as a constant reminder on how to live in this world with freedom and how to deal with one’s own sabotaging mind. { READ MORE }

Gita Shawn Casey

Vedanta and the Yoga Sutras have provided me with the knowledge to understand and contemplate the joyful, peaceful self that I know resides within me. It has given me a framework of how to cultivate... { READ MORE }

Shreyas Derek Cousineau

We are taught how to be a witness and a knower, rather than just a doer and an experiencer. With this, comes a sense of calm. Every second is an opportunity; Every moment is rich; Every day is a festival.  { READ MORE }

Arjuna Ben Bernstein

I’m seeing how these teachings touch every area of life and are meant to be lived, not just understood. The teachings point the way and Acharya Shunya lives the teachings.  { READ MORE }

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