Brahma Vindu Upanishad Retreat (2012)

By Swami Jyotirmayananda


These audio lectures were recorded at the Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayananda in Miami, Florida

(MP3 CD version)



The Upanishads constitute the highest wisdom of the Vedas – popularly known as Vedanta philosophy. There is no scripture as elevating and inspiring as the Upanishads. The very term “Upanishad” means: “Approaching God,” or “sitting near Guru,” or  “secret teaching.” “Brahman or God alone is Real, this world-process is merely an appearance. Every soul is essentially Brahman.” This is the ringing note of the Upanishadic teachings. Whoever follows the path of realizing the Self or Brahman becomes a source of boundless inspiration for all mankind.

Brahma Vindu Upanishad is a minor Upanishad containing 22 Mantras. It is focused on Brahma Vidya—Knowledge of Brahman. It belongs to Atharva Veda. It is the scripture that gives the essence of Vedanta philosophy for attaining Self-realization.