Founded by Swami Parthasarathy in 1988, Vedanta Academy is a world resource for study, research and dissemination of Vedanta. It offers continual three-year full-time residential courses and youth camps for students as well as corporate seminars and retreats for professionals and businesspersons. The Academy disseminates knowledge through a scientific programme of study and reflection. Encourages a spirit of enquiry. A liberal approach that enables the development of the intellect and not merely providing intelligence on a subject.
Location & Facilities
The Academy is located 108 km southeast of Mumbai, India nestled in the serene hills of Malavli. The secluded setting provides an ideal atmosphere for contemplation on the truths of life.
The Academy facilities comprise separate residential units for young men and women enrolled in the three-year course. For guests and retreat participants, there are 90 two bedded rooms. The campus houses three state of the art lecture halls, two yoga studios, gym, jogging track, cricket and soccer grounds, along with basketball, volleyball and badminton courts.
The Academy schedule runs from 4:15 am to 9:00 pm. It harnesses the different aspects of the student’s personality for self-development. The day begins with an hour and a quarter of individual study and reflection. Followed by a structured yoga session and jogging, supplemented by gymnastics and sports. Providing an hour of physical exercise.
With no weekends and vacations, every single day courses through individual study, physical exercise, lectures by Swamiji, campus work, Sanskrit lessons, group discussions, audio-visual presentations and community singing.
The schedule is designed to maintain the traditional spiritual disciplines of karma action, bhakti devotion, and jnana knowledge.