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ONENESS THROUGH VEDANTA

EKATMA DHAM

 

 

ABODE OF ONENESS

 

 

Ekatma Dham, located at Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, India, radiates the message of oneness through the celebration of Sanatana Dharma and the legacy of Adi Shankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya's guru Govinda Bhagavatpada trained him to attain enlightenment on the Om-shaped island of Omkareshwar, his Jnana Bhumi

 

 

 
 

EKATMA DHAM

 

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STATUE OF ONENESS

 

Standing tall at 108 feet, the Statue of Oneness in Omkareshwar is a towering monument of spiritual enlightenment. It rests atop a 54-ft pedestal, supported by a 27-ft lotus petal base, creating an impressive sight to behold.

 

ADVAITA LOK

 

The Advaita Lok museum presents Sanatana Dharma and the life and philosophy of Adi Shankaracharya through various modern and innovative methods.Embark on a profound journey of discovery at the Advaita Lok museum, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Adi Shankaracharya.

 

ACHARYA SHANKAR INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVAITA VEDANTA

 

The campus of the Acharya Shankar International Institute of Advaita Vedanta is a blend of modernity and tradition, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and a distinctively indigenous ambience

 
 

Ekatma Dham radiates the message of oneness through the celebration of Sanatana Dharma and the legacy of Adi Shankaracharya

Ekatma Dham radiates the message of oneness through the celebration of Sanatana Dharma and the legacy of Adi Shankaracharya

 

 
 

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SHANKARA SANGEET

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Experience the magic of Indian classical music as our expert performers interpret the works of Adi Shankaracharya, showcasing the spiritual essence of his teachings through melodic expressions

 
 
 

SHANKAR VYAKHYANMALA

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Unravel the mysticism of Adi Shankaracharya's timeless works, as our spiritual discourses transport you on an awe-inspiring journey of self-discovery and transcendence

 
 
 

ADVAITA AWAKENING YOUTH RETREAT

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Experience an immersive Advaita Awakening Youth Retreat, exploring ancient Indian philosophy and spirituality through interactive sessions, group discussions, meditation, and nature walks

 
 

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Statue of Oneness unveiled

September 21, 2023

 

The then Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister unveiled the Statue of Oneness during a ceremony titled ‘Sankaravataranam’ at Omkareshwar on September 21, 2023.
He was accompanied by a distinguished gathering of spiritual leaders and scholars. The dignitaries received a warm traditional welcome, marked by cultural pageantry and traditional ensembles.
During the ceremony, musicians performed hymns by Adi Shankaracharya, accompanied by pujas and Vedic chanting.
Additionally, the then Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the Advaita Lok museum.
The event drew thousands of attendees from various parts of India. Later, while addressing the Brahmotsavam, a spiritual and cultural gathering held at Sidhwarkut, the then Chief Minister emphasised the cultural unity brought about by Adi Shankaracharya. He stated, "Bharat has always embraced the eternal vision of an all-pervading consciousness and has gifted the world with the concept of Vasudaiva Kutumbakam. Only those with narrow minds would claim 'this is mine, that is yours.' The enlightened and wise understand that the world is one big family."
The then Chief Minister also launched the books, 'Ekatma Dham: A Journey of Oneness,' 'Advaita Awakening Youth Retreat: Nurturing Ambassadors of Advaita,' and 'Ekatma Dham: Swapn Se Shilp Tak,' all published by Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas.
Other speakers at the event included Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Usha Thakur, head of Akhand Paramdham Yugpurush Swami Paramanand Giri, Acharya Mahamandaleshwar and head of the Juna Akhara Swami Avdeshananda Giri and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Suresh Soni.
The 108 feet Statue of Oneness is a sole monument of its kind in the world portraying the 12-year-old saint in walking posture — a structural design challenge. It is made of bronze alloy (88 % copper, 8% tin and 4% lead) and built to last over 500 years.

 

Vedanta, the religion of the future

February 26 and 27, 2024

 

A Festival of Oneness was conducted in Bhopal on February 26 and 27 by the Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas.
Addressing the event, Swami Sarvapriyananda, Minister and spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of New York, extolled modern India for confidently embracing its culture and roots. “It signifies a civilisational reawakening,” he said.
He spoke about the logical and experiential aspects of Advaita Vedanta. He marvelled at the glory of India’s spiritual knowledge, which assisted aspirants in grasping the true nature of eternity and bliss. The division of history could have been categorised as Before Upanishads (BU) and After Upanishads (AU) rather than using the traditional labels of AD and BC, providing a clearer delineation based on the influence of this ancient Indian philosophical tradition. The audience was captivated by the experiences shared by Swami Sarvapriyananda, including his insights gained from the Himalayas. The path to liberation involves non-attachment, a practice applicable even in urban environments. Whether amidst the serene Himalayas or chaos, Brahma's presence was ubiquitous, he added.
He stressed the importance of enquiry and contemplation, reflecting on the tradition of debate within Indian spirituality. He highlighted the benefits of spirituality and recommended relevant books for those on the spiritual path. The integration of Advaitic thought into the modern education system was discussed, along with practical sutras for students, pointing out the importance of study, concentration, devotion and selfless service.
He concluded with a quote from Swami Vivekananda, envisioning Advaita Vedanta as the future religion due to its rationality, inclusivity and harmony with science.
The two-day event included concerts by Rahul Vellal and Sooryagayatri featuring the hymns of Adi Shankaracharya. The event also included a five-part session in which Swami Sarvapriyananda explored various aspects of Vedanta. It covered topics such as Advaita and Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Mechanics, global warming and Sustainable Development Goals. Praveen Chaturvedi of Prachyam moderated the session.

Vedanta, the religion of the future

February 26 and 27, 2024

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A Festival of Oneness was conducted in Bhopal on February 26 and 27 by the Acharya Shankar Sanskritik Ekta Nyas.
Addressing the event, Swami Sarvapriyananda, Minister and spiritual leader of the Vedanta Society of New York, extolled modern India for confidently embracing its culture and roots. “It signifies a civilisational reawakening,” he said.
He spoke about the logical and experiential aspects of Advaita Vedanta. He marvelled at the glory of India’s spiritual knowledge, which assisted aspirants in grasping the true nature of eternity and bliss. The division of history could have been categorised as Before Upanishads (BU) and After Upanishads (AU) rather than using the traditional labels of AD and BC, providing a clearer delineation based on the influence of this ancient Indian philosophical tradition. The audience was captivated by the experiences shared by Swami Sarvapriyananda, including his insights gained from the Himalayas. The path to liberation involves non-attachment, a practice applicable even in urban environments. Whether amidst the serene Himalayas or chaos, Brahma's presence was ubiquitous, he added.
He stressed the importance of enquiry and contemplation, reflecting on the tradition of debate within Indian spirituality. He highlighted the benefits of spirituality and recommended relevant books for those on the spiritual path. The integration of Advaitic thought into the modern education system was discussed, along with practical sutras for students, pointing out the importance of study, concentration, devotion and selfless service.
He concluded with a quote from Swami Vivekananda, envisioning Advaita Vedanta as the future religion due to its rationality, inclusivity and harmony with science.
The two-day event included concerts by Rahul Vellal and Sooryagayatri featuring the hymns of Adi Shankaracharya. The event also included a five-part session in which Swami Sarvapriyananda explored various aspects of Vedanta. It covered topics such as Advaita and Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Mechanics, global warming and Sustainable Development Goals. Praveen Chaturvedi of Prachyam moderated the session.