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Nonduality: The Varieties of Expression
- Introducing Advaita, Gurus, Masters, Teachers, Realizers, Confessors, Poets, Scholars, and nondual scriptures and literature, with an edgy surprise here and there. We are always adding new names to our list, and you don't have to be famous to be included.

Devoted to providing information about Ramana Maharshi with links to downloads and extracts, up-to-date information on events and other relevant thoughts.

Adhyatma Teachings
Adhyatma Yoga is a method of realising Brahman by Being - traditional teachings as transmitted by the late Dr Hari Prasad Shastri

Advaita - A Presentation for Beginners
written by D. Krishna Ayyar, the complete text is available on-line. Despite claiming to be 'for beginners' this is very comprehensive covering practically any topic that you might think of. It is a classical treatment that uses all of the correct Sanskrit terminology.

Advaita Fellowship
Advaita teaching of Ramesh S. Balsekar, Wayne Liquorman (ram tzu) and Nisargadatta Maharaj. Transcripts, audio files and live webcasts of Wayne's talks.

Advaita House Switzerland
There are brief biographies of Ramesh S. Balsekar, Wayne Liquorman and Elke v.d. Osten (last in German) and many video and audio tapes of the first two teachers may be purchased in VHS/PAL format.

Advaita Vedanta
A 'blog' site from Floyd Henderson offering daily meditations on the subject of Advaita.

Advaita Vedanta
An extensive site containing quotations from Sivananda and others, explanations of key aspects of Advaita, articles by a number of authors, excerpts from scriptures, glossary of Sanskrit terms, a bulletin board and links.

The Advaita Vedânta Home Page
A traditional approach to non-dualism, as taught by as taught by SankarAcArya and his followers. History, philosophies, philosophers.

Advaita Vedanta Library
English translations of all of the principal and many of the minor upanishads, together with other major texts such as Bhagavad Gita, Astavakra Gita, Panchadasi, Brahmasutras and the writings of Shankara.

Advaita Vedanta Quotes and Nonduality Quotations
quotations from Floyd Henderson, Nisargadatta Maharaj and Dennis Waite.
links to organisations, teachers and resources; excerpts from published books; book recommendations; books and essays by Ananda Wood; teachings of Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon; discourses, book extracts and essays from current teachers and writers; introduction to Vedanta by Dr. K. Sadananda; introduction to Sanskrit and ITRANS.
The most important works of Narayana Guru and Dr. Nataraja Guru are available on-line, including the former's 'Darsana Mala' and the latter's commentary on this, 'The Integrated Science of the Absolute'. There is also a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and on Shankara's 'Saundarya Lahari' and numerous other essays and articles. There is also a discussion forum.

Advaitin Homepage
Website for the Advaitin Egroup. In addition to details of the group, FAQ, messages and an invitation to join, there are articles on Advaita, Hinduism, Vedas and Upanishads, and Gita.

Ahwan - The Spiritual Approach to Life
A large number of articles based on the lectures of Sri Bimal Mohanty expounding the traditional teaching of Vedanta. Subscription requested for access to further articles.

Aloha Sangha
Weekly meetings in Honolulu exploring the varieties of nondual experience and expression, with emphasis on the teachings of Nisargadatta, Sri Ramana, and Zen Buddhism.

A free Web magazine about Non Duality. There are articles by the editor Wolter Keers, a disciple of Ramana Maharshi and others such as Douglas Harding, Krishna Menon and Tony Parsons.

Ananta Yoga Learning Center
Presents essays, poetry and links which are a mixture of Kashmir Shaivism, Patanjali's Yoga and Advaita. A number of classics from the scriptures may also be viewed on-line or downloaded.

Ashram Vidya Order
Founded by Raphael and teaching in the 'Primordial Tradition' of Pythagoras, Parmenides, Plato, Plotinus, Lao-tse, Gaudapada, Shankara and others. Monthly on-line readings from the Mandukya Upanishad and Gaudapada's karika.

Atlanta Advaita Talks
Presents Advaita teachings of self realization through direct insight into one's true nature.

Avadhuta Foundation
Established in 1993 to further the teachings of Sri H.W.L. Poonja and to make available the archives of his talks in India. DVDs, videotapes and CDs may be purchased and there is information about his books.

awake essence
Details of events and satsangs in the US with spiritual teachers Katie Davis and Sundance Burke.

Being - the home you never left
Correspondence, Audios, Essays, Books and Links from Charlie Hayes, a former professional racing driver, who is influenced by the Navnath sampradAya. Charlie offers frequent meetings and personal consultations at his home in Santa Ana, California.

Beyond Poetry
Poetry and Poetic Journeys from the personal (the ONE appearing as many), to the impersonal expression of existence (the seat of Nothingness).

Boulder Satsang
Has details of all the events around Boulder, Colorado, including kirtan (devotional singing).

Calgary Satsang
Has details of all of the events around Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Also a few dialogue extracts and book recommendations.

A Course in Consciousness
Quantum theory and consciousness; the metaphysics of non-duality; the end of suffering and the discovery of our true nature - an on-line or downloadable book by Stanley Sobottka, professor of Physics at the University of Virginia.

Dadashri The Gnani Purush
Words of wisdom on a number of subjects from Ambalal Muljibhai Patel aka Dadashri (died 1988), using the teaching of 'Akram Vignam', the 'Elevator Path'. This teaching now continued by a disciple.

Daily Readings
'Advaita Vedanta For Today' - readings from Ramana Maharshi's Upadesha Saram and the Bhagavad Gita from Aikya Param, who is also a scholar of Sanskrit and includes the Devanagari and word by word translations.

Dancing with the Divine
An on-line magazine containing articles and poems of non-dual wisdom.

Divine Life Church of Absolute Oneness
Thoughts on a number of practical problems, including some audio files, from Swami Shankarananda, founder of this church in Baltimore, Maryland.

East Bay Open Circle
holds meetings each month (Sundays) in Berkeley. These consist either of a talk by a visiting speaker or meditation followed by discussion and socializing. The site has some quotations, links and a calendar of events.

End of the Search (EOTS)
Articles, talks and quotations (and opportunity to purchase the book) from Wayne Austin, a disciple of Gangaji.

Flames of Nonduality
Advaita in St. Petersburg, Russia. A number of pages in English about the spiritual path of Advaita, including some material by Andrew Cohen.

The Gate Keeper
A comprehensive list of links to websites of past and present spiritual teachers.

Gems from the ocean of Hindu thought, vision and practice
Prof. V. Krishnamurthy has made extracts from his books available here. There are a wide range of topics relating to Hinduism in general and Vedanta in particular.

Gurudev Jangalidas Maharaj
Describes the teachings of Gurudev and the activities of the Vishwatmak Ashram. The need for a guru is explained and many questions regarding the reasons for and the nature of Spiritual Practice are answered.

Harsha Satsangh
On-line magazine with essays, pictures and poems from many contributors. Non-dual philosophy but contains Buddhist aspects as well as Advaita. Edited by Dr. Harsh K. Luthar, the magazine is issued approximately annually, with 3 issues up to the end of 2003.

Heavenly Gardens
Ashtavakra Gita - Word by word translation with an extensive commentary on this classic of Advaita Literature.

Inner Quest
Articles and teachings from Ranjit Maharaj, Sri Poonja, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramesh Balsekar and Chandra Swami; Catalogue of videos, DVDs and books from various teachers,traditional and modern, including Ramana Maharshi and J. Krishnamurti; details of meetings in Paris (last section in French only).

International Forum for NeoVedantins
A fortnightly E-zine, containing many articles by Dr. C. S. Shah on Advaita and related topics, based on the teaching of Ramakrishna.

Introduction to Vedanta
Over 90MB of talks in 'Real audio' format given by Swami Paramarthananda, based upon the Tattva Bodha.

It Is Not Real
Principally a homage to Robert Adams, this site from Edward Muzika contains a biography of and satsang extracts from Robert Adams. There are also sections on spiritual practices, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Zen Buddhism, psychoanalysis, book recommendations and a philosophical essay on Self and Consciousness.

Krishna Viswaroopam
This is a weblog site with existing entries based upon the teachings of the Upanishads and Swami Vivekananda.

List of teachers, gurus and realizers
A comprehensive list, from which most other lists on the web derive. It provides a link to each teacher listed together with their location and a quotation from their teaching.

Living Satsang
Interviews (some in Dutch) with various teachers, e.g. Arjuna, Neelam, Osho, Isaac Shapiro. Details of forthcoming retreats in Holland and events at a 'satsang community' in N. France.

Nisargadatta Maharaj
Dedicated to the Advaita Master, Nisargadatta Maharaj and linked to the related Discussion Group. Contains quotations from the books of his dialogues.

No More Seeking
This site/weblog is an attempt to set up an on-line community with discussion forums, personal messaging, guest articles, diary of events and periodic podcasts of talks, interviews etc. The teacher links are principally Advaita though it seems that other non-dual traditions are also invited. Established July 2006.

Nonduality in the UK
Details of non-duality talks, meetings, retreats and events in the UK.

Notes on Philosophy & Religion. Some short observations on aspects of Advaita interspersed with quotations from Taoism.

Open Mind, Open Heart
Observations and Answers to numerous questions from students by the late non-dualist teacher, Scott Morrison. Books and Tapes may be purchased.

Our Deceitful Senses
Articles, in modern terminology, addressing the topics of perception and the illusory world, dream as a metaphor for waking 'reality' and recognising that we are not the body.

Papaji Satsang
Extensive biography and pictures of Sri Poonja together with quotation and video of the week and numerous satsang extracts.

Papaji Satsang DVD
Purchase DVDs of some of Sri Poonja's satsangs, with French and English subtitles.

Papaji-Today's Satsang
"Wake up! You are already Free." Information on Self realized teacher H. W. L. Poonjaji, affectionately known as "Papaji." His teacher, Ramana Maharshi, showed him the immovable truth of Self in which Gods, souls and the Universe appear and disappear. Sri Poonjaji stayed true to this revelation and his devotion to his beloved Ramana never wavered.

Pathways to Metaphysics
The teachings of Vedanta for 'novice' through to 'sadhu', expounded by Frank Maiello (egodust), who has been influenced principally by Ramana Maharshi. A large site, containing much information and valuable insights.

Pete's Blog
the weblog of Peter Sumner, a spiritual mentor based at Gurukula in Fremantle, Western Australia, particularly influenced by Eckhart Tolle. There are frequent updates with extracts from books, topical observations and comments.

Philosophy Foundation - A School of Advaita
The Philosophy Foundation is an non-profit educational foundation. The Foundation offers classes and weekend retreats to students in New England.

A practical approach to Advaita
Introduction to Advaita and how to put the philosophy to practice in everyday life.

Pure Silence
Offers pointers to integral spiritual transformation based on a personal realization of the true self and the practice of silence: the essence of non duality and all genuine spirituality.

3rd Millennium Gateway
Links to current and past teachers, resources, articles and books. In addition, there are pages on spirituality, cosmology, religion in general, new age, frontiers of science, scriptures, social issues and environment. There are articles, interviews and reviews. Everything is supported by lots of annotated links.

Reflections India
Dedicated to the understanding and realization of the truths of life and experiences. Organised by Dr. Haramohan Mishra, graduate in Sanskrit and doctor in Advaita Epistemology. On-line magazine with archived articles, details of published books and links.

Robert Adams
A disciple of Ramana Maharshi. This is the website of the 'Infinity Institute', instructed to carry on his teaching following his death in 1997. There are details of events, articles, publications and transcripts. A Home study course is available at $60 per year along with books, booklets and tapes.

S. N. Sastri
S. N. Sastri has translated or commented upon a number of key works in Advaita, including summaries of the Panchadashi and Vedantaparibhasha. Many of these may be downloaded as PDF files and there is information on where his published writings may be purchased.

Schedules of teachers holding satsangs and retreats in the Netherlands, together with links and quotes.

Satsang Teachers and Schedules
Advaita Vedanta teacher schedules and web sites

Satsang Worldwide Info Database
Open database for Satsang contacts. Offers contacts (seekers and teachers), book recommendations (English and German) and a worldwide list of teachers, rated for the popularity of their satsangs.
Information about teachers and details of forthcoming satsangs and talks in Sweden. Many links to other sites.

the weblog of Dr. Shyam Subramanian contains observations based on traditional teachings but aimed at the modern reader.
This is the website of James Swartz. Many perennial questions on Advaita are addressed in 12 different categories and opinions are expressed on a number of issues. Books and essays may be read on-line or downloaded as PDF files. Some may be purchased as hard copy and the entire site is available on CD.

Shree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam
Biographical essays on Narayana Guru and a chronological list of his writings, some of which are also held on-line.

Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
More than 1000 pages of information on Hinduism and Advaita. See their 'site map' for links to everything about Hindu dharma, together with many articles and tributes to Shankara and his lineage.

Siddharameshwar Mahaharj
Biographical information for this contemporary of Ramana Maharshi and his more well-known disciples Nisargadatta Maharaj and Ranjit Maharaj.

Sree Narayana Guru
Biographical details, list of books and other writings, articles and photos. There are also a number of hymns and songs available as mp3 files.

Sri H.W.L. Poonja
Details of books and biographies, lots of photos, daily and other dialogues, anecdotes etc, together with information about and links to his disciples.

Sri Ranjit Maharaj
Site dedicated to Ranjit Maharaj and his teacher, Shri Siddharameshwar Maharaj. There are excerpts from talks, including two in MP3 format and a program of events.

Sri Sharada Peetam
temple history and branch details but also contains written works by previous Shankaracharyas including a commentary on Vivekachudamani by Sri Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal.

12 Step Liberation
E. J. Shearn uses the model of Alcoholics Anonymous' Twelve Step Program to suggest a program for Self-Enquiry. This is a weblog site.

Strictly Spiritual
tips for evaluating a spiritual teacher for yourself together with a personal ratings list.

SunyaPrajna: Nondual Spirituality
Writings from an author who is interested in Buddhism and Western Idealist philosophies as well as Advaita. The site contains a growing collection of readable and literate articles on consciousness and other topics.

Swami Advaitananda - Brahma Vidya Ashrama
General information on this guru and his teachings.

Swami Rama Tirtha
Contains biographical details and eulogies. 'In Woods of God-Realization' is a seven volume compilation of the complete works of Swami Rama and this is being made available on-line.

Talks and Conversations
A web log devoted to posting extracts from the dialogues of Ramana Maharshi and messages about him.

This is Presence
Original writings, selected quotations, discussions, etc. from Jeff Foster (UK).

Vancouver Satsang
Has details of all of the events around Vancouver in Canada.

Vedanga Jyotish
Vedic astrology, tantra, vasthu and philosophy. The latter page contains biographical information about and a dialogue with Atmananda Krishna Menon.

Vedanta Centre
The centre, near Boston MA, expounds the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna; provides services and retreats, a library and bookstore. There are 'Daily Thoughts' from the writings of Swami Paramananda.

Vedanta Mission
Lesson Courses on Vedanta. Archives of monthly e-zine called 'Vedanta Sandesh'. Various articles on Vedanta, Adi Sankara, Swami Atmananda and Vedanta Ashram.
dedicated to hosting selected classes of Swami Paramarthananda (a direct disciple of Swami Dayananda), including some of the ongoing classes in Chennai. Talks either require a 'Flash Player', which may be dowloaded from the site, or are in real-audio format.

Vidya Bharata
Advaita Vedanta Philosophy, Raphael, Tattvaloka, The Mountain Path, Sringeri Ashram, both in english and italian

Vishal and Alka's Home Page
Information about India, Hinduism, Yoga, meditation, and of course, lots about our life.

The Way of the Bird
A site dedicated to the teaching of Sri Ranjit Maharaj (co-disciple of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj). Contains quotations and commentaries for every day of the year. The complete text may be downloaded as a pdf file.

When I awoke
Tales of awakening in various non-dual traditions (though principally Advaita). Essays from a number of teachers describing their enlightenment experience and a practical exercise from Ken Wilber.

Who Are You?
If pictures help you to understand new concepts and you have the Shockwave plugin Flash 5.0 installed, this site poses a set of visually stimulating questions on the nature of ourselves and the world of appearances.

Wide Awake Living
the website of Alice Gardner. There are essays, poetry, links and reviews. Influenced by Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti, she offers 'mentoring' sessions and circulates a monthly Newsletter.

The Yoga Vasistha
Some original comments on this ancient text, which provides an understanding of the nature of reality.


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