Change Your Life with Vedanta
Vedanta Institute Los Angeles believes that every person is the architect of their own life.
VILA’s mission is to empower and support all people through education programs which promote self-reflection, the development of critical thinking, enhanced empathy with others, and self-sufficiency. We aim to provide self-development programs in high schools, universities, businesses, and the public at large, helping all people reach their full potential.
VILA envisions a community where intellectual and empathic development is a priority in homes, educational institutions, and policy.
Vedanta Institute Los Angeles is approved as an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Code.
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Vedanta Institute Los Angeles,
Originally from New Zealand, Glen’s educational background is in Engineering. In 2006 he took up residence at A. Parthasarathy’s educational institution in India, the Vedanta Academy. After completing the 3-year residential course there he returned briefly to New Zealand, then returned to the Academy to continue study and teaching, staying until June 2014.
Glen has had teaching experience in India, USA, New Zealand and Mauritius, conducting regular study groups for the public, as well as classes in spas, high-schools and universities.
Glen now resides in Los Angeles, where he conducts classes, seminars and workshops on Vedanta. He also contributes to the research and writing of articles for publication on the individual and social impact of Vedanta.
– Paul Mayer
-Pamela Lawrence Horowitz
- Maureen Flannigan
WHAT IS VEDANTA?
Vedanta is derived from two words. Veda means knowledge, and anta end. Vedanta thus refers to the culmination of knowledge. It is a philosophy which investigates the universal principles that govern the human experience. An understanding of these principles inspires dynamic action towards meaningful goals, improves emotional intelligence and emotion regulation, and provides clarity regarding our purpose and direction in life.
Vedanta Institute LA is inspired by the work of contemporary Indian philosopher A. Parthasarathy. At 92 years of age, he has dedicated over six decades to translating subtle philosophical themes into a practical technique for contemporary life. He has written ten books on the subject, and continues to teach, travel, and write.
“Living is an art, a skill, a technique, you need to learn and practise it as you would to play a musical instrument or fly an aircraft.”
- Swami Parthasarathy
In 1988 he founded the Vedanta Academy, a world resource for the study, research and dissemination of Vedanta. It offers three-year full-time residential courses and youth camps for students as well as corporate seminars and retreats for professionals and businesspersons. Nestled in the serene hills of Malavli (65 mi south-east of Mumbai), the secluded setting provides an ideal atmosphere for self-reflection and contemplation.
Classes are donation-based and open to the public. For more, click here.
We also offer closed groups for those wishing to attend sessions that are private.
All times are Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Sundays | 10:00-11:00am | Online
Text: Vedanta Treatise: The Eternities
Mondays | 6:30-7:30pm | Online
Fridays | 9:00-10:00am | Online