Extempore with Swami Parthasarathy


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A rare and private gathering with one of the greatest philosophers of our time: Swami Parthasarathy


Students at the Vedanta Academy are always excited for 'an informal' with Swamiji, where he spontaneously highlights a particular idea or practice for them.  We are happy to bring the 'informal' experience to SoCal.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

9:45 am: Meet and Greet
10:15 am: Introduction and Welcome
10:30 am: Extempore followed by Q&A
12:15 pm: Lunch

Private Estate in Chatsworth, CA

“True education springs from oneself. The word educate etymologically means to draw out.”

Swami A. Parthasarathy is an internationally renowned philosopher with a multi-disciplined academic base with post-graduation from London University.

He has researched for over fifty years on the state of human beings and the urgent need to revive, rehabilitate the human intellect.  In 1988 he founded the Vedanta Academy in Malavli, India, which is acclaimed as a world resource for intellectual development.


Join us at the private estate of Ushakant & Irma Thakkur in the hills of Chatsworth, California.

The grounds of this 17 acre estate will provide you the space to listen, reflect, and learn the higher truths of life.


$1,000 per person
$1,500 per couple
$2,000 for three

All donations and event proceeds are applied towards the study, research and propagation of Vedanta, including student sponsorships at the Vedanta Academy.

Having enthralled audiences across the world for over 65 years with his lifelong research and expertise in the subject of Vedanta, octogenarian philosopher and life guru Swami Parthasarathy will expound its wisdom at a private estate in Chatsworth, California.



A world renowned speaker and author of ten books with three bestsellers
Founder and chief lecturer of the Vedanta Academy, a unique educational institution.

At age 88 continues to play cricket and win man-of-the-match awards competing alongside players less than a third his age.

Swami Parthasarathy has a multi-disciplined academic base with postgraduation from London University. Renouncing a lucrative shipping business early in life he has dedicated his life to study, research and propagation of Vedanta. His writings, discourses and corporate seminars have been widely acclaimed and featured in international press and television media including TIME, New Yorker, Businessweek, CNBC, Sky, Sunday Times London, the New York Post, The Times of India. While business, sport and film celebrities regularly seek his counsel.
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