To call Swami Viditatmananda a Mahatma is justified. One of the senior-most and accomplished disciples of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swamiji gave up a successful engineering career in New York to become a deep scholar of Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit. He founded an ashrama near Ahmedabad, which has become a renowned center for teaching both householders and sannyasis alike - six of his disciples are Swamis and Swaminis. His simple, loving nature, scholarship, depth of understanding, and communication skills in English and Gujarati endear him to one and all. Swamiji spends four months visiting the U.S. every year, including one week in Bay Area.
Annual Visits: Swami Viditatmanandaji and Swami Tattvavidanandaji visit the Bay each year in late June and early August respectively. The visits consist of guided meditation, morning and evening lectures on Vedanta, Gita, Bhagavatam, Ramayana, satsang with questions/answers and a two or three day retreat and workshop. Tradition holds that Lord Siva in the form of Dakshinamurti was the first teacher of Vedanta. He imparted Self-Knowledge to the four rishis seated at his feet, initiating an oral tradition which has been passed down to us through the centuries. It is indeed a great blessing to have teachers and mahatamas like Swamiji visit us each year and continue this great teaching tradition. For this we are honoured, grateful and very thankful.

The 2014 and 2015 retreat with Swamiji was held at Anubhuti meditation and retreat center. Pujya Swamiji covered the text Updesha Saram by Ramana Maharshi.

Retreat Texts

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