Essential Teachings from Dakshinamurti

Exploring Self and Ultimate Reality

An Online Video Course on Spiritual Practice with

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery:

From Ego-Identification to Self-Realization

Who am I? What is God or Ultimate Reality? What is the most effective spiritual practice? How can I live well?

This course explores these fundamental spiritual questions such as the nature of self, the concept of Ultimate Reality, and effective spiritual practices. It delves into the teachings of Lord Dakshinamurti, communicated through Adi Shankaracharya's respected Dakshinamurti Stotram.

The focus is on svadhyaya (self-inquiry) and dhyana (superconscious meditation) as primary tools for spiritual growth. The goal of the course is to guide students from ego-identification towards Self-realization.

The teachings in this course include:

Dakshinamurti Strotram: Spiritual Insights

Gain profound understanding of essential spiritual questions and the teachings of Lord Dakshinamurti through Adi Shankaracharya's Dakshinamurti Stotram.

Practices for Spiritual Growth

Learn and implement practices of svadhyaya (self-inquiry) and dhyana (superconscious meditation) for personal spiritual development.

Self-Realization Roadmap

Develop a roadmap for the journey from ego-identification towards Self-realization, leading to personal growth and a deeper sense of peace and purpose.



Meet Your Teacher

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian (Uma) is a western woman who teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way for newcomers and longtime practitioners alike. Ordained by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she has been teachings for more than four decades.

She is a Kriya Yoga teacher, writer, poet, and the spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California. She teaches nationally and internationally and has received several community service awards, including the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism.

Along with her service as a meditation teacher and esteemed Yogacharya, Ellen Grace O’Brian is the Founder of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence educational project bringing meditation instruction to staff and children in schools, the prison population, and other segments of society.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian in a garden wearing white shawl

“Remembering who we are–Self-realization—is the great purpose of life. As we fulfill this purpose of awakening, each of us has a unique and significant part to play in the awakening of the world.”

— Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

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