We are starting to use Udemy.com as our major online learning tool. This has started with the course What is Yoga as Meditation? This is rather easy to use, user friendly. We will be adding courses in the near and ongoing future, including courses currently under development: Karma, Yoga Sutras, Contemplation.
ONLINE LIVE (Real Time) MEETINGS:
For our online gatherings we use gotomeeting.com. Although it is limited to 25 attendees, that has usually been sufficient.
LOGIN: Here is the recurring meeting number for most of our meetings. You should be able to click on this to join the meeting. If you save this in your favorites in your browser, please remember to come back to this page from time to time to make sure the number has not been changed. If it is changed, it will be listed here.
PRESENTLY WE HAVE 5-6 ONLINE MEETINGS PER WEEK:
Schedule (times are Central time in U.S., which is same as Chicago time):
1) SUNDAY, 4:00PM: Bhagavad Gita commentary by Swami Rama
2) MONDAY, 10:00AM: Life Here and Hereafter
3) TUESDAY, 7:30PM: Online satsang in Spanish, with translation by Zulema Higueras
4) SOME WEDNESDAYS, 7:30PM: Open Q&A with Swami Jnaneshvara
5) SATURDAY, 8:00AM: Inspired Thoughts of Swami Rama.
6) SATURDAY, 7:30PM: Art of Joyful Living by Swami Rama.
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SOMETIMES (UNSCHEDULED), 7:30PM: Some evenings when I happen to be from other activities I may turn on the meeting around 7:30PM. If you are online at that time, just check on the link above and we'll have spontaneous satsang.
CURRENT TIME at Abhyasa Ashram, Fort Walton Beach, Florida:
Go here to calculate time differences (Our time here in Florida is Central time in U.S., which is same as Chicago time).
I am in the process of shifting the online meetings from the swamij.com calendar to this page (the one you are now reading). In the meantime that page is here:
ONLINE LEARNING SITE:
For quite a few years I had wanted to have a proper online learning program with a full range of learning modules. We have gotten as far as setting up a learning site AbhyasaOnline.com, but the implementation of an actual program has not progressed as I had wished. Therefore, the site is used only a reference site for self-study, which you are welcome to use. Although there is no actual program as such, you are welcome to contact me with specific questions about your studies and practices. The online site is operated with Moodle technology (just in case you're curious; you don't need to learn this technology). You can go to AbhyasaOnline.com and login as a guest. If you would like to participate fully in this, please contact Swami Jnaneshvara to get a login name and password. However, please remember that as I said above, this is not working as I had wished. You will need to include your real first and last name, email address, city and country. If you have never met me (Swami Jnaneshvara) please introduce yourself in your email, letting me know about yourself, your life, practices, and why you feel this would be useful for you.