Weekly Study Class Guidelines

Vedanta Philosophy

Vedanta is a manual of life and living. The origins of Vedanta is the ancient texts knowns as the Upanishads contained in the Vedas. These texts have been simplified by Swami Parthasarathy and provided to humanity through various publications as covered in the weekly classes.

The Syllabus

Purpose of the Syllabus

The Fall of the Human Intellect is the first book in the syllabus. 

It is meant to introduce one to the human intellect. 10 Chapters detailing the inner personality and how one can begin the journey of self-development.



Chapter 1: The Fall

Chapter 2: History of Human Development

Chapter 3: Plant, Animal and Human

Chapter 4: The Mind Wreaks Havoc

Chapter 5: The Vital Role of the Intellect

Chapter 6: Intellect v Intelligence

Chapter 7: The Bane of the Educational System

Chapter 8: Consequences of Neglecting the Intellect

Chapter 9: What Paucity of the Intellect Creates

Chapter 10: Wake up, Save the World


The book and the classes are designed to strengthen the thinking process.

Concepts are open to questions and discussions.

Students are encouraged to share their explanation on concepts discussed.

No right or wrong viewpoints or answers.

Class Format

Texts are read out by students or audio book recording played.

Each paragraph is summarised by Teacher.

Main point(s) highlighted and discussed. 

Students will be guided on how to read and prepare for class.

Students will be guided on how to identify and generate questions.


Classes are once a week.

Each class is one hour 15 minutes

*subject to change

Conducted by

Classes are conducted by Shivji, alumnus of the three year residential course at the Vedanta Academy, India. 


The guidelines are provided to help students gain a better understanding of the subject.

Weekly attendance is essential.

Puncutality is essential.

Particpation in classes are encouraged.

Textbook is required.

*please visit any online platforms such as Amazon to acquire the book.

*digital copies are available on Googlebooks, ITunes and Kindle.

Class Decorum

Videos must be turned on for duration of class

Students are recommended to be at their desks during class

Avoid eating / drinking and other activities during class

Dress code – semi formal



Students are encouraged to have commitment towards the classes.

Preparation before and after class is encouraged.

Students are recommended to spend time during the week to prepare for class.

Class Fee

Classes are free of charge.

We follow a tradition called Guru Dakshina. Guru means ‘teacher’ and Dakshina means ‘offering’. Guru Dakshina is a contribution made by the student as a way of showing their support towards the classes and knowledge imparted.