Weekly Study Class Enrolment and Guidelines Form

You have attended four sessions of the Weekly Vedanta Study Class. 

Should you wish to enrol for the weekly classes please refer to the guidelines below and fill in the necessary details.

Vedanta Philosophy

Vedanta is a manual for life and living. The knowledge focuses on self-development and gaining higher values of life.

The original scriptures are known as the Vedas and Upanishads.

These texts have been simplified by Swami A. Parthasarathy and they are studied in the weekly classes

Study Class

Designed to develop the intellect. 

Once a week for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Text read out by students or audio recording played.

Paragraph(s) will be explained by the Teacher.

Open forum for questions and discussions.

Conducted by alumnus of the three year residential course of the Vedanta Academy, India.

Students will be guided on how to prepare for class.


□ Commitment towards class is encouraged.

□ Students encouraged to prepare for class and participate during class discussions. 

□ Students should be able to highlight main point(s) discussed and explain concepts in their own words. 

Monthly Contribution

We follow a tradition called Guru Dakshina. Guru means ‘teacher’. Dakshina means ‘offering’.

Guru Dakshina is a contribution made by the student as a way of showing their support towards the knowledge imparted. There is no fixed amount, however please consider a suggest minimum donation of RM60.


□ Weekly attendance and punctuality are essential.

□ Dress code: semi-formal.

□ Eating and drinking during class is not permitted.

□ Refrain from usage of phones / personal work / other activities during class.

□ Please note that for the benefit of all attending the class, it is mandatory for your video to be turned on. If you are unable to do so, please contact Vedanta Centre Kuala Lumpur. (011-56206010/ info@vedantamalaysia.org)

□ Textbook is required. Please visit https://www.vedantamalaysia.org/ebooks/ for publications or contact Vedanta Centre Kuala Lumpur.

□ Students are advised to please make proper seating arrangements for class. Please be seated at your desk, with good lighting.

Weekly Study Class Enrolment and Guidelines Form


What is Vedanta?

A knowledge of life and living. The word Vedanta is a combination two Sanskrit words, Veda, knowledge and anta, end.  

What is the value of Vedanta?

Vedanta focuses on self-development. Helps you gain clarity of thought through the development of the intellect. With clarity of thought one develops higher values to control the mind.

Can Vedanta help me in my life?

Every human being searches for peace and happiness. The home of true peace and happiness lies within. The knowledge of Vedanta facilitates a spirit of self-enquiry and guides you in the rehabilitation of your inner personality. It teaches the art of relating to the world around you. Once you learn and practice the techniques enunciated in Vedanta you infuse peace and happiness in your life and create harmony with the world.

Is Vedanta a religion?

Vedanta is a philosophy. A subject to be learnt and practiced in daily life.

What does 'studying Vedanta' mean?

Studying means thinking of concepts covered in the books. To read and familiarize oneself with the concepts.

What are the requirements for joining a class?

Classes are conducted in English and are open to all. No prior reading or understanding of Vedanta is necessary. Please reach out register for the class on the Weekly Classes page so that we know that you will be attending. .

Why do I have to spend time reading the prescribed text?

Only through studying can one develop the intellect.

I just want to attend and listen / observe only. Will this help?

We recommend that you interact with the teacher in the class. Through questioning and interaction one will start to understand the concepts better.

Does this apply to people from all professions and backgrounds e.g. housewife, student, professional etc.?

Vedanta has a universal appeal. It equips you to make the right choices in life, in all fields, at all times. It also provides the technique of right action which can be applied everywhere. Vedanta trains you to think, reflect and understand the fundamental truths of life.

I am a businessperson: how does this apply to me?

The business world lacking self-management is afflicted with worry, anxiety and stress. This leads to loss of efficiency and productivity. The knowledge of Vedanta provides the technique of self-management which enables one to gain the elusive combination of efficiency at work and peace within. After decades of intense research Swami Parthasarathy has pioneered practical methods of self-management which increase productivity, reduce stress, and develop essential components of leadership.

I am interested in learning more about this. Where do I start?
What are the qualifications of Vedanta Center Facilitators?

Under the guidance of Swami Parthasarathy, facilitators have graduated with a minimum of three years at the Vedanta Academy in India. Upon completion graduates are awarded a diploma in Vedantic philosophy. Some graduates have also pursued and completed post-graduate studies at the Academy.

What does the word Swamiji mean?

Swami = Continuous giver,

“ji” – suffix. A term of respect.