Vedanta Academy

The Vedanta Academy, founded by Swami Parthasarathy in 1988, is the world’s leading resource for the study and research of Vedanta. The Academy offers continual three-year, full-time residential courses, as well as youth camps, corporate seminars and retreats.

The Vedanta Academy communicates the knowledge of Vedanta through a scientific programme of study and reflective contemplation. This encourages the spirit of enquiry into the known and the unknown; ultimately leading to the exulted state of enlightenment.

The strategic and liberal approach offered at the Academy goes beyond gaining mere intelligence on a subject. It enables students to develop their intellect to manage their mind and handle the challenges of life with dignity, poise and ease.

Location & Facilities

The Academy is located 108 km southeast of Mumbai, India nestled in the serene hills of Malavli. The secluded setting provides an ideal atmosphere for contemplation on the truths of life.

The Academy facilities comprise separate residential units for young men and women enrolled in the three-year course. For guests and retreat participants, there is twin room-ensuite accomodation. The campus houses three state of the art lecture halls, two yoga studios, gym, jogging track, cricket and soccer grounds, along with basketball, volleyball and badminton courts.

Daily Schedule

The Academy schedule runs from 4:15 am to 9:00 pm. It harnesses the different aspects of the student’s personality for self-development. The day begins with individual study and reflection. Followed by yoga and jogging, supplemented by gym workouts and sports.

The day continues with lectures by Swamiji, campus work, Sanskrit lessons, group discussions, audio-visual presentations and community singing. The schedule is designed to maintain the traditional spiritual disciplines of karma, bhakti and jnana yoga.

What to Expect?

Under the guidance of Swami Parthasarathy, you will:

  • Experience a unique daily schedule directed to the development of your body, mind and intellect – from yoga and sports to the study of the highest knowledge known to humanity.
  • Interact with students from four continents with diverse religious, cultural and academic backgrounds including top ranking doctors and Ivy League engineers.
  • Get a glimpse of a world full of cheer and enthusiasm.
  • Discover the fundamental truths of life and ways to attain human perfection.

Who should visit

Rational thinkers, who are keen to listen and learn how to improve their quality of life. Who are prepared to put aside mobile phones, try new food, challenge old ideas and follow a schedule of early nights and early mornings. Willing to taste the satisfaction that arises from learning higher values and addressing the realities of life.

Guests are required to abstain from consuming non-vegetarian food, alcohol and cigarettes on campus.


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