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Join Us for the Next Text Study

Begins Oct 2, 2024.

Who is a Member?

Members receive a Zoom link, join live classes, ask questions during designated times, and share reflections in a private Facebook community. They can make up missed classes by watching them on YouTube. Members also have the option to offer a donation or free-will contribution to support the dissemination of knowledge. This offers a direct study experience compared to the indirect experience on YouTube.

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Join Our Next Vedic Study Circle
Starting Oct 2, 2024



Explore the Quantum Consciousness: Study the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram from the Yajur Veda with Acharya Shunya

Unlock the Universal Mind and Transform Your Consciousness

Are you ready to delve into the profound wisdom of the ancient Vedic texts and align your mind with the universal consciousness? Join Acharya Shunya in an enlightening journey through the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram, a powerful hymn from the Shukla Yajur Veda. This sacred text comprising of six transformative verses offers timeless insights into harnessing the mind's potential for quantum leaps in spiritual growth and transformation.

About the Vedic Hymn


The Shiva Sankalpa Stotram is a profound hymn found in the Vajasaneyi Samhita of the Shukla Yajur Veda, one of the most revered texts in Vedic literature. This stotram, composed of six powerful verses, is a prayer that seeks to align the mind with the highest truth and divine purpose.


Each verse addresses the mind, invoking it to be filled with noble intentions and thoughts that lead to spiritual awakening and enlightenment. In ancient times, the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram was recited by sages and seekers to cultivate mental clarity, focus, and resolve, fostering a deeper connection to the universal consciousness.


Today, its timeless wisdom remains highly relevant, offering modern seekers insights into the nature of the mind and its potential for transformation. By studying and meditating upon this stotram, individuals can harness the power of the universal mind, align their thoughts with higher consciousness, and achieve a state of inner peace and spiritual fulfillment.


Why Study the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram with Acharya Shunya?

Acharya Shunya will guide you through each verse of the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram, decoding its ancient Sanskrit words into modern, relatable concepts. You’ll explore the connections between the mind, the quantum field, and universal consciousness, gaining a fresh perspective on the power of your thoughts and intentions.

Harness the Power of the Universal Mind:
The Shiva Sankalpa Stotram is a hymn dedicated to tuning the mind to the frequency of higher consciousness. With Acharya Shunya's guidance, you'll learn to synchronize your mind with the universal mind, opening up pathways to clarity, creativity, and profound inner peace.

Learn from a Global Thought Leader:
Acharya Shunya, an internationally renowned author and scholar, brings a unique blend of traditional wisdom and contemporary insight. Her ability to bridge ancient teachings with modern understanding makes her an exceptional guide for this transformative journey.

Transformative Spiritual Practice:
This study is more than an intellectual pursuit; it's a practical, experiential journey. Acharya Shunya will teach you how to apply the principles of the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram in your daily life, transforming your consciousness and aligning your actions with the highest purpose.

Connect with a Community of Seekers:
Join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who are also on the path of spiritual exploration. Share your experiences, support each other, and grow together as you dive into the depths of the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram.

What You Will Gain from This Study

  • Enhanced Understanding: Gain a clear, contemporary understanding of the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram, including its linguistic, philosophical, and spiritual dimensions.

  • Mindful Alignment: Learn techniques to align your mind with the universal consciousness, fostering clarity, wisdom, and inner peace.

  • Spiritual Empowerment: Cultivate a deeper connection to your true self and the quantum field, empowering you to lead a life of purpose and fulfillment.

  • Guided Practice: Receive practical guidance on integrating the teachings of the Shiva Sankalpa Stotram into your daily life, enhancing your spiritual practice and personal growth.


Join Our Next Vedic Study Circle:

Starting Jan 1, 2025


Dive into the Heart of the Bhagavad Gita

​Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita, known as "Sankhya Yoga" or "The Yoga of Knowledge," contains 72 verses. Acharya Shunya shall begin expounding upon this chapter, one of the most significant sections of the Bhagavad Gita, offering foundational teachings on the nature of the Self, duty, and the path to spiritual wisdom. Vedic Study Circle members will appreciate the deep immersion.


The Quintessence of the Gita
Chapter 2 is often regarded as the essence of the entire Bhagavad Gita. Studying this chapter is akin to studying the whole Gita, as it encapsulates the core teachings and principles that are elaborated upon in the subsequent chapters. It provides a comprehensive overview of the spiritual wisdom and practical guidance that the Gita offers.

Why Chapter 2?

Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita is a profound and transformative chapter that offers deep insights into the nature of the Self (Atman) and practical guidance for modern-day seekers and yogis. Here are the key themes we will explore and why they are relevant to you:

Introduction to the Self (Atman)

Discover the eternal, unchanging essence within you, known as Atman. In a world filled with constant change and uncertainty, understanding the nature of the Self provides a stable foundation for inner peace and resilience. This wisdom helps modern seekers transcend the temporary fluctuations of life and find lasting fulfillment.

Transcending the Body and Mind
Learn how the Gita teaches us to see beyond the physical body and the mind's endless chatter. By realizing that we are not limited to our physical forms or fleeting thoughts, we can cultivate a sense of inner freedom and expansiveness. This perspective is especially beneficial for yogis who seek to go beyond the physical aspects of their practice and connect with deeper spiritual truths.

Equanimity in Action (Karma Yoga)
Gain insights into performing your duties with a sense of detachment and equanimity. The concept of Karma Yoga, or selfless action, is particularly relevant for those navigating the complexities of modern life. It teaches us how to engage in our responsibilities with mindfulness and purpose, without being attached to the results.

Practical Wisdom for Modern Life
Chapter 2 addresses common challenges such as stress, anxiety, and the quest for purpose. By integrating the Gita's teachings, you will learn practical tools to manage stress, maintain balance, and find deeper meaning in your daily activities. This chapter provides timeless wisdom that can be directly applied to enhance your well-being and spiritual growth.

Self-Realization and Detachment
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and learn the art of detachment. Understanding that true happiness and fulfillment come from within, and not from external circumstances, is a key takeaway from this chapter. This realization empowers you to live a more centered and joyful life, regardless of external conditions.

What to Expect

  • In-Depth Discussions: Engage in insightful discussions on the main themes of Chapter 2, including the nature of the Self, Karma Yoga, and the path to equanimity.

  • Guided Meditations: Experience guided meditations designed to deepen your understanding and connection to the teachings.

  • Practical Applications: Participate in exercises that help you integrate the wisdom of Chapter 2 into your daily life, enhancing your spiritual practice.

  • Supportive Community: Connect with like-minded individuals who are dedicated to spiritual growth and self-discovery.


How to Study?

  • Passive approach: Non-members can subscribe to Acharya Shunya's Youtube channel (and hit the bell icon) and starting October 2nd, you can begin following her teachings weekly, on Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2. A new video shall drop every Tuesday thereafter until the 72 verses have been expounded upon at length.

  • Non-members can subscribe to Acharya Shunya's Youtube channel and click the bell icon for notifications. Starting January 1st, you can follow her weekly teachings on Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita. A new video will be released every Wednesday, continuing until all 72 verses have been thoroughly expounded. 


An Invitation

I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all of you, seekers of ancient wisdom. The Vedic Study Circle is a space where we explore the profound teachings of Shastra. It is born out of my deep dedication to these sacred texts and my desire to share their timeless wisdom with you. The term "Shastra" refers to Vedic scriptures that encapsulate the knowledge of life, the universe, cosmic mind, Ishvara and spirituality, offering insights from the Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita that are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.

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Notice of Terms of Study
Read Before Applying

Duration of Study

The Vedic Study Circle invitation is designed for the purpose of studying one or more Vedic texts (or their chapters and parts) in depth. Different texts are taught over a few to several weeks in a row. Members can susbcribe and unsubscribe at any time.

Self-Driven Space

The Vedic Study Circle is a self-driven space for motivated seekers to explore Vedic wisdom together via Zoom. Support is limited to receiving a Zoom link. Email support, tech support, reminders and other forms of assistance are not provided. Member questions and requests via email canno't be responded. to due to our staff limitations.

Text-Based Questions 

Text-based questions are encouraged and welcome. At the end of some study session, time will be reserved for  well-considered questions, which should pertain to the topic of study. This helps maintain the focus and depth of our discussions.

Scope of teachings

The study involves spiritual advice, mental wellbeing suggestions, and teachings on healthy relationships, emotional health, and related topics based on Advaita Vedanta, Yoga, and Ayurveda. These teachings do not constitute medical advice, nor replace advide by an MD, and while such topics may be touched upon from a Vedic perpective, responsibility for any health and well-being decisions or actions remains with the participant entirely.

Cultural Awareness and Religious Sensitivity

Members understand the teachings may include Vedic principles related to Hindu religion and scriptures. They agree to approach them with sensitivity, an open mind, and a willingness to learn. Participation is voluntary, acknowledging the cultural and religious nature of the content.

Respectful Language and Conduct

All members must use respectful language during sessions. Any violation of terms, either on the Facebook community or within Zoom, may result in immediate removal without notice.

Member Expectations

Participating in the Vedic Study Circle  does not imply  support from Acharya Shunya, associate faculty or admin staff. It is a collective (self-driven) effort to learn and grow together through public teachings provided over zoom.  

Video Settings

Due to the intimate nature of our study, students are respectfully asked to keep their video on, as if sitting directly in physical proximity of the teacher.

Recorded Sessions Notice

By applying for membership, you understand that Zoom sessions will be recorded and may be posted on YouTube and other social media platforms. The Q&A segments will not be edited out. Your participation implies consent for public/media sharing. Please only ask questions you are comfortable with being asked and reponded to,  publicly. If this is a deal-breaker for you, we understand.

Duration of Disclaimer and Waiver of Liability:

You acknowledge that this published  notice (As of July 2024) applies to your participation in Vedic teacher Acharya Shunya's 'Vedic Study Circle' that are public study sessions over zoom. You understand that you can start and stop at will based on your assessment of how this study is impacting you.

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