LinksHere are some links to other sites that we have found informative. The emphasis is on sites with lots of useful resources, not merely promotional info. A link here is not necessarily an endorsement of the materials and opinions found on these sites. Descriptive blurbs are mainly extracted from the sites, with some editing. If you have any issues with a site, please let us know, and we will work with you to resolve them.
Remember that Hinduism is a conglomeration of a wide variety of traditions, lineages, sects, etc. It has no central authority, and is not monolithic. Assertions made by a particular sect or lineage may not apply universally.
Abhyasa Ashram" The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through the three streams of: 1) traditional Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, 2) the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and 3) the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. - Yoga - The goal of Yoga is Yoga."
There is lots of information on yoga, meditation, etc. here.
American Institute of Vedic StudiesAmerican Institute of Vedic Studies’ online courses provide you with a distinct opportunity to learn from Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) and begin an enduring journey with the timeless wisdom of the Vedas. It focuses on Ayurveda, Yoga-Vedanta, Vedic astrology and their interconnections. It correlates Veda and Tantra along with the background system of Hinduism or ‘Sanatana Dharma’. It emphasizes bringing together the greater Yoga tradition in an integral manner with regard to its Vedic origins. Aside from the courses, there are lots of resources on the site.
Arsha Bodha CenterA traditional ashram founded by Swami Tadatmananda, a disciple of Pujya Swami Dayananda, to teach the wisdom (bodha) of the sages of ancient India (arsha).
Arsha Vidya GurukulamEstablished in 1986 by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, and other classical Indian disciplines.
Patterned after the ancient gurukulams of India, it offers Indians and Westerners alike an opportunity to study the profound spiritual knowledge of the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Brahmasutras, and other classical Vedic texts in English in the USA.
Bhagavad-Gita TrustIn a very clear and wonderful way the Supreme Lord Krishna describes the science of self-realization and the exact process by which a human being can establish their eternal relationship with God.
The site features audio readings of each verse in Sanskrit, as well as transliterations and translations of the Sanskrit into English and other languages.
There are also usually commentaries on verses by various notable Acaryas such as: Visnuswami, of the Rudra Vaisnava Sampradaya; Madhvacarya, of the Brahma Vaisnava Sampradaya; Ramanuja, of the Sri Vaisnava Sampradaya, and Nimbaditya, of the Kumara Vaisnava Sampradaya.
Drik Panchang: World Hindu CalendarThis site generates panchangs, and festival and vrat dates for more than 20,000 cities. All festivals and vrats are listed based on your specified location. All calculations are based on Drik Ganita i.e. on precise calculations of planetary positions. Aside from calendar info there are sections on Jyotish, Music, Art, Etc. This is a fabulous resource.
Enlightened Spirituality"Awareness is Who You Really Are, right HERE, right NOW. ... Awareness is the Supreme Self, the unseen Seer of seeing, the unheard Hearer of hearing, the unthinkable Thinker of thinking, as the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (our oldest wisdom text) revealed Divine Truth nearly 3,000 years ago." Timothy Conway, the site's author, had a profound spiritual awakening in his youth, and has devoted his life to understanding and helping others understand this simple truth about this Universe and everything in it, including us all.
The site features numerous articles and essays on Spirituality, Absolute Awareness, the lives and teachings of sages and saints, our mystical traditions, world religions, powers of Consciousness, emotional healing, styles of meditation, sacred relationships, conscious dying into Eternal life, spiritualized politics, wonders of science, spiritual humor, and more. A fabulous resource.
Ennio Nimis's Kriya Yoga Site"The main purpose of this site is to give interested students of Kriya Yoga an opportunity to download my book: "Kriya Yoga: synthesis of a personal experience." By releasing this book freely, I have no intention to create a new school of Kriya Yoga. It will remain forever what it is now: just a sharing of a personal experience. I hope it will be received favorably by those for whom it was conceived and intended."
Himalayan AcademySaiva Siddhanta Church derives from the Saivite Hindu traditions of South India and northern Sri Lanka. Here you'll find a wide array of resources to help you learn about Hinduism from fundamentals to advanced topics.
The International Gita SocietyThe International Gita Society makes translations of the Bhagavad Gita available in English, as well as in several other languages. Books are available for a nominal cost, while PDFs are available free of charge. You will find translations of many of the major Hindu Scriptures available as free PDF files.
- Look for the "12 More Vedic Scriptures" link on their homepage. There you will find free PDF translations of many of the major Hindu Scriptures available. (The site asks not to link to the page directly.)
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