One week camp on Chandogya Upanishad from August 13-20, 2022

Topic - 6th Chapter of Chandogya Upanishad that contains the mantra tat tvam asi.


Camp will include guided meditation and Satsang (Q&A) every day.


Daily schedule (timings subject to minor changes) - 

5-6:30 am Temple Puja (Optional)



Vedanta class

10:30-11 Chanting class

Vedanta class



Vedanta class

6-7 pm Temple Puja (Optional)




6th Chapter of Chandogya Upanishad is a dialogue between a father and son that culminates in the mahā-vākya tattvamasi, the ultimate declaration of advaita knowledge. The uniqueness about this chapter is that it is complete in itself i.e. it fulfills all the traditional essential features of a complete and comprehensive text  like introduction, conclusion, logical presentation, esoteric and unique knowledge, repetition, emphasis and also bestowing ultimate benefit. The chapter also scientifically presents unique knowledge on some topics of practical relevance like the direct connection between food and our thoughts, water and prana and so on..


Camp will also include a one day trip to Madurai to visit the important temples there (Meenakshi temple, Tirupparankundram ...). The trip will also serve as a guided tour to understand the evolution of temples from a historical standpoint. This will help appreciate temples, their architecture etc better.


Location of the camp - Swami Chidbhavananda Ashram, Theni, Tamil Nadu. It is a serene and beautiful Ashram with a wonderful Dakshinamurthi temple, about an hour from Madurai, TN. Google Location


Dates - Saturday Aug 13, 2022 - Saturday Aug 20, 2022. You can reach the Ashram between afternoon and evening on August 13. Camp will start next morning and end with lunch on August 20. You can plan to leave after lunch the same day.


Charges - ₹ 8750 per person for one week @ ₹ 1250 per day. This is will paid in full to the Ashram for accommodation and food. Gurudakshina is separate and can be given separately to our trust account.


Accommodation - 2 beds with attached bathrooms. Rooms will be shared.


Food - Breakfast/lunch/tea & snacks/dinner


Camp will be conducted by Swami Sarvananda Saraswati.