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Intensive Retreat, Mangalakombu, Kodaikanal, 9-18 July 2013
: Neema Majmudar & Surya Tahora; Neeru N. (yoga)
: 9-18 July 2013
: Mangalakombu near Kodaikanal, South India
: Selected verses from Taittriya Upanishad, Ananda Valli and Bhagavad Gita, chapter 9. Morning meditations. Yoga and Pranayama classes; Meditative movements; questions & answers; presentation by one of the participants of main concepts of modern physics (relativity, quantum mechanics).
Comments of participants :

'I'm so much impressed by how Neema's words engaged me as listener and took me into deep logical thinking processes that had profound effect on my understanding of Vedanta. Neema not only made us understand what Vedanta vision is, but helped us to identify and remove several erroneous notions and assumptions that can be an impediment to understanding this profound vision correctly. Her classes step by step made us aware of our deep connection to the universal order which is governing the universe at various levels. Neema's simple and authentic examples from daily life showed us how Vedanta can be integrated in our life to live with broader understanding, knowledge and objectivity. 

Great thanks to Surya for the guided meditations that made us look into various aspects of teaching of Vedanta during deeply absorbed state!  I have been studying Vedanta in Germany through tapes and recordings for past several years, but what I found very valuable during this retreat is to have the eye to eye contact with teachers, experience the immense kindness of both teachers and having them around us all the time. Of course I enjoyed the seriousness of other participants of group for learning the subject and their immense willingness to help others at all times. Thank you!
Anne L, Germany

As a newcomer to Vedanta, I don’t think I could have asked for a better introductory experience than I had with Surya and Neema. The quality of their teaching and the breadth of their knowledge was impressive, and left me feeling well equipped in my understanding of the core concepts of what was taught. Both on a personal and a professional basis, the retreat was beneficial and worthwhile. I enjoyed the open format of discussions, wherein any student could contribute and engage in dialogue. In particular, being a student of Physics, I had the very rewarding opportunity to share concepts of physics such as relativity and quantum mechanics, which facilitated further analysis of Vedanta and its applicability to modern scientific perspectives.   
Dustin H., Michigan, USA

Thank you very much to both of you for organising such an event for us. The articulated explanation and detailed discussion of various topics on Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita has helped me understand Vedanta with much more clarity and objectivity than before. The overall structure of the retreat was well planned and all the queries raised by various participants were very well addressed in the best possible manner by Neema and Surya. I have just begun my journey on this path and it's indeed a grace for me that I got this wonderful opportunity to learn from Neema & Surya
Nirav R. Mumbai, India

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Vedanta, the Yoga of Objectivity
In this interview done in Bangkok, Neema explains why we have chosen to call this website, Vedanta, the Yoga
of Objectivity. What is the relationship between objectivity and seeing the reality as it is? What are the different
levels of objectivity we are speaking about?
Listen to audio (3:46 minutes)

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