Welcome to the Veda Vyasa Center website!
Who We Are
The Veda Vyasa Center is an umbrella organization bringing together those who study, practice and share the teachings of the Vedic Sciences.
Our goal is to promote Vedic knowledge and traditional Tantra in its universal form beyond country, time, race or gender. We aim to insure that students have access to quality teachings through our events and experienced practitioners.
This year we will have two nights of celebration:
Saturday, October 8th:
6:00pm-11:00pm – Preperations, Kirtan & Prasad
Sunday, October 9th:
8:00am-11:00am – Invitation of the Goddess
11:00am-1:00pm – Devi Mahatmyam (700 mantras of Durga)
3:00-5:00pm – Puja
5:00-8:00pm – Abhishek
8:00pm – Arati & Pushpanjali
8:30pm-10:00pm – Kirtan & Feast of Holy Food
Who was Veda Vyasa?
Veda Vyasa was a sage who organized the wisdom of the ancient Indian seers into a systematic body of knowledge called the Vedas. As a result, the Vedas became the basis for all types of higher education in Vedic culture, covering an array of subjects such as religion, ethics, health, architecture, music, etc. The Vedas were traditionally passed on orally from teacher to student (known as the guru-shishya parampara), and so Veda Vyasa became the symbol of this form of learning. Each practitioner at the Veda Vyasa Center is strongly rooted in certain Vedic traditions, and therefore brings forth the wisdom of many generations in their individual practice.
Please view our list of practitioners below, and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Veeru Tripathi is filled with the energy of 1000’s of years of Vedic transmission. Sitting in his classes gets you as close to learning in the traditional way as an Americans can imagine.
Freedom Cole teaches traditional Vedic Astrology in a practical way which is useful in the modern world. His teachings are filled with the deep understanding of the unity of all things.
Arjun Serneels takes puja to the level of communication with higher powers. His practice is based on the love of divine union and the ecstatic bliss accompanied by rituals rich in emotion. His teachings reveal the role of the shaman within the pujari.
Vivek Nath is a master of Sanskrit. He teaches from the realization of sound creating reality around us. His knowledge of Shakti and the “Word” takes language to higher states of consciousness.
Don't pretend to be what you are not, don't refuse to be what you are.–NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ
There is no duty higher than Truth. There is no superior more worthy of reverence than the mother.–MAHABHARATA 12.42
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.–MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Humility can vanquish might, humility can vanquish weakness. There is nothing that humility can not accomplish. Therefore, humility is truly fiercer (than it seems)!–MAHABHARATA VANA PARVA XXVIII
I fully agree with you about the significance and educational value of methodology as well as history and philosophy of science. So many people today — and even professional scientists — seem to me like someone who has seen thousands of trees but has never seen a forest. A knowledge of the historic and philosophical background gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering. This independence created by philosophical insight is — in my opinion — the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth.–ALBERT EINSTEIN