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Study group

The Vedanta Study Group is an initiative to share the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta with others and to reflect on life experiences in the light of Vedanta.

Study Group teachers Paula and Frank Spronk have been studying Advaita Vedanta for many years. Inspired by Swami Chinmayananda and by Swami Tejomayananda they study traditional and modern texts and place this knowledge into their day to day life. The Vedanta dimension is coloring their life and the enrichment of this wisdom makes them feel very grateful.

During the Study Group the original text is recited in Sanskrit, then together we read the translation of the verses and the commentary, followed by further explanation and discussion.

The ancient Vedanta texts like Bhagavad Geeta, the Upanishads and other fundamental books are the common thread in these meetings.

  1- Online studygroup (every Saturday)

The English Vedanta study group classes are held online every Saturday in English. In order to enable physical meetings of the participants, we do have in-person intensives 'Summa Iru' ; a full day retreat planned once in two months.

Planning of weekly online session:

16.00 Skype invitation
16.15 Log in
16.30 Tuning

16.50 general theme discussion
17.00 Chosen Vedanta text (Example: Vivekachoodamani, Bhagwat Geeta, Saddarshana with commentary by Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Tejomayananda)

17.30  music.

Planning of the 'Summa Iru' meetings (once every two months)

11.00 tuning

11.15 session 1 (text study)

12.30 lunchbreak

13.30 chanting class 

14.00 session 2 (text study)

15.00 tea

15.30 Skype (for participants abroad)

16.30  end with music

  2- Dutch studygroup 'Duc In Altum'  (every month )


An in-person Dutch study group session is scheduled once every month on a Saturday morning.

Present text is Vivekachoodamani in Dutch.

Planning of Dutch studygroup 'Duc In Altum'

11.00 coffee

11.15 text study and discussion

12.45 music

13.00 lunch

  3- English online studygroup (every Saturday)

19.30-20.30 Atmabodh


Paula Spronk also has individual meetings for text study and/or meditation.


All the live meetings are in the house of Spronk family in Vught.

All interested people are welcome, the people for whom the subject matter is new, and also the ones who are already familiar with Vedanta. A unique feature of the study group is its universal character, connecting people from different parts of the world, from different religions and cultural backgrounds.

Please phone for further information (0031 (0) 73 6565029) or use the contact form.

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