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Vedanta @Work - A Live and Interactive Program

Vedanta @Work is a program that helps professionals, in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments, learn and apply the principles of Vedanta in their work situations. The deep insights of the Bhagavad Gita are universal in context and timeless in their relevance. However, in recent history, entire generations have missed receiving this wisdom. Today, our lives have become far more complex. The demands on our time have multiplied. While we need the anchoring and the guidance of our scriptures, it seems practical to learn this only at the end of our careers, once we have retired. The sad irony is that this knowledge can actually make a dramatic difference to our professional success, here and now. Vedanta represents the ethical, existential, metaphysical, philosophical, sociological and behavioral aspects of our scriptures. Objective of this course is to bring out the uplifting, powerful, transformational aspects of Vedanta as it relates to our work. There are many fundamental questions that professionals ask themselves in the course of their careers. Please see the curriculum below for details!

with Sampath Iyengar

Sampath is a Partner in a Private Equity (PE/VC) firm investing growth capital in Indian enterprises. He has had an extraordinary career in terms of variety, versatility and achievement across Technical, Analysis, Consulting, Entrepreneurial, Global CEO, Investing, Advisory and Mentoring roles. He has lived and worked in many countries, both East and West, and is currently based in Bangalore. His journey with the Vedanta began in earnest from 2008 when he was associated with the Chinmaya mission while living in Princeton. Over the years, he has continued to absorb and apply the teachings of the Vedanta and for this treasure, he is grateful to his gurus from several sampradayas. His objective for this program is to help professionals achieve higher levels of dynamic performance inherent in their potential. You can view his profile here. You can also check out his TEDx talk at IIM Bangalore here.

Sessions on: To be announced



  • 4-Hour Course

  • 2 consecutive Sundays

  • Sunday, evenings IST

Recorded sessions available for the duration of 3 months.

Chance to schedule one post-program follow-up session with the speaker.

Who is this course for?

Practicing professionals (like doctors, accountants, lawyers), entrepreneurs with 3+ years of experience or mid-senior level managers with 3+ years of management experience will benefit from this program. We welcome participants from all nationalities and cultures.


  • How ambitious can I be? Am I being realistic?

  • Is it possible to be successful while being honest?

  • How do I deal with 'difficult' colleagues and bosses?

  • How can I be more appreciated? And how do I respond when I am being disrespected or not appreciated?

  • How do I improve my performance at work? While maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

  • Should I be going back to college for another degree?

  • How can I multi-task more effectively?

  • How do I cope with the stress of expectations?

  • How do I balance competing with collaborating?

  • How should I make a career change?

  • How can I do a better job of hiring talent?

This program delivers some critical concepts, principles, and insights that can be applied in context to enable appropriate resolution and action.

Specifically, we will talk about Purushartha, Svabhava, Svadharma, Prakriti, Gunas, Varnas, Dharma, Karma, Gnana, Atma, Antahkarana, Ashrama, Different types of Yoga, Shreyas/Preyas, Raga/Dvesha and so on.


Is there any prerequisite to attend this course?

There are no prerequisites to this course. If you are a working professional who wants to understand how principles from Vedanta can be applied practically to your work, you are welcome to join!

Why is there a participant limit of 12?

We look to personally interact with each of the participants during the classes and hence this limit. If there are more enquiries, we will certainly look to start multiple batches of this course! You will be notified via email or WhatsApp whenever new course gets launched.

What will be the medium of instruction?

English will be the medium of instruction.

When will the classes happen?

The classes will happen on Sundays at 8 am IST. If you stay in a different timezone, you can check your local time here - Sunday, 8 am IST to my local time.

Where are these classes conducted?

These classes will be conducted on Zoom video conferencing tool. Download it here Zoom on PC/Mac, Android and iPhone/iPad

What is the procedure for joining these classes?

Once you enroll for the classes by filling up the form below, we will reach out to you for further details on how to join the class and the online payment.

What happens if I miss a class?

The classes will be recorded and made available for a duration of 3 months from the course start date.

Can I get a refund?

The course fee is non-refundable.

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