BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), behind the iconic , is offering devotees a free three-part mini-course on parenting titled ‘Parenting from the Bhagavad Gita: What Can Krishna and Arjuna Teach Us About the Parent-Child Relationship?’
The mini-course forms part of the Timeless Hindu Wisdom web series, a popular series of talks delivered in English by the learned swamis of BAPS. With years of study and practical experience of , the swamis also include those who had previously graduated in a variety of academic fields from some of the top universities in the world, including Oxford, Harvard, Yale and Georgetown.
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The series began in April 2020, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and has continued to help thousands with more purposeful daily living. Now, 18 months on, it remains consistent in its aim: to deliver practical guidance from universal teachings in a relatable, bite-sized format.
The temple said its talks have proven helpful to people of all ages and backgrounds around the world, garnering hundreds of positive reviews – with phrases such as “calming and reassuring” and “phenomenal resource to remain positive and purposeful” being attributed by those who attended.
Originally from Virginia, USA.
Studied journalism and political science at the University of Southern California.
Ordained as a Sadhu by HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2006.
Has been studying Hindu scriptures, classical and Indian philosophy in India for the last 16 years.
Earned a Master’s degree in Vedanta (Hindu theology) from Shree Somnath Sanskrit University in 2019.
Serves as a lecturer at the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya in Sarangpur, India.
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*Info: Previous sessions ; New sessions will premiere fortnightly starting September 21 & accessible directly from