Folder: online classes

How to play a recording

To play Webex recordings a specific application (player) called “Network Recording Player” is required.

Download the instalation file of the Webex player choosing the appropriate link below according to the operational system in your computer:

When clicking on one of the links above, download of the instalation file of the player should start automatically.

After downloading the file, run it (install it) on your computer.

When the installation has been completed, it should be possible to immediately start playing the recordings. Just double click on any recording.


(Note: The version of the Webex player in the links above is the most up-to-date as of October 12, 2016.)



Problems playing the recordings?

In case you can play older recordings but not the most recent ones, you may be seeing the following message when trying to play those more recent: “Unknown file format. You may update your Network Recording Player and try again.”

This means that probably you will need to install a newer version of the Webex player.

If you tried to do this by using one of the links above and you still are having the same problem and receiving the same error message as above, then please inform us by email ( so we can update the links. (Unfortunately the links have to be manually updated.)


Namami Krsnasundaram

Course taught by Kirit Dave between September 26, 2012 and July 02, 2014.

One main goal of the course was to help attendees in their spiritual development based on their individual practice.

Namami Krsnasundaram is the book constituted by the collection of discourses by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on the life of Krishna and its implications. According to Kirit, this is probably the most important book ever written on devotion.

In this two-years course Kirit presented the contents of the book in detail, offering clarifications and emphasizing its main points. All the book’s chapters were studied according to their sequence in the book.

The book deals with why devotion is key to the spiritual path and how it is naturally developed in practice. For example, it explains how human beings tend to follow the path shown by the example of great personalities. Particularly, this tendency is already present in less evolved living beings, e.g. when an animal comes in contact with something huge as a big mountain, creating in it a sense of awe. Then, the historical figure of Krishna, his towering personality and contributions to humanity are a main theme of the book.

According to the author, Anandamurti, Krishna lived around 3,500 years ago and his life can be divided into two phases: Vraja Krishna e Parthasarathi Krishna. In each one of them, Krishna showed very distinct sides of his personality, each one having its own purpose in his mission. Through both these roles, Krishna furthered his mission as Mahasambhuti, which is to restore the dharma (essential nature or characteristic) of humanity as a whole. In part, this mission took on a definite concrete form as the Mahabharata campaign.

In the book Anandamurti explains how Krishna promoted the spiritual development and welfare of the human society both in the individual level as well as in the collective level. Anandamurti also compares Krishna’s words and life example with different philosophies. By doing this, he concludes how each one of these is insufficient to make justice or even to take into account a personality like Krishna’s. In the context of this discussion, Anandamurti presents some of his own philosophical principles as corrections to the main flaws of those philosophies. And in its concluding chapters the book explains about devotion or spiritual development. The concepts of aesthetic science and supra-aesthetic science are introduced and then it is shown how devotion develops first through the aesthetic science and, in an advanced stage, through the supra-aesthetic science; and how these aspects are related to Krishna. (In short, in the aesthetic science there is a clear separation but also a mutual attraction between individual beings and the Supreme Being, and both derive pleasure from their relation; whereas in the supra-aesthetic science the individual is so attracted to the Cosmic Entity that it ends up losing its own sense of existence and only wants to please that Supreme Entity which is his or her Creator, Keeper and Final Goal.)

To access the class recordings of the entire course, a password is necessary. To request it, please write to mentioning what your interest in the course is.

If you already have the password, click here to access all the recordings.

Astaunga Yoga course

This course deals with Astaunga Yoga as a model for spiritual practice, and how this model is applied to actual meditation practices.

The course enables its participants to have a better understanding of the goals, processes and principles involved in different meditation practices based on Astaunga Yoga, like the Ananda Marga meditation lessons. This should give them more motivation to practice meditation and in the practice itself, as well as greater efficiency when meditating. Meditation is a practice which when conducted correctly leads to purity of the mind and greater connection to the Supreme Soul, positively impacting the life of any individual as a whole. Therefore, it also has positive effects in the social world.

A prerequisite to attend is that one should have at least the first lesson of Ananda Marga meditation or some equivalent practice.

This Astaunga Yoga course with Kirit is a one-time edition which started on September 2014. It’s divided into two parts:

  • Part 1 – SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHY: An introduction to the study of Astaunga Yoga, consisting of an extensive philosophical introduction over 20 classes. The goal of this philosophical part of the course was to establish some key concepts for better learning efficiency in the second part of the course – such as: dharma; body, mind, consciousness; samskara, law of karma, reincarnation; Brahmachakra. This part 1 was concluded in April 2015.
  • Part 2 – ASTAUNGA YOGA: This is the most essential and practical part of the course –dealing directly with Astaunga Yoga. It deals with the science of meditation and its practical application to the spiritual journey, especially in the various meditation lessons based on the Astaunga Yoga model. This part is still in progress.

It’s possible to follow the course since the beginning through the study of recordings of the past classes and also by (immediately) joining the ongoing online classes.

It’s recommended for all attendees to review the past classes by study of their recordings.


Overview / introduction to the online classes: click here.



All classes are being recorded and made available to course attendees.

If you still are not an attendee, please see here how to attend.


Access to the recordings:

If you already have the password for a specific recording, just click on the appropriate link:

PART 1: SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHY (introduction to Astaunga Yoga)

PART 2: ASTAUNGA YOGA (science and practice of meditation)


To play the recordings:

See here how.

Prabhat Samgiita

Prabhat Samgiita Classes

In each class instructor Kirit Dave conducts the study of one or more selected Prabhat Samgiita songs.


General contents of the classes:

  • Kirit gives an introduction to the song.
  • Pronunciation of each song is demonstrated and participants repeat collectively and individually, receiving feedbacks from the instructor.
  • Kirit explores the meaning of the song starting with the meaning of each word in a sentence, and then progressively building up to the meaning of each line, paragraph, and finally the overall meaning of the song.
  • When appropriate, connections with the spiritual philosophy and other themes around the song are established. Attendees may also share their individual perceptions and feelings related to the song.
  • And when possible, Kirit gives a demonstration (musical rendering) of the song with voice and harmonium.


Overview / introduction to the online classes: click here.



Below recordings of the classes since 2014 are available for download.

The classes have been going on since 2010; all of them have been recorded. In time we will make the remaining recordings available here.

To see how to play the recordings: click here.






 2014 and before:


Intensive study of songs in raga Bhairavi:


How to attend 2


To participate in the classes, write us an email with the following:

  • Introduce yourself and ask to receive the invitations of the classes (sent by email).
  • Specify which classes you are interested in attending. (See the online classes being offered; enter a course’s page to get more information on it.)
  • If you are interested in the Astaunga Yoga course, you should mention if you have at least the first lesson of Ananda Marga meditation or some equivalent practice – which is a general prerequisite.
  • Also, if you start attending the Astaunga Yoga course, it’s advisable for you to review  and study the recordings of past classes. So, for this purpose, specify in your email if you want to have access to the recordings.
  • Send your email to

After your registration is confirmed, you will receive the weekly invitations of the classes by email, as well as notices relevant to the classes.

The email invitations include the link to the Webex webpage and password to enter the classes.

Read below how to connect to the online classes and about helping sharing the costs of the classes.



1. Hardware

You will need:

  • computer or mobile device (tablet, smartphone or other) connected to the Internet; and
  • headset (recommended), or ear phone and microphone.

2. Test meeting

If it’s your first time in the classes, it’s advisable to do a test meeting before the actual class. If possible, do this before the day of the class.

To join a test meeting, click here.

Notes: When entering the test meeting, the necessary software additions should be automatically offered to you. It may be necessary to download and install Cisco WebEx Meetings application. It will remain associated to the browser you are using at the moment. It may also be necessary to add the Cisco WebEx Extension plugin to your browser.

3. Joining the classes

In the beginning of every week the class invitation for that week will be sent to your email address.

In this invitation you will find the link and password to join the class and a few more instructions/recommendations on how to join the classes.



Kirit Dave, the instructor, doesn’t charge anything for his classes and shares his knowledge as a voluntary service.

On the other hand, use of the Webex platform for virtual conferences and meetings is charged to us by Cisco. And there are also maintenance costs of this website.

To cover the costs, a sharing of costs between attendees is organized. In the beginning of every month an email is sent out with the details.

It’s recommended for all to participate in the cost sharing. But then, if someone faces financial difficulties to do this, the person can attend the classes.

The classes are open for all!


All classes

Astaunga Yoga course (ongoing, started in 2014)

Study of Astaunga Yoga as a model of the spiritual path, or as science of meditation, and its application to actual meditation practices based on this model. With instructor Kirit Dave. The course had an introductory part which developed a broad basis of relevant spiritual philosophy.

[Weekly classes on Fridays at 8:00pm BRST – except on the first Friday every month]

Click here to access the page of course. Class recordings are made available to course participants.

Prabhat Samgiita classes (since 2010)

Study and practice of pronunciation and meaning of selected Prabhat Samgiita songs, with instructor Kirit Dave.

[Monthly classes on the first Friday every month at 8:00pm BRST]

 Click here to access the page of course and all recordings available online.

Namami Krsnasundaram course (2012-2014)

The course consisted of classes on each of the chapters of this book by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. All the book deals with two sides of Krishna’s personality: that of Krishna the enchanting child and youth which lived in the villages of Gokula and Vrindavana; and that of Krishna the king of Mathura and architect of the Mahabhata campaign and war. One of the topics was the study of different schools of Indian philosophy in terms of their basic propositions as compared to the words and actions of Lord Krishna.

The book also explores the concept of aesthetic science as a mutual attraction between the finite beings and the Supreme Entity through the different types of perceptible vibrations; and the exposition by the author of a supra-aesthetic science, in which all finite beings are attracted and gradually merge into the Infinite Entity, which is beyond all vibrations and expressions.

Click here to access the page of course. Class recordings are made available to interested people upon requested.

Review and study sessions of the Astaunga Yoga course (2015)

Five sessions with presentation of reviews by students of the five first classes of the Astaunga Yoga course. With instructor Mahesh.

Recordings of sessions available only in Portuguese.

Introduction to the Bengali language (2014-2015)

Six introductory classes on the Bengali language focusing on the alphabet and script, with touches of vocabulary and pronunciation. Classes included reading and writing exercises with the students, and ended with reading of the lyrics of a Prabhat Samgiita song. With instructor Mahesh.

Recordings of sessions available only in Portuguese.

Online Classes

We offer weekly classes and courses live through the internet where instructor Kirit Dave shares his knowledge, experience, and wisdom.

Classes have one and a half hours duration; they are given in English with consecutive interpretation to Portuguese.

Our online classes are open to all interested people, wherever they are!


Check the classes being offered:

Prabhat Samgiita:

  • Classes are on the first Friday of every month, from 8:00 to 9:30pm (UTC -2:00h until February 19, 2017).
  • Study and practice of pronunciation and exploration of the meaning of selected Prabhat Samgiita songs.
  • There is no prerequisite to attend.
  • Access here the webpage of the classes, including recordings from the classes since 2014.

Astaunga Yoga:

  • Classes every Friday, from 8:00 to 9:30pm (UTC -2:00h until February 19, 2017) – except on the first Friday every month.
  • Long term course on the science of meditation with emphasis on meditation practices based on the Astaunga Yoga model.
  • Cumulative content including 20 classes of introduction to spiritual philosophy.
  • Access here the webpage of the course.



Classes are hosted on a virtual platform called Webex, proper for online meetings and classes.

Attendees connect at the same time, and enabling audio in the conference mode allows participants to hear each other and talk.


See here how to attend the classes.

Classes and courses already offered:

The online classes started on 2010.

See here all the classes and courses that have already happened.

All classes have been recorded for future reference and study. The recordings already made available in this website can be accessed through the above link.

More information:

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