Satsanga and Study Groups

Hari Om Devotees!

Below is the schedule of Discourses and Study Group sessions. When it is offered through Zoom, please follow the Zoom Etiquette listed at the end of this page.

After the Satsanga with Swamiji, please join your respective Study group. Study groups will discuss their assigned texts moderated by the Study group Sevak.

If you have not attended a discussion group at Badri, you are welcome to join the 1st group – Kindle Life – which is the beginner text. If you are familiar with any of the other texts, please feel free to join that session.

Note: To protect from ZOOM-BOMBING we have taken out the Zoom Links for the Weekly discourses. Please register and check your e-mail for Zoom link information.




Discourses – By Swamiji


Sundays, 8:00-8:45 am

Direct Zoom Link –

Zoom Meeting ID: 973 1271 9481

Passcode: hariom2020

Bhagavad Gita – Chapterwise Summary

Sundays, 10:00-10:30 am

                               In-person Session

Adult Study Groups

SG1 Kindle Life

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

In-person Class

SG2  Bhaja Govindam

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

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SG3  Tattva Bodha

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

— do —

SG4  Atma Bodha

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

— do —

SG5  Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am — do —

SG6 Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am — do —

SG7 Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

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Weekly Discourses by Swamiji


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Please click here to Register for the Zoom session to attend Vivekachoodamani


10:30 am – 11:30 am

Shri Ramacharita Manasa

Devi Group Badri

Please click here to Register for the Zoom session to attend Devi Group Badri

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mandukya Upanishad



Please click here to Register for the Zoom session to attend Mandukya Upanishad


8:00 am – 9:00 am

Drig Drishya Viveka


Please click here to Register for the Zoom session to attend Tattvabodha and Stories from Mahabharata

Additional Programs on Zoom:

Additional Programs online (Zoom)


Coordinator & Registration

Language Classes

Sanskrit Classes (click here for more details)  

Level 1 – Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (starting from Oct 13, 2022)

Level 2 – Sundays, 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm (starting from Sep 25, 2022)

Level 3 – Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (starting from Sep 26, 2022)

Venkat Palli –

Phone: 848-218-0432

Registration Links

Vedic Chanting

Sundays, 9:15 am – 9:45 am (Only for Advanced Level, In-Person @ CMC Badri)


Sundays, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm(Online)


Thursdays, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Online)


Shashi Narasimhan –

Phone: 630-922-7072

Sunil Narayanan –

Phone: 630-923-2534


Zoom Registration


Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sudha Goutama –

Phone: 630-682-9341

Ramesh Turuvekere –

Phone: 331-220-5179

Zoom Registration



Bhajan Sandhya

Second Saturdays, 6:00 pm – 7.30 pm

Girija Sivakumar –

Phone: 630-781-9639

Zoom Registration

Stuti Vandana

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Suchi Achar –

Phone: 630-236-3292

Zoom Registration


Sundays, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm [ In-person at CMC Badri]


Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Raman Mahadevan –

Phone: 630-904-1386

Pavithra Anand

Phone: 630-440-9258

Zoom Registration

Rudram chanting

Thursday 8:00 pm – 9.00 pm

Ramesh Krishnan –

Zoom Registration

Zoom Session Étiquettes

  1. Treat these sessions with respect just like the regular onsite classes.
  2. Please be punctual and join five minutes before the start time and attend until the class ends.
  3. Desktop, laptop or iPad are preferred. If phones have to be used please use a mounting device. Keep your device fully charged. Use a stand/support for your device for stable video. Do not frequently move the device as it can distract the speaker and other participants.
  4. Always join with your Full Name and with video ON. Be sure the Moderator and other participants can see your full face clearly.
  5. Please use the device audio and Keep audio on mute; Unmute only when you are required to speak. If possible, use appropriate headsets to avoid distraction to yourself and others
  6. Sit in a clean, proper place (study or prayer room if possible) with good lighting and minimum disturbances or distractions.
  7. Virtual Satsang is also a place of learning and worship, so please dress appropriately and be presentable, as you would come to the Ashram.
  8. Please be prepared with your Bhagavad Gita for Swamiji’s class and assigned textbooks for study groups.
  9. Respect for self is respect for others. Use the “raise your hand” (feature) and wait for your turn before speaking.
  10. Use chat feature as a tool to ask questions and communicate
  11. Be active and refrain from multitasking while you are in the class. Do not eat or walk around, do not engage in other side conversations or activities while you are in class.
    May the blessings of the Lord be always with us

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