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

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

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter-wise 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

— do —

SG3  Tattva Bodha

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

— do —

SG4  Upadesha Sara

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

— do —

SG5  Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am — do —

SG6 Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am — do —

SG7 Bhakti Sudha

Sundays, 10:30-11:30 am

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Weekly Discourses by Swamiji


7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Advaita Makaranda


Please click here to Register for the Zoom session to attend Advaita Makaranda


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm



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


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mandukya Upanishad



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


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Shri Ramacharita Manasa

Devi Group Badri

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Additional Programs on Zoom:

Additional Programs online (Zoom)


Coordinator & Registration

Language Classes

Sanskrit Classes (click here for more details)  

Spoken Sanskrit:

Level 1 class (Batch of 2023): Sundays, 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

(In-person @ CMC Badri)

Level 2 class (Batch of 2022): Tuesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(Via Zoom)

Level 2 class (Batch of 2021): Sundays, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

(Via Zoom)

Level 3 class (Batch of 2019): Mondays, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

(Via Zoom)

Venkat Palli –

Phone: 848-218-0432

Registration Links

Vedic Chanting

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


Thursdays, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm (Online)


Last Sunday of the Month, 9:00 – 10:00 am : Complete Chanting at CMC Badri Shrine (In-Person)

Shashi Narasimhan –

Phone: 630-922-7072

Sunil Narayanan –

Phone: 630-923-2534


Zoom Registration


Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Sundays, 9:15 am (In-person @ CMC Badri)


Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Zoom)


Sudha Goutama –

Phone: 630-682-9341

Ramesh Turuvekere –

Phone: 331-220-5179



Bhajan Sandhya

Second Saturdays, 6:00 pm – 7.30 pm

Girija Sivakumar –

Phone: 630-781-9639

Zoom Registration

Stuti Vandana

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Zoom)

(For revision & learning new)

Suchi Achar –

Phone: 630-236-3292


Sundays, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm (In-person @ CMC Badri)


Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Zoom)

Raman Mahadevan –

Phone: 630-999-3629

Pavithra Anand

Phone: 630-440-9258

Rudram chanting

Sundays, 9:10 am – 10:00 am (In-person @ CMC Badri)

Thursdays, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Zoom)

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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