Read what the members of Vedanta study groups led and facilitated by Manisha have to say
“Manisha is a proficient speaker who can make complex subjects simple.”
Through her inspiring, innovative and insightful style, Manisha makes Vedanta relevant. Her easy manner and thorough rendering of Vedantic texts has drawn me into the spiritual fold. She has such sweetness, yet so much power in her words. She speaks in a way that is clear, practical and meaningful for me personally and relevant to my life. I feel deeply inspired and elevated in spirits by the end of our each study group discussions.
I wish to express my gratitude for all the efforts she puts into preparing for the class, simplifying the texts and sharing her wisdom with us. Her study groups are the lifeline for me, the doorway through which I am finally able to grow and access my real purpose.
“Her small group discussions are warm and friendly even when trying to unravel the abstract logic and make it relevant to our mundane life”
Manisha comes through as an eternal student of one of the greatest Vedantic masters in Hindu tradition, Swami Chinmayananda. Her small group discussions are warm and friendly even when trying to unravel the abstract logic and make it relevant to our mundane life. One invariably leaves more elevated in spirit than when one started.
“Her lectures & in-depth discussions has taught me that life is not about what happens to me, but how I respond to it”
Manisha is an angel at heart, always encouraging & inspiring us to look deep within ourselves. Her teachings on the spiritual journey echo one simple but profound message, that one should spend time focusing on consciously choosing the right thoughts. Her lectures & in-depth discussions has taught me that life is not about what happens to me, but how I respond to it. Manisha, thank you for helping to heal my soul.
“I cannot believe how easy she has made it for us to understand this deep philosophy. Given the depth of this subject, it is no easy feat.”
I have been attending Vedanta classes organized by Manisha Melwani on behalf of Chinmaya Vedanta Heritage Centre in Toronto for two years now. I had attempted to read about Vedanta but was always put off by the high philosophy and complex presentation found in our books. I am so glad I took up the opportunity to study Vedanta after my retirement with Manisha.
I cannot believe how easy she has made it for us to understand this deep philosophy. Given the depth of this subject it is no easy feat. Studying with her has been an absolute pleasure right from the beginning. Manisha has been competent, timely, respectful and always professional.
Her ability to get the real meaning of words is impressive as she was able to capture the true spiritual meaning of Vedanta philosophy. She has always gone that extra mile to uncover information and to gain valuable perspective to share with the class. Her investigative reporting and fact finding have been thorough and her dedication and commitment to her work have served as a model for the entire class. I would highly recommend Manisha to anyone looking to learn about Vedanta.
Manisha puts in great effort and thinking into leading our study group, making it an enriching and meaningful learning experience for all of us.
I cannot thank her enough!
“… Manisha is one of the finest guides.”
In life we try to follow the best path we know but often don’t like where it has taken us. We stand there with questions and a sincere desire to be somewhere else, but no map or guide. The timeless lessons that Manisha teaches are that map and Manisha is one of the finest guides. She helps us, all those who have a desire to stand in the light, to follow that map. But just as a piece of clay is molded into either a pot, a dish, a brick, or left as rubble the work of molding is done by the seeker. All transformations take effort.
Manisha inspires us to do the self reflection that is the work and guides us often inch by inch in the direction of the light we all seek. There are moments in our minds that we feel under a cloud, it is then that she points us in the direction of the light.
All of us present with different stories and frustrations, Manisha helps us transcend those and reach beyond. There is no magic, and no instant solution, but with the right guide, you can walk step by step in the direction where you know where you want to be. Manisha sincerely guides us and enables us to find the path ourselves so that when you are left to choose a path, you have the tools to choose wisely. Life and the world will not change, but we can.
“She has taught me stress reduction techniques and a better way to look at life.”
Manisha has helped me a lot in understanding spirituality and mental relaxation. She has taught me stress reduction techniques and a better way to look at life. She provides me with a lot of moral support and how to be happy. I highly recommend attending Manisha’s classes and workshops.