The Upanishads: Our Mystical Heritage

The Upanishads: Our Mystical Heritage


The Upanishads are the worldʼs oldest expression of the spiritual wisdom underlying all religions.

Revealed to the sages of Vedic civilization in India perhaps 5,000 years ago, The Upanishads are the worldʼs oldest expression of the spiritual wisdom underlying all religions. Within their gorgeous poetry and intriguing stories, we find a mystical vision of the deep unifying intelligence which is, and which permeates, all of creation

The Upanishads serve as sacred texts of Hinduism and have influenced countless modern thinkers such as Goethe, Yeats, and Emerson. Their profound explorations about the nature of reality and the unity and interconnectedness of all things can be found at the heart of these scriptures. The Upanishads teach that the path to inner peace follows knowledge of the inner self, which is the root of modern spirituality.

Join Rev. David Wallace for a four-week exploration of these extraordinary texts. Taught seminar style, we will together read and discuss the major Upanishads along with parts of the Vedas, and share some experiential time as well. No prior knowledge is expected, and no advanced reading is required.



David Wallace

**Rev. David Wallace** (Dean, Senior Instructor) was ordained as an Interfaith minister in 2001 and has been a second-year dean for One Spirit Interfaith Seminary since 2004. He is a graduate of St. Johnʼs College in Santa Fe, NM, and has continued these studies as a lifelong student of the “great books” of philosophy and archetypal psychology. Prior to his work in ministry, David had an extensive career in publishing and marketing, and created the awardwinning retail galleries The Enchanted Forest and After the Rain in Soho. He was a founding board member of the teaching facility Miriamʼs Well in Saugerties, NY, and served on both the worship committee and board of Judson Memorial Church in NYC, where he also preached and taught centering prayer. David has an active ministry as a ceremony officiant, has served as a Spiritual Disaster Care Chaplain in NYC, and has been active with the Alzheimerʼs Association. A popular teacher, David has been a regular guest lecturer at the Kripalu Institute in Lenox, MA, the Interspiritueel Seminarie in the Netherlands, and has taught at Integral Yoga,
the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute and other educational venues. In addition to the core curriculum of the seminary, David teaches electives on the sacred texts of both the Eastern and Western spiritual traditions for One Spirit.

OneSpirit Elective Credit: 1.0
Available by: Download Recordings Only (learn more about videoconference)
Price: General Public: $ 95.00 | One Spirit Graduates: $ 85.00

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