Our Teacher

Gautam Jain  (addressed as Gautamji), is a senior disciple of world renowned philosopher and author A. Parthasarathy. Earlier in life he completed a brilliant academic career in the United States, where he received awards for academic and athletic excellence and was recognized for exceptional impact on college life. Upon graduation, he declined lucrative offers from leading U.S. Corporations and returned to India to study at the Vedanta Academy. 

Gautam has dedicated over two decades to full time study, research and propagation of Vedanta and its practical application in life. He is currently in the US to head the efforts of the Vedanta Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to Vedanta and Self management education programs. 

Gautam has also presented seminars on Self management to premier corporations, institutions and universities, including the Young President’s Organization (YPO), Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), Goldman Sachs, IBM, AT & T, Columbia, Princeton, and MIT. He has been featured on ABC and PBS for his work on the subject.


Short videos of Gautamiji speaking

Expectations and Stress
Expectations and Stress

You don’t assess the world around you properly. Develop wrong expectations. Get stressed out. Don’t blame the outside world, learn to assess it properly to manage your expectations, reduce your st…

Why we make wrong decisions
Why we make wrong decisions

That’s what happened in 2008; what’s happening everywhere even now. The mind is agitated by greed! Now, what happens when you don’t have an intellect? Lot of things happen- I am talking of ab…

The Nature of Mind
The Nature of Mind

That’s why you keep complaining – I have no time, no time, it’s not that you don’t have time, you have no control over your mind. It’s not you, its everybody. When the mind is out of cont…