Skills for Life

Live by Choice, not by Chance

with Swami Parthasarathy – World Renowned Speaker & Best Selling Author

  • Sunday 29 Jul 2018
  • 11:00 - 13:30
  • The Playhouse Opera Theatre, Durban
  • R360 without introductory book, R500 with introductory book

Think independently. Build character and values. Handle life’s challenges.

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We claim to be intelligent and successful. Yet amidst all our comforts, despair, depression and stress prevail.  Thus all the intelligence acquired offers no relief to the strained individual. Empower yourself with the skills for life to be dynamic and peaceful, to make life worth living.

Event Schedule

  • 11:00 Arrival
  • 11:30 Welcome address
  • 11:45 Talk starts
  • 12:55 Q&A
  • 13:30 Depart

To Be or Not To Be

Shakespeare’s timeless words highlight the consequence of being consumed by emotion and therefore unable to make sound judgement. We are constantly faced with the dilemma of making choices. To do so, humans are blessed with the intellect.


A logical approach towards discovering the purpose of life. Previously insurmountable challenges are easily conquered by a clear intellect, your faculty to think, reason, judge and decide.


Take a look at nature. Learn from the sun, moon and stars. They work tirelessly. They have no ego, no selfish desire to fulfil. Discard the selfish ego. Your actions then turn out glorious. 


A rational presentation to elucidate what you are seeking in life. Discover the path of self-management and evolution which climaxes in absolute peace, bliss and the realisation of your true Identity.

Ready to take control of your life?

About the Speaker

Swami Parthasarathy, Vedanta Institute South Africa

Swami Parthasarathy is author of eleven books including three best sellers in six decades of study and research on Vedanta, the ancient Indian philosophy. Has addressed the World Bank, Young Presidents’ Organisation, World Economic Forum, NASA, Google, Microsoft Corporation, Harvard University, Wharton Business School, Oxford University, Kellogg School of Management, Gordon Institute of Business Science et al. Acclaimed in leading media worldwide including TIME, Businessweek, CNBC, Forbes and The New Yorker. At age 91 continues to play cricket and win man-of-the-match awards competing alongside players less than a third his age.

Time spent with Swamiji and Vedanta allows you to remove the veil through which you experience everyday life and become exposed to a world of positive living, action and peace.

Ajen Sita

CEO Ernst & Young Africa

"Nothing in the world can disturb you except yourself. You make yourself, you mar yourself. You are the architect of your fortune, you are the architect of your misfortune."

Swami Parthasarathy
Author & Philosopher


The Playhouse Opera Theatre, Durban

The historic PlayhouseCompany located in Durban, South Africa with its ornate Elizabethan decor and atmospheric ‘starry sky’, is one of South Africa’s most famous performance venues. 

The Playhouse Company is committed to providing a flow of varied entertainment, both in-house and in collaboration, of interest to all cultural groups. It also educates with mobile stage performances at schools, road shows and in communities throughout KwaZulu-Natal. The company also hires out costumes and props, offers a state-of-the-art recording studio for hire, and conducts tours of some of the finest theatre stages in the country.

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The Playhouse Opera Theatre, Durban

Society today lacks the ability to handle life’s challenges. Stress and anxiety plague the world. These mental distractions diminish productivity at work. Fatigued and bored, people court weekends and vacations for enjoyment.

The source of the problem lies in the lack of self-management.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela
South Africa's First President

Learn the techniques of mastering your destiny.

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