Author: Swami Nishchalananda
Predestination, Karma, and Sweet Songs.
The sixth in the archive series of 2003 from the Satyananda Tapovanam Ashram in Bangalore, India. Conversation and discourse from Swami Nishchalananda. These sessions are edited to get the essence of Swamiji’s replies to questions, or impromptu discourses. An extra treat awaits us in this session as a lady, clearly well versed in classical Indian…
Do we need to make effort on a spiritual path?
The fifth in the archive series of 2003 from the Satyananda Tapovanam Ashram in Bangalore, India. Conversation and Discourse from Swami Nishchalananda. The informality of these sessions is what makes them so delightful. Sometimes Swamiji has a topic he wants to pursue, but often he’s prompted to go in a particular direction by questions from…
Kriyas, Yoga Nidra, and other matters
The fourth in the archive series of 2003 from the Satyananda Tapovanam Ashram in Bangalore, India. Discussion and Discourse from Swami Nishchalananda. ‘What are the origins of Kriya Yoga?’ a questioner asks Swamiji. His response is that the roots of the kriyas are actually a mystery, The Yogananda tradition says that the practices came from…
You Are What You Are
The sessions from Satyananda Tapovanam in January 2003 continue with this session from the 5th January. Question driven, it shows Swamiji in an uncompromising mood regarding the essential nature of being beyond the personality and mind. The quality is the best this editor can provide using professional noise reduction on the original recordings. But there…
Maya, Tantra, and the Outside and Inside search.
The second in a series taken from Swami Nishchalananda’s visit to India from December 2002 to January 2003
The Practice of Antar Mouna
This is a basic practice of classical Yoga, but in truth it probably is a fundamental technique for anyone wanting to explore the ‘inner world’.
Mantra, Grace and other matters
The first in a series taken from Swami Nishchalananda’s visit to Indiafrom December 2002 to January 2003 The sessions from Satyananda Tapovanam are quite informal, but always contain pearls of wisdom from Swamiji’s extensive knowledge of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita. These particular pearls are all prompted by questions, often from Westerners who had gone to India…
Portal to Consciousness (4)
The final part of the second series on the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, given online to the Sheffield School of Yoga. Swamiji begins by noting that we seem to have ‘deified’ thinking; The practices of Yoga and Tantra, certainly as laid out in the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, may cause us to question the certainty of our…