Category: Archives by year
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
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…
This satsang was given in 2001 at Satyananda Ashram, Greece. Sannyasa, dedication to the life of spiritual pursuit, has changed from the days of early ascetic ashram lifewhere the sannyasi was fairly much isolatedfrom the doings of the ‘outside world’…. Swamiji talks of both the external form of Sannyasa and the internal form. Externally, the…
A question and answer session from 2004 in India
An informal gathering at a friend’s flat in early 2004 leads to some great questions. This is the full session, from which shorter extracts (‘Will and Free Will’, ‘Concentration and Focus’) have been taken – you’ll find them here on this blog under the category ‘Inspirations’.