Education and Yoga
Another ‘interview’, this time in a more informal setting. On the beach, on a beautiful autumn day in Southern Sweden looking out over the Baltic Sea, the waves making an audio backdrop to our conversation. A casual conversation about the role of an ashram, led us to this discourse from Swamiji as we sat and…
The Whispered Wisdom of the Upanishads
A guest post by Spandan (Michael McCann) This post first appeared on Michael’s Facebook page ‘The Yoga Well’ and is reproduced here with his kind permission.
An Interview with Swami Nishchalananda
Welcome back to Swamiji’s blog; it’s been decided that it will continue, and in time you will start to see more of his archived material from about 20 years ago. First, we’d like to bring you an interview that happened here at Mandala ashram recently; you can tell when by the lovely blue skies when…
Time and the Timeless
Swami Nishchalananda gives a short, emphatic, discourse on Time and the Timeless, Thought and Meditation. Where do we find the Timeless? Our mind is in Time. The whole Universe in in Time. Time is a projection out of the Timeless.
A post by guest author, Narada. I’ve been invited to put this post on here by Swami Nishchalananda. It’s an honour to me, as I mostly consider he is the one who has something to say! I’m the student, he’s the teacher.
Concentration and Focus
Another extract from a longer satsang, Questions and Answers from India, 2004 Part of the Dynamic of modern life is that we have to set priorities. Machines should be doing all the work for us…. that was how it looked 50 years ago, but actually the machine age, the computer age, has made life faster…
Will and Free Will
If I identify one hundred percent with this body and mind, then I’m a puppet in the storm. Swami Nishchalananda From the point of view of Individuality, we feel that we have free will. We feel this because we have Ego, an ’embodied sense of self’. Our feeling that we can choose our direction is…
Chanting the Mrityunjaya Mantra.
During the time of the Coronavirus crisis, many practitioners of Yoga connected with Mandala Yoga Ashram and elsewhere used the healing mantra Mrityunjaya to add their heartfelt projections of hope and healing to all those people affected by the crisis; those whose health suffers, those whose livelihood has suffered, and also the people serving others such…