I am Conscious

Swami Nishchalananda gave this meditation as part of the Advaita online course given in October 2020, hosted by Mandala Yoga Ashram. If one could truly connect with the simple truth within the meditation, it would have the potential to transform one’s life.

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July 3rd Webinar with Swamiji

Our regular weekly Web-based satsang with Swamiji on Fridays, hosted by the ashram, with guests from around Europe and the UK.

This week the Guided Meditation started with the chant ‘OM Purnamadaha’ and reflections on its profound meaning. 

Questions and answers followed such as the difference between Chidakasha and Chitakasha, and the space of meditation whether behind or in front of closed eyes.

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Webinar for invited guests, June 2020

A Guided meditation followed by Questions and answers, this Zoom based Webinar was hosted by Mandala Yoga Ashram and invited guests from the UK and around Europe.

The meditation was based on the Chakras, specifically, visualising the colour related to each Chakra.

Questions and Answers included the following topics:-

Q: When we meditate, is it advisable to have eyes closed, or is it also ok to have the eyes open, as in some Buddhist meditation.

Swami Nischalananda: It doesn’t matter. With the eyes open, it’s still possible to be aware of how the mind is working. It may be better for someone who is of an introverted nature, to meditate with eyes open sometimes. Conversely someone who is naturally extroverted may do better with eyes closed.

Further topics of Synchronicity and Predetermination……..

If we are sufficiently open, then we can see that everything is a miracle

…. led to Swamiji’s observation on a question about the ‘Akashic Records’ that the subtle space beyond physical space is actually the world of archetypes, and every thought, every feeling, has an archetype.

Please click HERE to enjoy this video of the event.

Short meditation on inner space

A short meditation taken from the end of the October 2019 Teacher Training question and answer session.

‘You’re not denying thoughts, you’re not denying feelings, you’re not denying anything,

but you are identifying with the inner space

in which the mental phenomena are arising and taking place.’

Two Meditations

Two meditations from the recent course at Mandala Yoga Ashram, in October 2019.

Who it is that feels, sees, thinks through the medium of this body?

Can the mind be stilled by the breath, so we can reflect more deeply on what is this life?


Silence – a guided meditation

What is the basis for the underlying silence? Is it because your mind is quiet, or is it because the silence is there anyway and the fact that we are always so busy ….. we don’t perceive the underlying silence?

This guided meditation set the mood at the start of the evening questions and answers one evening of the May 2019 Kriya course at Mandala Yoga ashram. The actual Q&A session is in a separate post.