14th March 2021 Satsang with Swami Nishchalananda

In this satsang Swamiji introduces and highly recommends the Yoga Vasistha as an advaitic text full of startling wisdom. From this text he reads and illuminates two verses which, if pondered deeply upon, can revolutionise our understanding of the nature of cause and effect. There follows a meditation on the meaning of the Shanti Path – chanted at the end of each satsang and on many other occasions here at the Ashram and Q&A.

Satyananda Tapovanam 10th January 2004

Another from the series recorded at this Ashram near Bangalore. A series of topics are discussed between Swamiji and the people who were there with him, and again, the recording is as good as we can get it given the ambient noises of nature all around… which leads on to…

…the first topic which someone raised – our connection with Nature. Some interesting stories here including:
The Blue Cow (!!)
Ronnie’s Leopard … real or a fiction?

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The Lokas

The second archive recording from Satyananda Tapovanam, near Bangalore, India. Swami Nishchalananda gives an exposition on the Lokas, which are regarded in Hindu Symbolism as ‘celestial realms’, but also have a more practical application to understanding the ‘realms of consciousness’ that exist within a human experience. It is this aspect that Swamiji explores in this atmospheric, friendly interchange from January 2004 in the Bangalore ashram.

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A birthday webinar by Swamiji

‘Actually… the day before. On a Friday evening the day before Swami Nishchalananda’s birthday we again got together with people from around Europe and the UK courtesy of online videoconferencing platform Zoom. We started with a rousing, and raucous, rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to you’ which set the atmosphere for a session underpinned with a feeling of love and affection.’

Anyone’s birthday is an opportunity to re-affirm the mystery of our life…. to come back to the basics with regard to our way of thinking, feeling, doing…. to look at ways in which they block the natural unfolding of our realisation of conscious presence.

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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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