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…
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…
Portal to Consciousness (1)
Part one of a further series of seminars on the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra given to the Sheffield School of Yoga by Swami Nishchalananda. The session starts with Dharana number 72 from the text Vigyana Bhairava Tantra. ‘Maya, or cosmic delusion, deludes us by means of the five Kanchukas. Consider and reflect on these functions. In…
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…
VBT5 – Conscious Presence – final session
The last in the current series of seminars and meditations taken from the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, delivered to Sheffield School of Yoga by Swami Nishchalananda.