Satsangs Category

Teacher Training – Q&A

Questions and Answers from student teachers on the 2019-22 Teacher Training Course at Mandala Yoga Ashram, including: How can we promote diversity in our Yoga classes? What is the ‘virtuous path’ in a world of conflicting moral beliefs? What is the difference between relaxation and meditation? The different paths of Yoga. The different traditions of […]

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Kriyas, and the practice of yoga.

A Satsang given on the evening of May 2nd 2019 to students on the third of the Kriya Yoga course sessions. Topics include a discussion on  – Kriya Yoga the limitation of concepts the speeding up of life modern life helps to liberate us from prejudice being receptive but transparent yoga helps us to find […]

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Mandala Yoga Ashram Chakra course – evening questions and answers (3), 24th August.

The final question and answer session from the 2019 Chakra course. topics include: The Chakra paradigm and Kriya Yoga The value of the Ashram ‘Ashram is a refuge, you come here to deepen your understanding’ Swami Nishchalananda’s life in India Behaviour and archetypes, the evolution of behaviour patterns Edit and Sound by Narada

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Mandala Yoga Ashram Chakra course – evening questions and answers (2), 22nd August.

A wide ranging question and answer session, themed by the worldwide expressions of alarm at apparently uncontrolled burning of many locations in the Amazonian Rain Forest. So themes include :- Environment and playing our part in tidying up the planet ‘We are ruining this Planet far faster than we thought…….. …….. Don’t underestimate the part […]

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Mandala Yoga Ashram Chakra course – evening questions and answers, 19th August.

Topics raised in this question and answer session include ‘The Inner Space’ in meditation practice. ‘Meditation has nothing to do with whether your eyes are open or closed’ The significance of Mouna (the practice of keeping silent). The positives and negatives of focussing on the individual Chakras.   Edit and Sound by Narada

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The Essential I

Discourse given at Mandala Yoga Ashram in August 2019. The context is the 4 day course on Advaita, non-dualism, under the title ‘The Essential I’. Investigating the “I” based on the Kena upanishad.   edit and sound by Narada

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Is there meaning to life?

The meaning of life is not in what we do, the meaning is in where does it come from? What is the impulse that gives you the capacity to be conscious?

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The Guru Principle

This satsang was given at Mandala Yoga Ashram on the 8th of June 2018, on ‘Guru Purnima’, a day traditional in India for acknowledging the role of the ‘Guru’ or Teacher. “I don’t think an external teacher really teaches you anything……  except to show you, directly or indirectly, where you are stuck in a particular […]

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Meditation – going deeper, a course given at Mandala Ashram in October 2018

‘…. when we see that our belief systems and our behaviour is nothing but conditioning, that then gives us the starting point for looking deeper through meditation’ Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati This satsang, and question and answer sessions, were part of the ‘Meditation  –  going deeper’ course run by Swami Nishchalananda and others in October 2018 […]

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