A further exploration of practices from this classic text, presented by Swami Nishchalananda to the Sheffield School of Yoga Swamiji starts out by addressing the apparent obstacle that all of us, who have ever tried to meditate, come up against; the noise of our own thoughts. The dharanas in this text give us something practicalContinue reading VBT3 – More on the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra
Excerpts from the latest in the series of seminars given by Swami Nishchalananda to Sheffield School of Yoga, with some more ‘Dharanas’, practices, from his translation of this Kashmir Shaivism text. You can find out more on this translation and commentary, ‘Insight into Reality’ at the end of this post.
An informal gathering at a friend’s flat in early 2004 leads to some great questions. This is the full session, from which shorter extracts (‘Will and Free Will’, ‘Concentration and Focus’) have been taken – you’ll find them here on this blog under the category ‘Inspirations’.
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 someoneContinue reading Satyananda Tapovanam 10th January 2004
Swami Nishchalananda gave this discourse, via the web, to a Europe -wide audience on Friday 14th August 2020. It also serves as a preliminary introduction to the text; he is running a 4 day seminar on the Bhagavad Gita, spread over 4 stand-alone sessions, starting on 29th August, in collaboration with Swami Krishnapremananda of MandalaContinue reading Bhagavad Gita: a commentary on chapter 2.
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 thisContinue reading The Lokas
Given online to course participants in a seminar organised by the Sheffield Satyananda Centre, these extracts are not from the actual course content, but from the preamble, and then Questions and Answers at the end.
‘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 aContinue reading A birthday webinar by Swamiji