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.

Letter from Africa

Guest post by Narada

A story of Yoga, love, laughter and determination

Surprisingly, I managed to squeeze through a window of opportunity to get to my charitable project in Africa, Ulingana.com, raising funds for my young deaf friend, Ketty, to get a schooling. And now also building a Yoga Hall on a friend’s bit of the Compound. That’s tribal land forming a maze of tracks and dwellings around the local town, Katete, here in Eastern Province, Zambia.

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Joy

Swami Nishchalananada made this movie down on the seashore. Please enjoy, and hopefully allow it to inspire you wherever you are, in nature, or in the middle of a busy town or city. It’s the same joy because it comes from within.

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Firefly

A post by guest author, Narada.

I’ve been invited to put this post on here by Swami Nishchalananda. It’s an honour to me, as I mostly consider he is the one who has something to say! I’m the student, he’s the teacher. 

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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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Will and Free Will

If I identify one hundred percent with this body and mind, then I’m a puppet in the storm.

Swami Nishchalananda

From the point of view of Individuality, we feel that we have free will. We feel this because we have Ego, an ’embodied sense of self’. Our feeling that we can choose our direction is part of that. But it becomes less strong if we start to get in osmosis with a greater Will.

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