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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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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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What is important is the Unchanging

Narada: I have wonderful experiences through the practice of Yoga, but when they are over, they are only a memory. I’m sure they have contributed to my overall spiritual development, but is there more to the fulfillment of human potential? Swami Nishchalananda: What we are really interested in is not changing experiences, but That which […]

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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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The Limitation of Conceptual Thinking.

A satsang given to a visiting yoga group, on the limitation of thinking in the search for wisdom and insight.

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The Essential Nature of ‘I’

What is this ‘I’ with which we so identify and which we spend our entire life-time feeding, pampering, protecting and re-producing? What is this ‘I’ that we fear for after death? Will the ‘I’ be extinguished or will something survive? For thousands of years, yogis, sages and seers, as well as the yogic texts, have […]

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The Edge of Infinity

When I was eight years of age I had a dream, a very lucid and vivid dream, that repeated itself over a period of some weeks. I dreamed that in my search for Truth I traveled endlessly into space passing uncountable stars and galaxies. Eventually, I reached the edge of the universe. There I found […]

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