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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Baba Muktananda - 16 March 2019

In this weeks satsang we celebrated the birthday of Swami Shankarananda! In honour of his birthday, Swamiji delivers a talk on his beloved guru, Baba Muktananda. This talk centres around question and answers between Baba and devotees, including two questions from Swamiji himself. Through these Q & A's Swamiji explores different teachings on self-discipline, keeping and pure mind and heart, the effect of good company and the possible lifestyle changes brought about by meditation. 

This podcast was recorded at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 16th of March, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Zen - 09 March 2019

In this weeks satsang talk, Swami Shankarananda delivered a wonderful talk on the Zen Buddhist tradition as well as some of his own 'considerations' and thoughts from a series of writings which Guruji affectionately calls 'Noted From the Tea Shop'.

From his own writings, Guruji covered several teachings on the concept of living in two worlds, the ego and attachment and aversion. In the second part of the talk on Zen, Guruji expanded on many different teachings such as how different religions and beliefs came to be, reincarnation, 'zazen' meditation and accepting the now. 

At the end of this podcast, Devi Ma takes us into meditation with a beautiful slow chant of the mantra 'Om Namah Shivaya'.

 

This podcast was recorded at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 9th of March, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Maha Shivaratri Celebration - 2 March 2019

This week in satsang with Swami Shankaranda, The Ashram celebrated the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri. In this talk, Guruji shares the story of the first time he met his guru, Baba Muktananda. While reading from one of Baba's Shivaratri talks from 1978, Guruji discusses Baba's teachings on the underlying principals of the universe, the importance of turning inside and discovering your inner 'Shiva nature' and the power of mantra repetition. 

 

Join us at The Ashram, Mount Eliza this April 2019 for a special meditation retreat on The Shakti Principle. For more information, click here.

 

Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Bhagavan Nityananda - 23 Febuary 2019

In this weeks satsang talk, Swami Shankarananda discusses the teachings of the esoteric sage, Bhagavan Nityananda. Listen as Guruji decodes the intriguing utterances of Bhagavan's teachings on the relationship between the mind and the inner self, having devotion towards the guru, the cause of liberation and the importance of practising yoga in the world.   

This podcast was recorded live at satsang in the Mount Eliza Ashram on the 23th of Febuary, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Sri Aurobindo - 16 February 2019

In satsang this week, Swami Shankarananda discussed the life and teachings of the Indian sage, Sri Aurobindo. In this talk, Guruji draws from published correspondence between the sage and his devotees during the time he lived in his Pondicherry ashram. Listen as Guruji expands on Aurobindo's teachings on the elements of sadhana or spiritual practice, letting go of expectations, having faith in a higher cause and how we can make room for grace in our lives. 

 

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Sri Ramana Maharshi - 9 Febuary 2019

In this weeks satsang with Swami Shankarananda, Guruji gave a talk on the great sage Sri Ramana Maharshi of Arunachala. Ramana is considered one of the most famous sages of the 20th century, and was also the creator of self inquiry - a method which Guruji was deeply inspired by when he created the Shiva Process. In this talk, we hear personal stories of the sage as well as dialogues between Ramana and his devotees on teachings such as finding the natural state of peace, the true meaning of intellect and how to know the self. 

 

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Baba Muktananda - 2 Febuary 2019

In last weeks satsang, Swami Shankarananda delivered a talk on his beloved guru, Baba Muktananda. Listen as Guruji addresses teachings on how the mantra works to purify the mind, body and soul, how we can control anger and other emotions, and discusses the principles of God, Guru and Self.

Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Ganeshpuri Review - 26 January 2019

In the first satsang after a spiritual pilgrimage and retreat with devotees to the spiritual village of Ganeshpuri in  India, Swami Shankarananda reviews some of his favourite teachings given through talks during the trip. 

With a focus on the guru/disciple relationship, this podcast offers many spiritual insights into the exploration of the inner world and the concept of concealment and grace. In this talk Guruji also reads of some beautiful anecdotes written by devotees of his guru, Baba Muktananda. 

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: New Year’s Message - 5 January 2019

 On January 5, 2019, Swami Shankarananda (Guruji) delivered his annual spiritual message for the New Year.

 
Join him in this special satsang podcast as Guruji reveals the message for 2019: 'Be content with what you have,' which was Baba Muktananda's instruction to Guruji in 1976. Guruji adds, 'Contentment is a place inside you that already exists. Find that place; practice the yoga of contentment.'
 
In this talk, Guruji reads some of his favourite question and answers from his Baba satsangs over the last year, including questions on the Kali Yuga, the concept of 'worldly Shakti', devotion, and loving the inner Self.
 
Come visit the Mount Eliza Ashram in the New Year and practice contentment with a true master. For more information on Guruji's courses and retreats in 2019, click here.

Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Baba Muktananda - 29 December 2018

In satsang with Swami Shankarananda this week, Guruji introduced his newest program on his guru, Baba Muktananda. This program draws on the writings found in 'The Siddha Path' magazine which Guruji and Devi Ma helped write and publish during their time with Baba. The magazine contained reports from Ganeshpuri and Baba's world tours, and anecdotes from devotees.

This talk explores teachings on shaktipat, the understanding that everything is divinity, the benefits of chanting and how we can discriminate between good and bad thoughts or matrika. 

 

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