Satsang with Swami Shankarananda

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Baba Muktananda - Guru Purnima Celebration - 13 July 2019

In this weeks pre-Intensive satsang, Swami Shankarananda discussed his Guru, Baba Muktananda. In this talk, Swamiji read an article he wrote for Baba's ashram magazine for Guru Purnima in 1976 on the true purpose and meaning of the Guru. Swamiji also read from several Q&A's between Baba and his devotees on having multiple Guru's and the concept of spiritual ego. 

At the end of this satsang talk, Devi Ma read from Baba's own devotional writings dedicated to his Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda. 

This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 13th of July, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Bhagavan Nityananda - 6 July 2019

In this week's satsang, Swami Shakarananda officially opened The Ashram's Winter Retreat with a talk dedicated to the esoteric sage and founder of his lineage, Bhagavan Nityananda. In this talk, Swamiji read from writings of Bhagavan's disciple, Baba Muktananda, spoke about his life and deciphered his abstract teachings on spiritual topics such as devotion, cultivating awareness and the concept of consciousness. 

This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 6th of July, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Yoga Vasistha - 29 June 2019

This week in satsang, Swami Shankarananda discussed the ancient yogic text, the Yoga Vasistha. In this talk, Swamiji expanded on the teachings given to Lord Ram by the great sage, Vasistha on spiritual concepts such as bondage and liberation, maya, cravings and fears, and the effect that attitude has on our minds. 

This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 29th of June, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Notes from the Tea Shop - 22 June 2019

In this very special satsang, Swami Shankarananda shared his own personal writings from the last thirty years on various spiritual topics. Inspired by the column he wrote for the ashram magazine during his time with his teacher, Swamiji discusses his notes on the essence of Kashmir Shaivism, acting from the Self, understanding the purpose of suffering and finding stability in the Self. This talk also includes many dharana's (meditations) on Kashmir Shaivism, matrikas and an experiment with cranio osteopathy meditation.

 

This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 22nd of June, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: G.I. Gurdjieff - 15 June 2019

In this week's satsang, Swami Shankarananda discusses the life and teachings of the esoteric spiritual teacher, G.I. Gurdjieff. In this talk, Swamiji explores Gurdjieff's ideas on the mechanical man, having personal aim in spiritual life, thinking from 'the work', internal and external considering, the three forces, and practising Self-remembering. 

This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 15th of June, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Baba Muktananda - 8 June 2019

This week at satsang, Swami Shankarananda read from questions and answers with his own teacher, the great Siddha master Baba Muktananda. The questions were on topics including; worshiping God through love and devotion, regardless of your religion; the relationship with the Guru; mantra repetition; feeling a pressure in the head when meditating; what to do when confronted with violence or aggression. 

Due to technical difficulties with our satsang broadcast this weekend, the audio quality of this podcast is low until about 15 minutes in, where the audio returns to a higher quality. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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This podcast was recorded at our live satsang at The Ashram in Mount Eliza, on Saturday June 6th.

Satsang with Swami Shankarananda - Question and Answers Satsang Part 2 - 1 June 2019

In the second part of his Question and Answer satsang series, Swamiji answered the remaining questions sent in by devotees from all over the world. These questions were on subjects such as strengthening your yogic practice, finding your Guru, releasing attachment to outcomes, and honouring the different emotions that arise. Swamiji also spoke about self-acceptance and tearing thoughts, the mysterious principle of God, Guru and Self, satisfying personal desires in sadhana, the relationship between Shakti and wisdom, raising the vibration of your language and more. 

This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 1st of June, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shanakarananda: Question and Answers Satsang - 25 May 2019

In this weeks special satsang, Swami Shankarananda answered many questions on spirituality that devotees had submitted. These questions were on topics including staying in the clear space of good feeling, quantum physics, contemplating the laws of your inner world, increasing love, second force, relating to the Guru, and the effect of spiritual practice on world issues.

Due to the incredible amount of questions sent in, Swamiji has decided to turn his Q&A program into a series of satsangs. Stay tuned for next weeks instalment!

This podcast was recorded at The Ashram, Mount Eliza on the 25th of May, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Baba Muktananda’s Birthday Celebration - 18 May 2019

This week in satsang, Swami Shankarananda celebrated the lunar birthday of his beloved Guru, Baba Muktananda. Through the written stories of Baba's birthday events in Ganeshpuri, Swamiji discussed his teachings on greeting others with love and respect, seeing God in other people and the importance of knowing the inner Self. 

This podcast was recorded at The Ashram, Mount Eliza on the 18th of May, 2019.

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Satsang with Swami Shankarananda: Anandamayi Ma - 11 May 2019

In this weeks satsang, Swami Shankarananda celebrated Mother's Day by talking about the Indian saint Anandamayi Ma. Through dialogues between the saint and her devotees, Swamiji explores her teachings on the presence of anger, moving away from that which causes us to lose spiritual energy, self restraint, the importance of maintaining a steady practice and tapping into a higher connectivity.

This podcast was recorded at The Ashram in Mount Eliza, Australia on the 11th of May, 2019.

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