In this week's satsang, Swami Shankarananda shared the teaching's of his Guru, Baba Muktananda. In this talk, Swamiji explored Baba's wisdom on the concept of oneness, balancing the three gunas through practice and the Guru-disciple relationship. This talk also includes ten minutes of healing mantras chanted during satsang.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram on the 4th of April, 2020.
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In this week's satsang, Swami Shankarananda celebrated the festival of Navaratri by talking about worshipping the Goddess in the form of kundalini. Swamiji also shared the teachings of his Guru, Baba Muktananda on fear and desire, finding the divine in everything, and making friends with your mind.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram on the 28th of March, 2020.
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In this week's satsang, we celebrated Swami Shankarananda's birthday! In his talk, Swamiji shared from a talk Baba gave in 1979. It highlighted his teachings on welcoming people with love, connecting with the Self, renouncing negative thinking, worshipping what you know and attaining happiness through remembering the truth.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram on the 14th of March, 2020.
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In this weeks satsang, Swami Shankarananda shared from the teachings of The Upanishads, a collection of ancient sacred texts. In this talk, Swamiji explored teachings on the levels of knowledge, oneness, and several other classic aphorisms. Swamiji also read the story of Narada and Sanat Kumar from The Chandogya Upanishad.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 7th of March, 2020.
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In this week's satsang, Swami Shankarananda explored the teachings of his beloved Guru, Baba Muktananda. Through a series of question and answer sessions held during Swamiji's time in Baba's Ganeshpuri ashram, Swamiji explored Baba's teachings on visiting and spending time in holy places, the true meaning of a saint, rituals, the length of sadhana or spiritual journey, surrender and mantra practice.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 29th of February, 2020.
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In this week's special satsang, Swami Shankarananda celebrated the festival of Shivratri and the release of his greatly anticipated new book; 'Ganespuri Days: Memoirs of a Western Yogi'. To celebrate, Swamiji read from a talk his Guru, Baba Muktananda gave on Shivratri in the 70's as well as a speacial reading of a few chapters of his memoirs.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 22nd of February, 2020.
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In this week's satsang, Swami Shankarananda discussed the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Batslav. In this talk, Swamiji explored Nachman's method of Jewish meditation - hitbodedut. Swamiji discussed how Nachman's technique can be used to go beyond ego and as a method of Self-inquiry and mantra. Swamiji also spoke about the emphasis Nachman placed on designating time each day for practice.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 15th of February, 2020.
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In this week's satsang, Swami Shankarananda gave a talk on his Guru, Baba Muktananda of Ganeshpuri, India. In this talk, Swamiji explored Baba's teachings on the creation of the world, knowing and experiencing God, the value of understanding the mind, the mantra and actively expanding consciousness.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 8th of February, 2020.
Join Swamiji and Devi Ma this Saturday the 22nd of February for a very special satsang! Swamiji will be releasing his new and highly anticipated book Ganeshpuri Days: The Memoirs of a Western Yogi during satsang. This program will include a special reading of the book, kirtan chanting, meditation and a chance to meet Swamiji and Devi Ma. If you are unable to make it to The Ashram in person, click here to register to watch satsang live and on demand. Make sure to pre-order your copy of the book here so you don't miss out!
In this weeks satsang, Swami Shankarananda gave a talk on the Indian sage, Sri Ramana Maharshi. Through a series of question and answers between Ramana and his devotees, Swamiji explored the sages teachings on searching for the Self, the right asana for meditation, dealing with thoughts and diving deep into the practice of Self-inquiry. Swamiji also shared the devotional writings and story of Ramana's devotee, Suri Nagamma.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 1st of Febuary, 2020.
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