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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In this weeks podcast, Swami Shankaranada explored the teachings of the mysterious sage, Bhagavan Nityananda. In this talk, Swamiji shared Baba Muktananda's devotional writings dedicated to his Guru, which explored Bhagavan's teachings on seeing things with equal discrimination and the practice of non-attachment. Through a series of Bhagavan's written aphorisms, Swamiji also discussed his teachings on consciousness, the many benefits of having a steady practice and being in 'the state of yoga'.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 25th of January, 2019.
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As is tradition on the eve of a Meditation Intensive, Swami Shankarananda gave a talk on his Guru, Baba Muktananda. In this talk, Swamiji explored Baba's teachings on Vedic philosophy, love, devotion, and the goal of meditation.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 18th of January, 2020.
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In this weeks satsang, Swami Shankarananda opened The Ashram's Summer Meditation Retreat with a talk on his Guru, Baba Mukatananda. Through question and answers asked by devotee's of Baba, Swamiji shared his Guru's teachings on the desire for the highest, the use of psychedelics to reach higher states of consciousness, love of the inner Self and dissolving negative feelings.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram on the 11th of January, 2020.
The Summer 'Ganeshpuri Days' Meditation Retreat is now in full swing! It's not too late to join in. If you are local to the area contact us here to find out more information about our daily and evening schedules, as well as to book in for Swamiji's Meditation Intensive with Kundalini Awakening on Sunday. The Ashram also has many different online viewing options for those who can't make it to Mount Eliza in person. Click here for more information about registering to watch online.
In this special satsang, Swamiji delivered his New Year's Message for 2020. In this talk, Swamiji also revisited his favourite teaching's shared in satsang over the past year from his Guru, Baba Muktananda.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 4th of January, 2020.
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In satsang this week, Swami Shankarananda shared teachings from the Zen Buddhist tradition through a selection of masters including Suzuki Roshi. In this talk, Swamiji expanded on Zen's philosophies on realisation, seeing things as they are, the Guru/disciple relationship and the mediation of 'just sitting'.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 28th of December, 2019.
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In this years special Christmas satsang, Swami Shankarananda explored a dialogue between his Guru Baba Muktananda and several religious figures. Through this, Swamiji expanded on the topics of the purpose and oneness of religion, forgiveness, prayer, faith and the practice of steady wisdom.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram on the 21st of December, 2019.
It's not too late to sign up for The Ashram's 'Ganeshpuri Days' Summer Meditation Retreat and Kundalini Awakening Intensive! If you can't make it in person for the retreat starting the 11th to the 19th of January, you can sign up to tune into Swamiji's evening programs, satsang, and a special live streaming of the Intensive with Shaktipat. Click here to learn more about registering to watch online and here to learn more about the retreat.
In this weeks satsang, Swamiji continued his Q&A series. In this session, devotees asked questions on spiritual topics such as being a yogi in the world, prayer as meditation, divine and universal love, reincarnation, matrika and language, self-love, ego, the definition of a good meditation and the concept of keeping an open heart.
This podcast was recorded live at The Ashram in Mount Eliza on the 14th of December, 2019.
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