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Karma Yoga - The Yoga of Awareness in Action

by Swami Nishchalananda

‘There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.’ 

One has to work to live. The path of Karma Yoga gives us the possibility of expanding our awareness and...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 11/06/22

Every few weeks Swamiji offers this opportunity to listen, both to the words of the satsang, also to the unspoken wisdom behind those words. An opportunity for insight, which arises beyond thought....

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The Mantra OM

by Swami Nishchalananda

The Mantra OM – Symbol Of Primordial Vibration

The mantra Om (or Aum) has been handed down to us by the Himalayan sages. It is the most important mantra of yoga....

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 28/05/22

The Online session was only 40 minutes instead of the usual hour, because of 'technical problems'. 

The theme continues to be Gaia, and the mess we are making of our planet as a species,as the...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 14/05/22

The theme is a pressing one.... respect for planet Earth. Personify as the 'Goddess' Gaia if you will.

We know well how the planet's ecosystems struggle under the burden we inflict on them by being...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 30/04/22

Swamiji starts the Satsang talking of the limitation of Intellectual understanding on the path of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita. But.... at the same time, he emphasises, 'Don't give up the project of...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 16/04/22

An Easter based meditation, looking at the Christian tradition in terms of the journey to realisation of our essential nature.

Questions and answers include a review of the difficulties in...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 02/04/22

02/04/22

We start the session with an advaitic exploration, in the form of a guided meditation, regarding compassion in a World seemingly lacking in such a thing. This leads on to the proposition...

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Time and the Timeless

by Swami Nishchalananda

Where do we find the Timeless?

Our mind is in Time.

The whole Universe in in Time.

Time is a projection out of the Timeless.

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Meditation reveals the Treasure of our own Existence

by Swami Nishchalananda

What are We and what is Love?

How can we enjoy the joy, the love,

that is within the experience of Conscious Presence, Awareness?

The way is Meditation which reveals the...

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Swami Nishchalananda talks to Students in Bangalore, India in December 2001
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Swami Nishchalananda talks to Students in Bangalore, India in December 2001

Swami Nishchalananda's Archives series.

A talk given to visiting Foreign Students at the South Asian Centre, Bangalore, 8th December 2001. The quality of the recording is quite poor in places,...

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Who Is the 'I' That Sees?
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Who Is the 'I' That Sees?

By Swami Nishchalananda

We can observe the senses, the act of seeing, of hearing, tasting.... but who is that observer? Who is the 'I' that sees or hears?

In this 40 minute meditative session,...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 05/03/22

Swami Nishchalanda 

'In the world that we are living in, we have to act with Heart, as much as we are able…. we can't continue living on planet Earth unless we start to function knowing...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 05/02/22

Swami Nishchalananda -

A continuation of the exploration of Kena Upanishad.

'We deify the mind, but it can't understand what is behind the mind... it's like asking a character in a film to try...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 22/01/22

 By Swami Nishchalananda 

Kena Upanishad.

Looking at the fundamental questions in verse one, these questions can clearly only be addressed in a meditative state.... who or what knows...

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The Chakras - A Psychological Perspective

 By Swami Nishchalananda

The Path to Realise Our Fullest Potential and Fundamental Identity

The chakras are centres of energy within each human being.

They function in each moment of our lives...

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Kriya Yoga - A Systematic Approach To Spiritual Awakening

By Swami Nishchalananda

Kriya Yoga is a sophisticated method of harmonising and synchronising the natural energies of our being.

It channels our energy so that it flows in a creative direction...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 08/01/22

By Swami Nishchalananda

Before the guided meditation, Swamiji suggests that we find a resolution, something that goes deep.

The guided meditation encourages us to acknowledge that we are conscious,...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 18/12/21

By Swami Nishchalananda

This pre-Christmas satsang talks of the ongoing issues around the way the Covid 'pandemic' is affecting everyone's life, and has a guided meditation which explores the theme...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 20/11/21

By Swami Nishchalananda

Swamiji emphasises the importance of regular practice, ideally every day and probably in the morning before you start your working day. He follows this with a guided...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 16/10/21

By Swami Nishchalananda

Who, or What, are we?

These satsangs are an opportunity to explore the most essential questions.

Swamiji starts with the meditation, then answers questions. The first is...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 25/09/21

With Swami Nishchalananda

 "Yoga is the investigation into, and identification with, Being"

Swamiji starts with a meditation on the 'kleshas' from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras; those things which...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 28/08/21

By Swami Nishchalananda

The session starts with a guided meditation on the subject of which is dharana no. 76 from the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra. Swamiji paraphrases the practice as, 'Thoughts do not...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 14/08/21

By Swami Nishchalananda

This satsang was part of the Mandala Ashram course 'Facing Death, Embracing Life'. Swamiji explores the issues around death in relation to meditation, and also some classic...

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