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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 26/11/22

This session begins with a beautiful meditation in which Swami Nishchalananda utilises Bija mantras. These mantras, also known as 'seed' mantras, have the potential to take us beyond our thinking...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 12/11/22

This session sees Swami Nishchalananda continue his exploration into the Bhagavad Gita, focusing this time on Chapter 7. Swamiji touches on themes such as Gyana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, discussing how...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 29/10/22

This session begins with a peaceful meditation, in which Swami Nishchalananda reflects on our essential nature and invites us to identify with it. 

Swamiji then continues his exploration of...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 08/10/22

This session begins with a lovely, simple meditation on the chakras and their bija sounds. 

Swamiji then continues his reflection and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, looking at...

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Antar Mouna - Inner Silence - An Introduction to the Practice
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Antar Mouna - Inner Silence - An Introduction to the Practice

by Swami Nishchalananda

Antar Mouna is one of the core meditation practices of the yoga tradition.

It is a precise, systematic process of cleansing the mind of its accumulated tensions and...

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Swami Nishchalananda Satsang 10/09/2022

Continuing with the theme of the Bhagavad Gita, Swamiji sympathises with Arjuna's initial doubt and confusion, reflects on the nature of Krishna, and points always towards Consciousness as the...

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Zoomsang with Swami Nishchalanda on Bhagavad Gita

By Swami Nishchalananda, 

A fascinating Zoomsang session on the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, in which Swamiji expounds on the philosophy therein, in an insightful and accessible way.

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Identify with the Unchanging
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Identify with the Unchanging

By Swami Nishchalananda

An evening of chanting, satsang and guided meditation with Swamiji at Mandala Ashram.

Behind the changing mind, the changing emotions, the changing feelings of everyday...

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Bhakti Yoga – The Yoga of the Heart

by Swami Nishchalananda

Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of the Heart – the Yoga of Love and Devotion. It is not sentimentality, nor superstition; it is not foolishness, nor even wishful thinking. ...

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Bhagavad Gita – The Yoga of Right Action

by Swami Nishchalananda

The Bhagavad Gita (lit., the ‘Song of the Divine’) is a superb classical Sanskrit text on the practical and mystical teachings of Yoga. It is a scripture on ...

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Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 23/07/22

by Swami Nishchalananda

'When we find the basis of our own individual existence we realise that the same basis in underlying everything'

Swamiji starts the session with a simple / profound...

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Pancha Kosha - The Five Sheaths of the Human Being

By Swami Nishchalananda

In yogic philosophy, there are various concepts which help us understand the nature of the human being. One such conceptual system is that of the pancha kosha. Though only a...

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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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