Lineage and Tradition of Yoga Vidya and Sukadev

Sukadev is talking about the lineage and tradition of Yoga Vidya and himself. Our lineage stars with Narayana and also contains Shankara. Shankara was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.

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Sukadev Bretz is the founder of Haus Yoga Vidya and the Yoga Vidya organisation. From his adolescence he was fascinated by the possibilities of the mind, learned fast reading autodidactically and attended concentration and memory training courses.

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What is a Gurukulam?

In this Podcast Sukadev is answering the question what a Gurukulam is. Today Gurukula means, among other things, an ashram where students learn from their teacher.

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Sukadev Bretz is the founder of Haus Yoga Vidya and the Yoga Vidya organisation. From his adolescence he was fascinated by the possibilities of the mind, learned fast reading autodidactically and attended concentration and memory training courses.

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Isavasya Upanishad – Swami Sivananda is chanting the shanti mantra and talks about the absolute and identification

Swami Sivananda is chanting the shanti mantra and talks about the Isha Upanishad.

The Isha Upanishad (Devanagari: ईशोपनिषद् IAST īśopaniṣad) is one of the shortest Upanishads, embedded as the final chapter (adhyāya) of the Shukla Yajurveda. It is a Mukhya (primary, principal) Upanishad, and is known in two recensions, called Kanva (VSK) and Madhyandina (VSM). The Upanishad is a brief poem, consisting of 17 or 18 verses, depending on the recension.

In all the Yoga Vidya ashrams we offer several English seminars every year. You can find all of them by clicking here.

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Ram Ram Kirtan and Talk with Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda sings Ram Ram and other kirtans with power and love and he talks about the self and notself and the importance of vairagya.

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Om Chanting and Kirtan with Swami Sivananda, followed by talks and instructions.

Om Chanting and Kirtan with Swami Sivananda, followed by talks and instructions.

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Recordings from Sivananda Ashram from the 1950s

Recordings from Sivananda Ashram from the 1950s
Listen to sounds from the Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh from the 1950s: Kirtans, bells, talks. Some Kirtan and Talk from Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

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Classical Jaya Ganesha Chanting with Swami Sivananda

Classical Jaya Ganesha Chanting with Swami Sivananda. Followed by other Kirtans – and an inspiring talk: You are the Master of your Destiny. Be courageous.

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Jaya Ganesha Kirtan with Swami Sivananda

Jaya Ganesha Kirtan with Swami Sivananda, followed by many other Kirtans. Very dynamic! Historical Recording from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, probably from the 1950s.

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You are the Immortal Self – Talk and Kirtan with Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda gives an elevating and inspiring talk about „You are the Immortal Self“. Historical Recording from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, probably from the 1950s. With Kirtan and English Chanting.

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What a nice place it is – Kirtan and Instructions by Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda chants and gives instructions. Historical Recording from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, probably from the 1950s. With Kirtan and English Chanting.

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Swami Sivananda – Talk about Katha Upanishad

In this podcast Swami Sivananda is talking again about the Katha Upanishad.

The Katha Upanishad consists of two chapters (Adhyāyas), each divided into three sections (Vallis). The first Adhyaya is considered to be of older origin than the second. The Upanishad is the legendary story of a little boy, Nachiketa – the son of Sage Vajasravasa, who meets Yama (the Indian deity of death). Their conversation evolves to a discussion of the nature of man, knowledge, Atman (Soul, Self) and moksha (liberation).

In all the Yoga Vidya ashrams we offer several English seminars every year. You can find all of them by clicking here.

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Swami Sivananda – Shanti Mantra and Talk about Katha Upanishad

Swami Sivananda is singing a Shanti Mantra. You can find the text to all the Shanti Mantras here.

After the mantra Swami Sivananda is talking about the Katha Upanishad.

The Katha Upanishad (Sanskrit: कठोपनिषद् or कठ उपनिषद्) (Kaṭhopaniṣad) is one of the mukhya (primary) Upanishads, embedded in the last short eight sections of the Kaṭha school of the Krishna Yajurveda. It is also known as Kāṭhaka Upanishad, and is listed as number 3 in the Muktika canon of 108 Upanishads.

In all the Yoga Vidya ashrams we offer several English seminars every year. You can find all of them by clicking here.

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