Brahmavidya

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

SwamiS_1Brahmavidya is the science of Brahman, the Knowledge of the Absolute and here Swami Sivananda talks a great deal about what this means. He explains who a person with Brahmavidya is and their qualifications. He also covers many topics related to Knowledge of the Self and how to obtain it – some of the topics are Om, the Atman, the aspirant, self-control, discrimination, intellect, Purusha, and more. A wonderful lecture not to be missed.

Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .

Play

What is meant by Vedanta

In this video Sukadev is talking about what is meant by Vedanta, for example that it is the end of knowledge and that is is based on the Upanishads.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

For more information on english classes, courses and seminars at Yoga Vidya, please see our english seminar pages by clicking here.

Sutdying the yogic scriputes is jnana yoga. The jnana yoga is a spiritual practice that pursues knowledge with questions such as “who am I, what am I” among others. The practitioner studies usually with the aid of a counsellor (guru), meditates, reflects, and reaches liberating insights on the nature of his own Self (Atman, soul) and its relationship to the metaphysical concept called Brahman.

Play

Mahavakyas and the Spiritual Tradition

In this talk Sukadev is talking about the spiritual goal of our tradition and what is special about our tradition.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

For more information on english classes, courses and seminars at Yoga Vidya, please see our english seminar pages by clicking here.

Sutdying the yogic scriputes is jnana yoga. The jnana yoga is a spiritual practice that pursues knowledge with questions such as “who am I, what am I” among others. The practitioner studies usually with the aid of a counsellor (guru), meditates, reflects, and reaches liberating insights on the nature of his own Self (Atman, soul) and its relationship to the metaphysical concept called Brahman.

Play

Term Gurukula

In this video Sukadev is talking about the term Gurukula. He is defining his understanding of the term Gurukula, which means that a student lives together with his teacher.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

For more information on english classes, courses and seminars at Yoga Vidya, please see our english seminar pages by clicking here.

Sutdying the yogic scriputes is jnana yoga. The jnana yoga is a spiritual practice that pursues knowledge with questions such as “who am I, what am I” among others. The practitioner studies usually with the aid of a counsellor (guru), meditates, reflects, and reaches liberating insights on the nature of his own Self (Atman, soul) and its relationship to the metaphysical concept called Brahman.

Play

Scriptures for the Yoga Vidya Tradition

In this video Sukadev is talking about which yogic scriptures the most important for our tradition are and which scripture the most value for himself has.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

For more information on english classes, courses and seminars at Yoga Vidya, please see our english seminar pages by clicking here.

Sutdying the yogic scriputes is jnana yoga. The jnana yoga is a spiritual practice that pursues knowledge with questions such as “who am I, what am I” among others. The practitioner studies usually with the aid of a counsellor (guru), meditates, reflects, and reaches liberating insights on the nature of his own Self (Atman, soul) and its relationship to the metaphysical concept called Brahman.

Play

Value of Spiritual Texts

In this talk Sukadev is speaking about the value of spiritual texts and if they work as a source of knowledge.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

For more information on english classes, courses and seminars at Yoga Vidya, please see our english seminar pages by clicking here.

Sutdying the yogic scriputes is jnana yoga. The jnana yoga is a spiritual practice that pursues knowledge with questions such as “who am I, what am I” among others. The practitioner studies usually with the aid of a counsellor (guru), meditates, reflects, and reaches liberating insights on the nature of his own Self (Atman, soul) and its relationship to the metaphysical concept called Brahman.

Play

Is Traditional Spiritual Education Text based

In this talk Sukadev is answering the question if traditional spiritual education is text based. He’s saying that there are spiritual traditions which have no texts, for example the shamanic tradition but in the yoga vidya tradition the texts play an important role.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

For more information on english classes, courses and seminars at Yoga Vidya, please see our english seminar pages by clicking here.

Sutdying the yogic scriputes is jnana yoga. The jnana yoga is a spiritual practice that pursues knowledge with questions such as “who am I, what am I” among others. The practitioner studies usually with the aid of a counsellor (guru), meditates, reflects, and reaches liberating insights on the nature of his own Self (Atman, soul) and its relationship to the metaphysical concept called Brahman.

Play

Worldly Education and Spiritual Education

In this talk Sukadev is answering the question what education means for himself and also what worldly and spiritual education means to him. He’s seperating the worldly education in professional education, intellectual education and also artistic education.

For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages here.

For more information on english classes, courses and seminars at Yoga Vidya, please see our english seminar pages by clicking here.

Sutdying the yogic scriputes is jnana yoga. The jnana yoga is a spiritual practice that pursues knowledge with questions such as “who am I, what am I” among others. The practitioner studies usually with the aid of a counsellor (guru), meditates, reflects, and reaches liberating insights on the nature of his own Self (Atman, soul) and its relationship to the metaphysical concept called Brahman.

Play

Lecture: Importance of human birth – Journey of selfdiscovery by Swami Tattvarupananda

Swami Tattvarupananda is giving a lecture during a satsang in the Yoga Vidya ashram Bad Meinberg. He begins with a story which makes you think about what belongs to you. To tell you beforehand it’s neither your thoughts nor your soul.

If you want to know more about yoga and meditation visit our website by clicking here.

Swami Tattwarupananda got his deep knowledge about Vedanta and spiritual truth as a long time student of Swami Dayanandas in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. He teaches yoga, Vedanta and Bhagavad Gita in several ashrams and schools and he is also leading a Gurukulam for underprivileged children in Trivandrum, Kerala.

Play

The Lion and the Sheep + Shankara and his Disciples – Lecture by Shekar Pandey

Prof. Dr. Chandrashekar („Shekhar“) Pandey – teaches at the Institut of Social Studies, Den Haag, Netherlands. He is a “seeker” and a teacher at the same time. In this video he talks among another story about Shankara.

Shankara is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism.

His works in Sanskrit discuss the unity of the ātman and Nirguna Brahman “brahman without attributes”.

Shekar Pandey is also giving seminars in the Yoga Vidya ashrams. You can find them here.

There are many more English seminars offered by Yoga Vidya. You can find all of them with the link here. If you like Shankara and if you are a yoga teacher already the “Advanced Yoga Teachers’ Training Intensive F4 – Viveka Chudamani and Asana Intensive” is perfect for you!

Play

19th Yoga Congress – “The role of a guru from a modern perspective” with Shanmug

Shanmug is giving a lecture to the topic “The role of a guru from a modern perspective”. This speech happened during the 19th Yoga Congress in November 2016 in the Yoga Vidya Ashram in Bad Meinberg. If you want to know more about yoga and meditation visit our website by clicking here.

Play

Prana: life energy and other stories – by Dr. Nalini

This talk by Dr. Nalini is about prana. In living beings, the universal energy prana is considered responsible for all bodily functions through five types of prana, collectively known as the five vāyus. Tantra, ayurveda and Tibetan medicine all describe praṇā vāyu as the basic vāyu from which all the other vāyus arise. Dr. Nalini is giving lots of seminars in all yoga vidya ashrams every year. One of her seminars is also about prana healing and another one about pranic wellbeing. You can find them here.

You can find all the English seminars here.

 

Play

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.

If you are interested in visiting one of the four ashrams of Yoga Vidya to join one of the many english seminars, click here.

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.

Play

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.

If you are interested in visiting one of the four ashrams of Yoga Vidya to join one of the many english seminars, click here.

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.

Play

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.

Play