Yoga Vidya – Europe’s leading Yoga Retreat Centre

Yoga Vidya is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to spread the knowledge (vidya) of holistic Yoga. Founded by Sukadev Bretz in 1992, Yoga Vidya now runs 4 ashrams, 100 Yoga centres in various cities and has trained more than 17.000 top-quality yoga teachers. This makes us Europe’s leading and largest yoga educational organization. We teach in the tradition of Swami Sivananda, welcoming people of all spiritual paths and traditions of yoga.

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What is the meaning of Bhakti?

In this Podcast Sukadev is talking about the meaning of “Bhakti”.

Bhakti means devotion to God and is one of six paths of Yoga.

If you are interested in the yogic philosophical system you can click here to have an overview about all the English seminars Yoga Vidya offers.

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

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Importance of Rituals

Sukadev is talking in this podcast about the importance of rituals. In our tradition rituals are important but they are not the most important part. With rituals you can create a spiritual atmosphere in an ashram.

If you are interested in our rituals you can click here to have an overview about all the english seminars yoga vidya offers.

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

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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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Advice to Spiritual Sadhakas

This lecture is given through kirtan, with Swami Sivananda describing many of the saintly qualities that all sadhakas should aspire to. Some parts of the audio are difficult to understand, but the prana and the inspiration shine through.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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Advice to Bhaktas

Full of Bhakti, Swami Sivananda chants first to Krishna. Then Chidananda Om, Hare Rama, Hare Krishna. His chanting reminds us that the Divine Name and remembrance of our True Self is the greatest wisdom.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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The Real Nature of the Maha Mantra

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Bhakti is devotion – Bhakti is the basis of all religious life. Bhakti destroys the vasanas (or subtle mental impressions) and egoism. Bhakti is a master key to open the chambers of wisdom. This is a very wonderful lecture on the nature of Bhakti. The lecture ends with devotional chanting.

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 .

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God is Truth

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Through song Swami Sivananda explains that God is truth, Peace, Love. Find Him through Faith and Devotion. Real beauty is in the Atman. Do selfless service.

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 .

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Essence of Bhagavata

blessingMostly in chant form, Swami Sivananda distills the essence of the Bhagavatam.

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 .

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