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 Veda for you?

What is the Veda for you? What is the relevance of Veda in your live?
In this podcast Sukadev answers to this questions.

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Neo-Advaita

Sukadev is explaining the term Neo-Advaita and talking about it. Neo means new and Advaita mens nondualism.

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Nyaya Vaisishika and modern Science

Sukadev is explaining the terms Nyaya Vaisishika and talking about them. Vaisheshika or Vaiśeṣika is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy (Vedic systems) from ancient India.

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Academic Studies and Indian Religious Traditions

Sukadev is answering the question: “What are your thoughts on the study field and academics of south asia or correlated fields such as indoligy, studies of south asian languages, religious studies etc.?”

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Ashrams, Retreat Places and Gurukulas

Sukadev is talking about what for him the difference between an ashram, a retreat center, a gurukula and a yoga seminar is. A reatreat center is for example a place where you go for a retreat, there are of course different kinds of reatreats. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the difference between these terms.

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New Media and Spiritual Traditions

Sukadev is talking about what he thinks about the media and the spritual tradititions how they are used and how the future might look like and that it has several meanings. One meaning is that the teachers live together with their students. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the New Media and Spiritual Traditions.

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Future of Gurukula System

Sukadev is talking about the Future of  the Gurukula System and that it has several meanings. One meaning is that the teachers live together with their students. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the Future of  the Gurukula System.

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The meaning of Sannyas

Sukadev is talking about Sannyas and its importance to life, to society and yourself. Sannyas means renunciation. There are two aspects of Sannyas, on one handside it is a monestic life which means to dedicate completly to the spiritual part of life. Listen to this podcast to learn more about Sannyas.

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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.

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Is Vedanta a Philosophical System?

In this Podcast Sukadev is talking about the question: “Is Vedanta a Philosophical System?”

Advaita Vedanta is a school in Hinduism. People who believe in Advaita believe that their soul is not different from Brahman. The most famous Hindu philosopher who taught about Advaita Vedanta was Shankaracharya who lived in India more than a thousand years ago.

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Essence of Bhagavata

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

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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Ramayana Introduction

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Here Swami Sivananda sings to us in verse, and gives an introduction to the Ramayana. 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 .black and white on hill

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Immortal Self

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Sivatige.tif0_Swami Sivananda explains about our real Self while chanting to the Maha Mantra – Nothing is real, nothing belongs to me, Immortal Self I Am.

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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Shantih Mantras and Kathopanishad

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

SwamiS_1This lecture by Swami Sivananda begins by chanting some of the Shantih mantras, followed by a discussion of the nature of the Self. The Knowledge of the Atman, or supreme Self, is subtle and cannot be realized by our own doing. He discusses many topics such as: the individual soul is identical with Brahman, the importance of a guru, the sreya marga and preya marga, avidya, and more.

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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