Kenopanishad

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Sivatige.tif0_Swami Sivananda talks about the Kena Upanishad, also called the Kenopanishad, in which is revealed the Truth of Brahman and how it relates to man. Everything is possible by the power of Brahman. Brahman shines by his own light, and everything shines as a reflection of this. Therefore, we should meditate on Brahman until we Know Brahman as pure Self consciousness, not as an object.

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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To Get Self-Knowledge

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

SwamiS_1Identification with the perishable body is the greatest obstacle to Self-Knowledge, says Swami Sivananda in this very detailed synopsis of some of the most important points of yoga and vedanta. He discusses the 3 bodies, the 5 sheaths, the 3 states of waking/dream/deep sleep, the 6 changes the body goes through, the tattvas, indriyas, 5 pranas, the antakharana, and much more. A 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 .

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All About Meditation

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Sivatige.tif0_Swami Sivananda begins by recommending we meditate on Soham, and Aham Brahmasmi. He explains that the Brahmakara vritti is the form taken by the mind when it is about to lose itself in Brahman, and that it is not like ordinary vrittis of the mind. Find out more in this amazing lecture.

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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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Podcast – James Swartz talks about the Bhagavad Gita Part 32

Live Recording of James Swartz talking about the Bhagavad Gita at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, Germany.

James Swartz Berlin 2014

James Swartz is a great and authentic Vedanta teacher. He studied with Swami Chinmayananda at the end of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s. He learned in India together with one of the most respected sages and is since then sharing his knowledge and wisdom with the rest of the world. We love how he teaches this very old knowledge with so much humor and smartness.

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More information about James Swartz:

http://www.shiningworld.com/site/

More about Yoga:

www.yoga-vidya.org

On Youtube:

James Swartz on Youtube

Do you want to become a yoga teacher?

http://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/teacher-training/

Podcast – James Swartz talks about the Bhagavad Gita Part 31

Live Recording of James Swartz talking about the Bhagavad Gita at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, Germany.

2010-Murti-KrishnababyJames Swartz is a great and authentic Vedanta teacher. He studied with Swami Chinmayananda at the end of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s. He learned in India together with one of the most respected sages and is since then sharing his knowledge and wisdom with the rest of the world. We love how he teaches this very old knowledge with so much humor and smartness.

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More information about James Swartz:

http://www.shiningworld.com/site/

More about Yoga:

www.yoga-vidya.org

On Youtube:

James Swartz on Youtube

Do you want to become a yoga teacher?

http://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/teacher-training/

Podcast – James Swartz talks about the Bhagavad Gita Part 30

Live Recording of James Swartz talking about the Bhagavad Gita at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, Germany.

2010-Murti-KrishnababyJames Swartz is a great and authentic Vedanta teacher. He studied with Swami Chinmayananda at the end of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s. He learned in India together with one of the most respected sages and is since then sharing his knowledge and wisdom with the rest of the world. We love how he teaches this very old knowledge with so much humor and smartness.

Play

More information about James Swartz:

http://www.shiningworld.com/site/

More about Yoga:

www.yoga-vidya.org

On Youtube:

James Swartz on Youtube

Do you want to become a yoga teacher?

http://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/teacher-training/

Podcast – James Swartz talks about the Bhagavad Gita Part 29

Live Recording of James Swartz talking about the Bhagavad Gita at Yoga Vidya Bad Meinberg, Germany.

2010-Murti-KrishnababyJames Swartz is a great and authentic Vedanta teacher. He studied with Swami Chinmayananda at the end of the 1960’s and the early 1970’s. He learned in India together with one of the most respected sages and is since then sharing his knowledge and wisdom with the rest of the world. We love how he teaches this very old knowledge with so much humor and smartness.

Play

More information about James Swartz:

http://www.shiningworld.com/site/

More about Yoga:

www.yoga-vidya.org

On Youtube:

James Swartz on Youtube

Do you want to become a yoga teacher?

http://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/teacher-training/