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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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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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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Advice to an Aspirant About Living in the World

When you live in the world you have to adjust to circumstances. It cannot affect the purity of the mind. True renunciation is only a mental state. Train the mind to do japa constantly. Swami Sivananda continues with more advice for this aspirant in this brief but very informative recording.

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 an Aspirant About Coming to the Ashram

Here Swami Sivananda reads a letter to an aspirant and gives him advice about coming to the ashram and some health treatments.

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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Live in God

Immortal Self! God is the creator and indweller of your heart. He is the dispenser of karma and of the results of your actions. Behold God in all objects. God is everything – learn how you can live in God, realize this, and be free – lecture by Swami Sivananda.

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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Highest Wisdom and the Wise

Wisdom includes knowledge and practical experience and goes beyond both. What is the highest wisdom? How can you reach the highest wisdom? How to become a wise person? What are the characteristics of a wise person? These are some of the themes that Swami Atmaswarupananda covers in this early morning talk at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh. http://www.sivanandaonline.org  http://my.yoga-vidya.org

 

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Yoga of Selfless Service

In this very clear recording about Karma Yoga, the yoga of action or selfless service, Swami Sivananda tells us that Karma Yoga is selfless service to humanity. Your duty is to work but not to expect the fruits thereof. This is the central teaching of the Bhagavad Gita. God is the Inner Ruler. Learn more about Karma Yoga by listening to this recording about one of the classical yoga paths to moksha.

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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God Alone Is

Swami Atmaswarupananda from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh talks about the foundation of Swami Sivananda’s teachings: God alone is. Swami Sivananda taught differently to different disciples. Swami Sivananda’s disciples have different characters and follow different Sadhanas. But there is something in common: The deep conviction that God alone is. The heart of Gurudev’s teaching is the same everywhere: God alone is without a second.

More talks from Swami Atma at http://www.radiantatman.org/ .

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