Bhakti Yoga – Meaning and Purpose

How to develop devotion? How to experience God?

Bhakti Yoga gives answers to these questions. Leela Mata gives the essence of Bhakti Yoga in a nutshell.

Leela Mata gives seminars on Bhakti Yoga at Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania and at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.

Play

Bhakti Sutra of Narada by Leela Mata

Short talk on the Bhakti Sutras of Narada, one of the important texts on devotion.

The essence is: All Joy comes from God. Awaken the inner love and knowledge by experiencing God. The Bhakti Sutra helps to reach it.

Click HERE to find Leela Matas seminars on the Yoga Sutras at Yoga Vidya Germany.

Play

Birth and Childhood of Hanuman by Dr. Nalini Sahay

How did Hanuman come into existence?

Dr. Nalini Sahay tells about Anjani and Vayu, the Wind God, and how Hanuman was born as their child. Hanuman was a “naughty” boy – there are some wonderful stories about this as well. You will find more stories of deities and yoga on our Website: Yoga Vidya.

Click HERE for seminars with Dr. Nalini Sahay by Yoga Vidya.

Play

Birth of Karthikeya – By Dr. Nalini Sahay

Ganesha and Karthikeya were sons of Shiva and Parvati. How did it come about that Shiva and Parvati got children? Dr. Nalini Sahay tells how Karthikeya came into being. It is a story from the beginning of creation. Dr Nalini Sahay teaches regularly at Yoga Vidya.

Play

Birth of Ganesha by Dr. Nalini Sahay

How did Ganesha come into being?

Ganesha is the son of Parvati and Shiva. Shiva did not want to have a son. That’s why Parvati created a boy from her body oils. Listen how this came about, and why Ganesha got an elephant head. You will find more information referring to yoga, meditation and ayurveda at Yoga Vidya.

For more information about Nalini and her seminars by Yoga Vidya, click HERE.

 

 

Play

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.

If you are interested in our English Seminars, click here.

Read

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.

If you are interested in our English Seminars, click here.

Read

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.

Play

Neo-Advaita

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

If you are interested in our seminars 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.

Play

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.

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.

Play

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 .

Play

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

Play

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 .

Play

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 .

Play

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 .

Play