In this satsang Swamiji recommends the medicine of daily awe and wonder to counteract the negative effects of so much fear in the collective psyche at this time. 5 minutes of awe and wonder in the face of nature’s beauty – a flower, a moving vista, the starlit sky – can do wonders for the soul, he reminds us, lifting our spirits generally as well as creating an openness that we can take into our more formal practice. As always, satsang closes with a Q&A.
In this satsang Swamiji introduces and highly recommends the Yoga Vasistha as an advaitic text full of startling wisdom. From this text he reads and illuminates two verses which, if pondered deeply upon, can revolutionise our understanding of the nature of cause and effect. There follows a meditation on the meaning of the Shanti Path – chanted at the end of each satsang and on many other occasions here at the Ashram and Q&A.
The Guru Stotram and The Gayatri Mantra chanted by The Ashram Team.
This chant was recorded at Mandala Yoga ashram, November 2019 by Swami Nishchalananda and a few of the ashram team.
Purnamadaha is the Shanti (peace) Mantra from the Ishavasya Upanishad. The Sanskrit, followed by a translation is as follows:
Mrityunjaya Mantra chanted 27 times by the Ashram Team during the Coronavirus crisis, followed by a guided Meditation inspired by the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra
A Satsang given at the Ashram by Swamiji, followed by some of his favourite chants. The Guru Purnima festival was celebrated at Mandala Yoga Ashram on the full moon of 16th July.