Discovering the True SOURCE of Happiness – Intro to Advaita Vedanta – Part 1

Discovering the True SOURCE of Happiness – Intro to Advaita Vedanta – Part 1

Welcome! In this series of videos, I’d like to share with you some insights about the teachings of advaita vedanta. These presentations will introduce various topics in a sequence that follows the methodology used by most traditional teachers. These presentations will also show how Vedantic teachings are to be incorporated into your own process of

Kundalini Yoga — as Envisioned by the Ancient Yogis

Kundalini Yoga — as Envisioned by the Ancient Yogis

An astonishing energy, known as kundalini, is said to lay coiled at the base of the spine, dormant, like a sleeping snake. This serpent energy can be woken from its slumber by the practice of certain yoga postures, breathing exercises, and mantras. Aroused by these practices, kundalini surges upwards through an invisible network of nerves,

Ishvara: The Fabric of Creation – Intro to Advaita Vedanta – Part 6

Ishvara: The Fabric of Creation – Intro to Advaita Vedanta – Part 6

Welcome! In our previous presentation, we began an inquiry into the existence and nature of Ishvara, the first cause, the source from which the universe arose. Instead of relying on faith alone, as Western religions do, we used the traditional teaching methodology of Vedanta that rationally and systematically explains the nature of Ishvara. We saw

Why Hinduism Champions Vegetarianism as an Aid to Samadhi

Why Hinduism Champions Vegetarianism as an Aid to Samadhi

Why Hindus are Vegetarian. One of the defining features of India that sets it apart from all other nations of the world is that for thousands of years, a large majority of its people have been vegetarian. Thousands of years before PETA came into vogue; the Hindu people embraced vegetarianism and became earnest supporters for

Unifying faiths, The faith of Socrates (Dharmic) – Vedantic Hinduism, Buddhism and Greek philosophy

Unifying faiths, The faith of Socrates (Dharmic) – Vedantic Hinduism, Buddhism and Greek philosophy

if Socrates is considered the father of Western civilization then why is his faith not the cornerstone of the West. What were his teachings that led to his persecution and death… To understand this we need to take a good look at history At some point of time in the distant past there was an

Sivananda – Practical Spiritual Instruction (with subtitles)

Sivananda – Practical Spiritual Instruction (with subtitles)

OM I shall talk to you all today on practical spiritual instruction Thou art divine Live up to it Feel and realise thy divine nature Do not murmur when you get difficulties, troubles, tribulations and diseases Every difficulty is an opportunity for you to develop your will and power of endurance and to grow strong!

Samadhi – Guided Meditation #2- The Hindrances

Samadhi – Guided Meditation #2- The Hindrances

People often get frustrated when the hindrances arise and they feel that they’re doing something wrong in their meditation. It’s important to understand that the hindrances manifest because you are working correctly. They are a necessary part of excavating to the deeper levels of mind. The practice is not to try and get rid of

All Religions Are True, All Lead to Same God | Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna

All Religions Are True, All Lead to Same God | Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna

All Religions Are True; All Religions Lead to the Same God. Hello everyone, I’m Pulkit Mathur and this is a new series in which we shall go through short excerpts from the Advaita Vedanta teachings of Sri Ramakrishna. Now although Sri Ramakrishna himself did not write any books, his day-to-day teachings have been preserved by

Samadhi – Guided Meditation Series – Intro

Samadhi – Guided Meditation Series – Intro

These guided meditations have been created to be used freely by everyone. They reflect some of the core practices at the Samadhi Center and are just some of the many techniques that may be practiced to move people in the direction of Samadhi. I should point out that it may take many years to develop

Samadhi – Guided Meditation #1- Breath as the Bridge

Samadhi – Guided Meditation #1- Breath as the Bridge

Start with a calm and peaceful mind. Relaxing deeply, yet being completely alert and present. Your outer posture should remain strong, but not rigid. Relaxed, but not slumping. Observe the natural breath. During this meditation, do not try to change or manipulate the breath in any way. You are simply observing this one thing that