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9/26/21 She

9/26/21 She

September 26, 2021

Find out all about the goddess, the cosmic energy out of which the universe is made. In a weekend devoted to the Goddess, Gurudevi explains, “Yoga is all about the goddess. The goddess is the movement of the divine within the divine. The goddess is in you and is being you. It is intensely personal. This is the energy that is coiled within you and once awakened arises within to show you your Divine Essence, who you really are.”

9/19/21 Enlightenment Dead or Alive

9/19/21 Enlightenment Dead or Alive

September 19, 2021

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda's Satsang

You can get enlightened while you are alive or you can get enlightened on the way out.  Gurudevi explains that, according to India’s sages, one human lifetime is usually not enough to accomplish all you have come to do and to be.  Yet, the purpose of a human life is to get enlightened.  Shaktipat is the initiation that gives you the inner awakening. Like a rocket ship, it propels you toward enlightenment.  

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9/12/21 You Are Going to Die

9/12/21 You Are Going to Die

September 12, 2021

You are not going to live forever, yet Gurudevi says, “Yes you are going to live forever.”  Come listen to her explain that you are not your body.  You live in it, but you are more than your body.  Your essence is the One Divine Essence, your Self.  You are the Self while you are in a body.  When you leave your body, you will still be the Self.  The Self never dies.

Teachings Article - What is Death?

Teachings Article - What is Death?

September 5, 2021

September Teachings Article

By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Yogyananda Fountain

“The Self does not die,” Gurudevi explains.  The one thing that continues without end is the One Reality from which all has come. You are not something that was created. God did not create you, but became you, and is being you now. You are that which never dies.  Your own essence, your own Self, is immortal.  The purpose of human life is to know your own Self.

 

9/5/21 Eternal, Indestructible, Immortal

9/5/21 Eternal, Indestructible, Immortal

September 5, 2021

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda's Satsang

You do not die when your body dies.  Gurudevi explains that you are more than your mind could ever come up with.  Your own Self is eternal.   You are immortal, yet wearing this mortal body.  Use it to accomplish something important — to know your own immortal essence.  Listen to learn more. 

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8/29/21 Spinecentric Yoga

8/29/21 Spinecentric Yoga

August 29, 2021

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda's Satsang

Your spine is the conduit of Consciousness. Swami Nirmalananda explains how this works.  It empowers you to look inward, so to experience who you really are!

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8/22/21 Being Conscious and Being Consciousness

8/22/21 Being Conscious and Being Consciousness

August 22, 2021

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda's Satsang

Your own Self is not merely conscious but Consciousness. Listen to Swami Nirmalananda explain how you can experience yourself as Consciousness all the time!

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Teachings Article - What is Consciousness?

Teachings Article - What is Consciousness?

August 17, 2021

The universe is not merely conscious, as the physicist have discovered, but Consciousness. Listen to Swami Nirmalananda answer the question, what is consciousness.

8/15/21 Only Through a Guru

8/15/21 Only Through a Guru

August 15, 2021

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda's Satsang

The mystery of the Guru, explained by one who knows.  Gurudevi tells the story of her Guru, Baba Muktananda, receiving Shaktipat from Bhagawan Nityananda.  She explains that enlightenment is not something you attain by yourself.  It is a gift you receive from a qualified guru, one who knows their own Self fully.  It is a gift given by one who is authorized to give Shaktipat, the initiation that awakens your own spiritual power.

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8/8/21 The Mystery Within

8/8/21 The Mystery Within

August 8, 2021

Gurudevi tells us that yoga’s goal is the knowing of your own Self. It is an inner knowing of the mystery hidden within you. When you receive Shaktipat you have an inner experience of your own Self, an inner opening that gives you access to the deepest dimension within, forever after. The root teachings of this system come from a revealed text from 1300 years ago, called the Shiva Sutras. This text explains the different processes that a seeker goes through to reach the highest, the knowing of your own Self as Shiva. Gurudevi gives us a deep and practical understanding of how these approaches are used to reach the highest state. 

8/1/21 Greater Capacity

8/1/21 Greater Capacity

August 1, 2021

Gurudevi describes the capacity of a human being in this way: “You were born with an insatiable desire which you have tried to satiate for much of your life. You misunderstand what your desire really is. Only one thing can possibly fulfill your insatiable desires. That is God, specifically the inner experience of God. When you experience your own Self, all your desires melt away.” Tantra is a yogic system that specializes in giving you the experience of God within. It’s a whole science of Consciousness whereby you have an inner experience of your inherent Divinity. This inner knowing is your greater capacity.

7/25/21 Guru and Self

7/25/21 Guru and Self

July 28, 2021

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda's Satsang

Yogis marinate in the light that shines through the darkness inside, especially on Guru Purnima, Gurudevi explains.  That light shining through is Guru’s Grace.  Through this light, a person comes to know their own Self and is transformed.  How does the Guru give you your Self?   Guru and Self are not distinct.  Listen to learn more. 

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7/18/21 The Unreality and Reality of the World

7/18/21 The Unreality and Reality of the World

July 27, 2021

In this discourse, Gurudevi talks about her experiences a few days after taking Sannyasa.  She says that there is only One Reality.  She explains that it’s all unreal and real at the same time. There is only One.  Listen to discover more.

 

7/11/21 Who is Watching?

7/11/21 Who is Watching?

July 27, 2021

Gurudevi explains that you are the one who is seeing.  You are you, seeing the multiple dimensions of your own being from the innermost wholeness and expansiveness that is your Self.  And you see that everyone else is also the Self.  The Self is the One who sees all and is being all.  There is only One.  Listen and discover more.

7/4/21 Questioning Happiness

7/4/21 Questioning Happiness

July 19, 2021

Learn from Gurudevi Nirmalananda, in this talk, how your own Essence and happiness are one and the same!

Teachings Article - Is All This Real

Teachings Article - Is All This Real

July 19, 2021

Let Gurudevi Nirmalananda expand your understanding of what Real, really means, and help you experience your true Reality, Consciousness! 

6/27/21 Aspiring Minds

6/27/21 Aspiring Minds

July 15, 2021

Everyone seeks happiness in life. What, exactly, is bliss? Gurudevi differentiates between them, and gives time tested methods of experiencing inner bliss. Yet, the point of life is deeper still. Listen to discover what lies beyond bliss and learn how to find it.

6/20/21 Memories

6/20/21 Memories

July 15, 2021

Learn, in this talk from Gurudevi, how to lighten the baggage of memories that do not serve to uplift you or lead you to enlightenment!

06/13/2021 A Herculean Task

06/13/2021 A Herculean Task

June 28, 2021

In this talk, Swami Nirmalananda points out that you need the strength of Hercules to manage your mind. Find out how you can do this by living in the river of Grace rather than shoveling dung!

06/06/2021 The Mirror of Your Mind

06/06/2021 The Mirror of Your Mind

June 22, 2021

In this talk, you will learn how your mind is like a mirror. Your mind reflects back to you what you put into it, while being unaffected by the object it reflects.

 
 
Teachings Article - Why is My Mind So Crazy

Teachings Article - Why is My Mind So Crazy

June 22, 2021

Listen to this talk and learn, not only why your mind is so crazy, but how to change it by using yoga’s many tools!

05/30/2021 Before and After

05/30/2021 Before and After

June 22, 2021

In this discourse Swami Nirmalananda shares in detail, the before and after experience of what happens when the power of the guru enters a disciple.

05/16/21How Do You Describe the Sun?

05/16/21How Do You Describe the Sun?

June 2, 2021

With love and reverence Gurudevi likens her Guru, Swami Muktananda, to the sun. She describes how his divine light shines through her life and all her teachings. Given on the anniversary of Muktananda’s birth, this beautiful discourse is truly inspiring! 

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05/23/2021 Stranglehold on Happiness

05/23/2021 Stranglehold on Happiness

June 2, 2021

Do you feel elated by success and defeated by failure? Do you desperately try to hang on to what makes you happy? Gurudevi shares the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and explains how to find equanimity and peace.

05/09/21 Bliss and Happiness

05/09/21 Bliss and Happiness

May 25, 2021

Everyone seeks happiness in life. What, exactly, is bliss? Gurudevi differentiates between them, and gives time tested methods of experiencing inner bliss. Yet, the point of life is deeper still. Listen to discover what lies beyond bliss and learn how to find it.

05/02/21 Can It Really Be That Easy?

05/02/21 Can It Really Be That Easy?

May 25, 2021

Anything can be done the hard way or the easy way. Gurudevi explains how Divine Grace and the power of mantra create a profound shift. The promise: as you go deeper everything in life becomes easier.

Teachings Article - Where Can I Find Happiness?

Teachings Article - Where Can I Find Happiness?

May 5, 2021

Learn how through renunciation and meditation you can experience what you were really looking for, which is bliss!

Teachings Article - Do I Have Free Will?

Teachings Article - Do I Have Free Will?

May 5, 2021

In this talk, Swami Nirmalananda states, “Your ability to choose is your freedom of will.” Listen, and learn how to apply both mind and free will to create your own destiny!

4/25/21 Divine Love

4/25/21 Divine Love

May 5, 2021

What is divine love and how is it different from the way most people love?  Come listen as Gurudevi explains how and where to find divine love.  Find the source and you will forever abide in the state of divine love and bliss.

04/18/21 Self, Love & Ecstasy

04/18/21 Self, Love & Ecstasy

May 5, 2021

Gurudevi describes the inextricable nature of Self, Love and Ecstasy. She recounts her experience of learning this at the feet of her Guru, Swami Muktananda. In this podcast she points the way for you to learn and experience it too.

4/11/21 Love and Mysticism

4/11/21 Love and Mysticism

April 16, 2021

What is love? What is mysticism? Gurudevi describes both in her discourse as well as the difference between them. Ultimately, it comes down to the direction you are looking — out or in. When your focus is on your own inner source you get love and even more. 

4/4/21 Love and Yoga

4/4/21 Love and Yoga

April 13, 2021

You want to receive unconditional love from others. Yet, yoga says you are already full. In this discourse, Gurudevi describes the pathway to love. She explains the difference between ordinary and Divine Love and tells you how to find it inside.

3/28/21 You’re In Charge

3/28/21 You’re In Charge

April 8, 2021

In this discourse, Gurudevi explains what you need to know to get Enlightened. She calls it your Enlightenment kit! She also gives you a warning of how the bindings, the kleshas, can get in your way. As well as how to go deeper so the bindings cannot hold you.

Teachings Article - What is Love?

Teachings Article - What is Love?

April 6, 2021

In this talk, Swami Nirmalananda states, “Yoga and life are all about love.” Therefore, it is important to find out the answer to that big question, what exactly is love? 

3/21/21 Perfect, Whole, Full and Complete

3/21/21 Perfect, Whole, Full and Complete

March 25, 2021

In this discourse, Gurudevi describes the inner knowing “I am” or “aham” in Sanskrit. “I am” is a complete sentence. It is the knowing of your own perfection. While you may try and become perfect on the outside, Gurudevi explains how perfection is found within. She gives you the explanation and the inner experience.

3/14/21 Why Do You Do What You Do?

3/14/21 Why Do You Do What You Do?

March 25, 2021

To give without strings. To serve without acknowledgement. This is called seva or selfless service. In her discourse, Gurudevi explores the yoga of seva and asks you to look at your own motivations. Why do you do what you do? When you give without looking for a reward, you are on the divine path of seva, a superhighway to enlightenment.

3/7/21 You Choose

3/7/21 You Choose

March 15, 2021

Beingness is awareness is free will. Gurudevi Nirmalananda breaks down this mystical formula to explain how you have the power of free will. What are you doing with it?

2/28/21 Kashmiri Shaivism

2/28/21 Kashmiri Shaivism

March 9, 2021

You are divine and so is the world. This is one of the teachings of Kashmiri Shaivism. Gurudevi walks you through the mystical teachings of her tradition, as well as reveals the key – the awakening of your own cosmic energy.

2/21/21 Better Than Good

2/21/21 Better Than Good

March 9, 2021

Uprightness, serenity, compassion, fearlessness — these are a few of the divine virtues that blossom forth when you practice yoga & meditation. In her discourse, Gurudevi Nirmalananda explains how this happens by pointing you towards the source within — your own Self. When you discover this inner source, life just keeps getting better.

2/14/21 Where is Happiness - Where is Love

2/14/21 Where is Happiness - Where is Love

March 3, 2021

Gurudevi describes how love gets mixed up with lust and need. She compares what we think love is to divine love, which is unconditional and unlimited. Where can you find this divine love? You must look inward to the source. Shaktipat, the cosmic inner awakening, opens the way inward so that you can access and live in your Self, the source of love-itself. 

2/7/21 Is What You Seek Attainable

2/7/21 Is What You Seek Attainable

February 16, 2021

A fundamental question: is what you seek attainable?  Swami Nirmalananda poses this question both at the beginning and the end of this discourse.  In the middle lies a deep teaching.

1/31/21 The Greatest Statements

1/31/21 The Greatest Statements

February 11, 2021

Come listen as Gurudevi brings the Four Great Statements of the ancient Upanishads to life!  She explains how to develop an understanding of these teachings at their deepest level.

Teachings Article -Why Am I Here?

Teachings Article -Why Am I Here?

February 10, 2021

You were born to know your Self. Without this inner knowing, you feel incomplete.  Gurudevi names the 12 darshanas (ways of seeing) that are the different approaches to the meaning and goals of life. She describes non-dualistic Kashmiri Shaivism and her own Guru as revealing the mystery that has been hidden for lifetimes — the Truth of who you are, Consciousness incarnate. 

Read Gurudevi's Teachings Article in our Freebies.

 

1/27/21 On Enlightenment

1/27/21 On Enlightenment

February 3, 2021

Are you interested in Enlightenment?  Come listen as Gurudevi Nirmalananda explains how you can use the power of this ancient meditative system to propel you all the way there.

1/24/21 The Self Knows

1/24/21 The Self Knows

February 1, 2021

There is an underlying yearning in all of us to discover the primordial source of our own being. There is more to you than what you can conceive of with your mind. Gurudevi explains the importance of looking within to understand what your Self has known all along.

1/17/21 One Self

1/17/21 One Self

January 22, 2021

In this discourse Gurudevi describes how you can use yoga’s teachings to uncover the deeper dimension of your being. That same being is within us all. The separateness that you feel is caused by not knowing the full dimensionality of your self.  She helps to give you the understanding that we are all one, and that it is only the mind that hinders our knowingness of our inherent greatness.

1/10/21 Ask One Who Knows

1/10/21 Ask One Who Knows

January 19, 2021

In this discourse Gurudevi describes three different paths to follow to become enlightened. She weaves in metaphors and personal experiences that help to describe them in a clear and precise way.

Teachings Article- Who Am I?

Teachings Article- Who Am I?

January 14, 2021

January Teachings Article

By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Swami Sahajananda

1/03/2021 Finding Your Way

1/03/2021 Finding Your Way

January 14, 2021

This discourse is about finding your way in your life, whether your life is challenging or peaceful. Gurudevi describes how major upheavals like the pandemic can be an opportunity to help you learn how to keep the world from pushing your buttons. She discusses how to find your way as a “new normal” emerges. And how to maintain behavior learned in a slower time while you return to a busier life.

12/27/20 Empty without God

12/27/20 Empty without God

January 5, 2021

Gurudevi says that without God life is empty.  It’s about the God feeling on the inside.  It’s the inner fullness, wholeness, depth, vastness, and ease of being that is unmistakably holy, sacred, and true.  Without this feeling, you feel empty.  Except you’re not empty.  You are already full.  The Guru is the conduit of Grace that reveals the reality within.  Listen and discover how to find it.

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