Svaroopa Vidya Ashram’s Podcast
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

February Teachings Article

By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Yogyananda (Lissa) Fountain

 

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.

12/20/2020 The God Feeling

12/20/2020 The God Feeling

January 5, 2021

Guudevi says that yoga gives you the ability to perceive your own inner vastness and bliss.  God is in the bliss feeling.  God is not found in a statue.  Your experience of Self is a feeling.  You feel yourself to be more you — more whole, more centered, more full, more expanded, more free, more God.  It's the God feeling. 

12/13/2020 Homecoming

12/13/2020 Homecoming

December 30, 2020

Gurudevi says that homecoming is an inner homecoming.  You are sitting inside yourself in a whole new way.  You have found what yoga calls your own Self.  Self-knowing is the familiarity of everything being right in the world.  Come home to a home you’ve always wanted to live in.  Your spiritual home is within you, as you. 

Teachings Article - Love is An Answer

Teachings Article - Love is An Answer

December 29, 2020

December 2020 Teachings Article

By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Aanandi

Gurudevi tells us, “As glorious as love can be, it’s never enough. It’s not a substitute for your own Self.” At its root, the feeling of emptiness comes from feeling separate from God. Yoga is a science of spiritual development that takes you inward, reconnecting you to your inherent Divinity. But how do you get there by yourself? You need help from an enlightened being. Only one who knows the One Reality can give you the inner experience of your own Self. That experience truly is an inner homecoming.

12/06/2020 Wholeness & Oneness

12/06/2020 Wholeness & Oneness

December 28, 2020

Gurudevi explains the difference between connection and Beingness. It is your own Self that you seek, the inner sense of wholeness and oneness that is the knowing of your own Self. But the root of the human dilemma is that this knowing is hidden from you. Instead of looking outward for connection, you must look inward to find your Self. You are the One Reality. You are Shiva. Through meditation and Shaktipat, the One Reality being you is now revealed to you as you.

11/29/2020 I’m Already Happy

11/29/2020 I’m Already Happy

December 11, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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11/22/2020 Nature Nurture or Neither

11/22/2020 Nature Nurture or Neither

December 4, 2020

If it is not nature or nurture that totally make you who you are, then what does? Listen to discover the answer to this all-important question!

11/15/2020 How Can I Get the Most out of My Life

11/15/2020 How Can I Get the Most out of My Life

November 24, 2020

Swami Nirmalananda implies that one can get the most out of life by “attaining the highest“. Listen and learn how the highest can be attained!

11/01/2020 Made for More

11/01/2020 Made for More

November 11, 2020

Meditators access parts of their brains that other people are barely using. You can tap into your inner source of intelligence, creativity, joy, love, generosity, and bliss. You can have distinct physical changes to your body that arise from the inside out. Why settle for less? Listen to this discourse and find out how to operate from a more inspired level.

Teachings Article - Breakthrough

Teachings Article - Breakthrough

November 1, 2020

Do you want to break free from your limitations and fears? In this teachings article Gurudevi will help you find an easy path to getting past yourself and tapping into the power of the deeper dimensions within. Yoga gives you the ability to listen and learn from your own inner knowing.

10/25/2020 A Divine Life

10/25/2020 A Divine Life

October 25, 2020

What makes a life a divine life? In this satsang Gurudevi can help you find the energy and power of the divinity that has always been within you.  

10/18/2020 You Need a Guru

10/18/2020 You Need a Guru

October 18, 2020

A true guru can guide you beyond your mind to your most Divine Self. You can shine your light in everything you do, everywhere you go and with everyone you care about. Learn from Gurudevi how to pull yourself out of the dark and live in the light always.

10/4/2020 The Myth of DIY

10/4/2020 The Myth of DIY

October 4, 2020

Learn how the path to enlightenment can be made so much easier than DYI.

Teachings Article - The Easy Path

Teachings Article - The Easy Path

October 1, 2020

There is an easier path to spiritual enlightenment. Gurudevi has dedicated her life to serving those who yearn to become Self-Realized. In this article she describes a way to awaken your inner power of upliftment. You can weave regular yogic practices into your daily routine.  Learn the easy path from one who knows.

9/27/2020 What’s Wrong with Me?

9/27/2020 What’s Wrong with Me?

September 27, 2020

Learn how the teachings and practices of yoga can propel you beyond the flaws and into the experience of your own divinity. 

9/20/2020 This Scintillating World

9/20/2020 This Scintillating World

September 20, 2020

 Swami Nirmalananda brings the wisdom of the ancient yoga teachings into the modern world. She shows you how to move beyond unhappiness and dissatisfaction to rediscover inner bliss.

9/13/2020 The One Being the Many

9/13/2020 The One Being the Many

September 13, 2020

Discover how creation, including you, which reflects so much difference is really the one being many.

9/6/2020 The Power of Perception

9/6/2020 The Power of Perception

September 6, 2020

Yoga and meditation work on your ability to perceive, both the world around you and within yourself. By working on your inner power of perception you can have the ability to participate in the world while at the same time seeing the Divine in everyone, including yourself.

Teachings Article - Seeing and Being

Teachings Article - Seeing and Being

September 1, 2020

September 2020 Teachings Article

By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Yogyananda Fountain

Yoga develops your power of perception so that you can see life as more than the day-to-day practicalities while truly being a part of all that exists. Gurudevi teaches a pathway beyond the familiar limited way of living to the mystical realms within yourself. She explains how through yoga you can find the deep interconnectedness between yourself, the world and more.

8/30/2020 Which Mantra?

8/30/2020 Which Mantra?

August 30, 2020

Swami Nirmalananda learned the mystery, meaning and power of mantra from her guru, Swami Muktananda.  In this podcast she shares the Great Mantra of her lineage and describes how to use it.

8/23/2020 Focused on the Highest

8/23/2020 Focused on the Highest

August 23, 2020

Swami Nirmalananda describes the highest attainment in life.  Calling upon the teachings of the sages in her lineage, she points the way toward the fulfillment of your life's true purpose. 

8/16/2020 Upliftment

8/16/2020 Upliftment

August 16, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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8/9/2020 Renunciation

8/9/2020 Renunciation

August 9, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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8/2/2020 Bliss & Love

8/2/2020 Bliss & Love

August 2, 2020

Swami Nirmalananda describes the true relationship between bliss and love. She guides you through a reflection on love in your own life. She clearly explains how and where to find the bliss you seek.

Teachings Article - Desire, Pain & Freedom

Teachings Article - Desire, Pain & Freedom

August 1, 2020

August 2020 Teachings Article

By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Swami Sahajananda

Swami Nirmalananda shares ancient teachings on desire and its painful effect on you. What is the remedy for this pain? Come listen, the answer is here.

7/26/2020 Is Enlightenment Even Possible?

7/26/2020 Is Enlightenment Even Possible?

July 26, 2020

Gurudevi tours you back through history discussing the meaning and use of the word, “enlightenment”. She explains the concept from a yogic perspective and relates it to modern life.  As always, she encourages you along your journey! 

7/19/2020 Devotion

7/19/2020 Devotion

July 19, 2020

Gurudevi provides a nuanced definition of the word devotion. She describes the development and trajectory of devotion in her own life. This will give you a new understanding of the role of devotion in yours. 

7/12/2020 Head & Heart

7/12/2020 Head & Heart

July 12, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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7/5/2020 Guru & God

7/5/2020 Guru & God

July 5, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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Teachings Article - Enlightenment & Devotion

Teachings Article - Enlightenment & Devotion

July 1, 2020

Gurudevi asks, “How can intellect (enlightenment) and heart (devotion) possibly go together?” This article explains why both are necessary for the full experience of the highest. In a Shaktipat tradition the first step is to have the experience you seek. Yet once you’ve been awakened, practice and study are not enough. Devotion is also an important part of the process. The tantric pathway to the goal involves both your head and heart. The highest level a human can attain is recognizing their own Divine Essence and expressing it in loving service to the world.  

6/28/2020 The Map of Life

6/28/2020 The Map of Life

June 28, 2020

Gurudevi explains that the condition of your mind depends solely on what you are steering it towards. She states, “When I got Shaktipat and began studying with Baba, life became meaningful and blissful. I got happier and happier.” The guru awakens the dormant spiritual force that has been slumbering in you for ages and ages. Then the 2-dimemsional map of life that has shaped your body and mind begins to change. You discover the whole universe within your own being. Once you know your own Self, life makes sense in a whole new way.

6/21/2020 Yoga Day - Father‘s Day

6/21/2020 Yoga Day - Father‘s Day

June 21, 2020

Gurudevi speaks lovingly of her early experiences with her Guru, Swami Muktananda. She asks, “What kind of love is it that never needs to be spoken? It’s the kind of love I wanted and the only kind I was able to let in.” When you know your own Self, the whole world changes. In science this world process is described as the butterfly effect. It means that your own individual spiritual practices and your growing progress toward enlightenment uplifts you and the whole world. You care and your caring changes where the world is headed.

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