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2/11/2020 You Love Your Stuff

2/11/2020 You Love Your Stuff

February 11, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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Teachings Article - Slow or Fast? Hard or Easy?

Teachings Article - Slow or Fast? Hard or Easy?

February 1, 2020

February 2020 Teachings Article by Gurudevi Nirmalananda (read by Swami Sahajananda)

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1/26/2020 The Name of God

1/26/2020 The Name of God

January 26, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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1/21/2020 Stained Glass Window

1/21/2020 Stained Glass Window

January 21, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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1/19/2020 The Treasure of a Body

1/19/2020 The Treasure of a Body

January 19, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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1/12/2020 The Long View and the Short View

1/12/2020 The Long View and the Short View

January 12, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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1/5/2020 So Many Swamis

1/5/2020 So Many Swamis

January 5, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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1/1/2020 A Special Day?

1/1/2020 A Special Day?

January 1, 2020

Satguru Swami Nirmalananda Satsang. 

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Teachings Article - You’re on Your Way

Teachings Article - You’re on Your Way

January 1, 2020

January 2020 Teachings Article by Gurudevi Nirmalananda (read by Yogyananda)

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12/31/2019 A Different Kind of Intoxication

12/31/2019 A Different Kind of Intoxication

December 31, 2019

In this New Year’s Eve discourse, Satguru Swami Nirmalananda invites us to celebrate with a different kind of intoxication. Exploring your own existence will allow you to realize the blissful intoxication within your own self. As the year comes to an end and a new year begins, reflect and cherish where you have come from and where you are going.

12/29/2019 The Power and Grace of Great Beings

12/29/2019 The Power and Grace of Great Beings

December 29, 2019

Without knowing your true essence, you don’t really know who you are.  You base your sense of self-worth on how well you do things, where you come from or where you go.  Learn how spending time with a great being will help you understand that you are Existence-Itself in a human form.

12/22/2019 You Don’t Have to be a Swami

12/22/2019 You Don’t Have to be a Swami

December 22, 2019

Gurudevi explains that a swami dedicates their life to serving others, giving up all of the other things that usually motivate people. However, you don’t have to be a swami in order to get enlightened. You can get enlightened in this lifetime once you have received Shaktipat, the inner awakening of the knowing of your own Divinity.

12/10/2019 Ganeshpuri - Nirmalananda

12/10/2019 Ganeshpuri - Nirmalananda

December 10, 2019

This is one in a series of talks given in the holy city of Ganeshpuri, India.  Gurudevi explains the meaning of her name, Nirmalananda, that she received at the ceremony where she became a yogic monk. Sharing her spiritual journey from birth-name Pamela to receiving the name Swami Nirmalananda, she brings the ancient yogic teachings to life.

12/09/2019 Ganeshpuri - Sahajananda

12/09/2019 Ganeshpuri - Sahajananda

December 9, 2019

This satsang offers a rich and nuanced understanding of the name given to a new swami. Sahajananda is the bliss, the ease of the natural state of absorption into Consciousness. Gurudevi explains, “The purpose of the yoga practices is for you to know the ever-arising bliss within that requires no external trigger, catalyst or condition.”

12/08/2019 Ganeshpuri - Shrutananda

12/08/2019 Ganeshpuri - Shrutananda

December 8, 2019

Prior to becoming a yoga monk, Shrutananda spent 25 years learning from Gurudevi, immersed in the yogic teachings.  Gurudevi discusses how Shrutananda’s name reflects her dedication and devotion to knowing and passing along this tradition's revelatory teachings. 

12/07/2019 Ganeshpuri - Satrupananda

12/07/2019 Ganeshpuri - Satrupananda

December 7, 2019

Gurudevi takes us through the process of choosing the name for a new swami that reflects their process and the way Consciousness uniquely shines through them.  Satrupananda names the truth of beingness and existence.  To get to our true essence, we must become free from the trap of getting lost in the external qualities of our humanness. 

12/06/2019 Ganeshpuri - Prajñananda

12/06/2019 Ganeshpuri - Prajñananda

December 6, 2019

This satsang explores the layers of meaning in the name given to a new swami. Prajnananda means the bliss that arises from illumined knowing, and so much more. Listen as Gurudevi unfolds the rich and mystical meanings found in Sanskrit, the ancient language of yoga.

12/05/2019 Ganeshpuri - Samvidaananda

12/05/2019 Ganeshpuri - Samvidaananda

December 5, 2019

Gurudevi describes the meaning of the name given to one of her disciples who just completed ceremonies to become a swami in the Saraswati order. She explains how the mystical heart named in Samvidaananda differs from our usual understanding of heart.  When we bring mind and heart together, we experience the core of Consciousness and Being.

12/03/2019 Ganeshpuri - Yajña, Yoga & Worship

12/03/2019 Ganeshpuri - Yajña, Yoga & Worship

December 3, 2019

Gurudevi talks about yajna, the fire ceremonies practiced for millennia in the Hindu religion. These rituals include offerings and worship to the power of Life-Itself, the power that coalesces into the elements and energies that become everything that exists. She explains that yogis go beyond ritual to experience the pure mysticism of the fire ceremony — the experience of transformation.

Teachings Article - It’s All Divine

Teachings Article - It’s All Divine

December 1, 2019

Nature. Beauty. Kindness. It is easy to see the divinity in the pleasant aspects of life. But what about the unpleasant aspects?
In this article Gurudevi explains how to find the Divine in absolutely everything.

11/24/2019 The American Mantra

11/24/2019 The American Mantra

November 24, 2019

Gurudevi gives a lively discourse about how “thank you” went from being a social nicety to being an expression of deep gratitude for her. Learn how opening ourselves to receive increases our gratitude and our capacity to truly give to all of humanity. 

11/19/2019 How Does It Feel

11/19/2019 How Does It Feel

November 19, 2019

This discourse talks about getting beyond the human perceptions of thinking, seeing and doing to feeling.  Ultimately, you get to knowing. Gurudevi describes how you can use your ability to feel to reach further inside yourself to find the knowingness within.

11/17/2019 Fill Your Mind with the Divine

11/17/2019 Fill Your Mind with the Divine

November 17, 2019

Gurudevi talks about filling your mind with the Divine as a way to take you beyond your mind. She gives you practical ways to find your own Divinity within, rather than looking for the Divine in sources outside of yourself.

11/12/2019 Mind Expansion is Not Enough

11/12/2019 Mind Expansion is Not Enough

November 12, 2019

Gurudevi guides you through two exercises designed to give you the experience of mind expansion and upliftment.  She then explains why you need to meditate more than anything else.

11/03/2019 Shapeshifter

11/03/2019 Shapeshifter

November 3, 2019

Your mind is an amazing and glorious thing, depending on how you use it. Every thought you have and everything you see becomes a shape inside, all of which is exhausting. Gurudevi explains how to help your mind shape itself into the essence of who you really are.

Teachings Article - The Inner Sky

Teachings Article - The Inner Sky

November 1, 2019

November 2019 Teachings Article by Gurudevi Nirmalananda (read by Swami Samvidaananda)

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10/29/2019 Jiva & Shiva

10/29/2019 Jiva & Shiva

October 29, 2019

Gurudevi describes the multidimensionality that is found within us. She talks of the limitations of ego and the deeper dimension of yourself that is beyond ego.

10/27/2019 Festival of Lights

10/27/2019 Festival of Lights

October 27, 2019

Gurudevi explains the origin of the Indian Festival of Lights called Diwali and discusses how it is celebrated today. She helps us recognize and appreciate the abundance and blessings in our lives.

10/20/2019 Form & Formless

10/20/2019 Form & Formless

October 20, 2019

Gurudevi talks about how you are more than you think you are. Discover your own Divinity, hidden within. This discourse includes an experiential practice to help you discover your own inner greatness.

10/15/2019 Remembering His Teachings

10/15/2019 Remembering His Teachings

October 15, 2019

“Remembering His Teachings” focuses on Gurudevi’s Guru, Swami Muktananda. Through a variety of delicious quotes from Muktananda’s writings, Gurudevi expounds on the power of Muktananda’s enlivened words to awaken us to the inner knowing of who we really are.

10/06/2019 Navaratri

10/06/2019 Navaratri

October 6, 2019

Navaratri is the nine-day Hindu festival celebration of the Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Gurudevi explores the meaning behind this festival from a uniquely yogic perspective.

10/01/2019 He Gave it All Away

10/01/2019 He Gave it All Away

October 1, 2019

Gurudevi wrote this satsang in honor of her Guru, Swami Muktananda. She describes what made Swami Muktananda a great guru and how he passed on the profound teachings that continue to flow through this lineage.

Teachings Article - The Experience & Experiencer

Teachings Article - The Experience & Experiencer

October 1, 2019

October 2019 Teachings Article by Gurudevi Nirmalananda (read by Swami Sahajananda)

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09/22/2019 Love, Need & Fear

09/22/2019 Love, Need & Fear

September 22, 2019

In this discourse, Gurudevi discusses the relationship between love, need and fear. She talks about the source of love, and how to learn to love from a deeper dimension within yourself. 

09/19/2019 You Are Worthy

09/19/2019 You Are Worthy

September 19, 2019

Gurudevi shatters the myths your mind tells you about not being good enough. 

She explains that you don’t have to earn self-worth, respect or love.  You have inherent worth just for being you, for being human. 

09/14/2019 The Hurricane Inside - Solebury Club

09/14/2019 The Hurricane Inside - Solebury Club

September 14, 2019

This satsang explains how you quell the stormy seas of your emotions and restructure your perspective. What do you do when the sea surge of emotions threatens to drown you again? Look at the realities in your life and find the inner inspiration to do what is needed.

09/10/2019 The Self

09/10/2019 The Self

September 10, 2019

Gurudevi talks about the purposes of yoga practices and about the one who experiences your ordinary sense of self. How do you quiet your mind and experience peace and stillness? She explains what the ancient masters tell us.

09/09/2019 Devotion

09/09/2019 Devotion

September 9, 2019

Gurudevi discusses how a visit to Bodh Gaya, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, linked devotion for her to a different kind of love, a sacred love that you pour your heart into.  She explains the Buddhist approach to meditation, cultivating space in your mind, and the yogic approach to meditation, diving into the junk that’s in your mind and heart and going deeper. There is beauty to each one.

Teachings Article - Meditate As You Like

Teachings Article - Meditate As You Like

September 1, 2019

September 2019 Teachings Article by Gurudevi Nirmalananda (read by Aanandi)

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08/11/2019 The Fourth State and Beyond

08/11/2019 The Fourth State and Beyond

August 11, 2019

Discover the deeper dimension beyond the three states of waking, sleep and dreaming.  Gurudevi describes the mystical Fourth State and how to access it.  She also explains what you can learn from your dreams.

08/05/2019 Life, Love & God

08/05/2019 Life, Love & God

August 5, 2019

You really can live more fully and love more freely. The yogic sciences say: Delve more deeply into your Self to get grounded, centered and to become fully alive. Open your heart so you can love more freely without losing your center.

08/04/2019 Bowing

08/04/2019 Bowing

August 4, 2019

Gurudevi describes what bowing to yourself really means. She talks about how important it is to experience the deeper aspects of yourself, and ultimately to honor your true nature.

Teachings Article - Who Sees Your Dreams

Teachings Article - Who Sees Your Dreams

August 1, 2019

August 2019 Teachings Article by Gurudevi Nirmalananda (read by Yogyananda)

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07/30/2019 How Do You Become a Great Being?

07/30/2019 How Do You Become a Great Being?

July 30, 2019

Gurudevi talks about some of the great Beings in the yogic tradition that she has met or read about. She discusses what it takes to become a great Being, and what we can do to put ourselves on that path.

07/23/2019 The Shakti - The Divine Feminine

07/23/2019 The Shakti - The Divine Feminine

July 23, 2019

This discourse is about the energy within that propels us past our conscious mind to a deeper dimension of our own being.  Gurudevi talks about how that meditative energy is awakened.

07/14/2019 Mirabai

07/14/2019 Mirabai

July 14, 2019

This satsang describes the spiritual significance of the life of Mirabai, the great 16th century poet-saint and mystic of India. Her ecstatic poems to Lord Krishna are revered and quoted throughout India to this day. 

07/07/2019 What is a Great Being?

07/07/2019 What is a Great Being?

July 7, 2019

In this rich and varied satsang, Gurudevi examines how different spiritual traditions think of and value the life and example of great beings. In the yogic tradition, by associating with a great being who is still living, you become awakened to the greatness abiding in you.

07/02/2019 Kama & Moksha - Pleasure & Bliss

07/02/2019 Kama & Moksha - Pleasure & Bliss

July 2, 2019

Gurudevi outlines yoga’s four goals of life: duty, wealth, pleasure and liberation. She takes us through the difference between pleasure and the bliss of liberation, explaining why both are essential.

Teachings Article - Think of a Great Being

Teachings Article - Think of a Great Being

July 1, 2019

A Great Being is one who has attained the heights of spiritual development. A Great Being is one who knows their own Self and whose life inspires you to look deeper within. Patanjali offers this practice: “When your mind is distracted from Consciousness, fix your mind on a Great Being, one who is free from desire.” Yoga Sutras 1.37.  Whatever your mind ponders it becomes. When you think of a great being, your mind becomes peaceful and expansive. This practice lays an inner foundation for your own discovery of the spiritual greatness within.

06/30/2019 Turbulent Times Too

06/30/2019 Turbulent Times Too

June 30, 2019

In this satsang, Gurudevi explains that nothing exists in isolation. What happens inside effects what happens outside, and vice-versa. She reminds us that we can use yoga’s powerful teachings and practices to navigate through turbulent times.  

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