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Shanti Sadan is a centre of the Yoga of Self-Knowledge, Adhyatma Yoga, and the philosophy of non-duality, Advaita Vedanta.

Advaita Vedanta teaches that the true Self of each individual is not in essence different from the universal Self, called God or the Absolute. Adhyatma Yoga provides the practices through which this identity may be approached.

Direct realization of this identity is the highest goal of life, and brings the cessation of limitations and suffering.

The practices include ethical living, devotion to truth, study, service and meditation.


Meetings over Christmas

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There are meditation practice sessions every Tuesday evening at 8pm at Shanti Sadan throughout the year.

Exceptionally, there will not be a meeting on Tuesday 23 December.

The following evening, Christmas Eve, at 8pm, we will be celebrating the Christmas festival in the light of the non-dual teachings, and all are welcome.


Meditation: On the Light of the Mind and of the Universe

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A meditation practice session recently led by the Warden of Shanti Sadan is available to hear and view on-line.

This session included the practices currently being done together on Tuesday evenings at Shanti Sadan.


New Publication - Awakening to Self-Knowledge

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'Behind the ever-changing mind is the spirit, perfect, taintless, ever free and the source of light and love. When the mental activity is rendered serene, our sense of identity can be withdrawn from the mind and re-established in its true base, our innermost Self.'

Awakening to Self-Knowledge, a new book by the Warden of Shanti Sadan, presents the teachings and affirmations that lead to Self-realization.


From Self-Knowledge Journal: Remembering Our Spiritual Destiny

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"This divine destiny is not just close but immediate. There is no chasm between what we are here and now and the fulfilment of our spiritual destiny. For it is a matter of self-realization. In our deepest nature, we are identified with the supreme that we are seeking to discover."

From Remembering our Spiritual Destiny in the Autumn 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


The Heart of the Eastern Mystical Teaching - the Bliss of Atman

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The Heart of the Eastern Mystical Teaching, an account of the life and teachings of Shri Dada who was revered as a knower of the highest truth by people of many religious communities, is now available as an ebook, from the on-line bookstore.

"That the nature of Atman is Bliss is perhaps the greatest lesson which the Upanishads teach...[more]"


Innermost Consciousness is the Infinite Bliss

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"Being consciousness, the Self is like the endless blue sky or the space in which the universes roll like waves in water. It is nothing but blissfulness. There are no impediments, no obstacles, nothing to achieve, nothing to lose. Ever free from want, the Self is pure blissfulness."

From Understanding That Thou Art in the on-line bookstore.


From Self-Knowledge Journal: The Light is in You

"This spiritual light, the light of pure consciousness, can never be seen by the eye because it is that ultimate source of illumination through which the eye itself sees, and it is innermost. Yet this limitless light can be realized as one’s true Self through following the spiritual Yoga. This is the ultimate purpose of life and of Yoga: to know the truth and be free."
From The Light is in You in the Summer 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


From Self-Knowledge Journal: True Knowledge is Self-Knowledge

"In truth, even those happy states of mind that ease our path in daily life—peace, contentment, fellow feeling, courage, cheerfulness—have their ultimate source in the bliss and wholeness that is the true nature of the Self. We need to uncover this nature—not create it—by developing a new way of thought, a spiritual way that will lead us beyond the limits of thought into the transcendental wisdom."
From True Knowledge is Self-Knowledge in the Spring 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


Seeking Truth, Finding Peace

"Knowledge of truth is self–knowledge. It is to have direct, immediate experience of our spiritual nature as our true Self and to recognize conscious immortality, unshakeable peace and the completeness of our being. We live out our lives apparently identified with a particular body and mind which are ever changing and subject to decay and disappearance. But the spiritual truth is that which abides within us, transcending the field of change, ever taintless, perfect, infinite and free. To realize this truth is to acquire perfect peace, called shanti."
In Seeking Truth, Finding Peace in the Winter 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


Key Yoga Teachings

Selected articles from Self-Knowledge Journal present some key teachings on the spiritual Yoga.