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.
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'The purpose of the Yoga of Self-knowledge is to remind us of our higher destiny and help us to realize the immortality and freedom of our true Self. All human beings are destined to evolve spiritually as we learn our lessons from experience and adjust our lives accordingly. The turning point is when this spiritual evolution becomes a conscious process.'
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From the latest Self-Knowledge Journal: Light from Meditation
"Meditation is a profound and life-giving practice. When it is based on an appreciation of the deeper dimension of our being, meditation is a way of progress and inner expansion, introducing us to that inmost ground of consciousness that is free from all limitations and self-effulgent."
From Light from Meditation in the Summer 2015 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
Weekly Meditation Practice Meetings
There are meditation practice sessions every Tuesday at 8pm at Shanti Sadan throughout the year. More details
These are the meditations currently being done together on Tuesday evenings.
Here is a recording of a recent session including these practices, which we could follow for our own daily meditation.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: Being One with the Light
"It is pure consciousness that reveals, supports and enlivens the mind. In fact, ‘being one with the Light’ means realizing that we are that underlying reality and ultimately that there is nothing but this reality, which is self-illumined absolute consciousness."
From Being One with the Light in the Spring 2015 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: The Complete Life
From The Complete Life in the Winter 2015 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: Remembering Our Spiritual Destiny
From Remembering our Spiritual Destiny in the Autumn 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: The Light is in You
From The Light is in You in the Summer 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
Key Yoga Teachings