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.
From the latest Self-Knowledge Journal: Discovering Our Infinite Nature
"The chief purpose of the Yoga of Self-Knowledge is to awaken us to the truth of our essential nature. This truth is that our innermost Self is identical with the supreme reality that underlies and makes possible the universe. Adhyatma Yoga is one of the paths that will enable us to realize this infinitude within ourselves."
From Discovering Our Infinite Nature in the Autumn 2015 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
Weekly Meditation Practice Meetings
There are meditation practice sessions every Tuesday at 8pm at Shanti Sadan. More details
These are the meditations currently being done together on Tuesday evenings.
Events this Autumn
An afternoon course of talks and meditations on non-duality, Sunday 18 October.
Weekly talks on on-duality and life, Thursday evenings in October and November.
Tuesday evening meditation practice meetings at Shanti Sadan continue throughout.
Yoga and True Christianity
A talk on the basic oneness of the non-dual teachings and the teachings of Christ, recently given by the Warden at Shanti Sadan, is now among those available to hear on the media page.
Awakening to Self-Knowledge - now available as eBook
'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.'
Awakening to Self-Knowledge now available in the on-line store, in printed and eBook verions.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: Light from Meditation
From Light from Meditation in the Summer 2015 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: Being One with the Light
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.
Key Yoga Teachings