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Shanti Sadan is a centre of the way 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 non-dual reality underlying all. Adhyatma Yoga provides practices through which this identity may be approached.

The realization of this identity brings inner freedom, peace, fearlessness and lasting fulfilment.

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


Weekly Meditation Practice Meetings


There are meditation practice sessions every Tuesday 7pm at Shanti Sadan.

They can help us not only to relax and concentrate, but to find the source of inner security and lasting happiness.

These are practices recently done together on Tuesday evenings.

Here is a recording of a session including these practices, which we could follow for our own daily meditation.

The meetings are free and suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike. All are welcome. More details


From Self-Knowledge Journal: Your Real Nature is Perfection

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"The fount and origin of perfection is the innermost Self and this immutable essence is also the hidden source of our worldly joys. It is for this reason that the Self is spoken of in the Upanishads as the dearest element in all experience and that Self-knowledge or Self-realisation is the supreme value of life and its ultimate purpose..."

From Your Real Nature is Perfection in the Spring 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


Self-Knowledge Journal has had a re-design

Cover of Self-Knoweldge Journal

Those familiar with the Journal will notice a new look, but the nature of the contents has not changed - it is all still dedicated to the non-dual teachings and their connection with other traditions and forms of culture.

If you would like a complimentary sample copy contact us.


More from Self-Knowledge Journal: The Wisdom of the Katha Upanishad

"The text of the Katha Upanishad states that its wisdom ‘leads to a great result’. The great result is the realisation that our innermost essence is one with the supreme and infinite power which pervades, reveals and supports the whole universe..."

From The Wisdom of the Katha Upanishad in the Spring 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


More from Self-Knowledge Journal: The Way to Fulfilment

"The beginning of the higher Yoga, which leads to ultimate fulfilment, is that our underlying Self is quite different and immeasurably superior to the ‘self’ which appears to be identified with our body and mind. Our apparently separate individuality is superimposed on something far greater, like bits of mosaic superimposed on a wall of pure and rare gold, which for the moment they conceal..."

From The Way to Fulfilment in the Winter 2017 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


More from Self-Knowledge Journal: Actualising the Inner Light

"The path revealed by the higher Yoga is a return to our true home, self-realization—the home we have never really left. It is the goal of life, the consummation of experience, the final result of the millions of experiments we make as we journey through experience. It relieves us of all fear, anxiety, sorrow and uncertainty..."

From Actualising the Inner Light in the Autumn 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


More from Self-Knowledge Journal: Our Highest Potentiality

"There is one supreme latent capacity, which, when awakened, will free us from the need for further search. Our highest aim is to discover the eternal life that is our true nature, the abiding reality behind the ever-changing personality..."

From Our Highest Potentiality in the Summer 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.

Key Yoga Teachings

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