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.
The Heart of the Eastern Mystical Teaching - the Bliss of Atman
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]"
Meditation: The World is Revealed in Me
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.
Innermost Consciousness is the Infinite Bliss
"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 Artin the on-line bookstore..
Guided Meditation Sessions - Every Tuesday at 8pm
There will be meditation practice sessions every Tuesday evening at 8pm at Shanti Sadan throughout the year.
The meetings are free and suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike. If we would like to take up the practices that can lead us to Self-realisation, these are an opportunity. All are welcome. More details.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: The Light is in You
From The Light is in You in the Summer 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: The Bliss of Atman
From The Bliss of Atman in the Spring 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
From Self-Knowledge Journal: True Knowledge is Self-Knowledge
From True Knowledge is Self-Knowledge in the Spring 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
Seeking Truth, Finding Peace
In Seeking Truth, Finding Peace in the Winter 2014 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
Egoism to Divinity
In From Egoism to Divinity in the Autumn 2013 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.
Key Yoga Teachings