Shanti Sadan is a centre of the Way of Self-Knowledge, Adhyatma Yoga.
This is based on the philosophy of non-duality, Advaita Vedanta, which teaches that the true Self of each individual is not in essence different from the universal Self, called God or the Absolute. 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.
Meditation on OM: In Me There is a Light Which Lights the Whole World
A meditation practice session recently led by the Warden of Shanti Sadan is available to listen to here. The periods of silent meditation have been reduced on this recording and you may pause the playback at these points.
Events this Autumn
This term there will be meetings every Thursday evening at Shanti Sadan with meditation and reflection on topics including Spiritual Pointers from Japanese Poetry, Light from Lao Tzu and Solving the Problem of Life. Meditation practice sessions also continue at Shanti Sadan every Tuesday evening. More details.
New Edition: Teachings from the Bhagavad Gita
A new edition has just been published of Teachings from the Bhagavad Gita. In it Hari Prasad Shastri has translated key passages with explanatory notes and an introduction giving the principles on which this ancient text is based. An especially attractive feature is the clarity with which it conveys the meaning of the text. The translation is a help towards understanding one of the most important mystical classics of the world. Order details in the bookstore.
Shanti Sadan Publications - now available as Ebooks
Publications from Shanti Sadan are being prepared as ebooks, and two ebook versions are now available. They can be found in the on-line bookstore and ordered for immediate download to the ebook library. Either or both of the most popular ebook formats are available for use in all the major ebook readers and reading apps.
In From Egoism to Divinity in the Autumn 2013 issue of Self-Knowledge.
This spiritual light is the supreme source of all light. It is the revealer of all experience, outer and inner. Texts like this are a kind of description of our own deeper nature. They point to what is eternal in us. When we meditate with faith, they open a path home to our true Self. We will come to find that our real I—our innermost Self—is boundless and blissful, and is the reality in all we experience.
From Meditation Practice in the Summer 2013 issue of Self-Knowledge.
From The Bridge Leading to God-Consciousness in the Spring 2013 issue of Self-Knowledge.
From The Immovable Wisdom in the Winter 2013 issue of Self-Knowledge.