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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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Weekly Meditation Practice Meetings

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There are meditation practice sessions every Tuesday at 8pm at Shanti Sadan. More details

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

These are the meditations currently being done together on Tuesday evenings.


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Events this Spring

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An afternoon course of talks and meditations on non-duality, Sunday 13 March.

Weekly talks on on-duality and life, every Thursday 8pm in February and March, at Shanti Sadan.

The meditation practice sessions continue, every Tuesday 8pm at Shanti Sadan. More details


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From the latest Self-Knowledge Journal: Our Spiritual Awakening

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"If we ask ourselves what we really want, surely it is a happiness that is secure, lasting, free from limitations, threats and defects. The teaching suggests such a happiness is possible. ‘For a long while you have not seen perfect happiness. Experience now this highest state of beatitude in front of you’, that is, close at hand..."

From Our Spiritual Awakening in the Winter 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


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More from Self-Knowledge Journal: The Bhagavad Gita - from Grief to Peace

"The first stirrings of spiritual longings in us may take the form of a feeling that we should withdraw from all this... The life of spiritual enquiry is in fact an entirely positive enterprise, in pursuit of a vision in which everything is seen in its true perspective, and a fulfilment which is independent of circumstances..."
From The Bhagavad Gita - from Grief to Peace in the Winter 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.

Key Yoga Teachings

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

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