Shanti Sadan Centre of Non-Duality, Advaita Vedanta

Non duality, Advaita, tells us about the highest goal of life—knowledge of our true Self as the reality in all—and practices that lead to this Self-realization, Adhyatma Yoga.

Non Duality and Meditation On-line

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Self-Knowledge brings us lasting peace, inner freedom, fearlessness and fulfilment. This is the aim of the non dual teachings, Advaita.

The theory is often called the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, non-duality, and the practice is called Adhyatma Yoga, the way of Self-knowledge.

What is non duality? It is both an understanding of ourselves and the world, and a practical way to live well and to fulfil our highest potentials.

According to the non-dual understanding, our own deeper self, when fully known, is not different from the Self, the reality, in all beings.

In the light of non duality, all the variety of the world exists within an all-encompassing unity. To know the nature of this unity, is to know the source of everything.

So the practice starts with developing inner skills and qualities like concentration, relaxation, constructive thinking, compassion.

Then the way continues with the uncovering of what lies beyond the surface of the mind. This is the level of pure consciousness, wholeness and security.

Physical exercises and postures are not part of Adhyatma Yoga, the Way of Self-Knowledge.

To learn more, read about the teachings in theory and practice.

As a centre of traditional Non duality, at Shanti Sadan the teachings are given and practised in their pure, original form, free of charge.

Time and energy spent applying the true teachings is never wasted, and leads progressively towards the supreme goal of Self-discovery.

Discovering Non Duality

If you are doing some regular meditation and reflection on non duality, you are welcome to contact us with any questions about the teachings, or for further suggestions about your practice.