How to be Inwardly Free
Thursday 9 May
A talk on five life-transforming ideas to aid our mind’s progress to freedom and fulfilment.
To understand and absorb these ideas is to recreate our sense of Self and our highest potentialities.
This talk will be given by the Warden of Shanti Sadan, author of these books.
What is the Absolute? What is the Self? What is Action?
These timeless philosophical questions are asked and answered in Chapter eight of the Bhagavad Gita.
The answer lies in deeper Self-knowledge, and the practical methods that can lead us to discover them in direct experience.
Seeing Oneself in a New Light
Thursday 23 May
The highest gain is to discover the peace and bliss that underlies our mind.
This peace and bliss is in fact our true Self.
al-Ghazali on the Niche of Light of God
Thursday 30 May
The “Niche of Light” is a book by the great Islamic theologian, philosopher and mystic al-Ghazali.
In it, “Light” is understood as the nature of that which makes everything manifest and experience possible.
This talk will consider the deep parallels between these ideas and the non-dual teachings on the inner search for ultimate freedom and fulfilment.
The Wisdom of Guru Nanak
Thursday 6 June
Guru Nanak is celebrated as the founder of Sikhism and one of the world's great spiritual teachers.
This talk will consider him as not so much a religious person as one who lived religion and saw the same great principle awaiting discovery in the heart of all.
The Truth at the Centre of Life
Thursday 13 June
Liberation is to realise the infinite reality behind all appearances, and not least, our own.
It is to know what we are in essence, in contrast to the various self-images we create as we go through life.
A talk by the Warden of Shanti Sadan on the essential non-dual teachings.
Registration is not required, but it will help us with organisation to know that you are thinking of coming. Thanks for letting us know!
All the talks are held at
29 Chepstow Villas
London W11 3DR (map)
They all begin at 7pm on the Thursday evening, and last about 50 minutes. No previous knowledge of non-duality or meditation is assumed, although they include content that will be of interest to those who have studied non-duality (Advaita) before.
The meetings are free and everyone is welcome.
(Please note that the meetings would not be of interest to children.)
Non-duality (in Sanskrit, Advaita Vedanta) is a way of understanding the world and ourselves, closely connected with practical methods of gaining a deeper Self-knowledge and new sources of fulfilment.