Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Yoga Nidra Meditation CD by Swami Jnaneshvara
Yoga Nidra CD
Swami Jnaneshvara


A One-line "Short Course"
in Yoga Meditation:

 World > Senses > Body > Breath > Mind > Silence 

At Meditation time:

First, the World

  • First, be aware of the external world, however broad that may be for you: universe, galaxy, earth, country, city, home.
  • Be aware of the world in a peaceful, contemplative way.
  • Reflect on the nature of your relationship with that external world, cultivating and meditating on attitudes of lovingness, compassion, goodwill and acceptance.
  • Dialogue with yourself, such as: "What do I want, at the highest level? What is that one, highest goal that is the guide for my decisions in life? Who am I? What do I need to let go of, or cease doing? What do I need to do more of, or start doing? How will I do these things? When?
  • Gradually bring your attention closer from the vast, external world, to the closer world of your daily life, finally coming to the space your body is occupying.
  • After some time, let go of awareness of the external world, turning attention inward, so as to systematically move through the layers of senses, body, breath, and mind to the center of consciousness. (Next)

Preparation, Daily Life, Meditation in Action:

World: Yoga meditation deals systematically with all the levels of our being, including building a solid foundation in our relationships with the world and other people, as well as training the senses, body, breath, and mind. (See Yoga Sutras, including sutras 2.30-2.34 and 2.35-2.45 on the Yamas and Niyamas.)

Everybody needs to deal with the world: Everybody has a relationship with the external world, whether one lives a busy work and family life, or is a monk. To realize the higher reaches of spiritual truths it is important that one develop a good relationship with the world and people with whom we interact. Without such a relationship it is not likely that one will be able to become still enough inside to find the inner Secrets.

Yamas and Niyamas: In yoga science, the yamas and niyamas are offered as suggestions for dealing with the world. The yamas (restraints) include non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, remembering spiritual truth, and non-possessiveness. The niyamas (observances) are purifying body and mind, cultivating contentment, training the senses, self-study, and surrender.

A solid foundation for deeper practices: Such practices form a solid foundation for the subtler, more interior practices with senses, body, breath, mind, silence, and the direct experience of that which is beyond.

Next is Senses





This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.