This is the story of the Lord’s descent on earth as Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, scion of the race of Raghu, pinnacle of human perfection.<br><br><br>Place the name RAMA as a jeweled lamp at the door of your lips and there will be light both inside and out...<br> Sri Tulsi Dass.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>The seventeenth of July Dakshinayanam starts, the 6 months of the year when the sun starts its northward journey. This is a very important month spiritually.The first 7 days are normally given to reading the Ramayana. Vanamali Ashram is grateful to carry on this ancient tradition and offer this reading of Sri Rama Lila, Vanamali’s translation of this timeless legend.--<br><br>This is the story of the Lord’s descent on earth as Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, scion of the race of Raghu, pinnacle of human perfection.--<br><br>Anyone who reads this wonderful book cannot help but be moved to tears. It will make him or her ecstatic. The beauty of this book is that it is written by one who has great love and devotion for Sri Rama. It touches some subtle chords in the readers heart... The more we read it, the more devotion we develop. --Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj, Anandashram, Kanhanghad.--<br><br>With prose as verdant as the Indian forest, Vanamali lovingly renders the timeless epic, the Ramayana... Prepare to be transported! -- Richard Schiffman, Author of Mother of All. --<br><br>At the conclusion of each Canto, Vanamali Mataji recites a verse from the The Yoga Vasishta , traditionally attributed to Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana. The Yoga Vasishta is a dialogue between Sage Vasishta and Sri Rama, during which Advaita (the doctrine of non-duality) is expounded.<br><br>Vanamali is a contemporary Hindu contemplative, teacher, and author. She lives in a small ashram in Rishikesh, an ancient place of pilgrimage in the foothills of India's holy Himalayas.--<br><br>Vanamali Mataji is the author of The Lila Hindu World Heritage Library. Her books include: a translation of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Nitya Yoga, a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna Lila, Sri Rama Lila, Sri Shiva Lila, Sri Devi Lila, Sri Hanuman Lila, Lilas of the Sons of Shiva, Gurudeva and The Taste Divine. Sri Devi Lila is published in the U.S. as Shakti: Realm of The Divine Mother , Sri Hanuman Lila as Hanuman: The Devotion and Power of The Monkey God. We invite you to visit www.Vanamaliashram.org<br>and enjoy our Pilgrims Guide, Bhagavad Gita Discourses and Book and Music store.
By Vanamali Mataji
Listen to Recitations from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the main traditional work on Hatha Yoga. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika was composed by Yoga Swatmarama several centuries ago. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is written in Sanskrit and composed in classical Shloka metre. That's why the recitation of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is said to be a powerful spiritual practice. Listening to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is also considered very beneficial. The recitation is done by Sukadev Bretz, founder-director of Yoga Vidya, a network of Yoga Teachers, Yoga Centers and Yoga Ashrams in Germany and Central Europe.
By Sukadev Bretz
Geschichten aus der indischen Mythologie: Lerne alles über Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, über Ganesha, Krishna, Subrahmanya, Rama, Hanuman. Über die Göttinnen wie Parvati, Lakshmi, Durga, Kali, Saraswati
By Sukadev Volker Bretz
Swami Satyananda Saraswati of DeviMandir provided these free audio classes explaining Guru Gita section of ShreeMaa Guru and Goddess book (also available as iPad App named 'Shreemaa Guru and Goddess') About this Podcast: Swamiji explains his book in 12 sessions with each session ending on Questions and Answers from online viewers during the Live event occured in July 2013. You can hear Shree Maa interjecting occasianally adding more humor and wisdom. About the Book: The Guru is not only a physical being, but also a reflection of divinity through a human body. This divinity is manifest through pure qualities and beautiful attributes. The Guru shows the example to follow and provides the inspiration which gives us the energy to proceed. How do we best serve the Guru? How do we act, behave, and show respect to the Guru? The Guru Gita is a scriptural text from the Skanda Purana that explains the Guru-Disciple relationship. It is an important scripture for all disciples to understand. For more info about this book, please visit http://www.shreemaa.org/shree-maa-the-guru-and-the-goddess-book/ For HD quality videos of these Podcasts, please visit http://www.shreemaa.org/guru-gita-class-july-2013/
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Inspired by many currents developing in the world of spiritual awakening and cultural transformation, I began the podcast as a way to contribute to this evolving dialogue. This podcast is an expression of my own passion for the exploration and realisation of Yoga. It is a way to honor the timeless wisdom that has given me so much in my life and expand our understanding of how to embody these truths in our everyday lives.<br> <br> In these dialogues I want to unearth what a real, transformative Yoga looks like and feels like in our culture. I hope to make you think deeply about who you are and how to live. I hope to inspire you to give yourself fully to the greatest expression of your deepest truth. Wishing you a rich and fruitful journey!<br> In these dialogues I want to unearth what a real, transformative Yoga looks like and feels like in our modern world. I hope to make you think deeply about who you are and how to live. I hope to inspire you to give yourself fully to the greatest expression of your deepest truth. Wishing you a rich and fruitful journey!
By Ryan Spielman