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This guided meditation,

using the traditional method

of watching the breath,

also includes the practice of

linking the movement of the

breath with the sacred

mantra OM.

"Things you Tend to Overlook"

Thanissaro Bhikkhu, one of the

foremost Buddhist teachers,

speaks on the "natural" process

of ageing, illness and death.

And the Buddha's teaching on how

to prepare for and rise above

them in advance.

"Gentle Hatha Yoga"

A unique 1 hour session of

hatha yoga, guided by one

of the foremost instructors

in the Hawaiian Islands.

"God Rocking the Cradle"

Part 1 of 3. The making of an

Himalayan Saint,

Swami Shantananda Puri

"An Antidote for Sorrow"

Swami Shantananda discusses

how to train the mind to

experience a measure of peace

within meditation, free from

unwanted thoughts.

The Core teaching of

Sri Ramana Maharshi

     This talk discusses the primary teaching of "Who Am I" dictated in the form of questions and answers between Bhagavan and a direct disciple.

     It reveals how Bhagavan combined the traditional approach of knowledge and devotion (Jnana and Bhakti) to culminate in a direct perception of God within.

     This discussion was given at a university class of religious study.

"Dealing with Pain"

An Essential Dharma Talk by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu


The Stone of Anointing of Jesus for burial.

Entering the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the stone where Jesus was anointed for burial.

Where the Mother of God with the disciples stood at time of the crucifixion.

The spot where the Mother of God was born,  the "upper room" of the home of St. Joachim and St. Anna.

The Holy Sepulcher, where the Lord was entombed.

Upon entering the Holy Sepulcher, behind the icon of the Mother of God the actual cave is revealed.

Descending to the "Empty Tomb" of the Mother of God, on the Mount of Olives.

The "Empty Tomb" of the Mother of God, on the Mount of Olives, from where Her Body ascended to heaven.

Golgotha, the very spot where the cross of Jesus was placed into the earth.

Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified.

A Tribute to the Life of a Modern Saint, Swami Chidananda,

whose life and teaching embodied discipleship and humility.


Swami Chidananda Saraswati

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Two Enlightened Stories of

King Janaka and Sage Asthavakra


An essential instruction on Our Relationship with God

by Swami Chidananda of the Divine Life Society


As a free gift to you, on this tribute to a true disciple of

Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji, download here the

"Autobiography of Swami Sivananda Saraswati"

And More! Hear the Song of Divine Life:


And yet More!! Deva Deva Sivananda:


Many people come to me and tell me that they have trouble preserving their inner peace.  Well, we cannot preserve our inner peace as long as our conscience is telling us something. First we must appease our conscience. The Lord will look upon us and illumine us with His Grace. And He will give us His goodness, for goodness is a Divine power that works everywhere, especially in those who earnestly seek the Fountain of Life. The Lord has said to us even through the Old Testament prophet. My son, give me thine heart (Prov. 23:26). This is the Divine peace that God plants like a seed in every heart and the kind of peace that gives comfort to every soul.

Excerpt from Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives,

The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica.

"Have we taken care to cleanse our heart while in this life, the heart that gives us such a hard time in this life? Have we said to ourselves,

"Heart, you have caused me enough pain; humble yourself and be a patient, long-suffering heart!"  Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Repentance Is A Change Of Life