Sharing the profound wisdom of yoga, tantra and Vedanta, so that you may deepen your understanding of the Dharma and live a more fulfilling, awakened and compassionate life.
1. Introduction to Shri Vidya
In this introductory talk, Ramananda outlines the ancient meditative tradition known as Shri Vidya. He explains it’s historical context, connection to the Vedas, Agamas & Tantras, as well as outlines the various approaches to spiritual enlightenment that this lineage offers.
2. Reincarnation and the Preciousness of Human Life
In this dharma talk, Ramananda explains the intricacies of rebirth and clarifies the soul’s multi-life journey back to its source. He explains how the soul transmigrates through the fourteen realms and connects this journey to the chakra system.
3. The Foundations of Samkhya Philosophy
In this dharma talk, Ramananda breaks down the 25 principles of the Samkhya philosophy of Kapila Maharshi. He explains that Samkhya is the philosophical base of both yoga and Ayurveda, as well as links this creation theory to the mystical Shri Yantra diagram.
4. Stages of Concentration and the Meditative Absorptions
In this dharma talk, Ramananda de-constructs the five stages of concentration that lead to meditation, as well as the eight meditative absorptions that lead to the experience of Nirvana.
5. Developing the Four Preliminaries to Self-Inquiry
In this Dharma talk, Ramananda explains the traditional approach to Vedanta and the importance of cultivating discernment, detachment, self-restraint and the intense longing for liberation.
6. Glimpses into the Amritabindu Upanishad
In this dharma talk, Ramananda gives a commentary upon the twenty-two verses of the ancient Amritabindu Upanishad and outlines its path to Self-realization.
I feel so grateful to be able to access Ramananda’s evening talks after the yoga teacher training & silent meditation retreat. These talks are beautiful, grounding and full of wisdom & love. Thank you so much for putting this on podcast.
I feel like I’m back in Bali
I am grateful beyond words to be able yo experience this podcast. My life was changed when I attended yoga teacher training at Blooming Lotus in Bali, and these nightly lectures were an integral part of that. Being able to carry them with me is beautiful. So often the perceptions of this world pull me out of the pure nature of my highest self, and hearing these essential teaching creates so much grounding, reflection, and positive vibration. 10 Stars!