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A Practical Resource for the Spiritual Student.



Discover the timeless wisdom of India and the yoga path to freedom. This podcast channel offers you a wealth of practical and thought-provoking knowledge about the Oriental origins of Christianity, the simple and classic tradition of Yoga and the Yoga Life, the practical messages of the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures, and much more.



Journey beyond the forest of cliches, contradictions, and confusion about Yoga, Hinduism, Christianity and metaphysical thought, through the unconventional wisdom of Swami Nirmalananda Giri (Abbot George Burke), director of Light of the Spirit Monastery.

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A Practical Resource for the Spiritual Student.



Discover the timeless wisdom of India and the yoga path to freedom. This podcast channel offers you a wealth of practical and thought-provoking knowledge about the Oriental origins of Christianity, the simple and classic tradition of Yoga and the Yoga Life, the practical messages of the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures, and much more.



Journey beyond the forest of cliches, contradictions, and confusion about Yoga, Hinduism, Christianity and metaphysical thought, through the unconventional wisdom of Swami Nirmalananda Giri (Abbot George Burke), director of Light of the Spirit Monastery.

    Podcast: What Happens to the Soul After Death?

    Podcast: What Happens to the Soul After Death?

    Podcast: What Happens to the Soul After Death?

    The afterlife of any individual depends on the life of that individual. Each life is unique, and what happens afterwards depends on how a person lived that life, and the lives before. Learn how our karma (our actions) will determine where we go after death, and more in this podcast and video.

    If you do not see the player in the email, listen to the podcast here: What Happens to the Sould After Death?

    Youtube video of the podcast:

    Questions & Answers with Swami Nirmalananda from September

    Questions & Answers with Swami Nirmalananda from September

    At our monthly online Satsangs (the first Saturday of each month–sign up here to get notices, and much more) there are many more questions that can be answered in an hour. So we are going to be regularly posting answers to the extra questions. Here are Swami Nirmalananda’s answers to the questions left over after the September Satsang. You can listen to the audio podcast or watch the Youtube videos below.





    To see previous satsangs, visit our Video Satsang page.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The "Mind" of Anandamayi Ma - Satsang With Swami Nirmalananda Giri

    The "Mind" of Anandamayi Ma - Satsang With Swami Nirmalananda Giri

    Swami Nirmalananda was under Anandamayi Ma’s guidance from 1963 until her leaving this world in 1982. He made many trips to India during this time and knew many of the people in her orbit. In this video and podcast he shares some stories about her unique nature.

    Watch the podcast here:



    Or listen to the podcast here: The “Mind” of Anandamayi Ma – Satsang With Swami Nirmalananda Giri

    If you do not see the player above, click here to listen to The “Mind” of Anandamayi Ma – Satsang With Swami Nirmalananda Giri.

    The podcast is 6:30 minutes long.

    • 6 min
    What is Aparigraha (The Yoga term for Non-Possessiveness)?

    What is Aparigraha (The Yoga term for Non-Possessiveness)?

    Podcast: What is Aparigraha? (The Yoga Term for Non-Possessiveness) – Satsang With Swami Nirmalananda Giri

    Watch the podcast here:



    Or listen to the podcast here:

    If you do not see the player above, click here to listen to What is Aparigraha? (The Yoga Term for Non-Possessiveness) – Satsang With Swami Nirmalananda Giri.

    The podcast is 14:20 minutes long.

    • 14 min
    Podcast (and Video): Saviors, or Personal Responsibility?

    Podcast (and Video): Saviors, or Personal Responsibility?

    Today, we share both an audio podcast and a video podcast made from a recent Zoom Satsang with Swami Nirmalananda (Abbot George Burke).

    In this podcast, Swami Nirmalananda answers the question, “Can you talk about how Jesus is the Savior, knowing that our liberation is our personal responsibility?”

    First, he talks about what a Savior is, and what they do. And he speaks about our own personal responsibility for our own spiritual welfare and advancement.

    Among the stories he tells are:



    * The Greek elder and the surprising response he gave to someone asking for his prayers.

    * The remarkable healings he witnessed.

    * Different Saviors and the effects they had.

    * His experience with Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, including the story of the woman who wanted to clean her glasses with his clothes.

    * The unusual changes in appearance of Anandamay Ma.



    If you don’t see the podcast above (it won’t show in emails), here is a direct link to the Podcast: Saviors, or Personal Responsibility?. The Podcast is just under 21 minutes long.

    YouTube Video:



    Further Listening and Watching:



    * Visit our Podcasts page, with dozens of spiritual podcasts.

    * Explore our Youtube Channel.

    * Discover our Video Satangs page.

    • 20 min
    Podcast: Great Yogis I Have Known, plus New Articles, Videos, & Books

    Podcast: Great Yogis I Have Known, plus New Articles, Videos, & Books

    In our effort to continue to make OCOY.org a true “practical resource for the spiritual student,” we have added more valuable content which we hope you will explore, with our new articles, new videos, new books in our free eLibrary, and in our monthly Zoom satsangs, starting with a new Podcast from a recent satsang.

    Satsang Podcast

    Podcast of Satsang Excerpt: Great Yogis I have Known

    Here is a direct link to the Podcast: Great Yogis I Have Known.

    Articles



    First, we have added two useful articles:



    * Vibrational Medicine and the Yogi:  The body and mind are profoundly interrelated. This is especially important for the yogi to realize. Health of mind and body are also profoundly interrelated. Swami Nirmalananda wrote this to share with you information about what he considers a most appropriate and effective form of therapy for a yogi: vibrational medicine.

    * Astrology and Divination:  Astrology and divination are very real and valuable tools in the yogi’s life. They are not superstition, but metaphysical science.



    Videos

    Next, we have been adding videos of our Zoom online satsangs with Swami Nirmalananda to our Youtube channel. A number of videos posted in the past months have gone viral. Our channel has had over 500,000 views in the past ninety days! You can subscribe to our Youtube Podcast here.

    Here are a couple of the most recent videos:





    Books



    We continue to publish new books, including three this year. We make them available in paperback, ebook, as free PDF’s in our eLibrary, and as web pages.

    In our eLibrary, you can download these new free PDF titles:



    * The Inspired Wisdom of Sri Gajanana Maharaj–A Practical Commentary on Leading an Effectual Spiritual Life

    * The Inspired Wisdom of Lalla Yogeshwari

    * The Benefits of Brahmacharya: A Collection of Writings About the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Benefits of Continence



    You can also read these books here online:



    * The Inspired Wisdom of Lalla Yogeshwari

    * The Benefits of Brahmacharya



    These books are also available as paperbacks and ebooks on Amazon and other online bookstores:



    * The Inspired Wisdom of Sri Gajanana Maharaj

    * The Inspired Wisdom of Lalla Yogeshwari

    * The Benefits of Brahmacharya



    Satsangs

    The next online one-hour Zoom satsang with Swami Nirmalananda Giri (Abbot George) is Saturday May 6th at 12:00 noon E.S.T.

    [This has now past, but next month we will have another satsang. Stay tuned.]

     

     

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