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The Krishna Das Pilgrim Heart Hour features Krishna Das’ no-nonsense take on everyday struggles for finding balance on the spiritual path. Through the honesty, humility and humor of his own personal experiences, he points to the possibility of navigating life’s trials with a true inner yearning for truth. His own practice of kirtan or chant is the well stone of his ability to share from his spiritual heart. As KD says, “Love is a disease - we catch it from those who have it.”
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Vedanta Talks

Vedanta Society of New York

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Talks on Vedanta given by Swami Sarvapriyananda at the Vedanta Society of New York (founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1894). Vedanta is one of the world’s most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions. Web: http://www.vedantany.org iTunes Podcast: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-itunes Google Play: http://bit.ly/vedanta-talks-google-pla ...
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One of the world’s most valued scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture which is a part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. Undeniably, it is also one of the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The scripture offers a guide on how to achieve a self-sufficient life and clarification of Indian theology. Written in the form of a poetic dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, the piece is comprised of 700 verses. It depicts the relationship between man and God, a ...
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Swamiji's podcast

Swami Jyotirmayananda

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In our day, Swami Jyotirmayananda stands as one of the most important personalities in expanding the consciousness and elevating the lives of thousands throughout the world. Through his inspiring message and great love for all, he is making a powerful impact on the world we live in.
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Raising a voice for India's indigenous culture. Looking at politics, culture, and pop culture, past the bias and misinformation. Striving to debunk bias against India's native culture and campaigning that all cultures and ideas be judged on their merits, history, and actions. Hopefully having fun along the way.
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Shiva Mantras

Sukadev Bretz - Joy and Peace through Kirtan

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Mantras and Kirtans in praise of Lord Shiva. Elevate mind and spirit, feel joy in your heart. Develop devotion. Recordings from Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.
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Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassi (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths. Born Rich ...
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Listen to a class given by Pundarika Vidyanidhi dasa on text 1-3 of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhyalila, chapter 22, entitled "The Process of Devotional Service" given on April 6, 2024 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the glorious birth and life of Sri Caitan…
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Listen to a class given by Nanda devi dasi on text 37 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 3, chapter 6, entitled "Creation of the Universal Form" given on April 5, 2024 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devotee…
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Listen to a class given by Uttama devi dasi on text 36 of the Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana), canto 3, chapter 6, entitled "Creation of the Universal Form" given on April 4, 2024 at the Hare Krishna temple in Alachua, Florida. The Srimad-Bhagavatam is a sacred Vaishnava text from India that narrates the history of God (Krishna) and His devote…
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A candid conversation with renowned Sanskritist and online teacher Antonia Ruppel on her love of the language, teaching philosophy, views on academia, and online programs, here and here. Antonia Ruppel is a researcher on the project Uncovering Sanskrit Syntax. She did her PhD in Classics at the University of Cambridge and was subsequently the Towns…
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Krishna can see the big picture for our lives. He’ll close doors that we prayed would open because He knows it’s going to be a waste of time. When you’re mature, instead of getting bitter when things don’t work out, you’ll say, Krishna, I TRUST you. I may not like it, but I believe You […] The post It’s All Good appeared first on Radha Krishna Temp…
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Krishna can see the big picture for our lives. He’ll close doors that we prayed would open because He knows it’s going to be a waste of time. When you’re mature, instead of getting bitter when things don’t work out, you’ll say, Krishna, I TRUST you. I may not like it, but I believe You […] The post It’s All Good appeared first on Radha Krishna Temp…
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Consisting of about 25,000 verses in Valmiki's Rāmāyaṇa, the story of Rāma was summarized in 704 verses in eighteen chapters in the Rāmopākhyāna, which comprises chapters 258--275 of the Aranyaka Parvan of the great epic Mahābhārata. Peter Scharf's Ramopakhyana - the Story of Rama in the Mahabharata (Routledge, 2023) is suitable for students who ha…
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Taking refuge in the chant, Krishna Das highlights that all paths and manifestations of God lead us to the one. Today’s podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/beherenow Today’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”…
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The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is seeing a rather unusual controversy – Indian fans have been booing, and in some cases, abusing, a star player of the national team wherever he’s gone to play. At the receiving end is Hardik Pandya, the erstwhile captain of Gujarat Titans, who has moved to Mumbai Indians. He is now the skipper o…
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Professor Gavin Flood of Oxford University discusses new insights on tantra to be released in an upcoming publication stemming from his Continuing Studies teaching at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Flood's online Tantra course is here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member…
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India announced recently, that it has completed the 10,000 genome project – a reference database of whole-genome sequences, from people in India. About 20 institutions were involved in the project. India has a population of 1.3 billion with over 4,600 population groups, many of them endogamous. This project is seen as an important step to find out …
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In life we have many ups and downs. Why do we feel moments of happiness and other times moments of sadness or anger? What can we do to always have this feeling of completeness no matter the situation? In this episode Vivekji talks about how our sense of individuality (jiva) leads to attachment or incompleteness and how this cycle continues because …
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If the data relating to electoral bonds placed the spotlight on corporate entities buying favours from political parties, the actions of enforcement agencies point to officials taking cues from their political masters in going after opposition politicians. The Indian Express newspaper reported on April 3 that as many as 23 out of 25 prominent polit…
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Plastics pollution is a major global crisis, with deadly repercussions for human health, marine life, and climate change. In March 2022, the United Nations set the ball rolling for the conclusion of a Global Plastics Treaty by the end of 2024. Later this month, we have the penultimate session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC), wh…
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Eine schöne Version von Om Namah Shivaya, vorgetragen von Sarah. Om Namah Shivaya ist ein gängiger Gruß im Yoga. “Om” ist Om, das Allumfassende. “Namah” bedeutet mehr oder weniger “Gruß an” und “Shivaya” bedeutet “an Shiva”. Om Namah Shivaya bedeutet also Ehrerbietung an Shiva. Aber was bedeutet Shiva? Shiva hat viele verschiedene Bedeutungen. “Shi…
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The Cidvilāsastava is one of the most comprehensive treatments of the esoteric contemplation of ritual found within the Śrīvidyā tradition and Śaiva tantra in general. This short forty-verse hymn offers esoteric knowledge and creative contemplations (bhāvanā) for critical steps in the ritual worship of Tripurasundarī. Although belonging to the Śrīv…
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The controversy over Katchatheevu is back in the media spotlight. With just a few weeks left for the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue by claiming that the Congress “gave away” Katchatheevu. He also claimed that the DMK, in contrast to its public posturing, was fully kept in the loop as the Congress “ceded” Katchath…
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Through engaging, contemporary examples, Making Sense of Mind Only: Why Yogacara Buddhism Matters (Wisdom Publications, 2023) reveals the Yogacara school of Indian Buddhism as a coherent system of ideas and practices for the path to liberation, contextualizing its key texts and rendering them accessible and relevant. The Yogacara, or Yoga Practice,…
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Ashoka: Portrait of a Philosopher King (Yale UP, 2024) is the first biography of the great Emperor Ashoka relying solely on his own words. Ashoka sought not only to rule his territory but also to give it a unity of purpose and aspiration, to unify the people of his vastly heterogeneous empire not by a cult of personality but by the cult of an idea—…
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Swami Sarvapriyananda teaches the Mundaka Upanishad which one of the major Upanishads belonging to the Atharva Veda. Mundaka means ''shaved'' like a shaved head. The teachings revealed in this Upanishad are meant to leave the student clean, or shaved of the veil of ignorance. Indeed, the study of this Upanishad has been traditionally confined to th…
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The India Employment Report 2024, released recently by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), paints a grim picture. The news is particularly bad on two critical counts: joblessness is particularly high among the youth, and its worse for the educated youth. According to the report, India’s youth account for 83% of the unemployed workforce, wi…
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Everything and everyone around us are made up of matter (prakriti) but do we depend on these things or people to make us feel complete (purusha)? When we know all is changing and existence is the only constant, then why do we ever feel anything but joy? On this season of Live Vedanta, entitled Stairway to Serenity, we'll be exploring 100 words at t…
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On March 10th, India signed a free trade agreement with a group of four European nations, committing to reduce tariffs. In return, India would receive $100 billion in investments over the next 15 years. The non-EU bloc, known as the European Free Trade Association, consists of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This agreement has come …
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After several failed efforts, the United Nations Security Council managed to pass a resolution on March 25 calling for an immediate ceasefire in Palestine. Resolution 2728 passed because unlike in three previous occasions the United States chose not to use its veto power but abstained. The resolution passed 14-0. In a related development, the Inter…
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Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta Part 1 Chapter 1 Texts 1-3 śrī-parīkṣid uvāca tac chrutvārye mahā-prema- rasāveśena yantritaḥ mahā-viṣṇu-priyo vīṇā- hasto ’sau vismṛtākhilaḥ sadā-dvāravatī-vāsā- bhyastāntaḥ-pura-vartmanā prabhu-prāsāda-deśāntaḥ- praveśāścarya-vāhinā pūrvābhyāsād ivābhyāsaṁ prāsādasya gato muniḥ bhūtāviṣṭo mahonmāda- gṛhītaś ca yathetaraḥ TRANS…
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Weight-loss drugs including Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro have been making headlines across the world for weight loss – celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk have spoken about using them to quickly and drastically lose weight. First approved for diabetes treatment, these drugs, which consist of semaglutide – are available in tablet and i…
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Om Namah Shivaya, vorgetragen vom Sat Chit Ananda Express. Dieser Kirtan ist Teil eines Konzerts des Sat Chit Ananda Express, das vor einigen Monaten in Horn-Bad Meinberg stattfand. Om Namah Shivaya ist ein gängiger Gruß im Yoga. “Om” ist Om , das Allumfassende. “Namah” bedeutet mehr oder weniger “Gruß an” und “Shivaya” bedeutet “an Shiva”. Om Nama…
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Explaining love as our true nature, Krishna Das describes the benefit of relationships and accessing our own internal well of love. Today’s episode originally aired on Krisha Das’ “Hanging Out In the Heart Space” online satsang on April 7th, 2022. Be sure to subscribe to Krishna Das on Youtube to get new episodes of “Hanging Out In the Heart Space”…
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A deadly terrorist attack in Moscow on March 22 left more than 130 people dead and nearly 200 injured. This was the deadliest mass shooting incident in Russia since the 2004 Beslan school siege. The Islamic State—Khorasan Province (IS-KP) has claimed responsibility for the attack. President Vladimir Putin has said that radical Islamists were behind…
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