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As a boy of sixteen in 1896, he challenged death by a penetrating enquiry into the source of his being. Later hailed as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi he revealed the direct path of practice of Self-enquiry and awakened mankind to the immense spiritual power of the holy Arunachala Hill, the spiritual heart of the world.
 
ET Yoga is a combination of extra-terrestrial information integrated with the wisdom of the great Yoga Masters related to the concept of Self Realization. Yoga meaning 'Union of you and your Higher Self'. ET Yoga is actually a new Yoga--the Yoga of Belief. Extra-terrestrial and Yogic information complement each other and thus the marriage of the two. Specifically the ET information is mostly about the concept that 'Thought Creates', 'Belief is Everything' and these concepts help us to become ...
 
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These are a selection of key Ramana quotes/teachings on Silence and Stillness intended as a guided meditation. Portrait of Bhagavan by Germana Di Paolo 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, there are two options to donate - via Paypal using this email address: vivekahermitage@gmail.com with PayPal or us…
 
Excerpts from the teaching entitled "Beyond Nothing" - intended as a meditation. Siddharameshwar Maharaj is one of the greatest unknown saints of the age who attained the highest abode of Eternal peace. He was born in August 1888 in the small village of Pathri, in the district Sholapur of India. From 1925 until 1936, he taught many disciples and he…
 
These selections of quotes/teachings from Nisargadatta have been formatted for Guided Meditation purposes and were compiled by Pradeep Apte. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, there are two options to donate - via Paypal using this email address: vivekahermitage@gmail.com with PayPal or using this di…
 
Lal Ded (1320–1392), known as Laleshwari in other parts of the subcontinent, was a Kashmiri mystic of the Kashmir Shaivism school of philosophy. She was the creator of the style of mystic poetry called vatsun or Vakhs, literally "speech" (Voice). Known as Lal Vakhs, her verses are the earliest compositions in the Kashmiri language and are an import…
 
This is a selection of teachings of Jesus from St John's Gospel. The Gospel of John was the only gospel written by a follower of Jesus. The other three writers were followers of Jesus's apostles, and likely never met Jesus for themselves. John's message was a personal account of his following closely with Jesus. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts…
 
This is a reading of the chapter on Impermanence from Finding Rest in the Nature of Mind (Volume 1). Translated by the Padmakara translation group. Longchenpa, also known as Longchen Rabjam , ‘Infinite, Vast Expanse of Space’, or Drimé Özer (1308-1364), was one of the most brilliant teachers of the Nyingma lineage. He systematized the Nyingma teach…
 
Selected passages from the "Sutra Spoken by the Sixth Patriarch on the High Seat of the Treasure of the Law." Hui Neng (638-713) was a seminal figure in Buddhist history. He is the famous “Sixth Patriarch” of the Chan or meditation tradition, which is better known in Japanese as “Zen”. Music: Language of Silence by Deuter 🔆 If you benefit from thes…
 
This teaching, given by the Lotus Master, was entitled, "Instructions for Women on Attaining Enlightenment without abandoning daily activities" and was taken from the text: “Treasures From Juniper Ridge, The Profound Treasure Instructions of Padmasambhava To The Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal” translated and edited by Erik Pema Kunsang & Marcia Binder Schmid…
 
Chuang Tzu was a Taoist sage, living sometime before 250 B.C. He is credited with writing- in part or in whole - a work known by his name, the Zhuangzi, which is one of the foundational texts of Taoism. These verses were taken from "Chuang Tzu. The Way of Chuang Tzu" - Translated by Father Thomas Merton. Music: Language of Silence by Deuter 🔆 If yo…
 
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Greater Iran. Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions. Music: Karunesh - "Ancient Voices" "Zensual" and "Calling Wisdom"; Snatam Kaur - …
 
Anandamayi Ma (née Nirmala Sundari; 30 April 1896 – 27 August 1982) was a Bengali Saint, described by Sivananda Saraswati (of the Divine Life Society) as "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced." Precognition, faith healing and miracles were attributed to her by her followers. Paramahansa Yogananda translates the Sanskrit epithet Anan…
 
This is a guided meditation on resting and trusting in Awareness - emerging from my retreat. It includes a reading of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche's famous prayer - Rest in Natural Great Peace. 🔆 If you benefit from these podcasts and would like to support our nun's hermitage, there are two options to donate - via Paypal using this email address: vivekahe…
 
Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist monk. He was an influential teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. 🙏 May whatever goodness arises from these readings/offerings be for the benefit of all sentient beings. Disclaimer: As a Buddhist nun, my intention with these podcasts is to offer these creative…
 
Ajahn Chah was a Thai Buddhist monk. He was an influential teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. 🙏 May whatever goodness arises from these readings/offerings be for the benefit of all sentient beings. Disclaimer: As a Buddhist nun, my intention with these podcasts is to offer these creative…
 
Reading from the text - Be As You Are - by Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. I have omitted the questions for ease of flow. Edited by David Godman. 🙏 May whatever goodness arises from these readings/offerings be for the benefit of all sentient beings. Disclaimer: As a Buddhist nun, my intention with these podcasts is to offer these creative adaptations…
 
A selection of key pointers of Annamalai Swami's taken from the text - 'Final Talks' - edited by David Godman. Annamalai Swami (1906–1995) was a direct disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi who realized the Self after practicing Self-enquiry for decades. This experience gave him first-hand knowledge of how to perform Self-enquiry successfully, making his…
 
Reading of Thich Nhat Hanh's famous poem - "Please Call Me by My True Names." Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace. Music by Maok - "Darkness and Light" Please find more of Maok's music at his following sites: h…
 
A sublime and powerful terma treasure teaching given by the Great Master to 25 renowned disciples. Text taken from the text "Advice from the Lotus Born" translated by Erik Pema Kunsang. 🙏 May whatever goodness arises from these readings/offerings be for the benefit of all sentient beings. ** Disclaimer: As a Buddhist nun, my intention with this cha…
 
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) — born in the Dergé region of Kham, Eastern Tibet, was recognized as the mind emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Regarded by many as one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the twentieth century, and the very embodiment of Padmasambhava, he was the teacher of many of the important lamas of today. 🙏 May whateve…
 
Shodoka - Song of Awakening or Enlightenment. This is one of the four essential Zen texts. It was written by Yoka Daishi in the seventh century in China. It is a testimony to his awakening; his writing and spiritual approach is simple in style. The Shodoka has been nicknamed “the Mahayana sutra that solves all problems.” Music: 1 Hour Zen Shakuhach…
 
Reading of one of Gibran's famous poems, "The Beauty of Death." Lebanon-born writer and artist Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931) became known for his mystical Arabic and English works, most notably the 1923 publication, 'The Prophet.' Kahlil Gibran moved to the United States in 1895 and was exposed to Boston's artistic community. Music: Time for Peace - On…
 
This reading is suitable and intended for experienced meditators who have an in depth understanding and practical insight into Dzogchen's perfection. Longchenpa's teaching on the 4 Methods of Resting Imperturbably - read from the text: A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission. Excerpt from the chapter on Natural Meditative Stability. Translated …
 
Profound pointers on emptiness for meditation taken from the text entitled: "The Mirror of Essential Points" - A letter in praise of Emptiness by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche (1932-1999) was a revered Tibetan meditation master, scholar, and poet, whose extraordinary presence and brilliant teaching style made a deep impact on the cur…
 
Picture number 8 of The Ten Ox Herding Pictures - a series of short poems and accompanying drawings used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of a practitioner's progress toward enlightenment, and his or her return to society to enact wisdom and compassion. Commentary by Yamada Mumom. Translated by Victor Sogen Hori Music: Zen Shakuhachi (Ba…
 
This text of 40 Verses was written by Bhagavan at the request of Muruganar, who wanted a concise synopsis of Ramana’s teaching, and wanted 40 verses to fit a classical Hindu poetic form. Ramana wrote the verses as they came to him, and Muruganar arranged them in a particular order. Translated by Arthur Osborne Music: Time for Peace - "One" - Part 1…
 
His Holiness, the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (August 14, 1924 – November 5, 1981) was the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and part of the oldest line of reincarnate lamas in Vajrayana Buddhism known as the Karmapas whose coming was predicted by the Buddha in the Samadhiraja Sutra. The 16th Karmapa…
 
Annamalai Swami (1906–1995) was a direct disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi who realized the Self after practicing Self-enquiry for decades. This experience gave him first-hand knowledge of how to perform Self-enquiry successfully, making his advice especially valuable to seekers. His teachings are delivered in plain, direct language. Music: Shastro -…
 
Ryōkan Taigu (1758–1831) was a quiet and unconventional Sōtō Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit. Ryōkan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life. He renounced the world at an early age to train at nearby Sōtō Zen temple Kōshō-ji, refusing to meet with or accept charity from his family…
 
Selected excerpts of teachings from Sri Siddharameshwar. Taken from the Inner Quest website - https://www.inner-quest.org/Siddharameshwar_Self.htm Siddharameshwar Maharaj is one of the greatest unknown saints of the age who attained the highest abode of Eternal peace. He was born in August 1888 in the small village of Pathri, in the district Sholap…
 
An incredibly beautiful and powerful Vajra Song from the Omniscient Master entitled "Space Without Centre or Edge" - wonderful for meditation. Taken from the text "Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom" - translated by Erik Pema Kunsang and Marcia Binder Schmidt. Music credits: Tonepoet -https://tonepoet.bandcamp.com/ 🙏 May whatever go…
 
This famous stotra by Adi Shankaracharya has been formatted for meditation and reflection. When a young boy of eight (Adi Shankaracharya) while wandering in Himalayas, he encountered a sage who asked him, who are you? The boy answered with these verses, which are known as ‘Nirvana Shatakam’ or ‘Atma Shatakam’ Music : Deva Premal - "Chidananda" Imag…
 
This is a brilliant and profound teaching from Thomas Merton on Awakening. It is an extract from his book "Seeds of Contemplation" (chapter on Pure Love). Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. On May 26, 1949, he was…
 
A terma text revealed by Nyang Ral Nyima Özer. Translated in Treasures from Juniper Ridge: The Profound Instructions of Padmasambhava to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. Translated and edited by Erik Pema Kunsang & Marcia Binder Smith. 🙏 May whatever goodness arises from these readings/offerings be for the benefit of all sentient beings. ** Disclaimer: As…
 
This wonderfully clear and profound teaching entitled, "Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life" has often been attributed to H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. However, this teaching is a teaching Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gave his disciple Rigdzin Shikpo while still staying in Scotland. You can find the full version of this pithy teaching plus some informat…
 
Key pointers from Nisargadatta on the power of awareness and transcending the 'I am' to the Absolute. Taken from the text "I Am That" by Maharaj (translated by Maurice Frydman). These have been compiled and intended for deep listening and meditation. 🙏 May whatever goodness arises from these readings/offerings be for the benefit of all sentient bei…
 
Catherine of Siena (25 March 1347 – 29 April 1380), a lay member of the Dominican Order, was a mystic, activist, and author who had a great influence on Italian literature and the Catholic Church. Canonized in 1461, she is also a Doctor of the Church. She was born and raised in Siena, and at an early age wanted to devote herself to God, against the…
 
One of Bhagavan Ramana's favourite traditional spiritual works was the Ribhu Gita. The Ribhu Gita forms the sixth section of the Sanskrit work known as Siva Rahasya. It is the teaching of Lord Siva in Mount Kailas to His devotee Ribhu, from whom the Gita derives its name. Bhagavan Ramana's often referred to the Ribhu Gita in his talks with devotees…
 
An extract of Longchenpa's teaching focusing on the emptiness of all phenomena from the Trilogy of Rest. Longchenpa, also known as Longchen Rabjam ‘Infinite, Vast Expanse of Space’, or Drimé Özer (1308-1364), was one of the most brilliant teachers of the Nyingma lineage. He systematized the Nyingma teachings in his ‘Seven Treasures’ and wrote exten…
 
Formatted for guided meditation purposes and based on the text: "The Nisargadatta Song of I Am" - original text compiled by Maurice Frydman. This compilation of excerpts by Jerry Katz provides an excellent introduction to the book "I Am That." Recording intended for use for deep, guided meditation. 🙏 May whatever goodness arises from these readings…
 
Johannes Eckhart was one of the greatest of Christian mystics. He was born at Hochheim in Thüringen, Germany, in 1260 and died c.1327. He entered the Dominican order when he was 15. Later he became a distinguished professor and taught at different universities.His direct and accessible teachings of a person's closeness to God inspired many people a…
 
Selected excerpts of teachings from Sri Siddharameshwar. Taken from the Inner Quest website - https://www.inner-quest.org/Siddharameshwar_Self.htm Siddharameshwar Maharaj is one of the greatest unknown saints of the age who attained the highest abode of Eternal peace. He was born in August 1888 in the small village of Pathri, in the district Sholap…
 
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