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  1. The Language of Symbols

    satsang with swami sivananda

    September 14, 2010 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video

    The Life Seals workshop is an integral part of several courses offered at Yasodhara Ashram, including 10-Day Yoga Retreats and the Yoga Development Course. Life Seals is a way for you to tap into your inner wisdom through the language of symbols.


  2. Being Swami Sivananda

    part two

    July 15, 2010 by Swami Sivananda, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Swami Sivananda continues with part two of his recently published story by Alternatives Journal. In this conclusive segment he speaks of Swami Radha’s encouragement and constant reminder that the power of choice was his greatest asset in taking his next steps.

    For a full overview of the making of this article, listen to Swami Sivananda’s podcast at the end of this piece.


  3. Being Swami Sivananda

    part one

    July 6, 2010 by Swami Sivananda, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Swami Sivananda was recently published by Alternatives Journal, for his story of transition from being one of Canada’s foremost environmental engineering consultants, to seemingly sudden retirement from his profession, moving to Yasodhara Ashram, and dedicating his life to selfless service as a sanyasin.


  4. Sanyas: The Yoga of Renunciation

    December 19, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video

    Swami Radhananda“(Sanyas) is the further development of your spiritual life. It’s not an end because you never start something from the end, you always start from the beginning, being a beginner. And then it carries on, you keep going forward.” In this satsang talk, Swami Radhananda explores sanyas, renunciation and the importance of living in spiritual community. Swami Samayananda and Swami Sivananda both add insights into their own experience of Sanyas as well as the process of working with the new Timeless title, On Sanyas: The Yoga of Renunciation.


  5. Tough as Steel, Soft as Butter

    December 12, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video

    Swami Sivananda“You have to be tough as steel and as soft as butter” were words that Swami Radha used to describe compassionate action. In this Satsang talk, Swami Sivananda shares some of his personal experience of the tougher side of compassion. Yasodhara Ashram recently celebrated a week focused on compassion in support of the release of the Charter for Compassion. Throughout the week, Satsang talks focused on this theme.


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