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The Untapped Source of Power that Lies Within - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

The Untapped Source of Power that lies Within Our life is the expression of our inner potentialities. We project ourselves to the extent we know of our inner status, and there is much more to life than that which we are already living. Let us consider what more there is to life and what more can be lived, than that we are living in the present. Certainly it is wise to know the whole extent of an expression of our life, and to try to bring in… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on February 3, 2009 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Yoga Teachers Training Course July 12 - August 9, 2009 near Hannover/Germany

4-Week intensive Training in all aspects of Yoga. In Yoga Vidya Ashram Bad Meinberg near Hannover, Europe's biggest Yoga Ashram and Europe's leading Yoga Teachers Training Institution. Yoga Vidya is a non-profit association, dedicated to spread peace, health and spirituality.




Added by Sukadev Bretz on January 12, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Who Am I? - Ramana Maharshi

Who Am I? (Nan Yar?)

The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Translation by Dr. T. M. P. MAHADEVAN From the original Tamil Published by V. S. RAMANAN PRESIDENT, BOARD OF TRUSTEES SRI RAMANASRAMAM TIRUVANNAMALAI, S. INDIA

Introduction “Who am I?” is the title given to a set of questions and answers bearing on Self-enquiry. The questions were put to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi by one Sri M. Sivaprakasam Pillai… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on January 9, 2009 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

Dan Gilbert's research on happiness

Daniel Gilbert is a Harvard professor who had done research on what makes us happy. He shares his interesting finding in the following video.

Added by Shailendra "Anand" on January 4, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments

Live each day of your life as .....

“Leef elke dag alsof het uw eerste en uw laatste ware.” (Gerhart Hauptman)

Live each day of your life as it will be the first and the last day of your life !!

Added by Marie, Wellekens on January 2, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

There are two ways to live .....

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”

Added by Marie, Wellekens on January 2, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

questions .....


Added by Marie, Wellekens on January 1, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Swami Vishnu-devananda's Birthday Celebrations - Today Dec 31st

Swami Vishnu-devananda Swami Vishnu-devananda Swami Vishnu-devananda Swami Vishnu-devananda

Today (December 31st) Thousands of Yoga Aspirants celebrate Yoga Master Swami Vishnu-devananda's 81st birthday. Swami Vishnu-devananda lived 1927-1993. He was one of main the pioneers of Yoga and Meditation in Europe and…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 31, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Painting of Swami Sivananda at the Ganga; from Yoga Vidya Center Frankfurt

Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963 and was one of the great Yoga and Meditation Masters of the 20th Century. He founded the Divine Life Society and the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh/Himalaya. He lived at the banks of the Ganga. This painting of Swami Sivananda in…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 24, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Meditate on the Breath - for a higher Consciousness

A simple Meditation exercise for peace of mind:

Sit in a confortable position, even in the chair in front of the computer while you read this. Inhale and exhale a few times deeply: Inhale, abdomen out, exhale, abdomen in. Inhalte for about 4 seconds, exhale for about 4 seconds. After 3-5 breaths, let your breath flow naturally. Simply feel how the air flows in and out of your nostrils: When you inhalte your nostrils become a… Continue

Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 23, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Ayurveda Rose Meditation by Leela Mata

Ayurveda Rose Meditation Guidance

Open your heart, come into inner harmony with you, find yourself, experience bliss, fellowship and unity. Leela Mata from the…

Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 19, 2008 at 6:16am — No Comments

River - A Poem

River From the source to the destination, I travel from here to here, I carry water, I make sound, I dance in rhythm and sing in joy, O Human, the blessed soul, Don’t you see that I am life? Though I begin the journey towards the end, Yet I have no beginning and no end. -Bijay Raut,
December 2008

Added by Bijay Raut on December 17, 2008 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Look Forward, My Friend! - A Poem

Look Forward, My Friend! Not backward, Not in the past, Not in agony, And not in regret, Look forward, my friend! In a world full of cynics, Individuals regretful of the past and fearful of the future, Where will you find optimism, hope and peace? Nowhere but in the present, And in the present, by looking forward, my friend! Past is history, Put it in a dictionary, Look for a hopeful today and promising tomorrow, By forgetting all that already… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on December 5, 2008 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Buddist Tapestry

Yoga Vidya Berlin

Wonderful Buddhist Tapestry in Yoga Vidya Center Berlin

Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 4, 2008 at 9:03am — No Comments

Krishna Mural in Yoga Vidya Center Köln/Cologne/Germany

Yoga Vidya Center Köln

A wonderful photograph of a Mural of Krishna, the Lord of Joy and Love, in Yoga Vidya Center Köln in Germany . In front you can see Vedamurti (director of Yoga Vidya Köln), Sukadev (that's me :-) ) and Shankara (a very good…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 30, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Whispers From Eternity - A Poem

Whispers From Eternity I search for thou in the mirror of the lake, In the reflection lit with moonlight, Before thy image would fade out, I try to capture thou in the canvass of my heart, O beloved, where are thou? I can hear thy whispers, In the vicinity of my soul, Though from eternity thou may murmur. -Bijay Raut,

November… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on November 24, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Patanjali Healing Mantra for mental Poise

This Mantra is classically used for Healing of Mental and Emotional Pain in Ayurveda. It is a Mantra invoking Patanjali, the author of the Yoga Sutra. This Mantra is also used before study of Raja Yoga and before meditation and…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 19, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Yoga Vidya Videos now available as RSS for ipod and other mp4 players

The Yoga Vidya Videos, so far available on Youtube and Sevenload, visible on my profile page in this community, are now available as RSS Feed for itunes, podder, and other Podcast programs for free download for ipod or other mp4 Video players.

Yoga classes, Yoga relaxation techniques,…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 12, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Study Yoga in an Ashram - in Germany

Download PDF brochure of the many programs of Yoga Vidya, Europe's leading Yoga Organisation. Learn more about, what you can experience in Yoga Vidya…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 11, 2008 at 9:03am — No Comments

Yoga Center in Frankfurt/Germany

Are you travelling sometimes? There is a wonderful Yoga-Center in Frankfurt . It is the first Yoga-Center of Yoga Vidya, Germany's leading Yoga movement. If you visit Frankfurt/Germany, you can take a Yoga Course, a "Yogakurs" there. May be a…


Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 2, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

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