Kundalini

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      The Eight Great Shaktis of His Majesty Lord Siva

      Bodhinatha's presentation is based on Gurudeva's 1977 Master Course and is entitled "The Eight Great Shaktis of his Majesty Lord Shiva". Bodhinatha outlines the nature and significance of each of the eight shaktis of Lord Shiva, characterised ...

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      Karma Management Part 3

      Seventh principleaccelerate karma. Saivite Shastras talk about this in terms of monastic 36-year pattern for training. Within his life he goes through four lifetimes of karma. One in first 12, ...

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      Who Are Our Holy Men and Women?

      Bodhinatha describes the nature of the holy men and women of Saivism and relates the teachings of the women saint Auvaiyar. He shows how her focus is on dharma and ...

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      Our Subtle Energy Highway

      There are two basic energy currents within our subtle body. These are ida and pingala, which surround a central major current, sushumna. The ida current is feminine and the channel ...

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      The Chakras

      There are fourteen great nerve centers in the physical body, in the astral body and in the body of the soul. These centers are called chakras in Sanskrit, which means ...

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      Kundalini and Self Realization for the Monastic

      Bodhinatha discusses today's lesson from Dancing with Siva as it relates to Moksha Ritau and Self Realization. The lesson answers the question "What is the Sannyasin's Kundalini Path?" Bodhinatha summarizes this lesson, explaining that when ...

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      Activating Kundalini; Patanjali's Kriya Yoga

      Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord ...

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      Chakras In Relation to the Gods

      An important feature of Saiva Siddhanta is the mixing of Monism and Theism. Worshiping in the temple and meditating are inter-related quite dynamically. In our tradition the kundalini force requires ...

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      Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya

      We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being ...

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      Kundalini Yoga

      Today Gurudeva welcomes Chundadevan Mahadevan from Malaysia, our newest aspirant monk, who has been staying with Swami Guhabhaktananda of the Divine Life Society in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a period ...

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      Eight Features of Natha Sampradaya (Version 2)

      Don't put the search for the innermost divine Self in the future tense. You are Brahman. We're already identical with Siva. Kundalini is a slow awakening. Shum meditation gives you ...

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      Muruga, The God of Yoga and the Spiritual Path, Part 1

      Part 1 of 3. Bodhinatha gave a talk on Lord Murugan that he is preparing for upcoming trips to Maryland, Cincinnatti and Montreal. He spoke of belief in God being ...

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      Devotion Is a Prerequisite for Realization

      Acquire, cultivate and perfect devotion to God before sitting to meditate. Meditation is intense, dynamic when approached in its depth. Theism leads us into Monism, realizing our inner Oneness with ...

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      Worship Supports but Differs from Meditation

      The theological blending of the two perspectives, theism and monism. Dimfi: Worship of the deity in the temple, wakening a deeper perspective and enlivening the kundalini, interrelates with but is ...

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      Bodhinatha discusses the 7 chakras, kundalini, Self relization and the Charya Pada

      A class given by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the 7 chakras, kundalini, Self relization and the Charya Pada. ...

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      Kundalini

      A cyberspace question from San Diego from someone wondering about the kunadlini and whether it can go up the wrong channel. Gurudeva warns individuals not to practice japa, meditation or ...

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      Playing with Fire

      Gurudeva advises and e-devotee who was initiated into Kundalini Yoga to adhere closely to the guidance and teachings of his initiating guru. Gurudeva explains that it would be improper for ...

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      Interreligious Marriage; Kundalini and the First Step

      Today three questions span the subjects of marriage, yoga and the spiritual path. First Gurudeva advises an American e-devotee to join the Hindu religion of his wife-to-be so that he ...

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      Kundalini Experiences; Attraction to Girls

      A cyberspace devotee from Trinidad had some kundalini experiences and now wants to know what to do with it. In order to find the control so that it does not ...

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      The Golden Body

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami discussed the teachings of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami in regards to the meditative practice of repeating one's deepest inner experiences again and again, as a foundation for true ...

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      Ida Pingala; Daily Realization

      Our approach to daily realization is to balance the two forces, ida and pingala naturally, activating the kundalini power slowly, through the regularity of discipline such as hatha yoga and ...

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      The Seven Dimensions of the Mind - The Fifth Dimension Part 2

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly Upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai Aadheenam. Here Satguru continues his discussion of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's writings about the seven dimensions of the mind with ...

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      Awareness and Omnipresence-Satchidananda, Part 4

      God is our dearest beloved implying transcendence of individuality and 'sayujya' union with the Divine; identification with Satchidananda. The state of living in Satchidananda is called Sivasayujya, the beyond consciousness. ...

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      From Merging With Siva - The River of Life - Part 6

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives his weekly upadesha in Kadavul Temple at Kauai's Hindu Monastery in Hawaii. It is part six of a series of talks elaborating on the inspired teachings ...