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Personal Practice for a Meaningful Change
How can one limited individual hope to shape a complex, fast-changing world? In the fourth installation of Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how we can make true, lasting impact on those around us by first transforming ourselves through steadfast personal practice. Discover the simple yet profound ways to nurture your inner light—and share it with all who cross your path. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 13 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Dharma: The Force of Protection & Nourishment
The force of change is forever shaping and reshaping our world. When it is channeled through an agitated, restless mind, it can prove destructive. When it works through a clear, peaceful mind, it can heal and uplift. So how can we cultivate the second kind of mind? In the third installment of the series Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how understanding and honoring our dharma (duty) lead us to the inner peace and clarity that let us become conduits of positive change. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 12 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Chaotic vs. Meaningful Change
Change is the foundation for the stability we see in the world—it allows the intrinsic potential of absolute truth to manifest. But how can we ensure that change is socially conscious and productive rather than chaotic and destructive? In the second installment of the series Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, Pandit Tigunait explains that the key lies in the kind of mind we bring to change: restless or peaceful. When we use the tools of yoga to embrace change with a peaceful mind, then we are no longer at the mercy of whatever circumstances life brings our way. Then we can bring meaningful change, acting for the conscious upliftment of ourselves, our community, society, and humanity as a whole. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 1 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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The Immutable Law of Change
“Wise is he or she who has the ability to read the mind of time,” Pandit Tigunait comments. Change is an inevitable part of life, and a driving force of change is time. In this inaugural satsang of the series Spirituality & the Dynamic Force of Change, recorded specially for Year Long Meditation, Pandit Tigunait explains how we can skillfully read the mind of time in order to steer humanity in the direction of progress. When we cultivate the strength, courage, and foresight to ride the wave of time—rather than resist it—we join the ranks of the leaders and visionaries who protect and give a new shape to the world. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 3 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Joining the Bright Side of Collective Consciousness
Each of us is part of a larger collective consciousness. At times, the dark side is more visible (this is known as kali yuga). At other times, the bright side is more visible (this is known as satya yuga, or the “golden age”). How can we work to remove the darkness and join the bright side of collective consciousness? In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait explores humanity’s role in the cycles of history and elaborates on two key ways we as individuals can create a more enlightened, vibrant, and promising future. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 48 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Humanity’s Role in Transforming Collective Consciousness
Do you feel that our world has too much fear, stress, negativity, and pain? If so, what can we do about it? As Pandit Tigunait explains in this satsang, all the problems we have as individuals—and that we see in the larger world—are self-created. The good news is that fixing them is in our power through our intention, words, and actions. Listen to this powerful lecture and learn about humanity’s profound role in shaping and transforming collective consciousness. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 40 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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What Is Collective Consciousness?
Collective consciousness has become a buzzword with both positive and negative connotations. What is collective consciousness? As Pandit Tigunait explains in this foundational satsang, each of us is an individual consciousness with our own feeling of self-existence, but we are also part of a much larger collective consciousness that is the sum total (and more) of all of us. This consciousness goes by many names—Brahman, Absolute Reality, Prakriti, God, Ishvara, Nature—that all point to the same thing: the intelligent, transcendent field of creativity that is infused with constant newness. Listen as Panditji explains this important concept, which will set the tone for the next course of our study. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 42 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Shrines & Collective Consciousness
A shrine is far more than a physical structure—church, temple, or mosque—dedicated to a particular divinity. A true shrine cuts across all barriers of religion, history, and culture to infuse our minds and hearts with divine presence. This is because shrines, where countless seekers have done sadhana (spiritual practice), are conduits for collective consciousness. In this satsang, Pandit Tigunait shares how shrines can rapidly accelerate our spiritual growth by giving us a taste of divine consciousness. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 22 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Love (Part 2)
Have you ever felt an explicable sense of love and gratitude toward higher divinity? This is bhakti yoga—the yoga of love and devotion. In its purest sense, bhakti can lead us to the heights of enlightenment. But many of us have a complicated relationship with higher divinity. We may not be sure how to relate to the divine, or our feelings may change based on what we’re experiencing in our lives. When things go wrong, we may blame God for our problems or beg God to solve our problems. As Pandit Tigunait explains in Part 2 of Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Love, divinity is unwavering and absolute. But we relate to divinity differently based on our personalities, inclinations, and level of spiritual evolution. We may perceive God as a master and ourselves as servants who are in need of protection (dasya bhakti). Or we may see God as a loving friend and companion (sakhya bhakti). Or we may relate to God as a teacher and see ourselves as his or her student (shishya bhakti). Drawing on examples from the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures, Panditji shows how when we walk on the path of transformation, our idea of divinity evolves. The knowledge we gain through study and practice—along with trustful surrender and grace—transforms our bhakti into the highest form, and we come to taste freedom. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 80 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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True Freedom and Power: Calming the Inner Storm
We all aspire to be healthy, happy, peaceful, and fulfilled. The desire for freedom and power is in our DNA. This inherent desire has taken us to the moon and enabled us to transmit information at the speed of light; and yet, when it comes to living happily and peacefully, we are almost at the same level as our cave-dwelling ancestors. We are still fearful and confused. We still run amok. Surprisingly, we hardly realize that our state of outward confusion stems from the fact that we are caught in an inner storm. Unless we calm this inner storm, our efforts to live a healthy, peaceful, and happy life will have little or no effect. Drawing from the tantric wisdom of Sri Vidya, this livestream with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait will shed light on the 18 categories and sources of inner turmoil, and provide techniques for easing their grip on our lives. Tune in on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3 p.m. EDT—and build a solid foundation for finding the true freedom and power for which we all aspire.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Transitions: Living & Dying a Yogi (Part 2)
How can you enjoy life to its fullest? Examine your fears. The fear of losing what we love most keeps us from living fully. Death is the greatest of all fears. As the saying goes, everyone dies—beggars and sages alike. But accomplished yogis know how to die consciously, without suffering. Can we experience the same? As Swami Rama explains, the path of self-transformation helps us master our desires and eliminate our fears. We do this through a dedicated practice of meditation and self-dialogue. Examine your desires. Most of us are drawn toward a variety of sensual pleasures, all of which are fleeting. But yogis use the mind as an instrument to truly enjoy life and to discover divine bliss, which is eternal. They transcend the three states of consciousness (waking, dreaming, and sleeping) in samadhi. In this previously unreleased video from 1987’s Path of Fire & Light lectures, Swami Rama explains how the practices of meditation, yoga nidra (yogic sleep), and self-dialogue help us transcend fear and negativity to find unending joy—and how, when the time is right, the same practices can help us die peacefully and painlessly. This is how to live and die a yogi. Format: Video with audio download Length: 54 mins
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Swami Rama
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Living Yoga 24/7: Practical Self-Mastery in Modern Life
For millennia, yogis have shaped the course of human civilization as the thought leaders and visionaries of their time. They did so while embodying the pinnacle of lasting fulfillment and freedom. How? By discovering the essence of our common humanity through the power of yoga and living this experience 24/7. This is the potential that practical self-mastery holds for us all. In this livestream with Ishan Tigunait, learn how you can bring the power of yoga into your daily life. We will explore how the union of yoga practice, yoga lifestyle, and yoga wisdom is the foundation for unlocking our full human potential. By systematically weaving these three elements together, we can learn to experience our self and our world in a new light. To achieve the promise of living our yoga 24/7, we need practical tools enlivened by the deeper power of yoga. Tune in on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, for this experiential livestream as we explore how to achieve energetic stability through yogic breathing and how to unlock the extraordinary vibrancy of our inner reality. These two master practices will illuminate both the mundane and the sacred in your life, and put you on the path to practical self-mastery.
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Ishan Tigunait