Yoga is a very rich and ancient contemplative tradition—and not only a system of exotic stretches, as many people see it. In this article I explore the real depth of Yoga as a way of life, including the breathing and meditation practices.
The Bhagavad Gita speaks of the three gunas. These are the three basic characteristics or attributes that exist in all things, including your body and mind. Understanding them well will help you gain clarity and wisdom in your life.
Today I had the rare opportunity to talk to a Realized Yogi—someone who practiced over 50,000 hours of meditation, and completed a hardcore spiritual training known as Tapas. Learn about his journey and transformation.
Basically all spiritual traditions talk about the concept of Oneness. Understanding and living this truth means seeing all other beings as cells of the same organism. The result is a world that is more compassionate, balanced and fair.
Here is your ultimate introduction to Spirituality guide, a map of the many paths. It covers the different goals of spiritual life, different types of spiritual practice, and an overview of the main spiritual traditions available to you.
Advaita is the oldest nondual spiritual tradition on Earth. In the 20th century it went through a transformation, and the neo-advaita movement arose. Here I explore the many distortions of neo-advaita, and their associated dangers.
Do you need a meditation teacher or group? If so, what type, and how to find the right one? Learn about the differences between secular teachers and spiritual teachers, and also the six points to look for when choosing your teacher.
In this guided meditation you are guided to move from the objects of perception—thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations—back into the perceiving subject (awareness, the I Am). You then experience your true self as Pure Consciousness.
Nithya Shanti is an internationally respected spiritual teacher, seminar leader, and writer. He was ordained as a Buddhist Monk in the Theravada tradition in 2002. We talk about conscious intimate relationships, walking meditation, and self-honesty.