Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Namaste, New recordings of Ganapati chanting selected shlokas of the Bhagavad Gita are now available on the library. They are located in the Bhagavad Gita section of the library and accessed by clicking the “Chanting” button. Here’s a direct link. Best wishes, Tobias

Sebastopol Center

Dear Jivana community, hello from the Sebastopol group!   When driving down the lane to the Sadvidya Center in Sebastopol, it is a journey in. The trees hang low, the creek runs along side the road, nature untouched and graceful embraces one.       Ours is a small group. We meet each Friday and…

Shhhhh…….to BLISS

Post from Alakaa         These words echo what Ācāryaji said on 15th Oct 2017 ekādaśī, when he went into a transcendental state and said:     “Experience the silence”   “Silence is the best teacher with an inherent capacity to transmit knowledge”   “Don’t crave for logical knowledge”   “Crave rather for the…

“it is a feather in your cap!”

A post from Jonathan & Stacey         There is a saying in English when noting someone’s achievements that goes  – “it is a feather in your cap!”   Recently, in light of Ācārya’s teachings on the Bhagavad Gītā, this idiom has taken on a whole new significance.   Ācārya spoke some introductory words…

Gītā = Sung

Post from Teresa   ‘It means this literature can be sung’, Acharya explained, ‘It is in a meter, in a spontaneous flow from a Realized being, just by reading it one can be Liberated, even without understanding the meaning.’ ‘The meaning is communicated through the music itself, if properly read. At some point, through the intuition,…

The Epic Within

Post from Gonçalo   Stepping up to our chariots, uplifting our arrows of duty and strapping then on our backs as we roam back into our quotidian clashes, we should have conviction in the steering of the one we cherish, tending to the drivers seat.   We will strive to uphold our banner of confidence…

Back Home, Not Settling Back

Post from Teresa   Coming back home from the India Retreat journey, I am struggling not to settle back into the old routines. I feel I need to change so many things: food items, cooking, eating and sleeping routines, daily practices and oil baths. In themselves, simple, external things. Simple, but not easy to alter,…

The Inner Battle

Post from Gonçalo     Within the battle of our inner self the audacious feat will be to arise out of our fear shell and realize the whole splendor of the divine just outside our conditioning, welcoming us into it’s celestial mercy. May we be so spirited to one day realize that our shell is…

Few Words

Post from Devon.     There were very few words spoken in today’s lesson…. yet so much was revealed and received. Acharya is Generosity itself… giving of Himself so fully, so graciously, so open-heartedly, so purely. Gratitude overflows.