Author Archives: RP

Fit for becoming Brahman (1-)
Swami Atmajnanananda

Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda refers to Bha­gavadgi­ta Chap­ter 18, Slokas 50 -53 and dis­cuss­es what it means to be Fit for becom­ing Brah­man, in this lec­ture deliv­ered on August 26, 2012. [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Fit for becom­ing Brah­man (right-click to down­load: 23 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2012_08_26_Fit_for_becoming_Brahman_1.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load

Head and Heart (1-2)
Swami Atmajnanananda

Atleast on two occa­sions in the Gospel, Sri Rama­kri­shna was asked the ques­tion “Where should we med­i­tate?” mean­ing where to place our cen­ter of aware­ness. In ref­er­ence to this ques­tion Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda dis­cuss­es what it means to med­i­tate on the head and heart, in this lec­ture deliv­ered on August 19, 2012. [Audio clip: view full […]

Selections from the Chandogya Upanishad (1-2 ) Swami Brahmarupananda

“Sar­vam khalvi­dam brah­­ma-All this is ver­i­ly Brah­man – this famous pas­sage is found in Chan­do­gya Upan­ishad. This sen­tence is the gist of this Upan­ishad, rest of it is expla­na­tions and sto­ries. In this series of lec­tures Swa­mi Brah­maru­panana­da dis­cuss­es select­ed por­tions of these expla­na­tions and sto­ries. Part 1, deliv­ered on August 05, 2012: [Audio clip: […]

Quest for the Ultimate Truth
Swami Bhaskarananda

In this lec­ture, Swa­mi Bhaskaranan­da, Swa­­mi-in-Charge at the Vedan­ta Soci­ety of West­ern Wash­ing­ton in Seat­tle, refers to the scrip­tures to under­stand what is the Ulti­mate Truth and how to know this truth. Deliv­ered at the Vedan­ta Cen­ter on July 22, 2012. Deliv­ered on July 22, 2012: [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Quest for […]

The Search for Happiness
Swami Brahmarupananda

Swa­mi Brahma­rupa­nanda tries to show how every­body wants to be free from suf­fer­ing and wants to have hap­pi­ness, and how every­body is striv­ing to achieve these two ends. Deliv­ered on July 08, 2012. Deliv­ered on July 8, 2012: [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] The Search for Hap­pi­ness (right-click to down­load: 22 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2012_07_08_The_Search_for_Happiness.mp3Pod­cast: […]

The Spiritual Dimension
Swami Brahmarupananda

The Upan­ishads and the Bha­gavadgi­ta tell us that although phys­i­cal­ly we all are dif­fer­ent and unique, the one and the same spir­it dwells with­in all of us. Swa­mi Brahmarupa­nanda dis­cusses about this inter­nal spir­it in this lec­ture deliv­ered on July 1, 2012. Deliv­ered on July 1, 2012: [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] The […]

Swamiji as Poet
Swami Atmajnanananda

Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda refers to few beau­ti­ful poems of Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda to illus­trate how Swami­ji used the soul-stir­ring lan­guage of poet­ry to express his thoughts. Deliv­ered on June 24, 2012: [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Swami­ji as Poet (right-click to down­load: 24 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2012_06_24_Swamiji_the_Poet.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load

Chant the Name of the Lord
Swami Sarvadevananda

Swa­mi Sar­vade­vanan­da dis­cuss­es the ben­e­fits of con­stant­ly Chant­i­ng the Name of the Lord in our every­day life and in ones spir­i­tu­al path. deliv­ered on April 15, 2012: [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Chant­i­ng the Name of the Lord (right-click to down­load: 22 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2012_04_15_Chant_the_Name_of_the_Lord.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load

Spiritual Rebirth
Swami Atmajnanananda

Dur­ing spring sea­son nature is remind­ing us of rebirth and re-awak­en­ing, it is the aus­pi­cious time of East­er, Passover and for many com­mu­ni­ties in India it is New Year. The dom­i­nant theme in all these cel­e­bra­tions is res­ur­rec­tion, rebirth and awak­en­ing. Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda, in this lec­ture dis­cuss­es how on a deep­er lev­el it is sym­bol­ic […]

The Glory of God’s Name
Swami Kripamayananda

In this lec­ture, The Glo­ry of God’s Name, Swa­mi Kri­pa­mayanan­da, head of the Vedan­ta Soci­ety of Toron­to, dis­cusses the pow­er and poten­cy of God’s name. deliv­ered on April 01, 2012: [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] The Glo­ry of God’s Name (right-click to down­load: 21 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2012_04_01_The_Glory_of_Gods_Name.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load