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Vedanta and Yoga

Lectures on Yoga and Vedanta given at the Boston Vedanta Society.Vedanta is one of the world's most ancient religious philosophies and one of its broadest. Based on the Vedas, the sacred scriptures of India, Vedanta affirms the oneness of existence, the divinity of the soul, and the harmony of religions.According to Vedanta, God is infinite existence, infinite consciousness, and infinite bliss. The term for this impersonal, transcendent reality is Brahman, the divine ground of being. Yet Vedanta also maintains that God can be personal as well, assuming human form in every age.Vedanta further asserts that the goal of human life is to realize and manifest our divinity. Not only is this possible, it is inevitable. Our real nature is divine; God-realization is our birthright.Finally, Vedanta affirms that all religions teach the same basic truths about God, the world, and our relationship to one another.

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Life's Seven Stages

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, given on February 24, 2019, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA. The pdf accompanying the lecture can be downloaded here (opens in a separate window)

48mins

24 Feb 2019

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Be and Make. Be and Do. Just Be.

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on the 6th of November at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston.

50mins

6 Nov 2011

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Self-Control as Self-Mastery

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, given on April 10, 2016, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA.

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Amritabindu Upanishad 4

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, on the 11th of October, 2007, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Boston, MA. This is part of a series on the Amrtitabindu Upanishad delivered in 2007

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Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on the 4th of March, 2020, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Boston, MA. For more material, see the iTunes store.

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Love and Detachment

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on November 17, 2013 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA

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Shivo'ham Shivo'ham

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Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on the 20th of September 2009 at the Vedanta Society in Boston.

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Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, given on October 29, 2017, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA.

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Lecture by Swami Sarvadevananda on the 31st of May 2009 at the Vedanta Society in Boston.

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Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on the 11th of September, 2019, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Boston, MA. For more material, see the iTunes store.

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The Basics of Meditation

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on the 14th of March 2010 at the Vedanta Society in Boston. Some questions addressed were : What is meditation? Why is it important? Whatare the benefits of meditation? These and similar questions areaddressed in this week's reflection.

1hr 31mins

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Being Grateful

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on November 24, 2013 at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA

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Karma: What It Is, What It Is Not

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, on the 27th of February, 2011, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Boston, MA.

49mins

27 Feb 2011

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The Power of Intuition

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda, given on December 1, 2019, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA.

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Lessons from Swami Akhandananda's Life

Lecture by Swami Tyagananda on the 9th of October at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston.

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The Language of Paradox in Advaita Vedanta

Lecture by Swami Sarvapriyananda, given on June 5, 2016, at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston, MA.

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