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Podcast: Swami Sivananda’s Humility

Click here to listen to Swami Sivananda’s Humility if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 9:45 minutes. This podcast is the last in the series of Abbot George’s Reminiscences of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, focusing on incidents showing Swami Sivananda’s humility. … Continue reading

Podcast: Days with Sivananda

Click here to listen to Days with Swami Sivananda if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 15:19 minutes. What was it like to spend time with a spiritual giant like Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh? In today’s podcast Abbot George shares … Continue reading

Remembering Sivananda, Podcast Part 2

During his first trip to India in 1962 Swami Nirmalananda Giri (Abbot George Burke) was blessed to spend time with the great Swami Sivananda at his ashram in Rishikesh. In this three-part podcast Abbot George shares his memories of this saint with visitors to our … Continue reading

Podcast: Remembering Sivananda, Part 1

With this post, we begin our new Podcast section, which will be added to on a regular basis. These will be talks on meditation, practical aspects of spiritual life, memories of remarkable spiritual figures Abbot George has met, and much more. During his first trip to … Continue reading

Can Women Attain Liberation?

Anandamayi Ma Even today in India there are people who believe that there is no need for a woman to engage in meditation because it is impossible for a woman to attain liberation. My friend, Saguna Hejmadi (a cousin of Papa Ramdas of Anandashram), was … Continue reading