Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

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by Swami Rama Centre

CD Cover Image: Lectures on the Yoga Sutras by Swami Rama (Audio)

Lectures on Yoga Sutras: Raja Yoga by Swami Rama

In this lecture Swami Rama systematically explains the eight limbs (ashtanga) or stages in the practice of Raja Yoga. He says that when we start practicing our awareness expands and we become conscious of the many obstacles on the path to realizing our goal. When these problems are resolved, through the practice of meditation, the mind flows toward the center of consciousness within.

He further explains that meditation (dhyana) requires preparation, that it is the 7th rung in the ladder of ashtanga yoga and he then proceeds to discuss the different stages of practice leading to meditation and samadhi.

ISBN 978-81-88157-92-1, mp3 digital download, 78:10 minutes

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Editor’s Note:

Swami Rama wrote the book The Royal Path: Practical Lessons on Yoga (formerly entitled Lectures on Yoga) in which he describes Raja Yoga, sometimes called Ashtanga Yoga.

Other Swami Rama recordings at CD Baby include:

  • Lectures on the Yoga Sutras 1: Samadhi
  • Lectures on Yoga Sutras - Kriya Yoga
  • On Learning to Be Human
  • Poetry Reading
  • Treading the Path
  • Lecture on Healing
  • Love, Sex & Relationships
  • Teachings of the Himalayan Tradition
  • Lecture on Holistic Health
  • Guided Practice of Mantra and Meditation
  • Conscious Living
  • AUM: A Meditation in Sound
  • Bhole Prabhu Sings

Swami Rama Centre (SRC) was created to ensure that the works of H.H. Dr. Swami Rama continue to be available as a source of inspiration to countless spiritual seekers. The Centre itself is located at Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) in Dehradun, India. It is a multi-faceted complex where the writings and teachings of H.H. Dr. Swami Rama are preserved and made available to all who are interested. The complex includes a photo-biography of Swamiji and meditation hall. The publication of Swamiji’s unpublished works is a focus of Swami Rama Centre. The Meditation Hall is a zone of silence, open daily for meditation from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Adjacent to the meditation hall is the room where Swamiji left his mortal body. Swami Rama Centre has an English spiritual bookstore offering books by Swami Rama, Swami Veda, and other spiritual traditions, along with a selection of gift items. The entire complex is surrounded by a garden.

Swami Rama talking about the Yoga Sutras can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBBD86952A2239E79

A reading by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati of Swami Rama's article on Raja Yoga from Inspired Thoughts of Swami Rama can be seen at Raja Yoga by Swami Rama.




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