Gita Chapter 6 (2004 Retreat)
Dhyana Yogah—The Yoga of Meditation
Meditation is the most profound and effective technique in the pratice of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. This chapter, therefore, elaborates upon the art of practicing meditation, which is the basis of all the mystic movements of the world.
Devi Mahatmya or Durga Shaptashati is a portion from the Markandeya Purana written by Sage Vyasa. This unique scripture views God as Mother and presents highly mystical stories depicting the journey of the soul from darkness to Light in three stages: Devi, in the form of Durga, destroys gross impurities urging the aspirant to develop purity of heart. As Laksmi, She brings about the blossoming of divine qualities and frees the mind of distractions. And as Saraswati she destroys ignorance and egoism, leading the soul to the heights of spiritual enlightenment.
Lectures from Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda. 10 Lectures in 10 video DVDs and 1 MP3 CD
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Raja Vidya Raja Guhya Yogah—The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret
There is a royal secret by which one may attain Liberation even in this very life. The secret lies in relinquishing everything to God. A devotee should surrender not only all his actions, but also his innermost thoughts at the Feet of the Lord—this includes not only the positive thoughts, but also the impurities of his heart. This is the secret of spiritual transformation.