Video “Mantra, Meditation and Faith” by Swami Satchidananda

When: Wed, May 14, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Friends Meeting of Richmond, Kensington Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States (map)
Description:  At the beginning of this satsang, Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda is asked a question about how to use a mantra. This leads him into a discourse on how to develop a relationship with one’s mantra. He explains how to work with the mantra, the sound vibration and to utilize visualization to enhance one’s meditation. He stresses the importance of sticking to one technique: “The tendency of the mind is to change constantly. So, when you select something, stick to that.”

Sri Gurudev also speaks, at length, about the role that faith plays in one’s spiritual practice and one’s life: “It is that one-pointed devotion and one- pointed mind that is going to bring you the benefit. So let not our intellect interfere in our spiritual practice.”
This DVD captures the spontaneity and energy of a public talk providing a beautiful opportunity to sit with Sri Gurudev and be guided by his vast wisdom.

Additional topics include:
• The Role of Intellect in Self-Inquiry • Faith and Truth
• The Sage and the Hunter Parable • Karma Yoga vs. Meditation
• It’s All in God’s Hands

About Sri Swami Satchidananda: Sri Gurudev founded and spiritually guides Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville® and the global Integral Yoga® organization. One of the most revered Yoga masters of all time, Sri Gurudev is regarded by many as an apostle of peace. He is the author of many books, among them: Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, and The Golden Present.

FREE, but a $5 suggested donations is welcome, but not necessary.

A brief Kirtan (chanting) before the screening of this talk, lead by Lydia Nitya Griffith and Vimala Nora Pozzi.

About Yogaville: It is a large spiritual center in central Virginia. A focal point is the LOTUS  (Light Of Truth Universal Shrine), an interfaith shrine dedicated to the Light of all faiths and to world peace. In 2002, Sri Gurudev entered Mahasamadhi (a God-realized soul’s conscious final exit from the physical body).

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