Spirituality & Religion
Devaki and Sureshwara sing and accompany the mantra Jaya Shiva Shankara in a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. Jaya Shiva Shankara addresses Shiva in his kind loving aspect: Shiva means kind, Shankara is the one who does good. Bham, also Bhum, is the sound of Shiva's drum. Hara means to take away - may Shiva take away everything that separates his experience. The song to sing along can be found in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan Songbook under the number 250 or here: Jaya Shiva Shankara, Bam Bam Hara Hara Hara Hara, Hara Hara, Hara Bol Hara Shiva Shiva Shiva Shiva, Shiva Ati-sundara (hara Hara, Hara Hara, Hara Ati-sundara) He Parameshvara Daya Karo
As the athletes wave their farewells to Australia's Gold Coast, leaders of the 53 countries involved turn their attention to the UK, and the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, held this year in London, 16-18 April. As part of their networking, they'll be received by the Queen at Windsor Castle and the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, where religious freedom will be on the agenda. The Commonwealth embraces a quarter of the countries of the world, with extremes of wealth and poverty, 2.4 billion people of all faiths and none, sixty per cent of them under the age of thirty. But what's it for? Is it simply a relic of a long-gone colonial era? Or can it actually do anything about some of the biggest issues facing the world? Roy Jenkins is joined by Dr Andrew Davies, of Birmingham University, co-founder of the Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief; Dr. Sue Onslow, Deputy Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies; Methodist minister Leslie Griffiths, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port, and the Rev'd Aled Edwards, Chief Executive of Cytun, Churches Together in Wales, who's active on a range of human rights issues.
Katyayani sings the mantra Shri Ram Jaya Ram during a Saturday evening satsang at Yoga Vidya in Bad Meinberg. This mantra is a Rama Kirtan. You can find the text for this kirtan in the Yoga Vidya Kirtan Songbook under the number 202: Shri Ram Jaya Ram, Jaya Jaya Ram Om Shri Ram Jaya Ram, Jaya Jaya Ram Jaya Sita Ram Jay (a) Jaya Hanuman Sadgurudev (a) Shivananda Bhagavan Ram stands for Rama, supreme joy. Jaya means victory, triumph. Shri means happiness, rays, shining. May Rama triumph in us, may the blessing of the Divine shine in us and through us. Live Recording from Yoga Vidya Germany. For more english yoga videos, music, blog posts, etc., please visit our english pages at my.yoga-vidya.org. Information on Yoga Vidya Teachers Training Course, seminars or workshops.
In this Spot, Sadhguru recaps his past week’s activities and opens up about his love for the month of March, why the Isha Foundation won the “Green Crusader of the Year” award, and how the Rally for Rivers initiative is progressing. In view of the upcoming International Women’s Day, Sadhguru shares his view on the question of gender equality. He also announces the launch of FREESadhgurudownloads.org. Editor's Note: Connect with Sadhguru! Download the Sadhguru App and get access to Sadhguru’s articles, videos, daily quotes, program info and much more. Available on Android and iOS.
Sadhguru looks at the need to bring balance into the individual and society, so that both the feminine and masculine have equal space. He highlights the need that especially in business and economic leadership, women should play a greater role and bring gentleness into the economic process. Editor's Note: Connect with Sadhguru! Download the Sadhguru App and get access to Sadhguru’s articles, videos, daily quotes, program info and much more. Available on Android and iOS.
The human body, as well as the entire cosmos, is essentially made of just five elements, says Sadhguru. He explains that every yogic practice finds its roots in Bhuta Shuddhi, the cleansing of these elements. If we succeed at this cleansing, he says, we can move towards Bhuta Siddhi, or mastery of the elements. Editor's Note: Connect with Sadhguru! Download the Sadhguru App and get access to Sadhguru’s articles, videos, daily quotes, program info and much more. Available on Android and iOS.
Roy Jenkins visits the offices of Holy Trinity, Brompton, now one of the most famous churches in the world. It gave birth 40 years ago to the Alpha course, a way of exploring the Christian faith reckoned to have been followed by more than 29 million people in 169 countries and 112 different languages. More than 300 churches in Wales are running it at the moment. The man who's been responsible for Alpha for the last 27 years is the Rev Nicky Gumbel. He's been described as one of the most influential Christians in the country. What's that like? What's he like? Roy meets him to find out. This programme was first broadcast in February 2017.