Lectures from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Tantra, Tantric Sex, Kama Sutra... Many people believe you can get closer to God through a practice of sacred sensuality by raising your erotic energy. Learn lovemaking positions so you and your lover can connect with higher powers and create deeper intimacy through spiritual teachings, breathing and meditative exercises that expand both mind and body. It's not sex therapy yet sacred sexuality and lovemaking techniques can be used for erotic issues such as anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, recovery from sexual trauma, yoni massage and marriage enhancement. If you want to learn how to achieve higher states of sensual consciousness or to live your life in total sensuality, this show, artfully hosted by Francesca Gentille, editor of "The Marriage of Sex and Spirit" will explore the writing, work and ideas of the most famous sensuality experts today in fields as diverse as Red Tantra, Buddhist Tantra, Hindu Tantra, Taoist Sexuality, Kama Sutra, Sexual Shamanism, Quodoshka, and Christian sacred sexuality. Discover how to have a love affair with life. Recent episodes include: THE SEXUAL STAGES IN RELATIONSHIP AND HOW COUPLES CAN INCREASE INTIMACY & PASSION THE SEXUAL YOGINI LIFESTYLE THE EROTIC REVOLUTION YOGA GODDESS WORSHIP CREATING SEXUAL PASSION IN IMPERFECT RELATIONSHIPS CLINICAL SECRETS OF A TANTRIC SEX THERAPIST TANTRA ENERGETICS FOR LONGER LASTING LOVEMAKING SEXOLOGICAL BODYWORK & SEXUAL CONFIDENCE DIVINE NECTAR AND AMRITA PUJA: EROTIC WORSHIP & INTIMATE PRESENCE CHAKRAS: PORTALS TO INTIMATE ENERGY BECOMING A TANTRIKA OR DAKINI AFTER 50 KUNDALINI ENERGY Guests include: Phil Love, Dreaming-Bear Baraka Kanaan, Tammy Nelson, Carolena Fleishman, Sherry Froman, Dr. Betty Martin, Steven Vogue & Anastas Harris, Ty Gesyuk, Sally Valentine, Somraj Pokras, Wendy Maltz, Stuart Sovatsky, Trebbe Johnson, Philip Johncock, Jonia Mariechild, LaSara Firefox, Danielle Harel, Celeste Hirschman, Lisa Schrader, Destin Gerek, Anita De Francesco, Donald Michael Kraig, Ina "Laughing Winds" Mlekush, Lori Grace Star, Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson, Linda Savage, Suzie Heumann, Geralyn Gendreau, Carla Tara, Charla Hathaway, Judy Kuriansky, Nicole Daedone, Stephen Braveman, Anodea Judith, Dr. Patti Britton, Evalena Rose, Stella Resnick, Kutira Decosterd, Phil Brucato, Gina Ogden, Sylvia Brallier, Tallulah Sulis, Bonnie Gabriel, Grace Purusha, Baba Dez, Alan Davidson and a never ending list of evolved, experienced teachers every week. SCROLL DOWN HERE TO LISTEN TO ANY EPISODE.
Earth Ancients chronicles the growing (and often suppressed) evidence of known and unknown civilizations, their ruined cities, and artifacts developed from advanced science and technology. Erased from the pages of time, these cultures discovered and charted the heavens, developed medicine and unleashed advancements that parallel and, in many cases, surpass our own. Join us and discover our lost history. Armed with the thousands of anomalous archeological discoveries which have not been covered by conventional science and the media, we can no longer deny our ancient cultural inheritance. Our written history is wrong and we’ve been led to believe that humanity is just a few hundred thousand years old. In fact, the Hindu Yugas advance the notion that Homo Sapiens are millions of years old, and have lived on planet Earth through a series of rebirths. It’s now a fact that we are the survivors of a series of cataclysmic events that took place approximately 12,000 to 14,000 years ago. Our ancestors may have been aware of these impending disasters and fled underground shelter, or survived in caves; others may have left the planet, but a huge number perished. Though Earth Ancients does explore some of the popular theories that ancient aliens have visited our planet, our philosophy and research paradigm is decidedly Earth-centric, elevating the historical discourse about human brilliance and ingenuity found in the archaeological evidence. For example, many of the lost cultures were able to: Harness natural electromagnetic field and channel them to build pyramids and colossal buildings Power tools and machines to shape sculptures and cut water channels Execute superior scientific and technical abilities lost to modern society
Two years, two months and two days! This is what forms the time line of one man's quest for the simple life and a unique social experiment in complete self reliance and independence. Henry David Thoreau published Walden in 1884. Originally drafted as a series of essays describing a most significant episode in his life, it was finally released in book form with each essay taking on the form of a separate chapter. Thoreau's parents were in financial straights, but rich intellectually and culturally. The young Henry was educated in the best of schools in their home town, Concord, Massachusetts and went on to graduate from Harvard, where he read history, philosophy, theology and literature. He commenced working as a school master in Concord but soon quit when he discovered that he was not ideologically suited to methods employed in those days which included corporal punishment. During this time, a chance meeting with the great philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson marked a turning point in his life. Deeply influenced by Emerson's ideas and his Transcendentalism cult, Thoreau embarked on the Walden experiment. The Transcendentalism movement was an amalgam of Buddhism, German and English Romanticism, Hindu teachings, Confucianism and placed great emphasis on emotional wellbeing, self reliance and personal truths rather than social norms. It rejected society's dominance over the individual. Walden Pond was located in a property owned by Emerson. Here, Thoreau built a cabin and proceeded to live a completely self sufficient life, gathering his own food and preparing it, sleeping and reading and appreciating nature as the whim took him. He meticulously recorded every experience and this forms the body of work known as Walden. The book received a lukewarm reception when it first appeared, but went on to gather cult status with the advent of the Flower Power generation, the anti-establishment movements against the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement. The concepts of individual freedom and individual choice became ingrained in the American psyche as a new generation of Americans re-discovered Walden. Walden's main appeal lies in its exploration of themes like solitude, economy, the simple life and the Higher Laws that he describes which relate to man's relationship to nature. Thoreau's style is attractive and easy, full of nuggets of folksy wisdom. Modern proponents of simplifying life, those who oppose our over reliance on technology and advocates of inner spiritual awakening are sure to find Walden a valuable and rewarding read.
One of the world’s most valued scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture which is a part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. Undeniably, it is also one of the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The scripture offers a guide on how to achieve a self-sufficient life and clarification of Indian theology. Written in the form of a poetic dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, the piece is comprised of 700 verses. It depicts the relationship between man and God, a divine purpose, and the omnipresence of God that serves to reward good. The literary piece takes place on the eve of a great battle which promises to be violent and with definite casualties. On the scene of the battlefield, Prince Arjuna is inspecting the area while in doubt and morally insecure about whether or not to go ahead with the battle against his very own kin. In response to the prince’s indecisiveness, Krishna explains his duties as a prince as he proceeds to address certain philosophies using examples and analogies. For that reason, the dialogue has been presented as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and attainment of self-contentment. Most inspiring is the purpose of the sacred Hindu text, whose aims are not merely to enlighten and instruct on the scope of religion, but also try and reach out to humanity in general in order to incite a better life for everyone and promote coexistence. By means of its philosophies and knowledge, the document presents profound wisdom which is sure to leave an eternal impression through its powerful and perpetual message. A work offering comfort and enlightenment, the Bhagavad Gita is regarded with much respect and love as it directs its readers towards a fulfilling and joyous life. Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold, the book presents a translation magnificently written and true to the original, as it alluringly stirs up emotion and strong imagery within its audience.
H.H. Avadhuta Sri Ramakrishnananda Babaji Maharaja is a Hindu spiritual master, and founder of the Vimuki Yoga Mission. He lives and teaches at the Vimukti Yoga Ashram located in the Catskill Mountains, NY. When Prabhuji Ramakrishnananda was a child, he had a divine and spontaneous experience that triggered his long spiritual quest for enlightenment. That search took him around the world as he sought guidance and answers from religious leaders and spiritual masters. Thirty years later, the blissful experience returned as a complete realization of the Self. Many years of both theoretical and practical study, together with a direct realization of the Self, have made Prabhuji a genuine authority on each of these various paths of yoga, including: purna yoga, nada yoga, raja yoga, hatha yoga, bhakti yoga, mantra yoga, kundalini yoga, karma yoga, jnana yoga, tantra yoga and kriya yoga.
Join us as we explore the rich culture, philosophies, techniques, and stories from the east that have endured millenniums and continue to enrich the lives of billions in the modern world. Mantras, meditation, Buddha, yoga, alternative healing, and the Hindu pantheon of gods- we cover it all. We promise you'll quickly realize why the east has been beloved throughout history. Lofty ideas and down-to-earth wisdom make our show inspiring, practical, and even life changing! For daily inspiration, be sure to check out our blog: http://www.sivanaEast.com Shop our store at: http://www.sivanaspirit.com
Fred Wooden, Senior Minister at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, hosts this live weekly call-in conversation about the lively issues of religion and politics, especially when they collide. Join him and his rotating posse of friends - April Crowe, ACLU attorney Pete Armstrong, Prakaresh Fred Stella (Hindu Temple of GR), Michael Johnston, Katy Jaramillo, and others. Fred's...
Lectures and classes on Vedanta and Yoga given at the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society in Boston, USA, by Swami Tyagananda, who is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Vedanta means the essence of the Vedas (veda+anta). Although popularly identified with the basic scripture of the Hindus, Vedas are really neither “books” nor essentially “Hindu.” By Vedas is meant the accumulated treasury of spiritual laws discovered by enlightened beings. Vedanta stands for spiritual wisdom that transcends borders defined by religion, culture, race and nationality. It is possible to perceive Vedanta as a spiritual tradition that simultaneously respects and transcends all religions. The practices of Vedanta include prayer, worship, meditation, spiritual study, and selfless service. Vedanta respects all spiritual traditions and encourages everyone to learn from the teachings offered by the prophets and teachers of all religions.