Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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We are now having online meetings. There is no fee for you to participate in any of the meetings; I have contracted the service and already paid any fees for the service. (See also the Online Activities calendar and the calendar.)

The purpose of the meetings is to serve people who enjoy the articles and practices on the website. I compassionately know that there is so much on the site that it can be difficult to understand, and am often told by people that while they quite like the site, they feel "overwhelmed" by the large number of articles. These online meetings are to help people find the underlying simplicity and practicality of the articles. Our conversations are in a very friendly, open and interactive atmosphere.

Please join in and play together. If you have topic ideas or requests, please let me know and we'll schedule them at a time convenient for you (contact).

Swami J

Time conversion from The local time here is in the Central time zone of US, as we are in West Florida, not East Florida. Ours is the same time as Chicago, Minneapolis, and New Orleans (Times in US are daylight saving time. I'll update this table as times change.).

Current date and time in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
(Swami J's location):


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Meetings while I am traveling

Dear Friends,

While I am traveling, I am unable to modify this page of the website, as the original is on my home computer. However, there is an online meeting link at the Abhyasa Ashram website, where some others can change and update the online page. When I am traveling, please go to the Online meetings page for current information.

Shanti, peace,

Swami J

Typical meeting times:

Typical meeting times (Central Time, US):
4:00pm(1)     7:30pm     8:30am

(1) Bhagavad Gita

UPCOMING: Dates for the following are to be announced. These topical discussions are repeated from time to time.

Day to be announced (repeated from time to time), Date, 2009 Time CDT (US)
What is Yoga?
Throughout the website the word "Yoga" is used in its traditional meaning of spiritual realization, rather than the revisionist meaning of Yoga as a physical fitness program. Traditionally, Yoga (Sanskrit: union) has referred to the realization through direct experience of the preexisting union between Atman and Brahman, Jivatman and Paramatman, and Shiva and Shakti, or the realization of Purusha standing alone as separate from Prakriti. Yoga is the realization of union between the microcosm of individuality with the macrocosm of universality.
Registration Web Link: xxxx

Day to be announced (repeated from time to time)
Introduction to the Yoga Sutras

Sundays. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita (Ongoing discussion)
Online copy is viewed through screen sharing during the meeting.
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This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.