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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Traditional Yoga Meditation CDs:
By Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

the Yoga Sutras 

Practical Translations and Discussions
(8 1/2 x 11, 272 pages)

Basic Yoga Meditation
3, 7, 11, and 30-Minute Guided Practices
(Sample from 30-Min, Sample from 11-Min)

Yoga Nidra Meditation
Extreme Relaxation of Conscious Deep Sleep
(Sample from 57-Min Yoga Nidra)

Yoga Sutras Book  CD Baby  Digstation download  CD Baby

(8 1/2 x 11, B&W, 272 pages) For quite a few years people have been asking me about having a printed copy of the Yoga Sutras pages on the website. Because of the print-on-demand technology provided by, this is now available. This “book” is virtually a copy and paste of the pages from the website. There has been some slight reformatting to make things fit well, but it is basically identical to the website. From time to time I will likely update this “book” as the website is updated. I sincerely hope that you find this useful in your journey of meditation. I have attempted to make the translations and descriptions as practical as possible so that you may easily incorporate the principles into your daily meditation practice. In loving service, Swami J (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)

Summary of Practices of the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters 
Meditation, Witnessing, and
Internal Dialogue
(8 1/2 x 11, 87 pages)

Summary of Practices Book 

(8 1/2 x 11, B&W, 87 pages) This book is an expansion of the seven-page Summary of Practices outline which I have used for teaching and training at Abhyasa Ashram (Florida, USA) and Sadhana Mandir (Rishikesh, India) from time to time since 1996, and directly follows the outline on the first or summary page of that handout. The purpose of this longer paper is to complement meditation retreats, classes, and one-to-one coaching sessions. The outline has been gradually revised to make it ever more clear as an expression of the systematic practice of meditation as taught to me and the world in general by Swami Rama. Similarly, I will continue to revise this book to make it increasingly clear as a learning aid to practicing systematic meditation of the tradition of the Himalayan masters. In loving service, Swami J (Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati)

These four traditional guided Yoga meditation practices of 3, 7, 11, and 30 minutes are for those who want to gain a solid practice in traditional meditation, especially for those who feel they have limited time.

The methods are consistent with the authentic meditation teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Vedanta meditation of the Upanishads. They integrate mindfulness and concentration meditation, and lead one towards Kundalini awakening through the path of meditation.

Each of the four meditations follows the same systematic approach, although they are of different lengths to match your time available and your personal inclination. They each guide your attention inward through the levels of your own body, breath, and mind, allowing your awareness to come to rest in a very relaxed state of deep stillness and silence. This systematic approach of self-awareness is one of the most direct and effective forms of meditation.

Simply decide how long you would like to spend with your meditation, and choose the 3, 7, 11, or 30 minute guided practice. You will discover for yourself that calmness, serenity, and peace of mind can be experienced in even a few minutes.

Following the custom of the ancient sages, the depth of Yoga meditation comes from inner awareness of the levels of your own self, rather than by diverting attention through music, as pleasant as music can be. Therefore, there is intentionally no music in these recordings. This inner exploring through self-awareness is a more refined form of meditation that leads you deeper into the stillness and silence of your own being.

Gently focus your attention on each of the aspects of yourself as the voice guides you, including awareness of your body, then your breath, then your mind, and then beyond. Allow all of the other thoughts, emotions, sensations, images, or impressions to come. It is the nature of the mind for thoughts to come. It is also natural for them to go.

As your attention moves systematically inward, you gradually learn to remain undisturbed, unaffected, and uninvolved by the streams of thoughts as they naturally rise and fall. Even a few minutes of stillness and silence, every day, is a very nice gift to give your self.

Track 1: Introduction
Track 2: 3-Minute Meditation
Track 3: 7-Minute Meditation
Track 4: 11-Minute Meditation
Track5: 30-Minute Meditation
Total time (59:42)

See also this article on Basic Meditation

Audio CD
Publisher: Tranquility Productions
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0972471928
ISBN-13: 978-0972471923

This meditation is an authentic rendering of Yoga Nidra as taught in the Himalayas by the Tantra and Yoga masters. While it is an advanced meditation practice, anyone can start the practice and watch it deepen.

Yoga Nidra literally means "Yogic Sleep." In this deep meditation you train your attention to leave the chatter of the Waking state of mind, go past the fantasy of the Dreaming state, and consciously, intentionally enter the stillness of the Deep Sleep state, yet paradoxically remain awake and in deep meditation. For thousands of years the Yogis have used Yoga Nidra to master the art of sleep, to balance the subtle energies, and to experience greater depths of meditation.

The state of conscious Deep Sleep or Yoga Nidra is underneath, behind, or subtler than meditations at either the Waking or Dreaming levels. This subtle state is called "Prajna," which means "supreme knowing." "Pra" means "supreme," and "jna" means "knowing." The conscious experience of this state is a doorway to higher, formless knowing that has been called the infinite library of wisdom and the teacher within.

The depth of authentic Yoga Nidra comes from inner awareness of the levels of your own self, including your body, breath, and the subtler mind, rather than diverting attention through music or inner fantasies (as pleasant as these may be). This inner exploring through self-awareness is a more refined form of meditation that leads you deeper into the stillness and silence of your own being, while remaining fully awake and aware. The Yoga Nidra methods bring you to a place of awareness where you are able to completely let go of any words, thoughts, images, impressions, or pictures in the mind. You are guided to allow your mind to "empty, empty, empty" though you remain fully awake and clear of mind.

The voice will systematically guide you to explore your physical body, then move through 61 specific points within the body, and then practice ascending breath awareness along the body and spine. Your attention will be brought to the space between the eyebrows, then to the throat, and finally to the heart center, where you will go deep into stillness and silence, beyond the activities of the mind.

The Yoga Nidra CD has five tracks. The first track is an introduction (8:02 minutes), describing the state of Yoga Nidra and the practices on the CD. The next four tracks move through four sequential practices that are listened to together, so as to form a complete practice of 57:24 minutes (CD is 65:36 minutes in total). These four tracks can also be listened to individually, as complete practices unto themselves, which allows you to have the benefits of practice when less time is available.

See also this article on Yoga Nidra

Audio CD
Publisher: Tranquility Productions
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0972471901
ISBN-13: 978-0972471909


I am passionate about traditional Yoga meditation as a most profound path to the direct experience of the highest spiritual awakening. In addition to practicing meditation from childhood, from 1994 until the present I have practiced and taught meditation from time to time in Rishikesh, India, including one period of more than five years when I was in continuous residence. I continue to teach in both India and USA, and presently live in Florida. I was born in USA in 1948 and my education includes a BS in Management from Florida State University and an MA in Consciousness, with emphasis in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, in California. I sincerely hope you enjoy these meditations.

Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati ("Swami J")





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.