Welcome to Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram Online
Svaroopavidya means the knowing (vidya) of your own inherent divinity (svaroopa). This knowing is an experiential knowing which dawns within, as a result of Swami Nirmalananda's transmission, teachings and the practices she shares.
Swamiji says, "This is about you. This is about how you feel, and about who you feel yourself to be. When you know your own Self, you experience an inner depth and joy. You live in freedom and fearlessness which overflows into a beautiful generosity and love for all."
Swamiji opens and closes every program with this Sanksrit phrase, OM svaroopa svasvabhavah namo namah. It means, "I bow to your inherent divinity, that Beingness that is being you. Again and again, I bow."
Housing & Meals FAQ - for Master Yoga and Ashram trainings and retreats
India 2015 FAQ - what you need to know
July Contemplation Article: "From the Inside-Out" (hear it read by Kusuma Sachs) (click here for index to all 'Contemplation Articles')
For Wed, July 30th, 2014:
- New Satsang talk posted: "Skill in Action" (from June 17th)
For Mon, July 28th, 2014:
- New Satsang talk posted: "Evenness of Mind" (from June 15th)
For Fri, July 25th, 2014:
- New Satsang talk posted: "Yoga is a Quiet Mind" (from June 10th)
For Wed, July 23th, 2014:
New Satsang talk posted: "Shiva Wants to Be You" (from June 13th)
A few new Blog entries: [Click here to review the entire blog]
- "Taking My Yoga & Meditation Practice on Vacation" (by Matrika)
- "Visiting Gurudev Siddha Peeth" (by SheyaPurna)
- "Taglines (Installment #5)"
- "Guru Purniman - the Guru's full moon" (by Swami Nirmalananda)
- "YTT 1" (by Brindi)
- "YTT Level 4 Reflections" (by Matrika)
- "India's Call" (by Priya)
For Fri, July 18th, 2014:
Thank you to all who have been offering your loving donations, which have made our Ashram programs possible.
We offer several levels of membership; our free Ashramite membership, our Shishya Membership and donation-based memberships.
Quick links to "What's Available"
Downingtown Yoga Meditation Center - free satsangs, yoga classes & workshops
Courses & Retreats
Consolidated Blog: Svaroopa Vidya Ashram and Master Yoga Foundation
B&B program to Downingtown
Online Audio Recordings of Swamiji’s talks and sutra commentaries
Contemplation Articles - 20 years of monthly teachings by Swami Nirmalananda
Ashram Store - books, music, statues & more
Meditation Teacher Resources - resources for Svaroopa®-trained teachers