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Shanti Sadan is a centre of the Yoga of Self-Knowledge, Adhyatma Yoga, and the philosophy of non-duality, Advaita Vedanta.

Advaita Vedanta teaches that the true Self of each individual is not in essence different from the non-dual reality underlying all. Adhyatma Yoga provides practices through which this identity may be approached.

Direct realization of this identity is the highest goal of life, and brings the cessation of limitations and suffering.

The practices include ethical living, devotion to truth, study, service and meditation.


Weekly Meditation Practice Meetings - and new meeting time

Sunlight on the sea

There are meditation practice sessions every Tuesday evening at Shanti Sadan. Until Tuesday 5 July the meetings begin at 8pm.

Please note that from Tuesday 12 July 2016 onwards these meetings will begin at 7pm.

The meetings are free and suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike. All are welcome. More details

These are the meditations currently being done together on Tuesday evenings.

Here is a recording of a recent session including these practices, which we could follow for our own daily meditation.


From Self-Knowledge Journal: Realizing the Infinite Peace

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"The infinite peace is with us right now, ever present, yet apparently hidden. Positive, conscious use of our memory is a key practice of the higher Yoga... The highest possibilities are open to all of us: we can learn to lighten our psychological burdens, and we can also learn how to throw them off completely..."

From Realizing the Infinite Peace in the Spring 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


Self-Knowledge Journal: Now available for e-readers

cover of SK journal

Self-Knowledge Journal is now available to read on all popular e-reader applications. Read Self-Knowledge on your Kindle, iBook or other e-reader with all the features enabled. This and access to the archive of on-line issues is open to subscribers. On-line subscriptions are available immediately at minimal cost. Login or subscribe. See the archive.


More from Self-Knowledge Journal: Our Spiritual Awakening

"If we ask ourselves what we really want, surely it is a happiness that is secure, lasting, free from limitations, threats and defects. The teaching suggests such a happiness is possible. ‘For a long while you have not seen perfect happiness. Experience now this highest state of beatitude in front of you’, that is, close at hand..."
From Our Spiritual Awakening in the Winter 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.


From Self-Knowledge Journal: The Bhagavad Gita - from Grief to Peace

"The first stirrings of spiritual longings in us may take the form of a feeling that we should withdraw from all this... The life of spiritual enquiry is in fact an entirely positive enterprise, in pursuit of a vision in which everything is seen in its true perspective, and a fulfilment which is independent of circumstances..."
From The Bhagavad Gita - from Grief to Peace in the Winter 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.

Key Yoga Teachings

Selected articles from Self-Knowledge Journal present some key teachings on the spiritual Yoga.