Mount Kailash – even from its outer appearance, this magnificent peak in the Tibetan part of the Himalayas seems distinctly different. Every year, Sadhguru, and with him groups of meditators, set out to explore the truth behind the legends. And what they have found is “too incredible for any sensible man to believe.”
This video captures a fascinating conversation set on the river Ganga in the ancient city of Kashi between writer, poet and communication specialist Prasoon Joshi and Sadhguru. Clearing myths behind the various rituals of the culture, Sadhguru explains the intricate science from which the rituals were created. He further delves into the elaborate rituals for the deceased, the path of the aghoris, and the mechanics of death, thereby dispelling the fear of death, bringing in the power of spiritual process to take one beyond death itself.
In a series of talks, and a walk around the ancient city with Prasoon Joshi – noted lyricist and scriptwriter – Sadhguru elaborates on the science and geometry behind the layout of the city, the rich mythology of the land, and how despite invasions, Kashi has retained its glory and power, drawing millions of people from all over the world every year.
Composed by Sounds of Isha on the occasion of Dakshinayana or the summer solstice, the momentous time when Adiyogi chose to become the Adi Guru, the first guru, to transmit yoga to his seven disciples.
This chant has to do with the more gentle forms of Shiva. In contrast to his wild and crazy forms, Shambo is a gentler, beautiful form of Shiva. It can be a key to open you up and to break limitations.
This mantra, when uttered with awareness, helps purify the system and bring meditativeness. Aum Namah Shivaya, which is held as the Mahamantra in certain cultures, has something to do with the panchaksharas, or the five elements in nature.
Adi Shankara’s work set to Isha’s own music, from the Mantra Series of Sounds Of Isha. Originally performed during a Guru Pournami Satsang with Sadhguru.
Damaru is the musical instrument of Adiyogi, the first yogi. He is also the Adi Guru or the first Guru. The yogic lore says that on the day of Guru Purnima, he decided to offer the science of yoga to his seven disciples, who are, now, celebrated as the Saptarishis.
Guru Paduka Stotram is a very powerful chant that glorifies the “sandals of the Guru,” which are symbolically represented as “the boat to help cross the endless ocean of life.” This chant enables one to become receptive to the Guru’s Grace.
One of the most well known Sanskrit chants, Nirvana Shatakam was composed by Adi Shankaracharya himself over a thousand years ago. This chant embodies a spiritual seeker’s pursuit.
Three forces. Three qualities. Three devas. A trio, seemingly separate on the surface, but go a little deeper, and you will find a seamless union. Bridge the gap between trinity and unity, and you will find Mahadeva.
Here’s a song to get you in the spirit of Mahashivratri. Listen and let the effortless jive get you swaying.
This outpouring of devotion by Sadhguru Shri Brahma, a yogi of enormous proportions who walked this land about a century ago, captures the complete surrender that he experiences for the Adi Guru.
This song, literally meaning “Don’t Trust Shiva”, is inspired by a poem written by Sadhguru on Shiva, the Adiyogi.
Every year, a group of Isha meditators sets out on a tour of the Himalayas. Accompanying them on this journey is Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev – a spiritual master considered by many to be one of the foremost living sages on the planet. This is a book for those who stayed behind. It is a chance to make pilgrimage on the page, travelling through the unpredictable but fascinating terrain of the Master’s words. Amalgamating discourses and conversations from several yatras, it is a blend of the specific and the timeless….
Shiva – Ultimate Outlaw