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Swami Parvathiananda shares meditations and wisdom teachings on this page.

Swami Parvathiananda's recordings cover a range of spiritual topics and include teachings, meditations and chanting. We continue to add to this page as Parvathi provides additional material. We are very deeply grateful to have these precious recordings available to our ashram community.

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Swami Parvathiananda Autobiography


Listen to Swami Parvathiananda talking about her spiritual awakening & life.

AutobiographySwami Parvathiananda
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YouTube Talk

Swami Parvathiananda's talk on Swami Venkatesananda

29th June 2021: Experiences and Lessons.

teaching aumSwami Parvathiananda
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Talk Title: The meaning of Aum - 1.19 minutes

This brief talk gives and explanation of the meaning of chanting the sound Aum (Om).

Universal prayer Swami ParvathiSwami Parvathiananda
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The Universal Prayer - 1.15 minutes

Swamiji recites Swami Sivananda's Universal Prayer

PrayerSwami Parvathiananda
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Shanti prayerSwami Parvathiananda
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Chanting in the morningSwami Parvathiananda
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Talk Title: Chanting in the morning - 17.56 min

Listen to this recording while practicing yoga asanas.

The Gayatri Mantra - and explanation 

Early Morning Hymn - entering the fourth state of consciousness.

Food Prayers from the Bhagavad Gita chapters 4 & 15

Purification mantras - during fasting  - I am Bliss | I am contemplating | I am understanding

Beginners meditationSwami Parvathiananda
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Meditation / Beginners - 25 minutes

Swami Parvathi has created this 25 minute meditation for beginner meditators, encouraging stillness and silence and bringing the attention to the heart-space. The words for the Mahamrityanjaya chant which is included in this recording are provided below.

Mahamrityunjaya chant

om tra yam ba kam  -  ya jaa ma he

su gan dhim pushti  -  var dha nam

ur vaa ru-ka-me-va  -  ban dha naat

mrit yor muk shea -  ya maam ri taat

Meditation - The Eternal NowSwami Parvathiananda
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Meditation / The Eternal Now - 25 minutes

 This meditation brings awareness of the reality of living micro-second to micro second, thereby aligning ourselves with the eternal now.


In her commentary, Swami Parvathiananda describes the very being that we are and the reality that the body is our precious instrument for living on this planet. She uses the metaphor of the crystal clear surface of the lake though which we can look into our own being. From the state of Pratyahara (withdrawl of the senses) we enter the state of Dharana (concentration of the mind). And finally we are aware of the eternal now, from micro-second to micro-second. Aligning ourselves with the cosmic power of bliss and joy, we share love and kindness with others.

Meditation - No EdgesSwami Parvathiananda
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Meditation / No Edges to our Being - 25 minutes

This meditation uses the breath to take us inward. We become aware that there are no edges to our being. The pre-requisites for meditation and for bringing a different quality to our daily lives include enthusiasm, excellence and sincerity. Being kind to others is a sign that we are well on the way to becoming yoga practitioners and students of yoga.

Tvameva Mata Chant

Tvameva Mata Cha Pita Tvameva
Tvameva Bandhushcha Sakha Tvameva

Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva
Tvameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva

meditation - Presence of DivineSwami Parvathiananda
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Meditation - Early Morning - In the Presence of the Divine

Begins with chanting and followed by full meditation, releasing into Joy, being in the presence of the divine. Meditation brings us to our innermost being / paying attention to the heartspace – thoughts settle. Meditation is a most impotant practice, in the path of yoga and in the path of life. Meditation ends with chanting.

Chant - PurnimidamSwami Parvathiananda
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Chant - Purnimidam

Listen to this chant and learn the words. 


Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Puurnnam-Udacyate |
Puurnnasya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

1: Om, That (Outer World) is Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); This (Inner World) is also Purna (Full with Divine Consciousness); From Purna is manifested Purna (From the Fullness of Divine Consciousness the World is manifested),
2: Taking Purna from Purna, Purna indeed remains (Because Divine Consciousness is Non-Dual and Infinite),
3: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

chant - from taittiriya upanishadSwami Parvathiananda
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Listen to & learn Sanskrit chants with Swami Parvathi. 

Teaching Practices & SattvaSwami Parvathiananda
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Teaching / Teaching Practices & Sattva 

Just before sunrise, (90 minutes before dawn) there occurs a rush of energy as our body chemistry is being set for the day.  Everything that exists is part of a vast universal energy. Individuality is a human misunderstanding. Air exists because of the earths rotational speed. When we enter into our mediation, and think of the guru, we have a feeling of gratitude, love, and devotion. Incorporate meditation & silence into your life. Ends with a healing chant of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra.

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