Weekly Programs

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Weekly Satsang With Swami Shankarananda

Satsang and meditation at Sri Nityananda Ashram

Satsang is the high point of the week at the Sri Nityananda Ashram and is a festive and vibrant event.  It’s the perfect program to attend if it’s your first time visiting the Ashram, are new to meditation or spirituality or even if you’re an avid spiritual practitioner. All are welcome. Satsang means ‘to keep the company of Truth.’ Coming together to be in Guruji’s company, we hear the teachings of the inner Self and the Great Beings from many different traditions.


Satsang includes a talk from Guruji and darshan which is a chance to meet him and Devi Ma in person. Darshan is translated as ‘to be seen by’ and is a moment of contact with the Guru, which is really a moment of contact with our own Self. There is also meditation and chanting, an uplifting yogic practice to still the mind and open the heart.


You are also welcome join us for a delicious vegetarian dinner at 6.00pm for $10 and arati at 7.00pm, a devotional practice involving chanting and the waving of lights.


Saturday Nights from 7.30pm $10

Shiva Process


Shiva Sri Nityananda Ashram Mount Eliza

In Self-inquiry we use a series of questions to invoke the profound wisdom of the inner Self. We look directly at inner blocks and tension that cause us distress and separate us from peace, happiness and insight. Once seen and acknowledged, you can learn how to undo them.



Swami Shankarananda Meditation

In the Study Group Swamiji leads a discussion of selected texts and scriptures. The chosen texts are always interesting and relevant to one’s spiritual practice. They are drawn from many sources, both East and West. Deepen your understanding of the inner process.

Morning Programs:

Guru Gita & Meditation

Saraswati Goddess of Music

Chanting and meditation are essential to sustain a connection with the inner Self. The sacred text, the Guru Gita, is chanted on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Baba Muktananda called this ‘the one indispensable text’.

On other mornings, the meditation cave is open for use.


Yoga at Ashram

Hatha yoga is known for its many benefits, from reducing tension and anxiety, to improving agility and generating physical vitality. Yoga is recognised in the medical community as a powerful approach to overall well-being.

  • Shiva Process Self-Inquiry

    Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm

    $25 ($20 conc.)
  • Study Group

    Resumes in February 2019

  • Guru Gita

    Tuesday + Saturday mornings 7.30am - Sunday mornings 8:30am

  • Yoga Classes

    See the yoga schedule

    $20 ($17 conc.)
The Sri Nityananda Ashram now has several podcasts, including Swami Shankarananda's Satsang talks and Self-inquiry tracks!