This is is a brief biography of Fr Francis Acharya

Some Bhajans from Kurisumala Ashram

I just heard this different version of Shantivanam’s morning prayer and thought it might be something to share on the Oblates page
Blessings, love and peace,

Munich 29th September 1992 - Bede Griffiths & Rupert Sheldrake

August 2020
Swami SP shared the following video links:-

talk of V. Ganeshan  in Tamil, with Hindi subtitles.  

part 2 

Nochur Venkataraman usually gives talks in English also, once a year. Here is one part of a series of several days from 2015. 
The whole series is on his YouTube channel, and most likely also on Ramanashramam channel. Everyone enjoys listening to him. Ganeshan is the nephew of Ramana Maharshi and used to consider Ramana Maharshi just his uncle as a small boy. However, when he was working in Mumbai (that time:Bombay) for Indian Express newspaper, he felt depressed and used to go to sit by the ocean. One day he experienced cosmic consciousness, being one with the environment. He then went to consult many spiritual teachers and recognised authorities and they told him that it was not possible to have that experience unless he had done a minimum 20 years of sadhana practice. Then he was walking in the street and saw a vendor selling some old books. They were placed on a towel by the road side. He saw Ramana Maharshi's 'Who am I?' treatise. He bought it and realised Ramana had the teaching on what he had experienced. It did not require qualifying for it by working and working for it. So he left this job and came back to Tiruvannamalai. He has traveled all over the world to give talks and satsang and meet people interested in Ramana Maharshi. He has also seen other jnanis whenever possible.
There are talks given by V.Ganeshan also in English on YouTube.

Annamalai Swami built all the buildings during Ramana's time at the ashram.

Wish you all the best

From: Roland Ropers 1.7.2020

RAMANA MAHARSHI - the newly remastered documentary film

From: Roland Ropers 10.7.2020

DAVID STEINDL-RAST - he is over 93 in the talk in September 2019 in Amherst/Massachusetts/USA

It was most likely Brother David’s last trip to the United States where had lived for more than 60 years. Two years ago he returned to his home country Austria and will celebrate his 94th birthday on Sunday 12th July 2020 in the EUROPAKLOSTER St. Gilgen/Wolfgangsee near Salzburg.

Video taken in December 2015 of Sister Valsa's dancers at the gathering of friends and oblates of Shantivanam

21st August 2017

My devotional songs written over a number of years and posted on my Youtube channel. The link is below, as BrCharles Hermit:

much love in Christ,

Charles Dharmasakha

27th June 2017


here is a "Shantivam song" we added to the Christmas Eve celebration at the Sivananda ashram last year. It was beautiful!


BELOW -   We thank Cyprian Consiglio for his permission to share this chant with us. Please click below to listen

06 Faixa 6.mp3

15th April 2017

Video link for you Ad cenam Agni providi  We Gather for the Lambs High Feast, Ancient hymn which I have put to a simple modern music setting.

This hymn is traditionally used from vespers of Easter Sunday to Ascension.

 OM, shanti,shanti, shanti

Phillip Saunders

From: Stefan Andre Waligur
12th May 2016

Here is a chant ' Om Namah Ishaya', I Bow Before You, Jesus.' It was written while I was in Shantivanam in 2010 and became an oblate member.
It is now being sung in a growing number of churches in the United States.
Blessings and Peace,
Stefan Andre Waligur

From:  Stefan Waligur (Macushla)

9th December 2015

here is a recent video of a recording session that I call Celtic Kirtan.

From: Philip Saunders

25th August 2015

you might want to visit my soundcloud recording page two of the songs there are inspired by Abhishiktananda  - Deeper Than Any Words and The Heavens Declare  - Hymn to OM 

8th July 2015

from: Marcos Monteiro

Look and listen my song on the sarod in the lounge music style.


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