“The purpose of the organization shall be to teach and make available, by all legally permissible means, the knowledge of yoga meditation within the Tradition of Himalayan Masters, as interpreted by Swami Rama of the Himalayas.”
– AHYMSIN Constitution
Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International
2007 – 2009
Swami Veda Bharati, Spiritual Guide
In February 2007, we, the global family, gathered together at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh, India, at the invitation of Swami Veda Bharati We met people we hadn’t known existed, strengthened relations with those we knew, and began to explore the relationship of kinship. In the process, the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International was formed, a constitution was passed, and the first Executive Committee and other organizational groups were put in place. SRSG is the world headquarters of AHYMSIN.
A Mindfield of Community
In February 2007, Swamiji initiated our Guru Family into a three-year practice of the Ityukta mantra for the purpose of creating a Mindfield of Community – a Sangha. “With a stable mind, you can stabilize all external circumstances. A mindfield thus stabilized is called an organization or a sangha.”
This three year mantra practice is now ending with initiation into a new practice, while the spiritual practice of the stabilizing of the mindfield will continue.
With only three years together, we are a young organization, still learning and growing in abilities and strengths. Yet much has been accomplished, and it is amazing to experience the many abilities of Guru family members as well as their deep spirituality.
Why Would Anyone Want to Join AHYMSIN?
Why would any group or individual want to join AHYMSIN? Swamiji’s answer to this:
"They don’t join AHYMSIN, they receive an initiation. AHYMSIN is a group of initiates for support. How can groups or individuals help the greater family in a spiritual sense? This evolves from time to time if we can succeed in developing a sentiment of Sangha."
Gathering of the Sangha, February 2010
AHYMSIN was formally started in 2007. The Gathering of the Sangha took place at SRSG in February 2010 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama. During this event, spiritual practices were completed and initiated and a new Executive Committee was elected. To read the report on this event, please follow this link: http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Ityukta-2010/gathering-of-the-sangha-report.html
AHYMSIN 3 Year Report
There is a collection of reports from various people who have worked in different parts of AHYMSIN. While the name of the person submitting the report has been given, it should be realized that many of these reports are team efforts and represent more individuals than are being seen. Even though these reports have been written this year, there have been new developments; it’s hard to keep up with everything on paper. For this 3 year AHYMSIN Report, please go to: http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Miscellaneous/ahymsin-three-year-report-2007-2009.html
Rajah Indran, Executive Director
Rajah Indran has been appointed Executive Director of AHYMSIN, and he and his wife, Judy, are in the process of moving to SRSG to live. Rajah was an office bearer, Vice President of Regional AHYMSINs, and a member of the first Executive Committee as well as being a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Adhyatma Samiti, or Spiritual Committee.
This reporting does not completely report on the individual spiritual growth we have experienced or how this growth has affected community. We have been immeasurably blessed, and this blessing flows through our lives in subtle and not-so-subtle ways leading to a self-transformation and a transformation of community that is still evolving.