The Himalayan Mountains have been the home of sages for millennia. These great sages have lived and passed on knowledge of the yogic teachings to disciples who then became masters passing on the teachings in an unbroken lineage since the Vedic period. Twelve hundred years ago Shankaracharya organized his teaching into five centers of the Himalayan Tradition. As one of those five, our tradition is the Bharati lineage.
Built like a beautiful meditation hill village, Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) was established by Swami Veda Bharati in 2002. Sadhaka means “spiritual seeker” and Grama means “village” in the sanskrit language – thus we are “A village of spiritual seekers devoted to the teachings of Swami Rama of the Himalayas.” Sadhakas from all spiritual traditions and from all walks of life are welcome at SRSG for learning yoga meditation.
Every sadhaka arriving at the ashram receives personal instructions and the program is tailored according to the length of time one chooses to stay. You may come anytime during the year; come alone or with family and friends.
The unique opportunity to study and deepen the practices of the subtle aspects of yoga meditation as taught within the Himalayan Tradition draws sadhakas from all the different world religions and spiritual traditions to SRSG.
Enter the path of Meditation as taught by Himalayan Sages
The Gems of Ancient Wisdom Series is a reflection of Swami Veda’s love expressed in simple words that manifest deep wisdom.
Our beloved Swami ji touched the lives of many. His captivating aura effortlessly drew countless numbers of those on the spiritual path who yearned for knowledge, who sought answers and comfort. Many simply wished to be in his luminous presence. “Let every person feel loved” was the message that was consistently demonstrated.
The AHYMSIN Full Moon Illuminations Newsletter this month recognizes the pains and sufferings of recent events as we reflect upon current and on-going global issues with a spiritual salve of healing through the teachings of the Tradition.
You should learn to examine your fears. Why are you committing the mistake of not examining your fears? Learn to examine your fears. Why think negatively all the time? Do you know what happens, what you are doing to yourself? Fear invites danger, remember this. Don’t put yourself in danger.
The fall workshop will be held during the month of November. Whereas the spring workshop touched on all ten subject areas of our teacher training, the fall workshop will focus on the primary practice of our tradition - meditation. Different aspects of meditation practice will be emphasized from a practical approach based on sadhana, by a group of teachers who have themselves delved deep in the practice. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will once again be available for those registering to the workshop.
Gather all your senses. Let your mind, body, breath be in harmony and peace. The seat of your mind at peace. Bring that peace to all your limbs., organs, and faculties. Feel the peacefulness in your forehead. Peacefulness in your vocal organs and your jaw. Peace descending into your neck and shoulders. Peace in your arms. Peace in your hands and fingers. Let them rest in peace as you breathe. Breathing gently, slowly, smoothly.
Swami Veda Bharati gave two lectures on "Peaceful Planet, Heart, and Mind" in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on August 5 & 7, 2010. This is an excerpt of the original lectures.
So, I leave you the question; “do you want to suffer recession or do you want to enjoy the renunciation?” Your renunciation will be helped by your mind discovering its inner fullness through the practice of meditation. That’s all.
Meditation is renunciation. Renunciation means reduction of, reduction of possessions, property. Reduction of wishes and desires is renunciation; and with that naturally comes what in Sanskrit language we call ‘Abhaya’.
Our Gurudeva, Swami Rama, has said that “For a genuine and everlasting transformation, one must practice a systematic method of self-discipline and self-training. Mere philosophy and intellectual knowledge cannot stand in time of need, if one does not know how to use the essentials of that philosophy in one’s daily life. Applying theoretical knowledge and living with it in daily life is called practice.” The Himalayan tradition of dhyana-yoga does not merely provide the technique for meditation but teaches the methods whereby one’s meditation practice may be applied to cultivate, enhance, beautify one’s personality, leading to very practical benefits in personal, interpersonal and work life.