Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International
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May 2015 Newsletter

(We combine the newsletter and full moon mailings when they occur very close to each other - Ed.)

On May 18 Swami Veda appeared on stage at the first China International Yoga Conference in Beijing, China! (See newsletter article for full details)

A sea of yellow surrounds Swamiji. Students from the school of Nava Prabhat Charitable Trust founded by Bhagaban Dev. Photo courtesy of Medhawati. (Click image for larger view

Admissions Open for Fall 2015 for the Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam, a 3 to 5 year residential program at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. Come for no less than one year. School year: 1st October – 15th May. Deadline for applications: 15th August. Enquire at: dhyanagurukulam@ahymsin.org  Website: http://dhyanagurukulam.org/

Now Available:

Poetry Reading by Swami Rama. In this recording from 1989, Swami Rama reads his own personal poetry. Poems include original unpublished works, and some published verses from Sikh scriptures like Japji and Sukhamani Sahab, as well as personal entries from his diary. Available on CDbaby.com or iTunes.com

On Learning to Be Human, a lecture by Swami Rama. In this lecture, recorded live in 1979, Swami Rama discusses the qualities that make us human beings and not mere animals. By understanding the purpose of life we can arrive at a state free from all fears and pains, a state of perennial happiness. Available on CDbaby.com or iTunes.com

The Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation by Swami Veda Bharati, a book jointly published by Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust and Full Circle. Order online at www.yogapublications.org  or write to info@yogapublications.org   It is also at Amazon and in Kindle.

My Experiments with Yoga Nidra by Swami Veda Bharati, published by Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust,   is now available on Amazon Kindle store for purchase.  The hard copy of the booklet will also be available from the HYPT office in Rishikesh. To order write to info@yogapublications.org


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May 2015 Newsletter Articles

  1. Pain and Ignorance by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Vairagya by Swami Rama
  3. Pilgrimage to Sikkim by Lori Beron
  4. Returning to my Spiritual Home
  5. Full Moon Meditations in Toronto
  6. Life in the Gurukulam by Ahimsa Ishaya
  7. A Visit to AHYMSIN Korea by Dr. Stephen Parker
  8. Practical Gains from Esoteric Practices
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. Swami Veda in Beijing by Shi Hong
  11. Sometimes Words Diminish the Communication
  12. Inspirations by Meeta Jagtap
  13. 2015 Events and Beyond
  14. Full Moon Meditation Dates

Our next edition is planned for sometime in June, 2015. Deadline for each month's issue is the first week of that month, and issues come out at the end of the month. Full Moon Meditation reminders generally come out 1-2 days before the full moon day.

Full Moon Timings


7 AM

in India (IST), surrounding countries adjust the time accordingly, for example Iran is 5 AM.


8 PM

in East Asia, 8 PM Singapore time. Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand etc. adjust their times to coincide with Singapore time 8 PM.


8 PM

in U.K. (London Time).Those in all European, and all African time zones, please adjust your sitting time to coincide with 8 PM United Kingdom.


10 PM

in New York. Surrounding countries and regions of South, Central and North America and the Caribbean to match their time to 10 PM New York time.


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