Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

December Newsletter

This will be the last AHYMSIN Newsletter of 2015. As a year ends it is often the time for us to consider how we are using time. At the end of 2012, Swami Veda reminded us “Each second a new year begins.” We have updated his message to the current year… “May all the 31536000 years from 31 December 2015 to 31 December 2016 be cause for celebrations and serve for you as gateways to the Non-temporal.”

Cleaning blankets for Karma Yoga during TTP Helping others to clean blanketsThis newsletter includes the TTP bi-annual newsletter as well. Here’s a couple of photos of TTP students participating in ‘karma yoga day’. Notice the youngest participant helping out!

We would like to thank all who have contributed to the AHYMSIN Newsletter. Your sharing has enriched the sangha. We invite this sharing to continue. John Sellinger has kindly agreed to start helping with the AHYMSIN Newsletter editing.  Stephan Hodges continues with formatting and other assistance. We are looking for additional people who would like to help. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring opportunities.

AHYMSIN Korea has started a yoga sutras study and is also translating the yoga sutras into Korean.  Hansa (Helen Choe), a center leader in the Republic of Korea and a mantra initiator, is currently doing a Silence Retreat at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) and shared the news.

Sadhana: The Path to Enlightenment by Swami Rama has been translated into Chinese.

We invite you listen to Swami Veda Bharati talking about Peace, The Basic Urge (click on title).

To read Defining Yoga-Nidra: Traditional Accounts, Physiological Research, and Future Directions by Stephen Parker, PsyD, E-RYT 500; Swami Veda Bharati, DLitt,; and Manuel Fernandez, PhD, as it was published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, please click on title.  Stoma (Dr. Stephen Parker) also has a Yoga Nidra recording available for purchase at CD Baby, iTunes or Amazon.com


Please click here to view the Ahymsin Newsletter: http://www.ahymsin.org/docs2/News/1512Dec/index.html

If you'd like to jump directly into any one of the articles you can use the "Newsletter Articles" section below.

Please Share Your News We invite you to share what is happening in their centers and your experiences, insights, and questions. With such sharing, we can learn more about one another and strengthen one another in our sadhana, becoming a true “sangha”. We welcome your articles. You can write to ahymsin@ahymsin.org

For Upcoming Events please click 2016 Events and Beyond. (http://ahymsin.org/main/events-maps-schedules/upcoming-events.html)

For Full Moon Meditations, please click Full Moon Meditation Calendar. (http://ahymsin.org/main/practice/full-moon-meditation.html)

December Newsletter Articles

  1. Half a Halo by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Fearlessness by Swami Rama
  3. HYT- TTP Newsletter by Rabindra Sahu
  4. Annual Initiators Retreat by Michael Kissener
  5. A Stay at SRSG by Jim Fraser
  6. Holistic Motherhood by Dr. Shirin Venkatramani
  7. Wish List 2015 by YYCR Organizers
  8. In Homage to Swami Veda by Swami Jaidev Bharati
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. Dharma in the World Today by Sabina Cesaroni
  11. Finding a True Teacher by Randall Krause
  12. March Retreat at SRSG 2016
  13. 2016 Events and Beyond
  14. Full Moon Meditation Dates
  15. Location of our SRSG ashram

Our next edition is planned for sometime near the end of January, 2016, and will be the last one of the year. We hope everyone everywhere enjoys the holiday seasons and family time, both with close family and our world-wide family. Deadline for submissions to each month's issue is the first week of that month. Full Moon Meditation reminders generally come out 1-2 days before the full moon day. When full moon meditation reminders and newsletter timings are close, we try and send a single mailing to the combined list.

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.

Yours in service,  — Ahymsin Office





The Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation

Purification of Thoughts     Dhyana     Mindfulness     Japa     Dharana     Shavasana     Breath Awareness     Qualified Preceptor     Guru Disciple Relationship     Unbroken Lineage     Silence     Full Moon Meditation

Copyright © 2009-2015 by AHYMSIN ®