Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

October 2016 Newsletter

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Geckho"Let your minds smile, so that your hearts can love." – Swami Ritavan Bharati at a satsang at Himalayan Yoga Institute – Firenze (Florence, Italy) on September 28, 2016.

We welcome Hrvatski Centar Himalajske Tradicije (HCHT) as a new affiliate center in Croatia! “Wonderful to know that you are fulfilling our beloved Swamiji's vision of a Center in Croatia,” Swami Ritavan has written to center leader, Patricija Kos. Patricija has written an article about how Swami Veda asked her to start the center and what then happened; please see the article “Birth of a New Center” in this newsletter.

“Pure happiness of the first Croatian group with Swami Veda in Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama,” Patricija writes of this photograph from 2015.



From Puskás Kata Szidónia: "The Hungarian Facebook page of Himalayan Yoga Tradition was started five years ago with a blessing from Swami Veda. We are very happy to share with you that we have just reached 10.000 followers. Through this medium, teachings of the Tradition reach thousands of people on a daily basis with some of the posts getting to 30-40.000 readers. We are thankful for the blessings from the Guru lineage helping our work to advance."


Nalini Behari: 1979 - 2016

We honor the life, service, and sadhana of Nalin Behari. Among other things, Nalini has been a moving force with Ahymsin Youth, with the annual International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreats at SRSG, and with the Holland sangha, including just recently, as Shailendra Bisseswar wrote, “A spiritual daughter of Swami Vedaji, Nalini Behari, woke up the Dutch family by sending forth the wishes of Swamiji…” which prompted them to celebrate the 1st Mahasamadhi Anniversary with a gathering of sadhakas and their children. Nalini passed away on 28th October. This photo of Nalini with Swami Veda Bharati was taken in December 2011 at an International Yoga Youth and Children’s Retreat that she had helped organize.

Silence Retreats with Swami Ma Radha Bharati in 2017. 18th January - 27th January 2017 or 27th January – 5th February 2017 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), in Rishikesh, India. Come for either 10 days or 20 days. Please plan to arrive a couple of days before the starting date and plan to stay at least one day after the silence retreat. This is with approval of the silence guide. Approval for the full 10 or 20 days of silence may be contingent upon prior systematic silence practice and/or experience in the basic practices of the Himalayan Tradition. Mauni Amavasya is 27th January 2017. Contact ahymsin@ahymsin.org


World Heart Day

An article by Swami Rama: Exercise and Good Health (click to read), and...

On 29 September 2016, Marilou Hermens wrote “Today is World Heart Day and i want to share with you the most important exercise for a healthy heart or to support your heart when there are any health issues. This exercise, asana has been taught by Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati, Himalayan Yogis. Enjoy and practice.” and shared this video on Makarasana. She later shared a video on the Lion Pose and “Breathing while carrying heavy suitcase.” Marilou is teaching at the Science of Breath Seminar, 30th October - 5th November 2016 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) and will be giving another Breath Retreat at SRSG 29th October - 4th November 2017. Contact ahymsin@ahymsin.org



International Yoga Youth & Children's Retreat

December 22 – December 31, 2016, at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG). From Ahymsin Youth: A retreat for children, young adults, and parents to experience yoga in a practical and joyful way. A unique opportunity to sow the seeds of yoga in early family life with the teachings of the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga and Meditation as taught by Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati. Each day we will explore a blend of different activities designed to cultivate self awareness through hatha yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation. Children will also enjoy a variety of activities like creative art, games, stories, and nature walks along the serene banks of Ganga in Rishikesh. You are all invited! Write to us at: childrensretreat@gmail.com

Weekly California Group Meditation

“Dear Friends, Himalayan Yoga Meditation--Los Angeles (Hym-LA) and San Diego Yoga Friends (a satellite of Hym-LA) invite you to join our weekly group meditation (by time rather than place) every Sunday morning beginning at 7:30 AM Pacific time. Reminders are sent out a day or so in advance; if you'd like to be on the mailing list for reminders, kindly send your email address to ranchosanctuary@gmail.com and we'll add you to the list. Yours in service, Randall Krause”

To help you plan your sadhana stay at SRSG, please regularly check out our Upcoming Events.


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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)

October Newsletter Articles

  1. Be the Dwelling Place of God by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Understanding the Mind by Swami Rama
  3. Intensive Silence Retreat by Manon van den Berge
  4. A New Center Is Born by Patricija Kos
  5. Swami Ritavan in Budapest by Puskás Kata Szidónia
  6. Shavasana Retreat in March
  7. Dance Workshop in February
  8. Two New Books
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. AHYMSIN Board: September 2016 by Rabindra Sahu
  11. Stomaji’s Visit in Athens by Sofia Foteina
  12. Jelle Grupstra’s Center by Stephen Parker (Stoma)t
  13. An Unexpected Blossoming by Joachim Volger
  14. Northern California Silence Retreat by Maryon Maass
  15. Workshops in Greece by Stephen Parker (Stoma)
  16. Around the Globe Facebook Sharings
  17. 2016 Events and Beyond
  18. Full Moon Meditation Dates
  19. Location of our SRSG ashram


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.

Toronto "Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Society of Ontario" members also meet at 9:00 pm.

Yours in service,  — Ahymsin Office



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