Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

March 2017 Newsletter

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Please do not miss news from Ahymsin Board Meeting: March 2017 (#3 below) as there is an invite from Swami Ritavan Bharati within the article.

Navaratri Puja PhotoNavaratri Puja - 9 sacred days dedicated to Divine Mother with non-stop recitations of the thousand names of Divine Mother - is taking place at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) at this time. Swami Veda wrote of these days, “These events are charged with special spiritual energy and a very special time to renew your silence and sadhana.”  There will be an autumn Navaratri Puja at SRSG 21 – 29 September 2017. Photo from Mamta Nakoti.

For Initiates: There will be a retreat 9th - 15th April 2017 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG). "You have...received mantra-diksha. Now the question remains: WHAT after mantra? How to refine it; where to go further? There is always need for (a) refreshing, (b) refining to subtler levels and (c) learning the next steps." - Swami Veda Bharati. There will also be a retreat for initiates 15th - 21st October 2017. For more information: ahymsin@ahymsin.org

For Families and Youth: “All parents like to have their children grow up with spiritual values but do not always have the opportunity to make their wish fulfilled,” Swami Veda wrote when he invited parents to bring their children to the yoga youth and children’s retreats at SRSG.  That invitation continues with Swami Ritavan. These are times of “inspiration, laughter and fun.” There will be an International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat 24th - 30th December 2017 at SRSG.  Contact childrensretreat@gmail.com.

The Vasudeva Principle: Michael Smith, a senior teacher and mentor in our tradition, has been sharing writings about “The Vasudeva Principle.”  

A Tribute: Dr. Krishan Upreti, manager of SRSG, reports, “Yoga seekers… from different parts of the world paid tribute to Mahamandaleshwar Swami Veda Bharatiji Maharaj, Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji Maharaj and B.K.S Iyengerji on the occasion of the International Yoga Week (1-7 March 2017) at Rishikesh…”

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Upcoming Events at SRSG in 2017 include: ongoing guest programmes, silence retreats, teacher training retreats, initiate retreats, Navaratri Devi-Pujas, 40 Day Spiritual Festival Retreat, Guru Purnima Retreat, Mahasamadhi Anniversary Retreat (2nd Anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi), Program for Non-Initiates, Application of Yoga Psychology in Daily Life Retreat, Jageshwar Mahamritunjaya Temple Pilgrimage, Seminar with Dr. Bettina Sharada Bäumer, Breath Retreat, Christian Meditation Retreat, and the International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat.


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March Newsletter Articles

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  1. Rituals in the Modern World by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. The Real and Un-real by Swami Rama
  3. Ahymsin Board Meeting: March 2017 by Rajini Prakash
  4. July Events
  5. International Yoga Festival by Tarinee Awasthi
  6. Rasasvada – Taste of Bliss by Dr. Prakriti Bhaskar
  7. The Dance of Transformation by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
  8. Workshop with Swami Tat Sat by Manon van den Berge
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. HYT-TTP Newsletter, March 2017 by Rabindra Sahu
  11. Dance Participant Feedback
  12. 2017 Events and Beyond
  13. Full Moon Meditation Dates
  14. 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.

Also, Toronto "Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Society of Ontario" members meet at 9:00 pm (local).

Yours in service,  — Ahymsin Office



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