Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

April 2017 Newsletter

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Photo: Swami Ritavan Bharati

“May we weave the fabric of spirituality in our lives, and within our spiritual family – AHYMSIN.” - Swami Ritavan Bharati in the AHYMSIN Annual Report, 2016-17.

Swamiji requested,
“Please use these four points for discussions within each centre, at regional gatherings and with our next sangha gathering.

  1. Maintaining wholistic and spiritual ideals in life.
  2. Cultivating non-violent sentiments in their subtlety.
  3. Respecting wisdom of elders and nurturing youth with maturing ideals.
  4. Benevolent guidance and discipline in life and in teaching.”

Swami Ritavan invites all who were associated with Swami Veda to attend the SRSG July events, or contribute by way of sharing an audio or video less than 7 minutes for the second anniversary celebration. July 9th will be Guru Purnima, and July 14th will be the 2nd Anniversary of Swami Veda’s Mahasamadhi. There will be a Guru Purnima Retreat 30th June - 9th July and a Maha Samadhi Anniversary Retreat 8th - 16th July. Contact: ahymsin@ahymsin.org

To read The Pull of the Strings of Attachment by Swami Rama, please click on title.

A reminder that International Day of Yoga is June 21, and Swami Veda wrote, “All our initiators, teachers, centres should plan something each year.”

Upcoming Events at SRSG in 2017 include: ongoing guest programmes, 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 with a Jageshwar Mahamritunjaya Temple Pilgrimage, a Preparation Course on Shaivite Tantra, a Retreat-Seminar on The Heart of Recognition (The Pratyabhijñā Hrdayam of Ksemarāja) with Dr. Bettina Sharada Bäumer, Breath Retreat, the International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat, silence retreats, teacher training retreats, initiate retreats, and Navaratri Devi-Pujas.

Newsletter Articles

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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 2017 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-meditations.html)

April Newsletter Articles

Jump directly into any article:

  1. What Is Knowledge by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Transformation of Thoughts by Swami Rama
  3. October Seminar and Pilgrimage
  4. Art of Shavasana by Svetlana Breus
  5. TTP2 Retreat by Riemke de Groot
  6. Online Satsangs by Namita Sinha
  7. October Retreat with Bettina Bäumer
  8. The Shavasana Retreat by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. Mindfulness in Ayurveda & Yoga by Gary Gran
  11. Joyful at Death’s Threshold by Randall Krause
  12. A Week of Silence by Dirk Gysels
  13. 2017 Events and Beyond
  14. Full Moon Meditation Dates
  15. 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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