Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

August 2017 Newsletter

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“But there is another family,
and that is the family in the Spirit,
and in that family
all those who have received a tiny seed of grace
become as brothers and sisters
and need to serve each other”

—Swami Veda Bharati, Guru Purnima Message July 13, 2000.

August 7th was Raksha Bandhan, and at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) the sacredness of a brother and a sister relationship and of the brother-sister relationship between sadhakas was celebrated. Pictures from Mamta Nakoti.

During 21st - 29th September at SRSG, there will be a Navaratri Devi-Puja. Swami Veda had written that these are 9 sacred days dedicated to Divine Mother with non-stop recitations of the thousand names of Divine Mother, and he noted, “These events are charged with special spiritual energy and a very special time to renew your silence and sadhana.”

To read Yoga Deals with the Experiential Aspects of Man’s Liberation by Swami Rama, please click on the title.

“Sadhaka Grama (Village of Sadhakas) awaits you. Such an invitation from our Beloved Swami Veda echoes around the globe; for he built a home where love dwells, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to live. With Guru's building stones of hopes, dreams, and visions of sanctity; A home where prophets speak - the silent words of shraddha-faith. So place in your mind this image-of-heart where sincerity, simplicity, and purity are honored. Make your plans for 2017 to pilgrimage to this oasis of peace and beauty. Return home to your homeland of the Tradition,

— Swami Ritavan Bharati. (Original invitation: http://www.ahymsin.org/docs2/News/1608/02.html)

Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama

Upcoming Events at SRSG in 2017 and 2018

  • Ongoing Guest Programmes
  • Navaratri Devi-Pujas
  • Application of Yoga Psychology in Daily Life Retreat with a Jageshwar Mahamritunjaya Temple Pilgrimage
  • Initiate Retreats
  • Preparation Course on Shaivite Tantra
  • Retreat-Seminar on The Heart of Recognition (The Pratyabhijñā Hrdayam of Ksemarāja)
  • Breath Retreats
  • HYT-TTP Teacher Training Retreats
  • Christian Meditation Retreat
  • International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreats
  • Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats
  • Silence Retreats in 2018 in Celebration of the Finale of Swami Veda's 5-year Mauna Vrata (Silence Vow)
  • Purnahuti for Swami Veda's 5-year Mauna Vrata
  • Yoga Nidra Retreat
  • Spiritual Festival Retreat
  • Guru Purnima Retreat
  • Mahasamadhi Anniversary Retreat (3rd Anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi)
  • Programs for Non-Initiates

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)

August Newsletter Articles

Jump directly into any article:

  1. Three Principles of Communication by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Discipline by Swami Rama
  3. Is an Ashram for Me? by Swami Ritavan Bharati
  4. Christmas & Children at SRSG by Namita Sinha
  5. 2018 Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats
  6. Teacher Training at SRSG
  7. October Initiates’ Retreat
  8. Travelling with Swamiji by Tejaswini
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. Two Events with Swami Radha by Randall Krause (Mokshadeva)
  11. Human to Human, Heart to Heart by Daniel Hertz
  12. Teaching Joints & Glands by Alice Coelho
  13. Caught by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
  14. 2017 Events and Beyond
  15. Full Moon Meditation Dates
  16. 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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