Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

September 2017 Newsletter

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May we remember our beloved Swami Veda’s message: ‘If you love me, you will love each other.’
– Swami Ritavan Bharati at the September Board Meeting.

Summer Beauty Photo

In September, summer ended with the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, while winter ended with the vernal equinox in the southern hemisphere. Michael Kissener took this photo of summer beauty in Austria. “What beauty and grandeur a flower bestows!” Swami Rama wrote in Love Whispers, page 50.

Swami Ritavan’s series of articles “Is an Ashram for Me?” (part 3 in this issue) may inspire you to benefit from regular sadhana retreats at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) as well as providing thoughts for strengthening sadhana where you are.

A Navaratra Devi-Puja, 9 sacred days dedicated to Divine Mother, was observed 21st - 29th September at SRSG. Geeta Sadhika wrote “Nava ratras puja at our ashram...Gurudev’s global family...and our Ammaji was there to bless us too...” Swami Veda had written, “These events are charged with special spiritual energy and a very special time to renew your silence and sadhana.” The next Navaratra Devi-Puja at SRSG is scheduled for 18th – 25th March 2018.

Upcoming Events at SRSG in 2017 and 2018

  • Ongoing Guest Programmes,
  • 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, and
  • Navaratri Devi-Pujas

Newsletter Articles

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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)

Septembern Newsletter Articles

Jump directly into any article:

  1. Mind, Economics and Anxieties by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Power of Determination by Swami Rama
  3. Is an Ashram for Me? by Swami Ritavan Bharati
  4. e-Books Now Available!
  5. September Board Meeting by Rajini Prakash
  6. New AHYMSIN Managing Director
  7. The River of Crocodiles by Dev Kar
  8. 3 Events in Thailand by Thaniya Kevalee
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. A Silence Retreat by Randall Krause (Mokshadeva)
  11. Workshops in Japan by Yuko Metsugi
  12. Ashram Life by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
  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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