Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

Full Moon Meditation November 4th

October 2017 Newsletter

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“Families are central training ground for the entire life. Family life is a preparation to accept and love the whole of humanity.” (Swami Rama in Love and Family Life, Pg 4-6). There is still time to register your family for the Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat 24th - 30th December 2017 at SRSG. Experience the teachings and practices of the Himalayan Tradition as a family.  Contact childrensretreat@gmail.com.

As October ends and November begins, a breath retreat has just started at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) and will be followed by other retreats.

In October, there have been silence retreats, retreats, teacher training, satsangs in countries around the globe. We hope to receive some articles about some of these events in the future. We are happy to be able to share articles about the Italian TTP retreat “Strength and Power of the Sangha” and “Ashram for a Weekend” in Holland.

Swami Ritavan Bharati has continued his teaching of “Is an Ashram for Me?” with Part 4 in this edition.

‘O aspirant, learn to practice until the last breath of your life.’

“Patanjali, the codifier of yoga science, says, ‘O aspirant, learn to practice until the last breath of your life.’” – Swami Rama in The Essence of Spiritual Life. The article “Talk with Nina Johnson” shares comments from 92 year old Nina Johnson, a Swami Rama disciple who continues to practice both in India and the USA.

Diwali was celebrated at SRSG in October, and we share this picture of a rangoli made by Aditi Nakoti and Sakshi Nakoti and of some of the lights. The picture is from Pat Layton, who commented about the day, “At the ashram we spent the day putting clay lamps everywhere - at least a thousand.” There were a number of rangoli on campus, and Joanne Sullivan (Divya) wrote, “Every year I get to witness this beauty from our resident artists, the kids of SRSG. Thank you again and again and again!”

Diwali Message 'Love Serve Remember'

“God is light and love. The love that your heart longs for is the recognition of your Self in all Selves, and the recognition of all Selves in your Self. This light and this love is so sublime that there are no words to express it. Only the deepest state of meditation can show you the depth of that universe of love that is within you.” – Swami Veda Bharati in The Light of Ten Thousand Suns.

To read Bhakti Yoga: Path of Love and Devotion by Swami Rama, please click on title.

Swami Ritavan wrote, “Please see this done by students in Mauritius guided by their teacher Sarojini Bissessur”: Swami Rama's book, Living with the Himalayan Masters, was presented on Mauritian TV CHANNEL 2 on 19 October 2017 (Passerelles): https://www.facebook.com/100000373280531/videos/1535677933121301/

Upcoming Events at SRSG in 2017 and 2018

  • Ongoing Guest Programmes,
  • 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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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)

October Newsletter Articles

Jump directly into any article:

  1. Silent Prayer of the Heart by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Happiness in Marriage by Swami Rama
  3. Is an Ashram for Me? by Swami Ritavan Bharati
  4. 2018 Yoga Nidra Retreat
  5. Strength and Power of the Sangha by Ilaria Sarri
  6. Ashram for a Weekend by Riemke de Groot
  7. Talk with Nina Johnson
  8. New Book Available by Swami Rama Centre
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. November Christian Meditation Retreat
  11. Clearing the Path available in India
  12. A Sleep Science Conference by Stephen Parker (Stoma)
  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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