You are invited to sit in meditation for an hour wherever you are, in your home or with friends. Total beginners and longtime practitioners, non-initiates and initiates are welcome. If you cannot sit for the entire hour, sit as long as you are able; as Swami Veda has said, “Let the quietness of the mind continue even after you rise..”
Swami Veda Bharati has written:
Yoga Philosophy views the mind as Universal field; its waves passing
through us and becoming our individual minds. This Universal mind is a radiant force and is also known as a Universal Guru within.
When all sit together at the same time even in different parts of the world, they connect to the Universal Guru mind and generate a strong field, like so many magnets being joined together and forming a much stronger magnet; the strength of each then equals the combined strength of all.
Thus it is when we join together in meditation, and together enter the Guru-mind’s Field. On certain days of the year the Wave of Beauty and the Wave of Bliss flows very strong. These are the sacred days.
Swami Ritavan Bharati has said:
The full moon meditations are an opportunity for us to come together in connecting with the universal mind-field bringing unity, harmony, peace and love. Go into your silence; exhale-release, inhale-accept, forgive & fulfil, with purified heart and mind receive the blessings of the Lineage.
Calculating Your Time
There are only four “1 hour” periods within the 24 hours. We invite you to sit with the AHYMSIN sangha at your local time, calculated from the nearest time zone as listed below. You may choose any of the below time periods, as best suited to your daily schedule. Kindly convert the below mentioned time periods to your local time zone accordingly.
7 AM in India (IST). People from surrounding countries may adjust their sitting time in a manner that their time coincides with the Indian time. For example, 7 AM India time is 5 AM in Iran.
8 PM in Singapore (East Asia). People from surrounding regions and East Asia, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand etc. may adjust their times to coincide with 8 PM Singapore time.
8 PM in U.K. (London Time). All the people from the European, and African time zones, kindly adjust your sitting time to coincide with 8 PM London Time.
10 PM in New York. People from the surrounding countries and regions of South, Central and North America and the Caribbean may match their time to 10 PM New York time.
AHYMSIN affiliate center in Toronto, the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Ontario, meets at 9:00 pm local time. People from Toronto and other regions in Canada may sit at this time.
How is the full moon calculated?
The dates of the Full Moon Meditations are announced after our Ashram Pandits have worked out the exact hours and minutes of the full moon each month. The hours of the full moon span two calendar days in western time. By Swami Veda’s request, the date with the most full moon hours is chosen for the Full Moon Meditation.
Could you please explain the timetable of Full Moon Meditation?
in several parts of the world and how it works? For example, we want to sit together with Swamiji the same time, correct? So, when Swami Veda sits in Rishikesh at 7am this would be 9:30am in Shanghai, 02:30am in London, etc. But the instructions say that China should sit at 8 pm, GMT at 8 pm, New York at 10 pm, and so on.?
Swami Veda Bharati sat more than one time on the full moon meditation day. There are four “1 hour” meditation times within the 24 hour period of the full moon date. So, no, globally we do not all sit at the same time. However, sadhakas within various regions sit at the same time. Even though Swami Veda has left the body, the meditation times will stay the same. Swami Ritavan Bharati now sits at the appointed times just as Swami Veda did.