The Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International (AHYMSIN) is a world-wide affiliation of centers and initiates. Mahamandaleshwara Swami Veda Bharati, a disciple of H. H. Sri Swami Rama, provided the impetus for founding AHYMSIN. Initiates from around the world met at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh, India, in 2007 to officially form AHYMSIN.
Swami Veda Bharati served as Spiritual Guide of AHYMSIN from its inception until his Mahasamadhi on 14th July 2015.
Swami Veda wrote in his will that Swami Ritavan Bharati will hold the title of “Ashrama-pramukha” and shall hold the position of the head of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, and of a spiritual guide to all organisations and institutions in which he has held this position.
All Adhyatma Samiti members share the responsibilities and duties of spiritual guidance as per the intention of Swami Veda Bharati. The Adhyatma Samiti, or Spiritual Committee, is composed of initiators and swamis.
Our purpose is to teach and make available the knowledge of yoga meditation within the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters, as interpreted by Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Activities include teaching the science of yoga, carrying out research and publication in the field of yoga and related branches of knowledge, and performing acts of charity for the benefit of humanity. AHYMSIN is registered as a non-profit society with the government of India. We invite you to watch this AHYMSIN Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrxLZw3z24s
To view a copy of the AHYMSIN Constitution, please use this link FinalAHYMSINConstitution.pdf
AHYMSIN has an Executive Committee which is elected every 3 years.
Dr. Mohan Swami serves as President of both AHYMSIN and Dhyana Mandiram Trust (DMT); this is an appointed position with the appointment being made by Swami Veda Bharati as the Spiritual Guide.
For a listing of affiliate centers, please use this link ahymsin-affiliated-centers-february-2010
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India, serves as AHYMSIN world headquarters and as a spiritual retreat center for AHYMSIN members and others.
AHYMSIN has an international teacher training program called HYT-TTP, the Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program, which offers a 200 Hour Program and a 600 Hour Program for certification as a yoga teacher. For more about this program: himalayanyogatradition.com
Swami Rama’s Ashram of the Sadhana Mandir Trust, is the spiritual seat of AHYMSIN for all inspiration. Founded in 1966 on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, India, Sadhana Mandir Trust was established by Swami Rama as an international retreat center for sincere aspirants to practice meditation in a spiritually elevating environment. Sadhana is the word for a student's sincere efforts along a particular path of practice toward self-realization. The word mandir simply means "house." So Sadhana Mandir means the abode of spiritual practice. Please visit: sadhanamandir.org
To view the AHYMSIN logo and to learn its meaning: the-meaning-behind-the-ahymsin-logo
Upcoming Events: upcoming-events
Full Moon Meditation times and schedule: full-moon-meditation
AHYMSIN Newsletter Archive: News/
AHYMSIN Facebook Page: Facebook groups ahymsin
AHYMSIN Three Year Report, 2007 – 2009: ahymsin-three-year-report-2007-2009
For a report of the Gathering of the Sangha in 2010, please visit: gathering-of-the-sangha-report The 2010-2013 Executive Committee was elected and the 2010-2013 Spiritual Practices were given at this gathering.
AHYMSIN Annual Report – 2010: ahymsin-annual-report-2010
The 2013 Sangha Gathering took place 28th February - 10th March 2013 and was immediately followed by a 9 day silence retreat.
Swami Veda Bharati took a 5 year vow of silence on 10th March 2013. To read Swami Veda’s Silence Announcement: one must run ones life by a spiritual plan and to see Swami Veda's Silence Vow Ceremony in the 2013 April newsletter: 1304Apr/05.html
Before taking silence, Swami Veda talked about the future of AHYMSIN and taking silence: friends-finding-one-another, gave us the: Practice for the Next Five Years and the Rest of Your Life
And also gave us Sadhana in Applied Spirituality to use to guide us; please see sadhana-in-applied-spirituality
To read more about the 2013 Sangha Gathering:
Brief Notes on the 2013 Sangha Gathering Program at SRSG from the March 2013 newsletter: 1303Mar/13.html
2013 Sangha Gathering from the May 2013 newsletter: 1305May/12.html
AHYMSIN Family "Sahaj Sewa" [community service]: ahymsin-family-sahaj-sewa (includes a summary of activities as an outcome of the workshop and the members of newly elected AHYMSIN Executive Committee 2013)
The 2016 Sangha Gathering took place at SRSG 21st – 26th February 2016. Please see:
In addition, AHYMSIN has hosted other seminars at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, including Meditation for Pain Management, Yoga Nidra, Shiva Sutras, Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat, Nurturing Spirituality in the Family Conference, Future Force Yoga Youth Conference, Breath Retreats, and others. Upcoming Events are list here: upcoming-events
Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International (AHYMSIN)
C/o Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama
Virbhadra Road, P.O. Pashulok
Uttarakhand, India 249 203
Tel: 0135-2455091 Fax: 0135-2450831
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh, India, serves as AHYMSIN world headquarters and serves as a retreat center, which can be contacted at AHYMSIN-Office
The Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (Village of Spiritual Seekers) is a spiritual retreat centre located in the Rishikesh, India, area. It is at a comfortable walking distance to the river Ganges and the nearby famous sacred shrine of Virbhadra The Little Kali River flows alongside the campus, and the scenic Shivalik Hills surround the area. Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) was founded in 2002 by Swami Veda Bharati.
For accomodations and reservations please contact us at: Accomodations-and-Reservations
Staff at SRSG will happily assist you in your travel needs. Taxi, train or flight bookings can be made for your journey to SRSG from Delhi airport.
Upcoming Events are list here: upcoming-events
In 2005, Swami Veda Bharati decided to establish a research laboratory at the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama. His teacher Swami Rama had interacted on numerous occasions with scientists all over the world, most famously in his encounter with Elmer Green at the Menninger Foundation in 1970 where he demonstrated exceptional abilities to self-regulate his brain and body, research later used as an important contribution to Green's book Beyond Biofeedback. Swami Veda, through the AHYMSIN, began operating a research laboratory at the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama.
We have several articles about the lab here Meditation-Research-Institute.
AHYMSIN has a teacher training program called HYT-TTP, the Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program, , which offers an integrated program of self-transformation leading in the authentic tradition of Swami Rama of the Himalayas.Certification Options in the Teacher Training and Continuing Studies Program in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition include a 200 Hour and a 600 Hour program.For more information, please visit our website: himalayanyogatradition.com
From the HYT-TTP website: Our program is a systematic, sadhana-based program. "Sadhana" is a Sanskrit word which means undertaking a practice so as to cultivate and refine one's character. The main goal of our program is to deepen the students' sadhana so that they can transmit authentic yoga teachings to others, not only from a storehouse of academic knowledge, but also from a depth of personal experience.
From the Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust (HYPT) website: Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust (HYPT) is a charitable trust with the mission to preserve and make available the teachings of Swami Veda Bharati for the benefit of all humanity. Created in March of 2014, the trust continues to publish books and audio lectures, guided meditations and other yoga practices by Swami Veda. A dedicated team of employees and volunteers serves to coordinate the efforts of HYPT at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Swami Veda's ashram and the international headquarters of HYPT. In addition to this, volunteers from all over the world continue to support the mission by contributing skills in transcribing, translating, editing and design. HYPT is an affiliate of AHYMSIN (Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International) and works in cooperation with AHYMSIN to fulfill the world-wide mission of Swami Veda Bharati.
There is a bookstore at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG).
Website: yogapublications.org On the website, there are books (by Swami Rama, Swami Veda Bharati, and others), audios, and videos listed. Inquiries about these and other unlisted books, audios, and videos can be made by contacting HYPT.
To contact AHYMSIN Publishers/Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust: Book-and-DVD-Orders
Ahymsa Publishers was founded to publish and distribute the works of Swami Veda Bharati and other teachers in The Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation. Ahymsa Publishers is part of the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies - Americas (AHYMSA) non-profit organization and an affiliate of AHYMSIN - Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International. The staff is entirely made up of volunteers who are students and teachers in The Himalayan Tradition. Among other things, Ahymsa Publishers have been instrumental in making some of Swami Veda's lectures available for purchase as downloads on CDBaby; see CDBaby/Swami Veda Bharati Also on CDBaby: "Yoga Nidra" by Dr. Stephen Parker (Stoma).
There are many websites associated with AHYMSIN, and you are invited to visit them regularly. In addition to the websites that are to be found on the Affiliate Centers listing, there are additional websites. Please see: websites newsletters blogs facebook youtube and twitter