As you all are aware, we began constructing a new meditation space above the existing Meditation Hall at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in the summer of 2019. While the world was forced into a ‘pause’ in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, including the SRSG ashram, we were still able to continue the construction work for the “New Meditation Hall”. No, we will probably not be calling this beautiful meditation space – ‘the New Meditation Hall’!
We take this moment to share glimpses of this meditation space with you all here and to extend our deep and heartfelt gratitude towards the many loving and generous family members who made this possible. It was the continued support and contributions of many members of the AHYMSIN Global Sangha who helped manifest the vision we had for this Hall. Although the construction in the Hall has been completed, we still have some work left here, including furniture and furnishings.
Moreover, we have begun a major repair and renovation of the Initiation Room upstairs. The false ceiling in the Initiation Room has been removed as it was breaking away. There are plans to replace all the aluminum doors and windows in the Initiation Room and around the Main Building. In addition to this necessary renovation work, we are happy to share that a memorial dedicated to the memory of our beloved Swami Veda has also been planned.
We are grateful and appreciative of everyone, all our affiliated centers, and all the loving members of the AHYMSIN family worldwide, and eagerly await their return ‘home’, so we all can sit for meditation in this Hall together as a family.
Yours in service of Gurudeva,
Rabindra Sahu (General Manager, SRSG)
[This article also appeared in the January 2021 edition of the AHYMSIN Newsletter.]