Published: 29 March 2020 | Written by Carolyn Hume
With the social distancing now in place because of Covid-19, we would like to share some online resources. There may be more of which we are unaware. You can contact us by clicking on the AHYMSIN Office contact regarding sources not mentioned or updated information.
Announcement for Covid-19
Swami Ritavan Bharati, Spiritual Guide of AHYMSIN, has made an “Announcement for Covid-19” which includes a “Spiritual Action Plan for the Sangha.” Please read this by clicking on “Announcement for Covid-19.”Within this article, you will find links to the Saumyā-Tārā mantra and the Mrityunjaya mantra; the links will take you to articles about the mantras as well as to audio sound files.
Full Moon Meditation
You are invited to sit in meditation for an hour wherever you are. Total beginners and longtime practitioners, non-initiates and initiates are welcome. For more information, please click on Full Moon Meditation.
Self-Study Readings, Recordings and Videos of Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati
Swami Veda Bharati advised many who asked for guidance to use this list. Please click on Standard Reading List.
Two Minute Meditation
Swami Veda Bharati suggested going every 2-3 hours into a state of inner silence (meditative state) for just 2 minutes. Click herefor more information.
Questions on Spiritual Practice
Questions on Spiritual Practice can be sent to the Adhyatma Samiti, or Spiritual Committee, by clicking here.
Himalayan Yoga Meditation of Hellas www.himalayanyoga.gr
Started on the 21 of March, through Skype.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 20.00 to 21.30, Joints and Glands and Hatha Yoga,
Every Thursday from 21.30 to 22.30, Pranayama and Meditation
Every Saturday from 18:00 to 19.00, Children Stories from the East, narration and discussion
Every Saturday from 20.00 to 22.00, Parents, discussions about the present situation and preparation for seva (“hugging mothers” for orphan babies, and “food for everybody” project, in co-operation with the Municipality of Chalandri, Athens).
These classes are in Greek.
Online Classes offered by Affiliate Center in Hungary
Classes and events offered by Affiliate Centers in the USA
These classes are in English.
The Meditation Center in Minneapolis is offering online sessions and are publicizing them in their newsletter. If you are not on their mailing list and would like to be, please go to their Contact Page. If you scroll down on the page, you will find “SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON CLASSES AND EVENTS!” and a space to enter your email address and then click subscribe. They also have a Facebook page. In addition, The Meditation Center has placed videos of some of their Zoom classes on Vimeo.
From the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Center in Illinois: “WE ARE WORKING TO OFFER OUR YOGA, MEDITATION CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS VIA REMOTE CONNECTION OPTIONS. As we add classes that you can attend remotely, those classes will indicate the method of connection in their description” For more information, please visit their website: https://hymcillinois.com/
Under the guidance of Hansaji (Helen Choe), AHYMSIN Korea also shares teachings of the tradition through web community (http://cafe.daum.net/TTPinKorea). Most Materials are written form, which are translated into Korean. There is also the Facebook page for AHYMSIN, Korea.
Ahymsinthailand Himalayanyoga has a number of videos on their Facebook page. These videos include videos with Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Ritavan Bharati, Stephen Parker (Stoma), Ashutosh Sharma, Shi Hong, John Sellinger, Swami Nityamuktananda.
Yogadocent has 3 videos on their YouTube channel– 1 each with Swami Ritavan Bharati, Stephen Parker (Stoma), and Ashutosh Sharma.
John Sellinger, a former Gurukulam student and international teacher, has established Digital Pilgrim which features videos and audios in our tradition. There is a website, a Facebook page, and a YouTube Channel.