AHYMSIN newsletter, Issue - November 2011  

SVB's One US Public Appearance in 2012

“Transitions and Speaking in Silence”

30 June – 22 July 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Please join Swami Veda Bharati in Minneapolis 2012.  The 1st-21st July 2012 retreat period will encompass several events that tie into Swami Veda’s themed message of “Transitions and Speaking in Silence”.

This will be Swami Veda's only US public appearance in 2012 and his last "Speaking/Silence" series before he enters a 5-7 year vow of silence in March 2013 in Rishikesh.

As you know, Swamiji's spirit is ever bright, but his physical body is challenged.  Speaking (lecturing, meeting, and appointment requests) is  the most draining on the physical body and the doctors are advising he speak less, and/or intermingle with periods of silence as well as travel less and rest more.  This year it took 1.5 days to recover after 1 hour of lecturing, as well as 3-4 hours of meditation in preparation before an event.  In one year's time, he does not know what it will require. In light of that advice and need, next year Minneapolis 2012 will be Swami Veda's only US public appearance and his last ‘Speaking/Silence’ series before he enters a 5-7 year vow of silence in March 2013.

He has much to share in preparing and transitioning students to receive the teachings internally through the Grace of the Lineage.

Plan for the time away “Now” and set it aside for when further details arise. Specific dates and retreat information will be sent as soon as possible. The retreats will include:

  • Public Events with Swami Veda and  Himalayan Tradition Swamis and Leading Teachers: a mixture of speaking and silence as Swami Veda and others prepare students to receive the teachings through the flowing silence of the Lineage
  • Swami Veda at University of Minnesota, July 11, 4:40 – 6:00 pm
  • Swami Veda – TTP Opening / Public Event,  July 8th, Evening
  • Swami Veda - Guru Purnima Meditation at The Meditation Center:  July 3, 9 -10 pm 
  • Guru Purnima Retreat exploring “Transitions and Speaking in Silence,” July 1- 3
  • Summer Silence Retreat, July 1-7
  • HYT Teacher’s Training and Continuing Education Retreats – July 8 – 22 (Please see

The dates and activities are still in development, and there may be some changes.

Please help us – let us know of your intention to attend the July 2012 – Retreat with Swami Veda.

To the Leaders in each city or center

Please pass on this information to your members and let The Meditation Center know as soon as possible how many will be attending from your area , so we may reserve location, etc.

Preregister now by contacting The Meditation Center at

**Swami Veda may send a "substitute" in his place at the last minute to any of the events depending on his health. Remain mentally prepared for a substitute.