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June 2015 Newsletter

Image of Article "The Germ Principle" by Swami Veda Bharati(We combine the newsletter and full moon mailings when they occur very close to each other - Ed.)

Many of you participated in activities for International Day of Yoga, June 21st. We hope to feature photos, news, and articles about this participation in the July newsletter. We thank those who have already written us or sent pictures. As Swami Veda wrote, “Do send a news item together with some photos for our newsletter” to ahymsin@ahymsin.org

An article, The Germ Principle, written by Swami Veda has been picked up by Times of India and has been published in 'The Speaking Tree' column dated 31 May 2015 and can be read at Speaking Tree. This article was first published in the book Sacred Seed published by The Golden Sufi Center Publishing.  The title of the article was Seed as the Cosmic Principle.

Swami Veda’s interview with Door Darshan News Channel was televised on 16th June all over India. It can now be seen on YouTube; please click on title Conversation with Swami Veda Bharati. This video is in Hindi.

An interview with Swami Veda with Headquarters of Brahmakumaris for their community radio station can be heard by clicking on Interview. This interview is in Hindi.


Courtesy of Dian Singh. A surya sadhana practice was undertaken by all interested participants under the umbrella of the Yoga Meditation Society of Trinidad & Tobago. This is a carefully guided twelve weeks practice conducted by Mr. Alexander Benjamin dedicated to Surya with Sun Salutations, chanting of mantras, stotrams and fasting. To view pictures of Surya Purnahuti, please click on title.

Courtesy of Sunil Trikha. A Workshop on Breath was organised at Himalayan Yoga, Ludhiana, on 31st May 2015 for the core group of Can Fight Cancer (an NGO creating awareness about cancer in Ludhiana, India) and members of Himalayan Yoga, including Meetu Nayyar, Dr. Ginny Gunamrit and Sh. Mahesh Puri worked tirelessly to make it a success. Please click on "Workshop on Breath" to see pictures of this event.


Admissions Open for Fall 2015 for the Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam, a 3 to 5 year residential program at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. Come for no less than one year. School year: 1st October – 15th May. Deadline for applications: 15th August. Enquire at: dhyanagurukulam@ahymsin.org  Website: http://dhyanagurukulam.org/

Now Available (repeated from last month's email):

Poetry Reading by Swami Rama. In this recording from 1989, Swami Rama reads his own personal poetry. Poems include original unpublished works, and some published verses from Sikh scriptures like Japji and Sukhamani Sahab, as well as personal entries from his diary. Available on CDbaby.com or iTunes.com

On Learning to Be Human, a lecture by Swami Rama. In this lecture, recorded live in 1979, Swami Rama discusses the qualities that make us human beings and not mere animals. By understanding the purpose of life we can arrive at a state free from all fears and pains, a state of perennial happiness. Available on CDbaby.com or iTunes.com

The Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation by Swami Veda Bharati, a book jointly published by Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust and Full Circle. Order online at www.yogapublications.org  or write to info@yogapublications.org   It is also at Amazon and in Kindle.

My Experiments with Yoga Nidra by Swami Veda Bharati, published by Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust,  is now available on Amazon Kindle store for purchase.  The hard copy of the booklet will also be available from the HYPT office in Rishikesh. To order write to info@yogapublications.org


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Please Share Your News

We invite you to share what is happening in their centers and your experiences, insights, and questions. With such sharing, we can learn more about one another and strengthen one another in our sadhana, becoming a true “sangha”. We welcome your articles. You can write to ahymsin@ahymsin.org

For Upcoming Events please click 2015 Events and Beyond. (http://ahymsin.org/main/events-maps-schedules/upcoming-events.html)

For Full Moon Meditations, please click Full Moon Meditation Calendar. (http://ahymsin.org/main/practice/full-moon-meditation.html)

June 2015 Newsletter Articles

  1. Natural Laws and God’s Hand by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Determination by Swami Rama
  3. Taiwan Seminars 2015 by Stoma
  4. Programme in Gurgaon by Veena Maitra
  5. The Pilgrimages By Françoise Paradot
  6. Pilgrimage by Anna Stromma
  7. Heat Wave Diary by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
  8. News from India by Swami Veda Bharati
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. Inspirations by Meeta Jagtap
  11. Truly Historical Day in Pune by Dr. Shirin Venkat
  12. Hazel Diaries IX by Roxanne Currie
  13. 2015 Events and Beyond
  14. Full Moon Meditation Dates

Our next edition is planned for sometime in July, 2015. Deadline for each month's issue is the first week of that month, and issues come out at the end of the month. Full Moon Meditation reminders generally come out 1-2 days before the full moon day.

Full Moon Timings


7 AM

in India (IST), surrounding countries adjust the time accordingly, for example Iran is 5 AM.


8 PM

in East Asia, 8 PM Singapore time. Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand etc. adjust their times to coincide with Singapore time 8 PM.


8 PM

in U.K. (London Time).Those in all European, and all African time zones, please adjust your sitting time to coincide with 8 PM United Kingdom.


10 PM

in New York. Surrounding countries and regions of South, Central and North America and the Caribbean to match their time to 10 PM New York time.


Yours in service,

 — Ahymsin Office



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