• Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
      AHYMSIN NEWSLETTER, ISSUE - February 2018 

    July Retreats at SRSG

    In July 2018, 14th July will be the 3rd Anniversary of Swami Veda’s Mahasamadhi and 27th July will be Guru Purnima and Full Moon Meditation. There will be a Maha Samadhi Anniversary Retreat 8th - 16th July immediately followed by a Guru Purnima Retreat 17th – 27th July. Both events will take place at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India.

    Maha Samadhi Anniversary Retreat

    The 14th of July 2018 will be the 3rd anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi.

    There will be a Maha Samadhi Anniversary Retreat 8th - 16th July 2018 at SRSG.

    “Here, we are not adoring the physical body… we are present to embrace the subtlety of his example, the beauty of his teaching, and faith in his mandate – ‘share with the world the pure form of meditation and only initiate into the same,’" Swami Ritavan said on the occasion of the 1st anniversary.

    Guru Purnima Retreat

    There will be a Guru Purnima Retreat at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) 17th - 27th July, with akhanda-patha (24 hour non-stop recitation) of the Guru-Gita, the Song to the Guru.

    27th July 2018 will be Guru Purnima, as well as the date for our monthly Full Moon Meditation.

    Guru Purnima is an annual event and is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha.

    “This day, the day of Guru Purnima is considered to be the holiest day for the students of life; for those that have been treading the path of light; for those aspiring to attain enlightenment in this lifetime. They remember this day and celebrate it by becoming aware the purpose of life is to attain enlightenment; the state of mind, internal state, that makes one free from all pains and miseries.”
    – Swami Rama

    “All who are initiated in any genuine tradition gravitate towards Guru Purnima – the celebration of the Full Moon dedicated to honouring the Guru. It is the Guru’s gravity pull towards which we gravitate, for even the word ‘great’ is derived from the same original verb root from which the word ‘Guru’ is derived. The greatness of the Guru is in that he, like a mother, gestates us in the womb of his knowledge. The First Guru, Hiranyagarbha, is the Golden Womb of the universe in that all knowledge dwells in that cosmic womb. When the Guru takes our foetus-like, undeveloped consciousness, and keeps it in the spacious womb of his own consciousness, thereby we become his offspring. This relationship in the Tradition is the most sacred.”
    – Swami Veda Bharati

    “At this time, we are reminded of a unique relationship that is so fulfilling and satisfying. At this time, our efforts now cease with the fruits of contentment from a sadhana well-performed and surrendered. Celebrating Guru Purnima is a joy beyond words, a deep stillness that echoes a wholeness and holiness. A wholeness that provides the answers to our pursuits, our yearnings and reveals a purpose for life. To live and to love with a heart unconditioned by conflict, and a mind, unified beyond division.”

    – Swami Ritavan Bharati

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    Editor’s Notes:

    In 2019:

    The 14th of July will be the 4th anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi and the 16th of July will be Guru Purnima and Full Moon Meditation.

    To read “Guru-Disciple Relationship” by Swami Veda Bharati, please use this link: http://bindu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=132:guru-disciple-relationship&catid=7&Itemid=125



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