The Himalayan Mountains have been the home of sages for millennia. These great sages have lived and passed on knowledge of the yogic teachings to disciples who then became masters passing on the teachings in an unbroken lineage since the Vedic period. Twelve hundred years ago Shankaracharya organized his teaching into five centers of the Himalayan Tradition. As one of those five, our tradition is the Bharati lineage.
Built like a beautiful meditation hill village, Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) was established by Swami Veda Bharati in 2002. Sadhaka means “spiritual seeker” and Grama means “village” in the sanskrit language – thus we are “A village of spiritual seekers devoted to the teachings of Swami Rama of the Himalayas.” Sadhakas from all spiritual traditions and from all walks of life are welcome at SRSG for learning yoga meditation.
Every sadhaka arriving at the ashram receives personal instructions and the program is tailored according to the length of time one chooses to stay. You may come anytime during the year; come alone or with family and friends.
The unique opportunity to study and deepen the practices of the subtle aspects of yoga meditation as taught within the Himalayan Tradition draws sadhakas from all the different world religions and spiritual traditions to SRSG.
Enter the path of Meditation as taught by Himalayan Sages
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Dhyana Gurukulam, Virpur Khurd, Virbhadra Road, P. O Pashulok, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
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Hatha yoga is worship with the body, whereby each action and posture becomes a ritual, an offering to the divine light within. How then we approach our yoga meditation practice and offer salutations to the sun—with a sense of purity, with a sense of sacredness.
A ray that is a person starts their search, to understand why they are bound by this darkness. They pass through many states of development, from darkness to light, for an inner light to understand oneself.
From the end of September to the beginning of October this year, we were blessed to hold three workshops and two retreats throughout Japan sharing the ancient and authentic teachings of the Himalayan tradition inviting Rabindra Sahu from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh, India.
An even bigger help to me than the gratitude practice was the love, support, and encouragement shown to me by others. A simple ‘How are you doing’ or ‘I’ll be cheering for you’ or ‘I’ll be praying for you’ were extremely powerful in helping me move beyond the fear. It was important for me to know that others cared. That made all the difference in the world.
Celebrating Navaratri: A Season of Renewal and Reflection
As the seasons turn, Mother Nature herself undergoes a metamorphosis, while always covered in a blanket of softness and grace. The sweet songs of birds in the pleasantly cold mornings carry the promise of a new dawn, imbuing the sacred ashram atmosphere with a sense of wonder, awe and magic. In the sacred sanctuary that is the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama ashram, the onset of Navaratri reminds us of the spirit of the revered Mother Divine, inviting us to bask in her love and warmth.
Honoring the Legacy of Swami Veda: The Gurukulam Program Continues
The Grace of the Himalayan tradition is often subtle, and yet pervasive, and inspiration can strike us in countless ways. With Guru’s Grace, finally our Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam now has the opportunity to welcome international students beginning this year for the One-Year Residential Program in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition.
Our Gurudeva, Swami Rama, has said that “For a genuine and everlasting transformation, one must practice a systematic method of self-discipline and self-training. Mere philosophy and intellectual knowledge cannot stand in time of need, if one does not know how to use the essentials of that philosophy in one’s daily life. Applying theoretical knowledge and living with it in daily life is called practice.” The Himalayan tradition of dhyana-yoga does not merely provide the technique for meditation but teaches the methods whereby one’s meditation practice may be applied to cultivate, enhance, beautify one’s personality, leading to very practical benefits in personal, interpersonal and work life.