Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
  AHYMSIN Newsletter, Issue - December 2013  

Shunyaa’s Life in Gurukulam

by Shunyaa Tsai

Many people have the same experience, that they contact
With Himalayan tradition by reading Swami Rama and Swami Veda’s books.
So does shunyaa, that is the beginning of her interest in Meditation.
She was curious about Yoga, when she met SVB JI in 2000 in Taiwan.
Then Swamiji asked her to come to India for 2-3 years.
So she became a GK [Ed: Gurukulam] student in 2011.

First year for her was like a baby just starting to learning crawl
She remembered her senior teacher told her, the first year is just doing emotional purification.
The knowledge is like water being poured into a container, you are the container and your emotions are like holes in the container.
So, no matter how much you hear in the class, without
Purifying your emotional problem, the knowledge just goes out from those holes in the container.
So, first year, she learned to work with her emotions, accept herself, and relax.

Second year, is just like the baby starting to learn to walk.
She started to take our regular classes in SRSG and
She learned to conquer the fear of being with people and
Experience the happiness from serving people.
Still she had a lot of adjustment in her language skills and
Often thought she was not doing good enough.
But at least, she felt much happier by seeing other’s faces with
Nice smiles.

Third year, Shunya has the wonderful grace for the Guru and the tradition.
So now she is happy all the time, and she started to work with SVB ji, and
by serving him, she is meeting many people and learning from many different departments in SRSG.
She is able to see the map of Himalayan’s global family.
Especially she had a summer to visit the Meditation Center
In Minneapolis. And she met more beautiful family members and teachers there.
Even sometimes we do misunderstand by language, very often we were just
able to understand each other in silence during the Meditation.
She is much more firm in her sadhana when she sees people’s life
within and people’s life without and then she sees something between,
which teaching by Swamiji, he said, follow the middle path.

So now, she is working on Meditative Voice and learning to translate Swami ji’s
Guided meditation in Chinese.
At the same time she has regular morning Hatha class, and
Karma yoga.
This makes her sadhana much much more firm and stable.
All this grace for her is so amazing and incredible.
In her mind she has been thinking about her life in the same way,
And it has come true as a gift. Her family in Taiwan also
has great understanding about her life in an Ashram.
So for shunyaa , the inner journey, will be endless and full
Of love. Serve love remember is a wonderful journey through
the life.

Editor's Note:

Shunyaa was a student in the Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam and now serves as a volunteer.
Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam is a 3 to 5 year residential program of intense studies and practices in the tradition of yoga meditation of the Himalayan Masters, as taught by Swami Rama of the Himalayas. The location of the gurukulam is Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh, India.  For more information, please visit the website: http://dhyanagurukulam.org/
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