Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

May 2016 Newsletter

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40 Day Festival begins on 10th June 2016. (Article 3 below)  Each summer during the 40 days that precede Guru Purnima, we are invited to participate in the 40 Day Spiritual Festival, to expand and refine our sadhana. In 2016, the 40-Day Festival will take place 10th June - 19th July, which is Guru Purnima.  These 40 days are celebrated wherever you are. For more information, please see article #3 below "40 Day Spiritual Festival" in this newsletter.

AHYMSIN Korea 2016 Retreat Group PhotoAHYMSIN Korea held their 2016 Retreat.  HeungMin Baik shares this picture of retreat participants.  More photos can be seen at: 2016 AHYMSIN Korea Retreat at Healiance Seon Village

Admissions Open for Fall 2016 for the Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam, Institute of Meditation, at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG). This is a 3 to 5 year residential program with the school year running from 1 October - 15 May. Deadline for applications: 15th August 2016. For more information, please see: dhyanagurukulam.org

You and your family are invited to participate in the International Yoga Youth & Children's Retreat which will be held 22 – 31 December 2016 at SRSG. We have been blessed with the loving guidance of Swami Veda Bharati, disciple of Swami Rama, and that guidance continues through Swami Ritavan Bharati. As Swami Veda has said, “We have all been blessed so greatly, and there is much happiness in feeling this blessing flowing to the young ones amongst us." This retreat is to bring children and families together from all over the world and experience yoga as a global family. Children will participate in sessions on hatha yoga, pranayama and meditation as well as in various art workshops, dance & music, and karma yoga (selfless service). There are also classes designed for parents, such as the parents' workshops on spiritual parenting. The fun-loving and peaceful environment of the ashram, which is in Rishikesh, India, provides you with a comfortable stay during the retreat by way of fully furnished cottages with hot showers and vegetarian meals served in a dining hall. Your participation is greatly welcomed. Please contact [email protected]

From Divya Gupta: Dr. Suneet Varma organized a workshop on "Yoga and Psychotherapy" by Dr. Stephen Parker (Stoma) in the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, India. Videos of this workshop can be seen at the links below:

"Upcoming Events" web page for both 2016 and 2017 at SRSG has been updated.  We invite you to check out the Upcoming Events. There will be Guru Purnima retreats, teacher training retreats, Navaratra Devi-Pujas, The Yoga of the Netra Tantra Retreat, yoga youth and children's retreats, silence retreats, The Dance of Transformation Workshop, Art of Shavasana Retreat, Christian Meditation Retreat, Maha Samadhi Retreat, initiate retreats, Application of Yoga Psychology in Daily Life Retreat …


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For Upcoming Events please click 2016 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)

May Newsletter Articles

  1. Bhakti, Meditation and Guru by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Source of Positive Emotions by Swami Rama
  3. 40 Day Spiritual Festival
  4. The Gurukulam Library by Elisa Parigi
  5. Chariot of Sadhana by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
  6. Breath Seminar October 2016
  7. Firewalking by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
  8. International Day of Yoga
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. 2016 Events and Beyond
  11. Full Moon Meditation Dates
  12. Location of our SRSG ashram

Our next edition is planned for sometime near the middle or end of June, 2016. Deadline Deadline for submissions to each month's issue is the first week of that month. Full Moon Meditation reminders generally come out 1-2 days before the full moon day. When full moon meditation reminders and newsletter timings are close, we try and send a single mailing to the combined list.

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.

Toronto "Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Society of Ontario" members also meet at 9:00 pm.

Yours in service,  — Ahymsin Office



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