Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

Full Moon Meditation January 2nd

December 2017 Newsletter

Book cover 'Sadhana in Applied Spirituality'This is a combined Full Moon announcement and Ahymsin newsletter, so it's going out to both lists at the same time.

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“Blessings of the Tradition for you and your loved ones, and may you enjoy a gracious New Year.”
– Swami Ritavan Bharati in “A Holiday Blessing”

16th January 2018 is Mauni Amavasya, the annual silence day that Swami Veda encouraged us to practice: “...I would like many of my friends to set aside at least one day to share the silence with me just as you have shared the full moon day for an hour each month for more than a decade now. ...If you plan from now, you can arrange your worldly affairs in such a way that they do not interfere with your one-day vow of silence. On that day, no driving (except for emergencies), no TV, no conversation, just self-observation, contemplation, japa and learning (1) to give love in silence while (2) learning to love silence.” Please see the article “Mauni Amavasya” in this newsletter.

“Silence is such a profound and deep experience of human existence that only when we have understood silence can we understand all the inspiration that has ever flowed to humanity from the minds and mouths of its adults, the great rishis, sages and prophets.”
- Swami Veda Bharati in “Silence.”

From Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust: Sadhana in Applied Spirituality by Swami Veda Bharati is now available as e-book, please follow the link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0782RSWGJ. Swamiji wrote of this book, “This document is an invitation to constant self-observation, self-examination, self-purification, self-pacification.”

Sunil Trikha, center leader of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society Ludhiana, reports that the center recently created a new branch, “Himyog Vatika,” to help under-privileged children in areas of their education, hygiene and nutrition. The children are given free education, nutrition and stationery items. Their periodical health check-up is being done by the doctors.

To read a recent article: "The Waking Consciousness: Vaishnavara" by Swami Rama, please click on link..


Upcoming Events at SRSG in 2018 include:

  • Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats,
  • Silence Retreats in 2018 in Celebration of the Finale of Swami Veda's 5-year Mauna Vrata (Silence Vow),
  • Purnahuti for Swami Veda's 5-year Mauna Vrata,
  • Yoga Nidra Retreat,
  • Programs for Initiates and ongoing Guest Programmes,,
  • Spiritual Festival Retreat,
  • Guru Purnima Retreat,
  • Mahasamadhi Anniversary Retreat (3rd Anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi),
  • Yoga and Martial Arts Workshop,
  • Navaratri Devi-Pujas,
  • Breath Retreat,
  • HYT-TTP Teacher Training Retreats, and
  • International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat
  • and more…

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 [email protected]

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This Month's Newsletter Articles

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  1. Purification of Emotions by Swami Veda Bharati
  2. Path of Love by Swami Rama
  3. Mauni Amavasya
  4. Teacher Training in March
  5. April Program for Initiates
  6. Yoga and Martial Arts October 2018
  7. December AHYMSIN BoD Meeting
  8. Essence of Yoga by Thaniya Kevalee
  9. Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
  10. 2017 Events and Beyond
  11. Full Moon Meditation Dates
  12. Location of our SRSG ashram

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.

Also, Toronto "Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Society of Ontario" members meet at 9:00 pm (local).

Yours in service,  — Ahymsin Office



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