Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

Full Moon Meditation March 1st

February 2018 Newsletter

Photo Swami Veda Bharati starting the 5 year vow of silence on March 10th 2013This 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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Om Sham- Swami Veda Bharati’s last spoken words on 10th March 2013, the day he took his 5 year vow of silence. Sham [pronounced shum, vowel sound like the 'a' in "ah"], the bija mantra of peace, about which Swamiji had written, "...all essence of knowledge is Sham, peace."

Sadhakas are coming to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) at this time celebrating the completion of the 5 years that have passed since Swami Ji’s vow by participating in silence retreats. The purnahuti for Swami Veda's 5-year Mauna Vrata will be March 10, 2018.

Also Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust announces publication of a new book by Swami Veda, Silence: The Illuminated Mind. Please see the article about the new book in this newsletter.

There will also be a Pilgrimage from Bangalore to Sringeri with Swami Ritavan Bharati April 9 – 10 immediately following the sangha gathering. Contact: [email protected] with cc to [email protected]

Registrations for the South India Sangha Gathering and Retreat, which will take place in Bangalore on April 7 – 8, are being taken through the month of February, so there is still time to register!

At SRSG, an HYT-TTP teacher training retreat, a Navaratri Puja, and a Yoga Nidra Retreat will be offered in March, while in April there will be a Program for Initiates. Please check out our Upcoming Events for more about these programs and others.

In addition, affiliate centers offer regular programming; to learn if there is an affiliate center in your area, please write to [email protected]

To read The Teacher Within (excerpt) by Swami Rama, please click on title.

Four short videos with Swami Veda Bharati have been posted on Facebook:

A list of other online videos with Swamiji can be found here http://ahymsin.org/main/swami-veda-bharati/swami-veda-on-youtube.html

Monica Gupta was a guest at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in January and was inspired to write about her on stay on her blog; to read her article Swami Rama Sadhak Grama: Perfect Spiritual Retreat, please click on the title.

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).



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