Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

Full Moon Meditation
May 29th

May 2018 Newsletter

This is a combined Full Moon announcement and Ahymsin newsletter, so it's going out to both lists at the same time. Upcoming full moon meditation dates can be viewed here.

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働くスワミ” – “Working Swami #1働くスワミ” – “Working Swami #2“働くスワミ” – “Working Swami”, Iida Fuku, center leader of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Tokyo, titled these pictures taken when Swami Ritavan Bharati and Swami Ma Radha Bharati were recently in Japan.

You are invited to participate in the Annual Spiritual Festival wherever you are. In 2018, these 40 days that precede Guru Purnima will begin on 18th June and will end on 27th July, which is Guru Purnima. During these 40 days, sadhakas may choose to intensify their yoga practice and/or make beneficial changes in their lifestyles. To learn more please read the article “Annual Festival of Spiritual Peace” by Swami Ritavan Bharati in this newsletter. Also, Swami Ritavan shares the article “The Spiritual Festival of 1992” by Usharbudh Arya (aka Swami Veda Bharati) for you to read, contemplate, and incorporate in your spiritual festival practices.

In July at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), the 3rd anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi, a Mahasamadhi Anniversary Retreat, a July Special Event, 10 days of Guru-Gita Patha, and Guru Purnima will be observed and celebrated. There will also be a Spiritual Festival Retreat at SRSG 18th June – 27th July. Please see the Upcoming Events or contact [email protected] for more information.
June 21st is International Day of Yoga.

Swami Veda requested : “All our initiators, teachers, centres should plan something each year.”

We will welcome any accounts of your observations of this day at [email protected] (attn. Carolyn Hume).

“Yogah samadhih - Yoga [means] samadhi." and "Yogo moksha-pravartakah - Yoga is that which impels and grants spiritual liberation (moksha)." – Swami Veda Bharati in Message for International Yoga Day, June 21. Swami Ji asked us to “Do please memorize these two definitions and make them known to all who enter the path of yoga through whatever avenue.”

Tinyu Chen of AHYMSIN Taiwan writes, “Greetings! We have made prayers videos with Geeta and Ram Prakash.” To watch a video, please click on title. The Sanskrit words are below each video as is a translation into Chinese.

Words to the prayers in Sanskrit and English can be found at Morning and Evening Prayers in the Himalayan Tradition.


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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]

The next several full moon meditations happen within a day or so of the normal Ahymsin newsletter end of the month mailing. So, we will be sending a single combined mailing.

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Full Moon Timings

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 7 AM in India (IST), surrounding countries adjust the time accordingly, for example Iran is 5 AM.

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



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