Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

Full Moon Meditation
June 28th

June 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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“Our Tradition reminds us through our practice of Yoga that all unfulfilled desires, fears and tendencies held tightly in our undisciplined, distracted mind become our mind's unconscious habits. As we become aware of them we learn to let-go, exhale, and release these habits of ‘graha’ - holding, and thereby give momentum to a new habit of ‘pranidhana’ - resting in awareness, of our own divine nature of wholeness, unity, and joy. This is the full-blossoming of ahimsa. Our life becomes a dance of devotion. And for this reason our Tradition reminds us of our purpose of life in these three: aparigraha, ishwar-pranidhana and ahimsa.” – Swami Ritavan Bharati

Swami Ritavan reminds us of

  • The 40-day Festival of Spiritual Peace: June 18th – July 27th 2018, “Vasudeva, the Indwelling-Lord.”Poster of 40 day Spirtual Festival
  • The Maha-samadhi of Swami Veda Bharati – July 14th. The 3rd Anniversary of this will be observed this year. “Here, we are not adoring the physical body … we are present to embrace the subtlety of his example, the beauty of his teaching, and faith in his mandate – ‘share with the world the pure form of meditation and only initiate into the same.’” – Swami Ritavan in the MahaSamadhi Address, 2016.
  • Guru Purnima – Full Moon, 27th July 2018

If you have not already started the annual Spiritual Festival, you can still start now; if you have already started the festival, please continue. This festival is celebrated wherever you are.  
As part of your participation in the Spiritual Festival, Swami Ritavan invites you to read:

To read Gurudeva by Swami Rama, please click on title.


In July at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG): 10th July - 14th July, Mahasamadhi Anniversary Retreat with 5-day Guru-Gayatri Yajna and special events for the Mahasamadhi Anniversary Day; 14th July, 3rd Anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi; 14th - 27th July, July Special Event with special programs and sessions everyday; 18th - 27th July, 10-days of Guru-Gita Patha. In August, there will be a Program for Non-Initiates. Please see the Upcoming Events or contact [email protected] for more information.

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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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