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October 2018 Newsletter

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“Death does not touch the real Self. That is difficult to believe only because we so strongly identify ourselves with our bodies and the world around us. Just because we are not conscious of something does not mean it doesn’t exist.” – Swami Rama in Learning to Die

To read Learning to Die by Swami Rama, please click on the title link.


The 22nd anniversary of the Mahasamadhi of Swami Rama occurs on 13th November 2018. There will be events commemorating this.

Inauguration of the new dining hall at SRSGThe work at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) continues. The inauguration of the dining hall took place on 26 October 2018, and a new brick pathway from the Mandala Office towards the cottages is being built. More pictures can be seen on the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Facebook page.  To learn how you can contribute to the work being done at SRSG, please see A New Cycle of Construction and Restoration at SRSG.

At SRSG, there will be a Breath Retreat with Charles and Carol Crenshaw and a Teacher Training Retreat in November followed by a Youth and Children’s Retreat in December. In January 2019, Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats with Swami Ma Radha Bharati will begin. Please see the Upcoming Events or contact [email protected] for more information about these and other programs at SRSG.

Have you registered yet to attend the 2019 Sangha Gathering at SRSG February 25 - March 5, 2019? For more information, please see An Invitation to Return Home – AHYMSIN Sangha Gathering 2019. Swami Ritavan Bharati will guide the AHYMSIN Sangha into the next set of practices for the next 3 years at this gathering. Contact: [email protected].

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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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