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January 2019 Newsletter

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“If selfless love is freely given to children, they will respond spontaneously with love,”
Swami Rama in Let the Bud of Life Bloom [India | USA].

Swami Ritavan at Childrens Retreat SRSG December 20182018 ended with a youth and children’s retreat during which this picture was taken, and Amavasya Silence Retreats are now taking place at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG). Renovations also continue at SRSG. Please see articles “December Youth and Children’s Retreat” and “Updates on Renovation at SRSG” in this newsletter.

“Sprinkle silence out the windows of your eyes, of your senses, out of your heart and through your words. Convey your inner peace, stillness and emotional equilibrium.”
– Swami Veda Bharati in “Silence Is Golden

Mauni Amavasya is 4th February 2019.  Swami Veda invited us to observe this day with a “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.” – Swami Veda Bharati

The AHYMSIN Sangha Gathering 2019 will take place 25 February – 5 March 2019 at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. This gathering has been inspired by Swami Veda's composition "Perennial in the Millennium," of which Swami Ritavan Bharati has written,

"A passionate and profound lyrical poem of a mystic sage living among us,
whose vision beyond the horizons and confines of past and future presents a mirror.
A self-reflection of humanity full of heart and sweetness of life,
whose full-potential remains in the ability to love, to serve and to remember.
Remember the music of awakening,
Serve without name to make yourself free,
Love with the spirit of the saintly,
on this pilgrimage of appearance and disappearance.
Now, in reading - Listen, for the speaker is Thine, no longer mine,
Hear the flute of fate, the melody of meaning, and offer in the
pyre of purpose to Thee.
Shree Namah.”

Dance Workshop on “Invoking the Divine Within - Ganapati" with Dr. Prakriti Bhaskar is scheduled for March 5 - 8, 2019, at SRSG.

Himalayan Yoga Tradition – Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) offers two training sessions annually at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India. The next session will be March 10-23, 2019.

Events at SRSG for 2019 also include two Navaratri Pujas, Guru Purnima Retreat, 4th Anniversary of Swami Veda’s Mahasamadhi, Retreat for Initiates, Sri Vidya Seminar, Breath Retreat, and more.

Please see the Upcoming Events or contact [email protected] for more information about these and other programs at SRSG.

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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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