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April 2019 Newsletter

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“In cultivating a saumya personality, we need to start working consciously and conscientiously on purification of the mind and emotions.” – Swami Veda Bharati in “Emotions – The Ethics of Emotions”

Three Year Mantra Practice


Sadhakas worldwide are starting the new 3 year mantra practice. We share these 2 pictures – one from California, USA, and one from Hungary. San Diego initiates celebrated the first day of Navaratri by receiving shawls, having satsang, and becoming oriented to the practice. On the birthday of Swami Veda, Frankó Csuba Dea told about experiences at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) and gave the Budapest sangha the new community mantra.

Swami Ritavan Bharati guided the AHYMSIN Sangha into a new mantra practice for the next 3 years during the 2019 Sangha Gathering. The mantra is the Saumyā mantra combined with a Tārā mantra. The first 2 lines of the mantra are the Saumyā mantra, and the third line is the Tārā mantra.

सौम्या सौम्यतराशेष सौम्येभ्यस्त्वतिसुन्दरी ।
परापराणां परमा त्वमेव परमेश्वरी ॥
तारे तुत्तारे तुरे स्वाहा ॥

saumyā saumyātarāśeṣa saumyebhyas tvati sundarī ,
parāparāṇāṁ paramā tvameva parameśvarī.
tāre tut tāre ture svāhā.


Phonetic Pronunciation Guideline:

"A” is pronounced as in "mama" "papa" "la" "baba" "ha"
"AU" is pronounced as the "au's" in "saurkraut" or like in "cow" or "house"
"E" is pronounced like "ay" (long A) as in "day" or better yet "grey"
śeṣā = shay-sha
saumyebhyas = saum-yay-bhyas
eva = ay-va
parameśvarī = param-aysh-va-ree
"I" is pronounced like "ee' (long E)
"U" is prnounced like "oo" (long U), as in "loon" "raccoon" "moon" "noon"
sundari = soon-da-ree
The V is actually a combination of a V and a W, (VW), the way Russians would pronounce the V in “vodka,” or the way the French pronounce the V in “vois.”
An "ā" is held longer than an "a".
Both the "ś" and the "ṣ" are given a "sh" sound.

You can download the two mantras for this practice here, recorded at 3 different speeds:

For more information about the three year practice, please see the March 2019 newsletter.

Energy of Consciousness in the Human Personality (part 2) by Swami Rama can be read by clicking on the title. Part 1 can be read by clicking here.

Events at SRSG for 2019 include the Guru Purnima Retreat, 4th Anniversary of Swami Veda’s Mahasamadhi, Retreat for Initiates, Breath Retreat, teacher training session, 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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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]

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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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