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May 2019 Newsletter

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“We all dream of the possibility of living in a peaceful world. This aspiration can be realized only if we first provide to our very soul, the self, atman, a peaceful home in the mind inside which it lives. That is the essence of our spiritual journey; that is yoga; that is meditation; that is peace in the family, which, then, extends to becoming world peace. We need to keep a diligent vigil, to keep this mind pure and peaceful and clean, to make it progress towards becoming the environment suitable for an enlightened soul. There needs to be sense of continuous progress in us so the world may progress towards peace.” – Swami Veda Bharati

You are invited to participate in the Annual 40-Day Spiritual Festival which starts on 7 June 2019 and continues until Guru Purnima, which is 16 July 2019.  Each summer during the 40 days that precede Guru Purnima, sadhakas are invited to participate in the 40-Day Spiritual Festival, to expand and refine one’s sadhana. This festival was started many years ago by Pandit Usharbudh Arya/Swami Veda Bharati, and one observes it wherever one is. Please click here for more information and for ideas on how you might be able to deepen your practice during these 40 days.

International Day of Yoga is 21 June 2019. Swami Veda urged, “All our initiators, teachers, centres should plan something each year.”  To read his “Message for International Yoga Day, June 21” please click on title; it can serve as a guideline for any observance you may make. For those of you who plan events or observances for this day, will you please send photos and a short account to [email protected], "attn: Medha"

With the 3 year mantra practice, Swami Ritavan Bharati requests that sadhakas do a few repetitions of Akhaṇḍa-maṇḍalākāram Mantra at the beginning and/or end of the Saumyā- Tārā recitations.  To review, the 3 year practice, please click on “Three Year Mantra Practice, 2019 to 2022.” Audio files are given for both mantras in the article.

Two New Videos on YouTube. Please click on title(s) to watch.

  • “AHYMSIN 2019 Sangha Gathering”: “This video is a summary of the practices and teachings that were shared by Swami Ritavan Bharati and the other senior teachers to the AHYMSIN Sangha during the 2019 gathering, which was held between February 25th and March 5th at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, in Rishikesh, India.”
  • "Inspirations from Swami Veda Bharati": "Swami Veda Bharati's teachings had an extremely vast, almost endless scope and levels of depth.  This compendium video of our beloved Swamiji's teaching puts together many of his favourite themes, and make us discover the several facets of his amazing personality."

HYMS Tokyo 20th Anniversary 2019
HYMS Tokyo celebrated their 20th Anniversary 17 – 19 May 2019. Congratulations! Iida Fuku serves as center leader.


Retreats and workshops in Taiwan and Korea with Swami Ritavan Bharati, Stephen Parker (Stoma), and Ashutosh Sharma recently took place.  Photo from Taiwan by Phoebe Chang, and photo from Korea by HeungMin Baik . More photos from Taiwan can be seen here and here. More photos from Korea can be seen here and here.

Taiwan Retreat 2019
Taiwan Workshop


Korean Retreat 2019
Korean Retreat


We invite centers and sadhakas to share what is happening in your centers with us so that your news can be shared with the larger global family; we can learn more about one another and can strengthen one another in our sadhana. Please write to [email protected], attn: AHYMSIN Newsletter.

You may want to be active in a centre in the region of the world in which you live. There are centers that offer regularly scheduled classes, retreats, workshops, and satsangs. Please see AHYMSIN Affiliated Centers and also Websites, Newsletters, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter which has some listings in the “Other Links” section.

International Yog Festival 2019, 1 – 7 March 2019 in Rishikesh, India, featured Swami Radha Bharati as one of the presenters. This mission of this event: “Our mission is to create such a platform where all traditional and modern styles of yoga can come together and learn from each other.”International Yog Festival 2019 was organized by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) and Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) at Ganga Resort, Muni Ki Reti (Rishikesh), Uttarakhand. Photo by Tatyana Miskova.

Events at SRSG have been updated and now include the Superconscious Meditation – Level One retreats, Guided Beginning Level Silence Practice retreats, International Yoga Day Hindi Retreat, Guru Purnima Retreat, 4th Anniversary of Swami Veda’s Mahasamadhi, Vande Guru Paramparam – Swami Veda Bharati Mahasamadhi and Guru Purnima Hindi Retreat, Mantra and Meditation - Retreats for Non-initiates, Yoga Hindi Retreat, Spiritual and Meditative Approach to the Ramayana Retreat, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Retreat, Mantra after Initiation - Retreats for Initiates, ongoing retreats for pilgrims, Breath and Pranayama Intensive Retreat, teacher training sessions, and ongoing sadhaka retreats

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

Share Your News!

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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