Ahymsin Newsletter Banner: Left is Swami Rama, Center is Yoga Is Samadhi logo, Right is Swami Veda

June 2019 Newsletter

Tap/click images to see more.


“May we weave the fabric of spirituality in our lives, and within our spiritual family – AHYMSIN.” – Swami Ritavan Bharati

Many of you are participating in the 2019 Spiritual Festival wherever you are, and for those of you who have not started, we invite you to review the material and participate from now to Guru Purnima, which is July 16th. “Celebrating Guru Purnima is a joy beyond words, a deep stillness that echoes a wholeness and holiness. A wholeness that provides the answers to our pursuits, our yearnings and reveals a purpose for life. To live and to love with a heart unconditioned by conflict, and a mind, unified beyond division.” – Swami Ritavan Bharati. If you would like to come to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) for the observance of Guru Purnima or the anniversary of Swami Veda’s mahasamadhi, please write to [email protected].

Swami Ritavan guiding a meditation at the June 2019 Retreat at SRSG

On International Day of Yoga, 21 June 2019, the pictures of Swami Ritavan Bharati guiding meditation and of sadhakas sitting for meditation were taken at SRSG. More can be seen by clicking here. Events were also taking place in centers in Italy, Malaysia, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, the USA…

We remember Swami Veda Bharati’s Message for International Yoga Day:

"On the very first sutra of the Yoga-sutras of Patanjali, Vyasa, the first and foremost sage commentator, defines:

Yogah samadhih
Yoga [means] samadh

'Yogah samadhih' is also in the logo of our organization AHYMSIN - the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International - with headquarters at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh.

The most authentic ancient text of yoga speaks of it in these terms.

The most authentic ancient text of Ayurveda, Charaka-samhita, states:

Yogo moksha-pravartakah
Yoga is that which impels and grants spiritual liberation (moksha)
Sharira-sthana 1.137

Do please memorize these two definitions and make them known to all who enter the path of yoga through whatever avenue.

Yogah samadhih (from the text on yoga)
Yogo moksha-pravartakah (from the text on ayurveda)"

To read Energy of Consciousness in the Human Personality (part 3) by Swami Rama, please click on title.  To read parts 1 and 2, please click on appropriate part: Part 1 and Part 2.

We invite centers and sadhakas to share with us. In so doing, 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.

Upcoming Events

Our Upcoming Events web page has been updated with many new events and retreats. For more information, please check the link or contact [email protected] for more information about these and other programs. Links to listings to other websites are also provided there.

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]

Other Links

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).



The Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation

Purification of Thoughts     Dhyana    Mindfulness
Japa     Dharana     Shavasana
Breath Awareness     Qualified Preceptor
Guru Disciple Relationship     Unbroken Lineage
Yoga Nidra     Silence Retreats     Full Moon Meditation

Copyright © by AHYMSIN ®