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August 2019 Newsletter

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“Be a conqueror. Don’t be defeated by your desires, restlessness, by your angers, by your random speech. Be a conqueror. Don’t be a slave to your urges. That is power yoga. A true practitioner of yoga aspires to conquer his anger, conquer his desires, conquer his habit of gossip and random speech.” – Swami Ritavan Bharati

To read Energy of Consciousness in the Human Personality (part 4) by Swami Rama, please click on title. To read parts 1, 2 and 3, please click on appropriate part: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Renovation Work at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) continues. Some of the work in progress can be seen in the photo. More photos and explanations can be seen here and here. Rabindra Sahu, General Manager of SRSG, has written, “It is only with the generous support of our extended family that the ashram can continue to serve the mission.” For more about this work, please see “A New Cycle of Construction and Restoration at SRSG” and “Updates on Renovation at SRSG.”

To learn more about Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), we invite you to read “Is an Ashram for Me?” Swami Ritavan writes, "This is the essence of the sacred space known as SRSG. All emphasis is placed on this intention as given by the Lineage and remains our mission through residents, students and many supportive persons."

We invite centers and sadhakas to share with us. Let us learn more about one another and strengthen one another in our sadhana. Please write to [email protected], attn: AHYMSIN Newsletter.

Himalayan Tradition Gathering in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with Dr. Mark Sadashaya Dyczkowski - “Tantric Concentrations in Vijnana-Bhairava” – 27 – 29 September 2019. “Let us gather, remembering our tantric tradition as we immerse ourselves in a study of Vijnana-Bhairava with Mark Sadashaya Dyczkowski (a world-renowned teacher of Tantric texts). And practice our mantra tradition absorbed in the spanda of sound and deep silence.” – Swami Ritavan Bharati. To learn more, please click here.

“Meditate and Awaken, The Time in Now.”– Swami Ritavan brings our minds once more to The Meditation Center commencing the 50-Year Celebration.

At SRSG in September and October, there will be a Special Retreat: Mantra after Initiation with Raghavendra Adiga, a Navaratri Puja, and Spiritual and Meditative Approach to the Ramayana with Maithili Bhagavatula and Mrs. Lalita Arya (Ammaji).

“Valmiki was the first poet on the face of the earth; he invented poetry, composing the Ramayana in a simple Sanskrit meter. The Ramayana is called ādi-kāvya, the first epic… The Ramayana has been an immortal and inexhaustible source of inspiration to poets throughout the ages and will continue to inspire. It is often called the ratna garbha, the ocean of gems. The more deeply one dives into this epic, the more one obtains.” - Swami Rama in the introduction to his book The Valmiki Ramayana Retold in Verse, Volume 1.


The PDF download : “Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation and how it flows through AHYMSIN…” shared by Himalayan Yoga Science Society Sabah (HYSSS) in Malaysia for International Day of Yoga and shared last month in the AHYMSIN Newsletter contains material prepared by Namita Sinha of Bangalore, India, as well as by HYSSS.

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]

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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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