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January 2020 Newsletter

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Note: Currently it is planned to skip the February 2020 newsletter.


"Master the fundamentals! The basics: correct sitting, correct breathing. Correct breathing, correct breathing! Relaxation of all muscles and nerves and mind. Emotional purification. That is, calming down, not going to extremes of depression and exhilaration and depression and exhilaration. Breath awareness. Unbroken breath awareness." - Swami Veda Bharati in "Marks of Spiritual Progress"

Contemplative Walking outside of the meditation hall

Mauni Amavasya, silence day, was observed on January 24th by sadhakas globally. Swami Veda had written, “…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.” At Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), the schedule for Mauni Amavasya included meditation sessions, contemplative walking, stretching, diaphragmatic breathing, meals and tea, digestive breathing, guided relaxation, hatha, journaling, and prayers. These pictures from SRSG were taken by Medha.

“We are born from silence and at the end we re-enter that silence.” – Swami Veda Bharati in “Art of Silence”

Swami Ritavan is scheduled to be back to SRSG February 7, 2020, and all of March and April 2020.

At SRSG in February and March, there will be

Please see the Upcoming Events (below) for these and other events or contact [email protected] for more information.

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.

There will be no AHYMSIN Newsletter at the end of February 2020.

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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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