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April 2020 Newsletter

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“Love is the real healer.” – Swami Rama

To read “Love as Healer” by Swami Rama, please click on title.

Sangha members have shared some ways that these current events have given them the opportunity for growth, including learning to surrender, finding their strength to be titiksha, resuming a purashcharana, learning through a conflict “to look at myself and question the part I played in the conflict.” Rabindra Sahu writes in “Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama during Lock-down” of support being given by SRSG to those who are in need.

New videos have been placed on the AHYMSIN channel on YouTube by Pandit Priyadarshan (Pierre Lefebvre). They include videos with Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Ritavan Bharati, and Adhikari Bhoi.  Those with Swami Ritavan and Adhikari concern this time of Covid-19 and can be watched by clicking on the title:

"When we accept a calamity as a blessing, it turns into one." This is a quotation from Dr. Shirin Venkat in a video regarding this pandemic, which you can watch by clicking here. Winthrop Harewood, a member of the AHYMSIN Executive Committee, wrote, “I would like to suggest and request that AHYMSIN give some consideration to sending out this timely video to members of our AHYMSIN family.  It’s, in my honest opinion, one of the most relevant videos which speaks to the present crisis.” Shirin is center leader of the affiliate center in Pune, India.

Videos taken during online classes have been placed on Vimeo by The Meditation Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Click on The Meditation Center channel to see these.

The next Full Moon Meditation will be on 7 May 2020, and you are invited to participate wherever you are.

Questions on Spiritual Practice can be sent to the Adhyatma Samiti by clicking here.

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.

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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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