October 2020 Newsletter
Full Moon Meditation October 31st
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"We are seekers of svaatantrya. This word has no exact English equivalent. It may roughly be translated as free volition and conscience coming from the laws and voice of one’s own atman, the spiritual self (not psychological conditionings nor as reactions to and from other factors external to us). True meaning of freedom. This is the true non-dependence, independence, not arising as a reaction to external surroundings, situations or others’ reactions. We are not reactive but independently active." - Swami Veda Bharati, Sadhana in Applied Spirituality
“Contemplation, Prayer and Repentance” by Swami Rama can be read by clicking on the title.
A Navaratra Devi-Puja was observed at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in October. A live stream of the pujas at Maa Tara temple on Facebook can be seen by clicking here.
"May we all learn to invoke peace in our own minds and thereby evoke it in the hearts of even those who are resisting or our opponents. May we all learn to forgive. May the minds, prone to fear and violence in so many forms, learn the art of solving problems through non-violence and may there be mutual understanding amongst people of divergent views and interests everywhere. May the Saintly-minds of humanity continue to guide us in this direction." - Swami Ritavan Bharati
A Navaratri Silence Retreat in Taiwan took place in October, and there is an article about and photos of this retreat in this newsletter. “The final reality is silence.” – Swami Rama
2 Minute Meditation: Swami Veda Bharati suggested doing a 2 minute meditation every two to three hours. Have you been doing this? How to do this? Please see “2 Minute Meditation.”
Reopening of SRSG: “We are happy to share with you that we are now reopening Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) slowly after having been closed due to the situations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.” – Divya Gupta. For more information and details, please click here.
We invite you to share ways that current events have given you the opportunity for spiritual growth and understanding, for a greater understanding of the teachings and of yourself. Please send to [email protected] attn. AHYMSIN newsletter.
The next Full Moon Meditation will be 31 October 2020, and you are invited to participate wherever you are.
Questions on Spiritual Practice can be sent to the Adhyatma Samiti [Spiritual Committee] by clicking here.
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- 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).