April 2021 Newsletter
Full Moon Meditation April 27th
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“If you expect the whole world to behave nicely and think that then you'll be able to meditate, forget it!
You'll have to accept the external situation around you as it is.
Accept the external world as it is.”
— Swami Rama, The Art of Joyful Living (page 164 in the 1989 edition)
"Breath Control" by Swami Rama can be read by clicking on the title.
2022 AHYMSIN Sangha Gathering: Swami Ritavan Bharati shared that the next AHYMSIN Sangha Gathering will be organized from February 23 – March 1, 2022. He added that there will be a 7-day Yajna, beginning from February 23, with a Purnahuti on March 1, 2022, which will also be Maha-Shivaratri. He also shared that the theme for the next sangha gathering would be the Gayatri Mantra.
Plans are being considered for both in person and online participation in the 2022 sangha gathering.
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 27 April 2021. You are invited to sit in meditation for an hour wherever you are. Total beginners and longtime practitioners, non-initiates and initiates are welcome. If you cannot sit for the entire hour, sit as long as you are able; as Swami Veda has said, "Let the quietness of the mind continue even after you rise...”
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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).