AHYMSIN Full Moon Illuminations - May 2023

AHYMSIN Full Moon Illuminations - May 2023

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Direct Experience

~ Swami Rama


All human beings want to attain a state of happiness that is free from all pains and fears. This can be attained by practicing a self-training method. The ancients described such a program in the traditional yogic manuscripts; it provides us with a way to reach a state of health on all levels. In following this program we learn through direct experience, and that alone is valid; it cannot be challenged by anyone. Most people are influenced by the opinions of others; they rarely take the opportunity to form their own opinions. Suggestion has been the very basis of modern life, and few of us draw our conclusions from direct experience. But without having direct experience, the information that we gather from external forces always remains questionable. That is why we need confirmation from others. Even in our relationships at home we expect others to tell us that it is good to do this or that: “You look good”; “Your clothes are nice”; “You speak well”. These expressions show that we constantly seek the confirmation and appreciation of others because we are not sure on our own that we are doing well.

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Mind, Emotions, and Spiritual Progress

~ Swami Veda Bharati

Emotions have a function. It’s a detailed study, and some of this study is found in the Sanskrit texts of literary criticism, or analysis; what constitutes literature. I speak of the baseline emotion that an individual maintains. We all maintain a baseline emotion. It could be anger, it could be sorrow, it could be fear. And, in that baseline emotion, as you write letters against a line, other emotions rise and fall, and that is what constitutes literature. Your whole life is literature. If you were to write every thought that has occurred in you from the moment of stirring in the mother’s womb to the last lying still in the lap of Mother Death, what a novel, what a piece of literature that would be!

A person who is making spiritual progress has total control over the functions of the mind and functions of the emotions. He wants to feel love, he feels love. He wants to feel neutrality, he feels neutrality. He does not wish to feel hatred, he chooses not to feel hatred. He wants to exhibit anger without being angry, he exhibits anger without being angry. He chooses to love, and thereby loves. He chooses to be neutral, and thereby becomes neutral. He chooses the intensity of the exhibition/expression of love, to that chosen intensity and degree he or she expresses/communicates that love. And the rest he or she, withholds.

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Kindle Editions Released:
You and Your Emotions &
Signs of Spiritual Progress

~ Deepti Raturi

We are so happy to share that the kindle editions of the two recently released books by our beloved Swami Veda Bharati ji, Signs of Spiritual Progress” and "You and Your Emotions" are now available.

You may purchase the ebooks by clicking the titles below. Thank you.

You and Your Emotions

Signs of Spiritual Progress

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Five-day Intensive Silence Retreat in the Netherlands from 8-12 Sep 2023

~ Lia van Wijk

The theme of the retreat will be - ”From Mind to Consciousness” and will be guided by Pierre Lefebvre (Pandit Priyadarshan), Sofia Foteina-Chatzikokoli, Anna Mezösi, and Uta Bisseswar.

The retreat organized by HYMNS, our AHYMSIN affiliated center in the Netherlands, will be held at The Beukenhof Monastery located in the beautiful village of Biezenmortel at the heart of the Netherlands.

Grasveld Beukenhof

Come and immerse in the Spirit of the Lineage of The Himalayan Tradition. The practices and teaching of this intensive silence retreat will deepen and strengthen silence.

As Swami Veda Bharati reminded us, silence is not only the act of not speaking; it is something that fills, energises, awakens, and raises the power within changing the frequencies of your being.

For more information on retreat costs and registration, kindly contact Kries Mannie Sing at: info@rajayogales.nl or phone at (0031) (0)20-6649442.

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North-American HYT-TTP
Level I and Level II Retreat

~ July 9 – 22, 2023

Dear AHYMSIN family members, we are very happy to let you know that we will be offering a HYT-TTP in person North-American HYT-TTP Level I and Level II Retreat from July 9th through July 22nd, 2023! The HYT-TTP. Our faculty is happily preparing the curriculum to support your Decade of Loving Transformation, and are looking forward to seeing you this summer at the Questhaven Retreat Center in beautiful San Marcos, CA, USA.

There are still a few spots available! In order to assure your spot this summer, complete your registration today. Registration for this retreat is limited to allow adequate space for the 2-weeks. If you are interested, please send an email to info@hyt-ttp.com info@hyt-ttp.com and we will assist you with the registration.

We are also very happy to offer this 1-Week Retreat is for those TTP Students that have completed their Level I Home Study under either the 200-HR or 600-HR Program and do not have the time to attend the 2-week Level II retreat.

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Long-term Residential Opportunities
at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama

Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam
Admissions Open for 2023-24 Session


We are so delighted to bring this news to you all. We are now able to accept Gurukulam students from our entire global family. Applications are open for the one-year long Gurukulam program that begins on the Vijayadashami (Ashwina Shukla Dashami/Dusshera) 2023, which would be on the 24th October, 2023.

The ‘One-Year Residential Program in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition’ will harmoniously hold an integrated study and practice of all the paths of yoga, including bhakti, jnana, karma, and raja yoga. The students will be taught the philosophy, science, and practices of hatha yoga, breathing awareness and pranayamas, subtle body relaxations, and meditation. Ancient scriptures including selected Prakarana Granthas, selected sections of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, the Samkhya darshana, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will be taught. All students will also be taught Sanskrit and Vedic Chantings.

Medium of Instruction: English
Cost/Fees: A loving and committed heart. Donations/Dakshinas towards one’s stay are welcome.
Eligibility: All seekers, irrespective of religion, nationality, gender, caste, etc. who can commit to a year-long stay at the Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama ashram in Rishikesh, India.
Age Limit: 25-40 Years

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Volunteer Opportunities at SRSG

Our residential volunteer opportunities comprise a work-study format where all the residents are expected to follow a personal sadhana at the ashram, while offering seva according to one’s unique skills and talents. Our Seva-Sadhakas come from all over the world and India. One’s time and energy are offered towards the growth of the AHYMSIN mission and towards furthering one’s own journey on the spiritual path.

All Seva-Sadhakas would get the benefits of room and board, have a chance to join and participate in the Ashram’s daily classes of Joints & Glands exercises, Hatha Yoga, breathing exercises, and silent meditations, as well as joining in the special programmes and seminars taking place at the ashram.

We are now looking for long-term full-time resident Seva-Sadhakas for the following work areas and skill sets:
1. Website and Social Media Managers (2 positions): Website management, digital content management and social media content management.
2. Graphic Designers (2 positions): Creative visual designs for book covers, ebook covers, communication materials, posters, etc.

At this moment, we are looking for a minimum commitment of one year. The positions are only being offered to those who have received mantra initiation within the Himalayan Tradition. The applicants must be fluent with both written and spoken English.

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Global Meditation Reminder

Full Moon Meditation is on 5 May 2023

You are invited to sit in meditation for an hour wherever you are, in your home or with friends. 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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New Moon Meditation is on 19 May 2023

Swami Ritavan will join the New Moon Meditations at 6 PM IST from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama. As much as possible, you are invited to sit for your meditation and connect with Swami Ritavan, members of the AHYMSIN Spiritual Committee, the Ashram community, and others at the same time.

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Upcoming Events

Family Yoga Summer Camp in Greece


~ Specialty Retreats with Senior Teachers

HYT-TTP Level 1 & 2 Retreats with Senior TTP Faculty

Sun Salutations as Worship with Pt Priyadarshan (Pierre Lefebvre)

HYT-TTP Level 1 & 2 Retreats Sun-Salutations-as-Worship

Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats at SRSG with Swami Ritavan Bharati

Intensive Meditation Retreat with Swami Ritavan Bharati

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Entrance to the Subtle Body Retreat with Swami Ritavan Bharati

HYT-TTP Level 1 & 3 Retreats with Senior TTP Faculty

Entrance to the Subtle Body HYT-TTP Level 1 & 3 Retreats

~ Dive Deeper into Philosophy with these Retreats

Contemplations on Hastamalaka Stotram with Rabindra Sahu


Contemplations on Bhagavad-Gita: Chapter One with Rabindra Sahu

Life: A Sacred Journey Retreat with Rabindra Sahu

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Guru Disciple Relationship with Rabindra Sahu

Art of Spiritual Learning with Rabindra Sahu

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Introduction to the Brahma Sutras with Rabindra Sahu

Art of Joyful Living Retreat with Rabindra Sahu

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Navaratri Retreat – Cultivating the Divine Feminine with Swami Ritavan Bharati and Rabindra Sahu

Choosing a Path with Rabindra Sahu

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Narada Bhakti Sutras - Treatise on Love and Surrender with Rabindra Sahu

Navaratri Retreat – Cultivating the Divine Feminine with Swami Ritavan Bharati and Rabindra Sahu

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~ Retreats for Beginning, Refining, and Advancing in your Practices

What is Yoga? International Yoga Day (IYD) Retreat

Hatha Yoga Retreat: From Movement to Stillness

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Yours in service, AHYMSIN Office




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