AHYMSIN Full Moon Illuminations - Aug 2023

AHYMSIN Full Moon Illuminations - Aug 2023

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You Should Teach your Children through Example

~ Swami Rama

When you make meditation a part of your life, your children will follow your example. Exemplary education is very important for children. Children imitate their parents; you don’t have to teach them to meditate. Never do that. You should teach your children through example how to sit quietly and make their minds one-pointed. When you sit in meditation, your child will also come and sit next to you and pretend to do what you are doing. In this way the child will come to know what you are doing and will also form the habit of sitting with you.

I used to do that in my childhood. When my master would sit in meditation, I would sit next to him. When I wanted his attention, I would climb onto his lap. He wouldn’t say anything to me, so I would do something to get his attention. Then he would rub my forehead, and I did not know what had happened. I am sure I was not sleeping. If you sit in meditation, and your child comes and sits next to you and closes his eyes, it is very helpful for the child. Do you think the child is meditating? I say the child is meditating better than you are. Even when a child simply imitates you when you are meditating, it is very helpful for the child.

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Six Steps to Liberation

~ Swami Veda Bharati

The ultimate aim of meditation is liberation.

Become a luminous, self-shining personality.

To find that kind of a luminous self-shining, resplendent, splendorous personality and beyond the personality, the trans-personal being, is the aim of meditation. But as I have said earlier, there has to be in your mind a desire, a will to search for this luminosity, to believe that such a light exists, that is so honeyed, so sweet, that when you have that light, the lights of television screens, cinema screens are nothing, that no snow, no storm, no rain, no sun can prevent you from reaching out for it, going for it, searching for it, finding it. There has to be this natural will to grow, to desire, to want, “yes, I’m not sitting here just listening to somebody’s words about this light, I would like to taste, I would like to see this sweet light, this luminousness, so that wherever I walk, I walk as a luminous being with no darkness in me, no doubts left in me, nothing left to conquer. And unless you have set that goal of personal spiritual growth for yourself, your meditation will not prosper.

A person who has set herself or himself such a goal, looks for a company where he can share that goal, looks for those of like mind, goes to what we call a satsanga, a company of the like-minded, kindred souls who are going for reality, who are searching for reality. When he sits down in the company of others, he has no other thing to talk about but this luminous light. He sits, she sits down in that company and talks about the beauty of God and what would it be like to be so liberated. “Don’t you think so? What are your views on it? Have you come ever close enough to say that you have experienced a minute or two, or half a minute, or a few seconds of such luminosity? Tell me of you.” He’s reluctant to talk of his own light but he’s anxious to hear of other’s light.

A person who has set themselves the goal of spiritual liberation has conquered six enemies.

Six requirements for true liberation

1. Shama: tranquillity,
2. Dama: control,
3. Uparati: natural turning away,
4. Titiksha: fortitude,
5. Shraddha: humble faith,
6. Vairagya: turning away from the desires and pleasures of the world.

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News from the Ashram and family

We have a new websitehttps://bindu-ym.com/—available in German language with teachings of the Himalayan Tradition, lovingly hosted and offered by Michael Kissener. The website includes many writings by Swami Rama, Swami Veda Bharati, Michael Kissener, and others. Michael is a Mantra Initiator within the Tradition and a member of the AHYMSIN Adhyatma Samiti [Spiritual Committee].

Questions on Spiritual Practice can be sent to the Adhyatma Samiti [Spiritual Committee].

We invite you to share ways that have given you the opportunity for spiritual growth and understanding, for a greater understanding of the teachings and of yourself. Kindly contact ahymsin@ahymsin.org attn. AHYMSIN newsletter.

Upcoming Events by AHYMSIN Japan

Online Guided Meditation on Full Moon Days

Date: August 30th, 2023
Time: 9:00-9:30 p.m. (JST)
Language: Japanese & English

Kindly fill out the registration form to join. Everyone is welcome.

AHYMSIN Japan organises online guided meditations on every full moon day.

Online Workshop on “Living on Purpose”

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Himalayan Yoga Tradition Karuizawa Retreat in Japan: Preparations for Yoga Nidra

“From silence, we begin and into silence, we merge and re-enter, but we never quite forget our origin in silence. Every night we tire of the noise of the day and we enter the silence of sleep involuntarily. The only difference is that the yogi sleeps consciously, but the common person sleeps unconsciously” (~ Swami Veda Bharati, Yoga Nidra – Sleepless sleep).

Yoga-nidra (Yogic Sleep) is the experience of a state of Conscious Sleep in which a student shows all the symptoms of deep sleep. The first preparatory level of yoga-nidra is a state of deep relaxation.

In this 3-day retreat with Rabindra Sahu from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh, India, you will practice Hatha Yoga and Pranayama practices in the Himalayan Tradition, and preparations for Yoga Nidra, which will help you re-discover your true Self residing in the heart cave.

A peaceful and quiet environment surrounded by nature would allow you to stay away from daily life and focus on yourself.

Contents: Ha-tha Yoga, Pranayama, Guided Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Kirtan.

Kindly see more details and registration information here.

For more information on programs by AHYMSIN Japan, kindly contact them directly at: email, facebook, instagram, or twitter.

How Long Will You Chase the Lie?

~ Mokshadeva (Randall Krause)

The problem with pleasure is that it doesn't last.
We arrange our lives to reach it,
And even when we are successful, the pleasure lasts but a moment and then is gone.

Leaving us wanting more,
Leaving us hungry,
Leaving us frustrated.

In this way we spend our entire lives chasing momentary pleasure,
that doesn’t fulfill and doesn’t last.
Pleasure promises to last forever,
but it’s a lie.
How long will you chase the lie?

But, you think, what else is there?
The Yogis say that the Center of Consciousness,
The source all love, all joy, of life itself, is within us.
Find that Center, and everlasting bliss may be yours.

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Global Meditation Reminder

Full Moon Meditation
is on 30 August 2023

New Moon Meditation
is on 14 September 2023

Full Moon New Moon

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...”

Global Meditations Schedule

Full Moon New Moon

Upcoming Events

~ 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

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

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