Bindu - Gateway to Himalayan Wisdom
This website is for people who hunger for a real connection with the core of life, who want more joy and less stress and are ready to be the conscious designer of their destiny rather than victim of circumstances.
In this website you’ll find:
- The wisdom, philosophy, lifestyle and practices of the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition;
- A calendar listing opportunities to connect with teachers in the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition;
- News from the Tradition.
I am happy to be able to share Swami Ritavan's holiday blessing with you.
May you light the eternal flame of soul-everlasting;
May your crown illumine the heavens,
and your mind-star flash with revelation.
May your heart-cave shine with contentment,
and your red-flame of prana promote health and vitality.
May each blue-star sparkle as an entry point - a bindu to divinity.
May the lights of lives past be present, to reveal the secret of love.
Light and Love as your Destiny now and in your meditations of the coming year.
In addition to the holiday blessing for 2016, Swami Ritavan also wanted to share the following message sent by Swami Veda in December 2009.
Table of Contents
- Art of Silence by Swami Veda Bharati
- The Journey of Love by Swami Rama
- New Release! by Swami Rama Centre
- An Ever Present Call by Michael Kissener
- Little Light by Tamara Soru
- The Dance of Life by Ahimsa Ishaya
- Breaking Down the Walls by Daniel Hertz
- The Choice by Barbara Murrell
- Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
- The Yoga of the Netra Tantra
- Around the Globe Facebook Sharings
- 2016 Events and Beyond
- Full Moon Meditation Dates
- Location of our SRSG ashram
Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Four times a year we gather as a community to actively re-commit ourselves to the practices that have been brought forward by the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. We meet on Friday evening, and Saturday morning and afternoon to participate in silent meditations, contemplative walking, yoga nidra, gentle yoga, breathing practices, and subtle body practices. This weekend is dedicated to joining together and renewing ourselves and our commitment to the practices of the Himalayan Tradition. Everyone is invited – beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.
For more information and to register visit: http://himalayanyogamilwaukee.org/2016/12/fall-silent-retreat-2016/
Mauni Amavasya (Silence Day) is an annual observance. The observation of Silence Day is a practice that Swami Veda Bharati invited us to practice. In 2017, Mauni Amavasya is January 27. More information can be found at http://ahymsin.org/main/practice/mauni-amavasya-silence-day.html
Swami Veda Bharati took his Mahasamadhi July 14, 2015. He holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. Swami Veda was also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.
One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. Under the guidance of his master, he traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster who was living in a remote region of Tibet. In addition to this intense spiritual training, Swami Rama received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham in South India. Thereafter, he returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery, and finally in 1969, came to the United States where he founded the Himalayan Institute. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.