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.
We are pleased to invite you to our second annual Silence Retreat June 4 to June 8, 2012 at the quiet sanctuary of the Stella Maris Retreat Center on the Jersey Shore. This year's retreat offers 1-day, 3-days or 5-days of Silence. The Silence Retreat will include instruction in many Himalayan Yoga & Meditation practices to support the development and deepening of your personal practice. Swami Ma Radha (download event details) will lead the retreat. She is a former Professor of Philosophy and a leading teacher of yoga and meditation under Swami Veda and Swami Rama.
We have extended the registration until May 15. We have more room, so please help us out and forward this email to all your friends. We would like to receive a registration email as soon as you know you will be coming, the check must arrive by May 15 so that Stella Maris has time to plan the food for everyone ... they have a great vegetarian chef!
Having corresponded with Rose Reindl, we would also like to share the news of an October 22 - November 6, 2012, pilgrimage to the Himalayas of Northern India with Pandit Hari Shankar Dabral. The website link is http://himalayanmeditation.com/pb/wp_77261bf6/wp_77261bf6.html
Panditji is a senior teacher and mantra initiator in our tradition. He is also the spiritual director of The Himalayan Yoga Meditation Centre in Calgary, Canada.
H.H. Swami Veda Bharati and teachers Swami Ritavan Bharati, Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati and Dr. Stephen (Stoma) Parker will be sharing a Himalayan Yoga Experience at the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador mainland in August at a Galapagos Yoga Retreat and at the Sadhana Yoga Conference.
Sadhana Yoga Conference in Guayaquil-Ecuador
Sri Swami Veda and teachers will be part of the Sadhana Yoga Conference in Guayaquil-Ecuador 2-5 of August 2012.
This program will also include the participation of great scholars and teachers as Ramiro Calle from Spain, Andrei Ram from Colombia and Baptiste Marceau from France.
Sadhana Yoga Conference is an opportunity to share with Swami Veda and other teachers of Authentic Yoga Traditions. (English and Spanish)
Sri Swami Veda Bharati will be entering a 5 years vow of silence in early 2013 and this will be a great chance to have direct instructions from him.
Swami Veda will start traveling soon, and these will be his last public speaking appearances in these places before he takes a 5 - 7 year vow of silence on 10th March 2013. He will be in the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Italy in June, the United States in July, Ecuador in August, and Burkina Faso in September. We invite you to take advantage of these opportunities. Please see the Upcoming Events for more information.
"Something Swamiji Said" honors Swami Veda's many years of teaching us. If you have enjoyed this column and have heard Something Swamiji Said that made an impression on your life, please write to us at http://www.ahymsin.org/main/index.php/Contact-Us/AHYMSIN-Office.html. We cannot continue this column without your input.
We've changed the table of contents slightly. We've omitted all author names, both as an experiment (tell us what you think via the contact form) and because the titles this month tended to be longer than usual.
There are many photos, thanks to Michelle Kinsey, Carolyn Hodges, and others.
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Manu is happy to share with you the great news that Swami Veda, Swami Ritavan, and the TTP administrative staff, among others, have welcomed the creation of a bilingual English-Spanish 200-hr yoga teachers' training program in Chile, which will hold Level One retreats every second and third week of January, starting this January 12-25 January, 2013.
The program will be a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, so students can apply for the 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) status if they wish, after completing all requirements. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of their Spanish fluency, as all classes will be taught both in English and Spanish.
More infomation here: http://hytchile.org/ttp1
Na nirodho na chotpattir na baddho na cha saadhakah
Na mumukShur na vai mukta ity eShaa paramaarthataa.
No one in bondage, nor aspirant practitioner (saadhaka),
No one seeking liberation, nor liberated ---
This is Transcendence and supreme purpose.
--Gaudapada's Karikas on MaaNDookya Upanishad
a-nirodham an-utpaadam an-ucchedam ashaashvatam
an-ekaartham a-naanaartham anaagamam a-nir-gamam
yah prateetya-samutpaadam pra-panchopashamam shivam.
Deshayaamaasa sambuddhas tam vande vadataam varam
Nor yet perennial
Dependent origination that
Pacifies all confusing networks of the universe
Benevolent, peaceful (shiva) -
He who, fully awakened/enlightened (sambuddha)
taught this, unto that highest of teacher
I bow in homage.
(pratyaya-pareekShaa naama prathamam prakaraNam)1.1