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.
What a beautiful shining night here! After a Shakti-filled puja with all of us drenched in the Divine, Jagat [Jagadananda Das] explained the significance of Divali, the night of a million lights, where candles light the landscape as far as the eye can see from the earth to the rooftops. It is a celebration of light over darkness on the personal level as well as the cosmic and the historic, where dharma, the essential nature of all beings and all forms, firmly takes root. Divali also celebrates the return of Rama from the epic battlefield of The Ramayana. He, as man and God, has vanquished the demon Ravana and freed his consort Sita to finally bring her home. As they enter the city, it is as though the light of all worlds has inextricably seized this moment, permeating all living beings with that Light. All is well. Divali celebrates this precise moment in us all at every level.
Swami Veda recommends two books, Sutras of the Inner Teacher and Chariot of Sadhana, for deepening one’s understanding of Yoga and writes further
“Dear leading teachers,
I would really like to have these 2 books by Drs. Martin and Marian Jerry included in essential studies of advanced TTP and SRSG students.
When I was a teenager I would sometimes ask my Mom whether I could go visit my best friend, who lived not too far away. Since I would always return in a very happy mood, my mother did not hesitate to say yes, but always murmured to herself in Hindi Maula ki daur masjid tak a priest s run is just up to his temple). But my friend and I spent such happy times together talking giggling laughing as teenagers do over nothing at all I did not mind visiting her over and over again. She was my BFF, best friend forever) well, not quite forever.
October 2nd is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday and a very important day of celebration in India. Gandhiji is known as the Father of the Nation and his propagation of non-violence helped India achieve independence in 1947. This is usually a national holiday, but Oct 2nd fell on a Sunday, so observances were held on Monday. KHEL kids were reminded of this special day by their teachers.
The Festival of Navratri was also observed. Children who celebrate this occasion were allowed a holiday. This is the nine days of worship and honor of the Feminine principle and the glory and power of Motherhood.