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.
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.
Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. He 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.
Table of Contents
- Guidelines for Spiritual Living by Swami Veda Bharati
- Meditative Posture by Swami Rama
- Youth and Children's Retreat Slideshow
- 2015 Yoga Youth and Children’s Retreat
- Children Coming Home by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
- December AHYMSIN BoD Meeting by Rajini Prakash
- My Experience with TTP byFrancine Kuo (Sujata)
- Himalayan Yoga in Thailand by Randall Krause (Mokshadeva)
- Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
- From Form to Formlessness
- Yoga Sutras in Taipei by Randall Krause (Mokshadeva)
- SVB – Last Conversation by Salvatore Zamibito
- The Wonder of Dhrupad by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
- 2016 Events and Beyond
- Full Moon Meditation Dates
- Location of our SRSG ashram
Perfect on a COLD day.
It will warm you from the inside out, it stimulates the digestive fire, and provides a boost of energy. Those with sleep or anxiety challenges should enjoy a warm cup of herbal tea with similar spices. Write for suggestions.
Step One: Crush 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds, 4 tbsp Cardamom pods, 1-2 Cinnamon sticks, 4 whole cloves, 1 vanilla bean and 1/2 tsp black peppercorn, and grind them all together.
Step Two: Boil 2 cups water with 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh or dried Ginger, 1/8 tsp Allspice powder, 1/8 tsp Anise powder, 1 tsp Licorice root, and
all the ground ingredients from above.
Step Three: Let simmer for 5 minutes. Then add 1/2 cup of milk, or milk alternative, and bring to a low boil. Make sure to stir throughout so as not to burn it.
Step Four: Strain, and add your favorite sweetener, if desired. Maple Syrup, honey, or raw sugar are best.
Step Five: Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Originally posted by: Saumya Ayurveda
In this lecture by Swami Rama, recorded live in 1978, he discusses the four primitive urges (food, sleep, sex and self-preservation), and how to work with the mind and senses. He discusses the relationship between breath and mind, and mind and consciousness. On a practical level he gives tips on how to break bad habits such as sloth and inertia, cautions us about the pitfalls of expectation and sadness, and directs us to listen to the teacher within, which is your own conscience.
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Mauni Amavasya (Silence Day) falls on 8thFebruary 2016. The observation of Silence Day is a practice that Swami Veda Bharati invited us to practice.