Resources of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

A Holiday Blessing

I am happy to be able to share Swami Ritavan's holiday blessing with you.

Swami Ritavan 2016 holiday blessing image

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.



Swami Ritavan


In addition to the holiday blessing for 2016, Swami Ritavan also wanted to share the following message sent by Swami Veda in December 2009.

Swami Veda holiday messageDec09

Winter Silent Meditation Retreat

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: