Since I was a little kid, I dreamed about going to India and the Himalayas, and when I first heard about Rishikesh, it just caught my attention. That was more than 25 years ago.
I heard people talk about this quiet and little town, painted with Mother Nature's colors, surrounded by mountains and trees, filled with fresh air and prana, blessed with the Ganges' white waters that come down from the Himalayan peaks to purify us with its sacred spiritual current.
This place was chosen long ago by the great perspicacious sages from Vedic times to be their place of retreat, fit for its silence and quiet environment to practice the mystic science of yoga.
This little town sheltered Swami Sivananda, Yogi Gupta, Brahmacharya Ram, Swami Chidananda, Swami Rama and so many other sages, yogis and sadhus that lived and practiced sadhana in this particular place.
Now available as audio downloads at CD Baby
Lectures on the Shiva Sutras
A two-volume set of lectures delivered in Rishikesh, India in 2010
by Swami Veda Bharati
Learn to Meditate, Basic Relaxations
Basic relaxation exercises to include diaphragmatic breathing, systematic relaxation techniques and beginning meditation.
by Swami Veda Bharati
Swami Veda invites you to join him for the Full Moon Meditation, Tuesday, February 7th
Drinking Mr. Moon’s Shine
By Kai Stenlund
I, through my troubled mind glance at the moon. The wise old man pours his light, dissolving
shadows of discontent in life so pure.
Our eyes are mirrors, Projecting and reflecting the quality of our hearts, onto
ourselves, and unto others.
We were born breathing in while our mothers were breathing out. For a moment
we were a single being breathing in and out as one. I wish for us to breathe like this.
The fabrics of existence, of life, connect the Mother Universe and us.
This umbilical cord cannot be cut.
All it takes is a glance, and if you live with open eyes, he will breathe into you the
wisdom of light, and the Love of the Mother.
Thoughts are of no concern to the stars, ask them about existence, tell them of your troubles.
If you live with an open ear they will tell you about eternity in the language of Silence.
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"May the guru spirit and the Guru's Grace shine for you, within you, like the cool mind-settling light of the full moon"
- Swami Veda Bharati
"A new important project has begun in Ahymsin. A group of people from all over the world has been selected and invited to SRSG by Swami Veda Bharati with the purpose of translating and recording numerous meditations in the respective languages.
As Swamiji said during the course, our Tradition is probably a unique reality all over the world; the amount of recorded meditations at all different levels is a treasure that no other schools possess. So a desire to make such a patrimony available for all humanity is now the driving purpose of this project: to translate and record the selected meditations in all the different languages so that the barrier of language would be overcome allowing the teachings and guidance of the Masters to achieve anybody in need." - Giancarlo Colombo