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.
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.
Available for download at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/swamirama15
Mauni Amavasya (Silence Day) falls on 8thFebruary 2016. The observation of Silence Day is a practice that Swami Veda Bharati invited us to practice.
A special time for you to visit Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama.
• akhanda-patha (24 hour non-stop recitation) of Guru-Gita, the Song to the Guru
• 14th July, 1st Anniversary of Swami Veda Bharati's Mahasamadhi
• 19th July, Guru Purnima and Full Moon Meditation
“This day, the day of Guru Purnima, is considered to be the holiest day for the students of life; for those that have been treading the path of light; for those aspiring to attain enlightenment in this lifetime. They remember this day and celebrate it by becoming aware the purpose of life is to attain enlightenment; the state of mind, internal state, that makes one free from all pains and miseries.”
- Swami Rama
The following message which was written by Swami Veda Bharati in December 2008. May its message inspire you in this December. The original handwritten message is below.
In the Tantra tradition, Time is a diety. There are temples to Mahākāla (the Great Time) in places as diverse as Ujjayini (the ancient Indian astronomers’ Greenwich) and Mongolia.
In this tradition, dates are mother goddesses (as they are gods and goddesses in the ancient Maya civilization of Yucatan and Guatemala).
May the Time-God smile on you as Janus scans the worlds with his two faces. May the Time-God’s smiles be scattered on your paths like so many snow-white blossoms of prosperity, family happiness, and – above all – each day, the realization of a new truth, discovery of a new layer of reality.
Time-God has always been smiling at me in the form of your love and kindly dispositions and I rejoice. May all 365 mother-goddesses make you rejoice as you journey through their realms.
Have the Great Time as your friend.
With all affection,
Swami Veda Bharati