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.
“We teach out of compassion. We teach because the world suffers and our teaching will reduce that suffering. We teach because we have received that compassion and want to share it with others who suffer. The cause of suffering, in the Yoga-sutras, is ignorance. Our teaching reduces the level of that ignorance. The student arrives because s/he is seeking help - our desire to teach arises directly out of our compassion for the student.”
- Swami Veda Bharati
A two week Himalayan Yoga Tradition - Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) training session. A comprehensive education in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition will be presented to the students.
8th– 21st November 2015
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama
For more information:http://hyt-ttp.com/india.html
Guru Purnima Retreat
23rd– 31stJuly 2015
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama
with akhanda-patha (24 hour non-stop recitation) ofGuru-Gita, theSong to the Guru. The mantras (1)Gurur brahma gurur vishnur… and (2)akhanda-mandala…are two of the verses from Guru-gita. The recitation will be nonstop from 4th to 12th July, done by a team of Pandits.
Guru Purnima is 31st July 2015.
Cost: The cost of SRSG Hospitality plus as a devoted disciple you may think of what this practice would cost and help cover the expenses as a donation.
To book accommodations:http://ahymsin.org/main/accommodations-inquiry.html
Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam
Institute Of Meditation
Spiritual Guide — Mahamandaleshwar Swami Veda Bharati
Disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas
Admissions Open for Fall 2015
A Program of Self-transformation for Self-realization in the Tradition of the Great Yogis of the Himalayas
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama
Three to Five year program
Come for no less than one year
School semester: 1st October – 15th May
Deadline for applications: 15th August 2015
Visit the following website for more information and the daily schedule:
Table of Contents
- Variety of Dreams by Swami Veda Bharati
- Unconscious Mind Stays with You by Swami Rama
- HYT-TTP March 2015 by Maryon Maass
- Annual Day Celebrations 2015 by HYMC Noida
- Two Events Intertwine by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
- Navaratri (Slideshow) by Jay Prakash Bahuguna)
- Story about Kashayp Goshal by Swami Veda Bharati
- Gioco Yoga - Joyful Yoga for Kids by Costanza Viciani and Antonella Panzani
- Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
- Tarkeshwar and Dunagiri by Tacson Fernandez and Rajini Prakash
- Story about Lala Babu by Swami Veda Bharati
- Rural Development Initiatives by Sadhana Mishra
- Dear Swamiji by Gabrielle Allen
- Council on Yoga Accreditation International by Stephen Parker (Stoma)
- Inspirations by Meeta Jagtap
- 2015 Events and Beyond
- Full Moon Meditation Dates
Swami Rama was an inspired poet and author. In this rare and unique recording from 1989, Swami Rama reads his own personal poetry. Poems include original unpublished works, and some published verses from Sikh scriptures like Japji and Sukhamani Sahab, as well as personal entries from his diary.
Available for download at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/swamirama16
Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. He is also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He has 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.
It is said in the spiritual traditions of India, as they are commonly practiced that
(1) Whatever one's last thoughts at the hour of death in this life.
(2) They will manifest themselves in the next life.
One's last thoughts are the sum total of all that one has desired, enjoyed and suffered during this life.
It is therefore always advised that one not have to die harbouring unfulfilled desires if they can be fulfilled harmlessly and ethically before one's death.
For this reason, the loving ones and relatives almost invariably ask a dying person questions like: (a) Is there anything you desire at this time? (b) Is there someone you want to see? (c) Is there something you want to eat?
Some years back in Chattisgarh state of India when the Naxalite Maoists stopped the caravan of a politician to kill him, they taunted : Anything you want to eat?!!
I believe similar is the case in Indian prisons where a prisoner about to be hanged is asked the same question and is provided whatever he wishes to eat in his last meal.
What determines the last desire(s) is a question full of complexity. Who knows why one wants to see only that one special child, or wants to eat papaya before dying. From when the seed of such desire lay hidden in him cannot be determined.
This also has another dimension. The Gurus are known to fulfill a disciple's remaining desires before making him enter Samadhi so that these desires would not frustrate his internal journey. A great deal can be written or said about this fact.
The last minute desires of a dying person are quite intense in spite of the body's feebleness. The unfulfilled desires will migrate as part of his intense samskaras and form themes for his next life. A child may be born with intense desire for some kinds of foods and so on.
The very verb for 'eating' in Sanskrit incorporates a whole order of mental connections. The same verb 'bhuj' is used for
(b) enjoying anything,
(c) sexual congress,
(d) any experience with the senses,
(e) making a food offering in worship (bhog lagaanaa),
(f)suffering or enjoying the results of an act (tum ne aisaa kiyaa, ab bhogo!) or karma (karma-bhoga).
I may be missing out on some connections here. Thus 'giving food' or 'eating' psychologically and karmically covers a whole wide range of mental and physical involvements.
There is a very solid base in the Indian custom in the realms of samskara-psychology. It is best not to bind the soul in this way before sending it on to its journey; hence the custom of asking.