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.
This coming Friday is Guru Purnima, the full moon dedicated to the Guru, the day on which those in the Yoga Tradition celebrate and pay homage to Guru.
The word Guru refers to both the Inner-Guide, and to a person who has become one with the Inner-Guide.
This is a recording of Swami Veda's talk on Guru Purnima in 2012. It is in English with subtitles in Italian.
Himalayan Yoga Meditation – L.A. is getting a new home: The Rancho Meditation Sanctuary. It will be a place where people can learn the practices, wisdom, and lifestyle of the Himalayan Tradition and of complementary authentic disciplines.
Our opening event is being held on Saturday, August 29, 2015. Details are below. Space is limited. Please RSVP for more information and directions.
Beloved teacher Swami Veda Bharati left this world last night. Below is the message about this passing forwarded from AHYMSIN, the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International.
I've heard that Swami Veda served up until the end. Now it is our turn to put his wisdom into effect in ourselves and in how we related to the world.
The AHYMSIN message is beneath my signature.
Yours in service,
On this auspicious day of Monday 14th July 2015, our beloved Swami Veda Bharati passed from his body at 3 am (India time). Please keep his intention in your mind - "Let every person feel loved."
Special prayers of Gayatri mantra and/or Akhanda-mandala-karam...can now be offered on his behalf for this saintly intention while keeping a deepak/candle-flame lit.
Further details on the funeral arrangements in India and the 14-day shrad observation will be given later. Individual Centers will also be given instruction on sadhaka-japa for our beloved saint and teacher whose life was truly an example of his bodhisattva vow.
In loving service,
Swami Ritavan Bharati, Ashram Pramukh
on behalf of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, AHYMSIN and Dhyana Mandiram Trust
Below is a beautiful poem written by Swami Veda Bharati, with a story from Paul Emerson:
When my father died in 2006 Swami Veda gifted me with the following poem. With my mother's recent passing on Friday and Swami Veda's own passing this Monday it seems an especially appropriate sentiment.
The breath becomes one
With all the fragrant breezes,
One’s little earth joins the vast expanse.
Prana merges into lightning,
The eyes now dwell in the core of the sun.
Boundaries have been demolished
And the soul is no longer held fast, fettered.
The being now takes a walk in open cosmic fields,
A flight through obstacle-free skies.
Those who are left behind
Yet confined within the boundaries of tangibles;
Not knowing the pleasure of subtle intangibles,
Irrigate the fields of the past with liquid pearls.
But the one who has flown
Is now planting fresh crops into the fields of his future.
Do not bind him to your fetters now.
Rejoice if you cannot in his freedom,
Cherish the paths traversed through the flourishing greens,
Claim no more his future harvest.
He paid all his debts before leaving,
Now claim him no more.
May the flowers of his wisdom
Remain a treasure in your mind vase.
May your wisdom guide your ever flowing sentiment
Into an ocean-ward channel,
Into a God-ward flowing stream.
June 2015 Newsletter Contents
- Yoga Is A Science That Deals With Body, Mind, Soul, and Ultimately The Universe Itself by Swami Rama
- Food and Mind by Dr. Sharma
- Our Relationship With Mother Nature- by Swami Nitya
- Ammagi’s Corner
- KHEL News
- Silence Retreat (teaching proceedures)
- International Yoga Youth & Children’s Retreat
- Twitter Fan? See Swami Veda Quotes
- AHYMSIN e-mail directory
Table of Contents
- Natural Laws and God’s Hand by Swami Veda Bharati
- Determination by Swami Rama
- Taiwan Seminars 2015 by Stoma
- Programme in Gurgaon by Veena Maitra
- The Pilgrimages By Françoise Paradot
- Pilgrimage by Anna Stromma
- Heat Wave Diary by Joanne Sullivan (Divya)
- News from India by Swami Veda Bharati
- Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is…
- Inspirations by Meeta Jagtap
- Truly Historical Day in Pune by Dr. Shirin Venkat
- Hazel Diaries IX by Roxanne Currie
- 2015 Events and Beyond
- Full Moon Meditation Dates
In this lecture, Swami Rama discusses in simple and direct language the key to holistic health. By understanding life with all its currents and cross currents, a person can know the purpose of life. A human being should understand himself on all levels, and by knowing his own self, can understand the Self of all.
In this lecture, Swami Rama talks about different aspects of human life and how to organize those aspects: eating, sleeping, relationships, karma, breathing, nourishing and cleansing the body, and the thinking process.
To purchase this CD, please visit: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/swamirama11