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News Update on Aug 8, 2010 – New TTC in Jan 2011 !!!

My trip to the West has had a set back. Due to some valid reasons, it has been cancelled for the moment. I am very sorry to have bothered all concerned regarding the conduct of the trip. Please let others connected to my trip know about the cancellation.

Meanwhile as a blessing there is an opportunity to conduct a new Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) under the banner of the new ashram, ‘Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham’, in another ashram located in the state of Karnataka, South India, about 100 km from Goa.

The TTC is scheduled to run Jan 9 – Feb 7, 2011. Since this beautiful ashram location (ideal for yogic activities) has only a small number of beds the number of students and staff will be restricted. The places are limited to 35. Please contact us ASAP if you would like to reserve your place on the course.

The details of TTC and other activities will be published soon in the ashram web site : http://www.sivanandapeetham.org

Please visit : http://www.sdet.in/amboli.htm to know more about the TTC location.

Please let people interested know about this and ask them to contact me for registration.

The ashram, Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham, will be registered as a non-profit charitable organisation within another two weeks. We are currently processing the paperwork, whilst we are looking for an ideal location for the ashram.

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May Gurudev’s Blessings be with us all always


Swami Govindananda


Swami Govindananda’s resignation from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organisation

Blessed Self

Om Namah Sivaya

Hope you are well.

As you might know by now, I have resigned from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organisation on Mar 31st.

In a meeting with the ashram authorities at Neyyar Dam ashram on Mar 31, 2010, based on many reasons, the team of the Organisation authorities have taken the decision of taking me away from the ashram branch in Madurai (where I was managing for 5 years from the beginning of that ashram) and giving me a choice between (1) being staff in Canada and (2) leaving the organisation, from which I have declined the first choice due to health reasons and the 2nd choice given was accepted by me.

I have left the ashram in Madurai on Apr 3rd. The transfer of ashram responsibility went smoothly and I had taken my personal belongings with me when I left.

Now I am in Swami Dayananda Ashram in Anaikkatti, Tamil Nadu (http://arshavidya.org/) with another 150 students, undergoing a 3 month long course on Bhagavad Gita under Swami Dayanandaji himself. The course is already one week into it. This is a very good experience. I am well looked after and all the necessary comforts are here.

Many people whom I know have immediately asked what is my next plan. Many people suggested me to start a new ashram. Many people have promised to give financial help, even to give land for starting an ashram. Most probably I may make another ashram set up to share again our Guru’s message. The final decision is yet to be made.

In August – September this year I have some invitations to visit UK and USA. I may travel in those months. I may visit other places also depending on the need / demand.

Please see my blog: http://swamigovindananda.blogspot.com/ for the update. This blog of mine will be updated soon.

Also through Facebook I have contact with people

Please note the change of my email address, new one: govindanandaswami@gmail.com

Please keep in touch.

May Gurudev’s Blessings be upon us all always.


Swami Govindananda