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Yoga Tour 2013: Himalaya Programme, May 24 – Jul 7

Dharamsala, Himalayas, India

Yoga retreat  May 24 – 30, 2013 – daily schedule as follows:

05:00 am Wake up

05:30 am Meditation, chanting and lecture or silent walk (90 mins)

07.00 am Tea time

07:30 am Asana and Pranayama class – beginner and advanced levels (90 mins)

09:30 am Brunch

10.15 am Seva time – selfless service (60 mins)

11:30 pm Main Lecture (60 mins)

1.00 pm Tea time

1.30 pm Optional chanting/yoga asana/free interactions workshops (60 mins)

3:30 pm Asana and Pranayama class – beginner and advanced levels (90 mins)

5:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Satsang (meditation, chanting and lecture or special program) (90 mins

9.30 pm Lights out

Yoga retreat  May 31 – Jun 7, 2013 – daily schedule as follows:

05:00 am Wake up

05:30 am Meditation, chanting and lecture or silent walk (90 mins)

07.00 am Tea time

07:30 am Asana and Pranayama class – beginner and advanced levels (90 mins)

09:30 am Brunch

10.15 am Seva time – selfless service (60 mins)

11:30 pm Main Lecture (60 mins)

1.00 pm Tea time

1.30 pm Optional chanting/yoga asana/free interactions workshops (60 mins)

3:30 pm Asana and Pranayama class – beginner and advanced levels (90 mins)

5:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Satsang (meditation, chanting and lecture or special program) (90 mins

9.30 pm Lights out

 

Venue address: 

Pops Hotel and Restaurant,

Dharamsala,

Village Chachian,

Palampur Tehsil,

Dist Kangra,

Himachal Pradesh,

Himalayas, India . PIN 176 059

Contact person:  arun 9810645850; deeksha 9818865306; anita 9811155549

E-mail: sivanandapeetham@gmail.com

Web:  http://www.yogashowstheway.com

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Jun 8 – Jul 7 – Yoga Teacher Training Course – level 1

Please visit SYVP website for information on the daily schedule  

Venue address: 

Pops Hotel and Restaurant,

Dharamsala,

Village Chachian,

Palampur Tehsil,

Dist Kangra,

Himachal Pradesh,

Himalayas, India . PIN 176 059

Contact person:  arun +91 – 9810645850; deeksha +91- 9818865306; anita +91 -9811155549

E-mail: sivanandapeetham@gmail.com

Web:  www.sivanandapeetham.org   /   www.yogashowstheway.com

 

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Swami Govindananda update 20 Oct 201

Blessed friend

Hope you are well.

A  few things have happened in the last few weeks.

New web site for the ashram
The main event was uploading of the new web site www.sivanandapeetham.org finallly.
(or the same is  http://syvp.wordpress.com)

Courses announced
We have made announcement of  the yoga/vedanta courses to be held in Amboli near Goa, India during Dec – Mar 2011.

We have done a mass mailing to inform all in our mailing list about the new ashram and its courses. Those who are not already on the mailing list and would like to be informed regularly of the ashram activities please click here to Sign up for our Email Newsletter

A good response is being seen and a lot of interest has been generated about the Sivananda Peetham activities. We have a few registrations already for the courses.

We have a few former staff members wholeheartedly working for the ashram build up.

Looking for an ashram location still
Still we are on the look out of a suitable land site for the ashram location. Many encouraging suggestions are also coming up for the ashram location. We are  looking for help in getting some land purchased for which well wishers are requested to come forward in large numbers to donate. The ashram cannot be a virtual one for a long time. Please  mailto:sivanandapeetham@gmail.com for details on how to donations or knowing bank details for money transfer.

Swami Govindananda’s new residence in Trivandrum
Meanwhile Swami Govindananda went through a much needed  ayurvedic rejuvenation/relaxation treatment and rested for the required period afterwards. He is well and has now taken a residential flat in Trivandrum to stay in whenever he is not in a course or travelling. This will be his place till a proper ashram comes up.

Swami Govindananda’s travel/programs
Swami Govindananda will make a small tour in the coming weeks.
Oct 27 – 29 – visiting  the  Amboli ashram
Oct 30 – 31 – At Pune visiting friends
Nov 1 – 4  – At Mumbai visiting friends
Nov 6  – 10 – At Uttar Kashi visiting ashrams
Nov 11-13  – At Rishikesh visiting ashrams

Yoga retreats/courses in Delhi
Nov 14 – 29  – In Delhi – Yoga courses, lectures, retreats
Nov 30- Dec 18 – In Trivandrum

May Gurudev’s Blessings be with us all always

At HIS FEET
Swami Govindananda

Navaratri

Navaratri – the 9 days of worship of the divinity in the form of MOTHER is coming – from Oct 8 – 17.

Worship the Divine mother Kali or Durga to transcend the tamasic / negative / devilish nature within us for the first 3 days, Worship Lakshmi to overcome rajasic / turbulant / agitated nature within us for the 2nd three days, worship Saraswati to cultivate and then go beyond the satwic tendencies within us on the last three days and celebrate the day of victory over 3 lower natures to identify with our true nature on the 10th day – Vijaya dasami.

Respect the mother nature in all these days.

Mother worship is universal as all came from mother.

Have a wonderful Navaratri days

Please read an article on ” Devi ” by Swami Sivananda : http://divyajivan.org/navaratri/index.htm At the FEET of The DIVINE MOTHER Swami Govindananda

VIDHWAN SARVATRA PUJYATE

VIDHWAN SARVATRA PUJYATE
Here is a wonderful sloka in Samskritham

(Sanskrit)

Swa gruhe Poojyathe Pithara:

Swa graame Poojyathe Prabhu:

Swa deshe Poojyathe Raja:

Vidhwan Sarvathra Poojyathe!!!

The meaning :

Swagruhe (In His own House) Parents are respected and adored:

Swagraame (In his own village) A landlord or a rich man is respected and adored.

Swadeshe (in his own kingdom) the king is respected and adored..

But a Vidhwan (a scholar) is respected and adored all over the world.

Further defined:

The Parents provides all the needs of the children, and the children love their parents , and respect them. (As Swami often says, conditional Love )

The landlord in the village is very rich, and influential, and as such the villagers respect them. (Prabhu). Here again that respect is conditional)

The king is very powerful, and as such the countrymen fear and respect the king, but only within that kingdom.

Vidhwan not just a scholar. A man who is very proficient in any skill, whether in Art, Literature, Games, an exponent of Religious matters, Music , etc. can be classified as Vidhwan. Such vidhwan’s fame and respect cross all borders, irrespective of which country they belong to.

VIDHWAN SARVATHRA POOJYATHE

The Fruit of Honesty:

Bhagwan Baba once visited the India Institute of Science. He saw a young man standing under a tree, looking very upset. Swami asked him, what the matter was. The boy said, “Swami, I came here to give an interview for a job. Sir C. V. Raman scolded me and asked me to get out of the interview room.” Swami said, “My dear, did you come here at your own expense or did they pay for your travel?” The boy said, “Swami, they gave me ten rupees as traveling allowance. I spent four rupees as bus fare. I have six rupees left.”

Swami said, “My dear! Stand here and wait for C.V. Raman. When the interviews are over, he will cross this way while going home. Go up to him and return this amount to him. You will get the job.” After a while Sir C. V. Raman, passed that way. He saw the boy and asked, “Why are you here?” The boy replied, “Sir, I got Rupees ten as traveling expenses for my visit here. I have spent only four rupees. I was waiting here so that I could return the balance of six rupees to you.” Instantaneously C.V. Raman said, “You alone are fit for the job. The job is yours!”

The boy was very happy. He bowed to Swami and expressed his gratitude. Swami blessed him and said, “This is the fruit of honesty.”

This little anecdote tells us that honesty is still the best policy! It also re-enforces our belief that we should obey and implement the advice given to us by the holy. Faith in God and obedience to His commands are enough to see us through any problems in life.

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


At HIS FEET

Swami Govindananda

News – Jul 3, 2010

Om Namah Sivaya – sadar pranams

Hope all of you are well.

All goes well with me in the Arsha vidya Gurukulam ( www.arshavidya.in ) where the Bhagavad Gita course given by Poojya Swami Dayanandaji has entered in its 3rd and last month. The course is wonderful. Next month they start a 3 year residential course on Vedanta.

So far not much is happening regarding the new ashram – Sivananda Yoga Vidya Peetham – set up. There are people looking for a proper place for the ashram.

I am looking into a little travelling which I want to do to the West. In Aug – Oct, I wish to tour in Europe, UK, USA and Canada. I am corresponding with known people about a worthwhile programs in these places. There is an invitation to visit Brazil also.

Once I come out of the course I am attending, on Jul 15th, the things will get in shape and the travel programme will be more clear.

Please see this blog on the 3rd or 4th week of this month for a more concrete travel details and for the update on ashram set up.

Thank you very much for all your support and wishes.

Om