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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

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

A beautiful poem of Rabindranath Tagore

Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the fragrance of love…
Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart…

Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen…
Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden…
Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.

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

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.

At HIS FEET

Swami Govindananda