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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.



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