Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya. In early September the Berlin Centre yoga courses and classes continued as usual with a Yoga 1 course starting with a small group of students but 3 more people joined soon after. We celebrated Masters Mahasamadhi with a small Puja which uplifted the energy in the Centre. Dedicated karma yogis supported the Centre in many ways, especially when Swami Annapurnananda was alone, Swami Gokulananda returned from Reith. The weekend was very uplifting, with a Saturday morning class, [...]
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Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada Om Namah Sivaya. Early September was a quiet. In the evenings we chanted Bhagavad Gita and Lalita Sahasranama. We had a very beautiful celebration for Master’s birthday outside, by Master and Swamiji statues. A beautiful Puja was performed by Swami Vashishtananda, accompanied by many kirtans. Garlands of fresh flowers were placed on the Master’s statue. At the end of Puja, we all could taste delicious prasads prepared by staff and devotees. Ashram staff received a nice group of [...]
Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: Is a realized soul selfish, as they seek emancipation only? A:. A saint purifies the whole world. A saint is not selfish. Sankara, Ramanuja and others worked for the entire mankind. Even those saints who live in seclusion or lead an 'Incognito' life, influence the world with their thought-currents. Even novices in the spiritual path does great good to the world by their pure thoughts. These things, the ways and actions of saints and saintly people, cannot be understood by an impure mind. Q 2: 'Kala' is often seen [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine SHEPHERD’S PIE - This is a delicious vegetarian meal, combining high protein lentils with carbohydrate-rich potato topping. Lentils are also rich in iron plus one of the most easiest legumes to digest. Serve with a simple green salad. Serves 4 - 6 Ingredients: 300g green or brown lentils 700ml hot water 25g butter or margarine 1 green pepper, cored and chopped 1 red pepper, cored and chopped 2 carrots, chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 2 tomatoes, sliced chopped fresh parsley Ingredients [...]
Hatha Yoga Tip SIDE CROW - Parsva Kakasana - Intermediate and Advanced Levels A variation of Kakasana, the Crow Pose is a beautiful Side Crow - Parsva Kakasana. It is also the arm balance, plus a little hand balance. The yogis developed balancing posture like this one instead of using weights to achieve muscle strength. First, come into a squat position. Place both hands flat on the floor, 20in (50 cm) apart, to the right of the legs. Walk both feet to the left. Make sure your feet are 20in (50cm) from the left [...]
Gurugram October 2022 | Preface Om Namah Sivaya Blessed Self Greetings from all staff in the Sivananda Centres and Ashrams. By the grace of Master and Guru all the Ashrams and Centres continue the Sivananda’s teachings to the full extent. As we travel through 2022 preparations for the high season begin in locations closer to the equator. Due to your continued support, the Sivananda Organization is keeping itself very busy in imparting the jewels of Vedanta. Many courses in teacher training, advanced teacher training, meditation, ayurveda wellness stress management and yoga vacations are available [...]
Sivananda Yoga FAQ Q 1: The Atman is different from the body and is not affected by the latter's doings. The body is reborn a number of times according to its Karma and goes through life and death as per the Supreme Will. If this is so, then who goes to hell or heaven? A:. The real experiencer of anything, in an individualistic way, is neither the Self nor the physical body. It is the mind that is the Centre of individuality, that individualizes and imprisons a ray of the Atman in what is [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada Om Namah Sivaya. In early August we welcomed many kids and teenagers with their parents for Family Week program at the Ashram. Families very much enjoyed a trip with canoes and different walks and games in nature. The Bonfire Satsang was culminating experience for this lively and joyous family retreat. We had several other events taking place at the Ashram. We had an inauguration ceremony for the Advanced Teacher Training Course. This course is taken mainly by students from [...]
Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany Om Namah Sivaya. In early August the Berlin Centre yoga courses and classes continued as usual and a Yoga 123 and a Meditation-course 2 started. We had excellent support from Karma Yogis. New karma yogis started to come regularly and quickly found their way into different departments. The garden was nicely taken care of on a daily basis. Another focus was the preparations for the retreat near Berlin. A good group of students joined together for the 5-Day Retreat in [...]
Vegetarian Cuisine PUMPKIN TART - This vegan version of pumpkin pie is a favourite at the New York Sivananda Centre’s Thanksgiving dinner in November each year. Makes 2 - 8” pies. Ingredients for filling 1 medium pumpkin 7½ tablespoons maple syrup 4 ounces silken tofu ¼ tsp sea salt ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg A pinch of ground cloves 1 tbsp soy flour Ingredients for pastry 2½ cups whole wheat pastry dough 1 tsp sea salt 4 tbsp wheat germ or sesame seeds ⅔ cup [...]