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Gurugram May 2018 | Preface

Blessed Self,
Om Namah Sivaya

We are glad to inform you that India high season is winding up but all 3 Ashrams in south are still running successful Yoga Vacation programs with still high number of guests. Europe is very busy as usual. Bahamas is very busy with full program and Ashram full of guests. South Asia and Americas are very busy as well. We are very grateful for all students support for the organization in spreading Swamiji’s teachings.

The ISYC Ashrams and Centres will be humbly celebrating H.H. Swami Vishnudevananda Ji’s Mahasamadhi Silver Jubilee in 2018 by organizing a Janma-Samadhi Yatra (JSY, Birth-Samadhi Pilgrimage). This will also be a curtain raiser for Swamiji’s birth centenary decade. The Yatra will move from Nemmara, Kerala, India (Swamiji’s birth place) to Netala, Uttarakand, Himalayas, India (Swamiji’s jalasamadhi place), starting on 24th September 2018. After visiting various holy places, Temples, Ashrams and affiliated Centres along the way the Yatra will conclude on the 11th November 2018, with a special program in Netala. For more information contact: [email protected]

During this month of May the Sivananda Organization offers 6 TTC’s and 2 Yoga Panchkarma Detox Programs at a variety of Ashrams around the world. The month of June has 7 TTCs, and 1 Sadhana Intensive… and so on. Link below for more information.

We wish you all a deep Sadhana practice. We thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. May Master and Swamiji’s blessings be with us always.

Asato Ma Sat Gamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya

Pranams to all.

There is really one Self which is the Absolute. The Relative Self is not something different from the Absolute Self, but it is only the Absolute Self experiencing, using the instrument of the mind. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Upcoming Courses


May 05 – Jun 03/18
TTC – Deutsch
Tyrol, Austria

May 06 – Jun 02/18
TTC – English, עברית
Nassau, Bahamas

May 12 – Jun 09/18
TTC – English
Grass Valley, CA, USA

May 13 – Jun 09/18
TTC – English
Netala, Uttar Kashi, Himalayas, North India

May 14 – Jun 12/18
TTC – Français
Orleans, France

May 27 – Jun 23/18
TTC – English
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, South India

Jun 02 – Jun 30/18 
TTC – English
London, England

Jun 03 – Jul 01/18
TTC – English
Woodbourne, NY, USA

Jun 05 – Jul 02/18
TTC – English, עברית
Nassau, Bahamas

Jun 17 – Jul 14/18
TTC – English
Netala, Uttar Kashi, Himalayas, North India

Jun 29 – Jul 27/18
TTC – English, Français
Orleans, France

Jun 29 – Jul 27/18
ATTC – Français, English, Deutsch, Español
Orleans, France

Jun 30 – Jul 29/18
TTC – lietuvių kalba Русский язык
Vilnius, Lithuania 01 – Jul 29/18
TTC – English, Français
Val Morin, QC, Canada 01 – Jul 29/18
TTC – Espaňol
San Raphael, Antioquia, Columbia

Jul 05 – Aug 01/18
TTC – English, עברית
Nassau, Bahamas

Jul 14 – Aug 11/18
TTC – English 中文 Tiếng Việt
Da Lat, Vietnam

Jul 22 – Aug 18/18
TTC – English
Netala, Uttar Kashi, Himalayas, North India

Jul 28 – Aug 26/18
TTC – English, Deutsch
Tyrol, Austria

Jul 29 – Aug 26/18
TTC – Français
Orleans, France

Aug 02 – Aug 30/18
TTC – English
Woodbourne, NY, USA

Aug 04 – Sep 02/18
TTC – Espaňol, English
Aluenda, Zaragoza, España Spain

Aug 04 – Sep 02/18
TTC – English, Italiano
Bracciano, Italy

Aug 05 – Sep 02/18
ATTC – English, Français
Val Morin, QC, Canada

2019 TTC courses can be viewed here on the NEW Sivananda website.

See the full list of other international courses and events:

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Raja Yoga

From Discourse II: “Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines”
‘The very existence of the seen is for the Seer’.

The seen, Prakriti, exists for and is subordinate to the Seer, or Self. Its sole purpose is to provide experience for the growth and Self-Realization of man.

‘Even though it (Prakriti) becomes non-existent for him who has fulfilled its purpose, it continues to exist for others for it is common to all’.

To one who has attained liberation, Prakriti ceases to exist, and its purposes has been carried out. But Nature, the phenomenal world, remains a common experience for those who have yet to realize the Self; it continues to exist for them.

Love all equally.– Sri Swami Sivananda

Bhagavad Gita Quote

From Chapter II: Sankhya Yoga

(Krishna speaking to Arjuna)
II.67. For the mind, which follows in the wake of the wandering senses, carries away his discrimination, as the wind (carries away) a boat on the waters.

COMMENTARY: The mind which constantly dwells on the sensual objects and moves in company with the senses destroys altogether the discrimination of the man. Just as the wind carries away a boat from its course, so also the mind carries away the aspirant
from his spiritual path and turns him toward the objects of the senses.

Live in the Centre. Live in Om. Live in Truth. – Sri Swami Sivananda

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Spiritual Calendar

MAY 2018

11 Ekadasi
15 New Moon
25 Ekadasi
29 Full Moon

JUNE 2018

10 Ekadasi
13 New Moon
15 Mariamman Flag Hoisting
23 Ekadasi
24 Pongola Festival
28 Full Moon


NISHKAMA: Desireless; Selfless

Nishkama Karma Yoga – Desire-less action; selfless action; the practice of doing actions without any expectation of the fruits (results, reactions or effects)
In the practice of Nishkama Karma Yoga, there is no loss of effort. There is no harm. There is no transgression also. Even a little of this practice can protect those from great fear of rebirth, of death with its concomitant evils. An ordinary worldly-minded man can hardly hear the inner voice of Atma. He cannot get pure thoughts of Vichara also. Any Sattvic thought emanates from the Sattvic Buddhi. In the case of worldlings, all thoughts emanate from the mind only.
He who does Nishkama Karma Yoga and has purity of mind begins to entertain thoughts of God. Generally the mind raises various sorts of curious, fantastic thoughts. It deludes all. It may pretend to do Vichar. When it comes to practicality, it will do nothing. If there is serious determination in you to concentrate and meditate, and if you put it into actual practice for months steadily and if the longing for the Darshan of God or Self-realization becomes keen and acute, then alone think that all these kinds of thoughts proceed from your Sattvic Buddhi only.

Peace, cheerfulness, contentment, dispassion, fearlessness and an unperturbed state of mind under all conditions indicate that you are advancing in the spiritual path. – Sri Swami Sivananda