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Gurugram June 2018 | Preface

Blessed Self,
Om Namah Sivaya

Greetings from the Yoga Camp Sivananda Headquarters in Val Morin. With great pleasure we bring you the good news. At last the EBM and the Sivananda Organization decided to open a new Sivananda home in Vancouver, Canada. Since Swamiji’s time there have been numerous requests to have a Centre in Vancouver. Even though intentions and thoughts were strong, the Organization did not have the sufficient resources to expand into Vancouver. Now, with the Grace of Master and Swamiji, we have experienced and dedicated staff who are willing to come and find a place in a prime location in Vancouver, where staff can live and teach like all our other Centres around the globe. Hence we are reaching out to you all. Help us to find a place or give us leads on who may be able to help us. Please send any of your suggestions input or leads to [email protected]

On the other side of the planet, the newest Sivananda Ashram – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Tapaswini Ashram in Gudur, Andhra Pradesh, South India will be hosting its first two week Children’s Yoga Camp, starting June 3rd 2018 with many children arriving from Delhi who will be on holidays during that time. The Gudur Ashram also offers regular Yoga Vacation programs for those who want to check out another new home of 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 the busy month of June 2018 the Sivananda Organization offers 6 TTC’s, 1 ATTC, a Yoga & Panchakarma detoxification program and a Sadhana Intensive at a variety of Ashrams around the world. The month of July has 7 TTCs, an ATTC and a Yoga & Panchakarma detoxification program. Is it time to upgrade or enhance your Sadhana and yoga practice with a Sivananda Teacher Training Course? 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.

 God helps you, only when you feel utterly humble. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Upcoming Courses

Jun 02 – Jun 30/18 
TTC – English
London, England – 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, Deutsh, Español
Orleans, France

Jun 30 – Jul 29/18
TTC – lietuviJų kalba Русский язык
Vilnius, Lithuania

Jul 01 – Jul 29/18
TTC – English, Français
Val Morin, QC, Canada

Jul 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

Sep 01 – Sep 30/18
TTC – English, Deutsch
Reith, Tyrol, Austria

Sep 01 – Sep 19/18
TTC – English
London, England

Sep 01 – Sep 30/18
TTC – English lietuvių kalba polski Русский язык
Ustka, Baltic Sea, Poland

Sep 08 – Oct 06/18
TTC- English, 中文
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Sep 09 – Oct 06/18
TTC– English
Netala, Uttar Kashi, Himalayas, North India

Sep 30 – Oct 29/18
TTC- English, 日本語, ภาษาไทย
Phu Chaisai, Chiang Ria, Thailand

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”] II.40. SAUCAT SVANGA-JUGUPSA PARAIR ASAMSARGAH
‘From purification comes disgust for one’s own body and a disinclination to come into physical contact with others.’

Cleanliness, both internal and external, and mental purification help to turn the mind towards the Divine. Through purification one sees quite clearly that beauty is only skin deep and that real beauty exists in the spirit only. When the body is kept immaculately clean, it becomes more easily apparent that it is but an instrument for carrying out the work of advancing toward God-Realization.

There is some truth in everything. Views and opinions are subjective aspects.- Sri Swami Sivananda Chapter

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter XVIII: The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation

XVIII.13. PANCHAITAANI MAHAABAAHO KAARANAANI NIBODHA ME; SAANKHYE KRITAANTE PROKTAANI SIDDHAYE SARVAKARMANAAM. (Krishna speaking to Arjuna) Learn from Me, O mighty-armed Arjuna, these five causes, as declared in the Sankhya system for the accomplishment of all actions!

XVIII.14. ADHISHTHAANAM TATHAA KARTAA KARANAM CHA PRITHAGVIDHAM; VIVIDHAASHCHA PRITHAKCHESHTAA DAIVAM CHAIVAATRA PANCHAMAM. The body, the doer, the various senses, the different functions of various sorts, and the presiding Deity, also the fifth. XVIII.15. SHAREERAVAANGMANOBHIRYAT KARMA PRAARABHATE NARAH; NYAAYYAM VAA VIPAREETAM VAA PANCHAITE TASYA HETAVAH. Whatever action a man performs by his body, speech and mind, whether right or the reverse, these five are its causes. Love all. Embrace all. Be kind to all. This will remove jealousy. – Sri Swami Sivananda Chapter

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JUNE 2018

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

JULY 2018

07 Kaavadi Flag
09 Ekadasi
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11 Krishna Temple
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14 Masters
22 Kaavadi Chariot Festival
23 Ekadasi
27 Full Moon
27 Guru Poornima

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Behold the unity of all faiths, cults, creeds and religions. Respect the views, opinions and sentiments of all. – Sri Swami Sivananda