• Sadhana Vidyalaya

    School for rural children

    An unwavering thirst to serve humanity through Holistic education took the shape of a school inspired by the rich and profound cultural heritage of ancient Indian civilization. It is envisioned to be a residential school that provides quality education based on holistic values.

  • Holistic Workshop

    Holistic Workshop

    SST organizes workshops, lectures, and seminars on spirituality, yoga, naturopathy, Indian culture and art forms

  • Arogya Vardhini

    Holistic Health

    SST has taken up Arogyavardhini project to promote the concept of holistic health. The organization will be called Swami Rama Holistic Health, Treatment, Research and Training Institute.

  • Summer Camps

    Children and Elder's Camp

    The camp is held in the month of May every year. All participants are given a daily routine comprising of morning prayers, yogic asanas and kriyas, pranayama and silent walk along with lectures on various topics and guidance to live life in a happy, healthy and harmonious way.

  • Sadhana Vidya

    Bi Monthly Magazine

    Sadhana Vidya is a bi-monthly magazine brought out by the organisation which contains an editorial written by Guru Pattabhiram, articles based on the teachings of Swami Rama and other Masters as also articles of interest contributed by various Sadhakas.

  • Sadhama Dhama

    Ashram for Holistic Living

    The ashram is situated in the midst of lush green valley, close to Kanva reservoir, near Channapatna on the Bengaluru-Mysore highway

Moon Meditation - Update

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Dear Sadhakas,

Greetings from Sadhana Sangama Trust!

Hope this finds you and your family in good health.

Friends, it has been more than a year since Guruji left his body and we have been working on ourselves to overcome the vacuum left behind by Guruji and search for a meaning and purpose to continue the rest of the journey.

With the blessings and support of the Parampara and Guruji with us, I feel that we all should endeavour to continue to carry on and, if possible, complete the vision of Guruji. You will not disagree that this is the sure and best way to remain connected with Guruji. I am happy to share with you that a lot of positive developments have taken place at our Ashram and school.  We will keep you posted of the developments soon.

Friends, Parampara has blessed us all with Moon Meditation. Jyothi Maa has shared it with all the Sadhakas, during the Summer Camp this year as well as through email. Moon Meditation is nothing short of grace flowing through in the form of a physical guru, if practiced with sincerity and faith.

Therefore, it is our humble request that on Monday, 7th August, 2017 (lunar eclipse day – the effect will be much higher on this day), join us in this Moon Meditation at the appointed time (7.30 pm to 8.30 pm). If you can do it as a group (satsanga), it will be more powerful. If it is not possible to join a group, please join us from your home at the appointed time.

Let us all partake in the grace and stand benefitted.

Different Moon Meditation groups have been formed at different places. The contact details are given below.

Contact persons :

Bangalore:       Ms. Shyla (+91 9945560402)
Ms. Savita (+91 8095965006)
Mumbai:          Ms. Shilpa (+91 7838905664)
Chennai:          Ms. Banu   (+91 7550206157)
Delhi:              Ms. Meena (+91 9868112750)
Hyderabad:     Mr. Vikram (+91 9885250887)

Pranams,

N. Narayanan
SST, Delhi Chapter




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Guru Poornima

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Guru Poornima - Swami Rama

2004 Guru Poornima Day

Venue: Minneapolis Meditation Centre, USA

Source: ahymsin website

Transcript:

Swami Veda Bharajit (SVB): "May I ask Pattabhi and Jyoti please [to say a few words]

Jyoti: "(Prayer in Sanskrit) Seeking the blessings of Swamiji and offering all that I'm going to share with you at the feet of my Gurudev Swami Rama.

There are so many, innumerable cherish moments for both of us in our lives. It was in 1992 we met Gurudev in Mysore that's near Bangalore in India. Both of us didn't know anything about Swami Rama. We went just to attend a Shiva Yoga conference headed by our Gurudev. In the big crowd we were just waiting to meet him not knowing what we were about to get. We went, it's very interesting that we went to ask for some donations for our ashram construction because somebody told us that Swami Rama was a very rich Swamiji. 

SVB: Wasn't he? 

Jyoti: The files and all the project reports, construction things and all that. He looked at us, said "Beti you have come. I was waiting for you and I knew you would come. You know if you had not come I would have made you come". That is how our spiritual journey began and a very interesting thing was that we just tried to explain about our projects and things like that. He just threw it across the table and said "forget about all these things. All your projects, men, material, name, fame, everything will come provided you do your sadhana. Tell me what sadhana you have been doing"? Of course we became silent when it came to sadhana. He then consoled us and said "you are my son and my daughter and you belong to the parampara". A very interesting thing that he said was that "even after I leave my body the entire tradition and the rishigan, he looked up and said rishigan will be taking care of you always. What you have to do is just you connect yourself with the Guru mantra and you are always taken care of and we are experiencing that you know.

Jyoti: "Eternal blessing and guidance and grace are always there and just one more small thing. After he left his body the next day that was November 13th, 14th rather I was very upset and down, depressed. Didn't feel like meditating and had decided that I wouldn't meditate any longer because Baba left us and I was in the kitchen early morning and I was preparing the breakfast I heard his voice. "Beti why are you crying? I don't like you crying over my physical body. Why are you attached to this physical body of a Guru? Come to the mediation room". We have a meditation room in our house. He virtually forced me to go and sit there and knew even if I tried to meditate I would end up crying but then he made me go and sit there. Within two minutes, I was not myself. I could see my Guru instructing me and showing me the body of light which I would experience sitting before me and he was instructing me saying "look this is what it is and in this life time I have set you the target that you are going to reach that and this is your sadhana. Now are you convinced that I am always with you and I don't like this stupidity any longer. That you sit and cry over the physical body of your Guru" and then he just disappeared and I was a transformed being and I never feel that my Guru is away from me. At every step, he has been guiding us in all possible ways and if at all, I am on the spiritual path it is because of my Guru.

Jyoti: "Another thing a big confusion when I met Swami Rama. So I went to Rishikesh then somebody asked me have you met Ushrabudh Arya? We didn't know about Swamiji. Then we said we don't know who he is. They replied that Swamiji staying in that house, you better go and meet him.

So we then went and met Swamiji. He was in his Guru ashram at that time and after receiving Swamiji's blessing, I told, "Swamiji I don't know what is happening to me. I didn't want to come into this path. I don't even know what is spirituality and Baba has brought us into this". Swamiji said even if you are on the other path, on the worldly path all this sufferings and sorrows still you have to go through. Consider that you are blessed to be on the spiritual path and you understand how to go through this worldly path and also the spiritual path and then cross over and reach the other beautiful world. I know it has been so soothing. It is so convincing the words from Swamiji I always carry as a great treasure and whenever I am in a big confusion I always think of him and I get the answer, you know ready before me. So both of us are really blessed to have our Gurudev and then Swamiji and we are extremely happy and I never even dreamt that we would come to this place and then stand before Swamiji and share my humble feelings and experiences and I am just overwhelmed. I really don't know what to say about this meeting. Just that. Thank you.

SVB: "Pattabhi?

Pattabhi: We would like to hear Swamiji. 

SVB: No, no, no, Pattabhi. No, no, no I will blab my mouth later.

Pattabhi: "I will share only one experience. When I was attending the Sri Vidya conference in Rishikesh and Swamiji was leading us and it was about fifteen days conference. Fourteen days, not fourteen, thirteen days I was trying to understand Swamiji's descriptions about Sri Yantra and also the chakra and all those things intellectually but every time I was failing miserably to understand that and I was really frustrated about myself. What is it? I am not able to understand what Swamiji is trying to share with us. That day I was looking at Swamiji. Swamijij was giving a talk. I was looking at Swamiji and I was in tears at that time I heard a voice from our Gurudev, Swami Rama saying "bete serve the humanity the rest will be taken care of". I felt so happy, That gave me the real inspiration.

Next day morning while I was meditating, I heard again the voice of our Gurudev and he gave me the insight into what Sri Vidya is and whatever Swamiji had spoken previous day all those words I could relate, I could understand and I could feel. Just one or two minutes of this guidance from our Master. Then at that time, Swamiji was performing Gayatri havan so we all went and sat. Within two minutes, you may not believe, I closed my eyes and in fact I shared with Swamiji also, when I closed my eyes and when I was in that feeling and Swamiji was offering aahuti while performing Gayatri havan I experienced Baba coming there and cut open the skull this part and he opened the skull like a surgery. He opened the skull and he put some golden light into that and again he put back the skull. He sealed it and he went off and after that lot of experiences I'm able to experience with the grace of Gurudev and with the grace of Swamiji.

In fact to come to this place, we needed an Invitation. Again Swamiji was somewhere in the remote place of London and we sent an e-mail asking Swamiji's  support, blessings & letter of invitation. Swamiji could sent the letter of invitation immediately and because of that letter of invitation we are here and again we are fortunate because on this very auspicious day (Guru Poornima) we are at the feet of our Master. So we seek Swamiji's blessings in our endeavor to serve the humanity and spread the message of Baba. Thank you very much.

SVB: "So much has been talked about the Guru. No matter how much we try to enter an inner subtle force we still maintain an identity with a physical body and the moment someone mentions the Guru we think of the physical form but to the beings of that level physical form means absolutely nothing. Having a body or not having a body means nothing, absolutely nothing. Even after Swamiji has left his body like the way Jyoti was describing Swami Hari has seen in his ashram in Tarkeshwar. Recently he has been seen wandering around on our, on the grounds of our new ashram Sadaka Grama scattering blessings and so this continues.

When I was watching the cremation of his body I kept going to and fro between bouts of crying and then suddenly something would shake me inside and say you silly fool, idiot what are your doing because there were so many people around and my job is to assure them so I have to completely forget my own sorrow of loosing the physical form of the Guru and then I would go around saying Guru never dies, Guru never dies and then after a few minutes I would go sit down and cry again. So no matter what you know we always think of the form. When he built the Himalayan Institute in Glenview he said I am going to bring my Guru here. He was talking of his Guru and everybody telling me, "Dr. Arya did you know Swami Rama's Guru is coming" and I looked at all the excitement and I said in my mind Swami Rama's Guru is something like hundred and fifty or hundred and sixty years old. I don't think he is going to make this journey by plane. It must be some other kind of coming. What he meant was the presence, the Guru presence, the force that dwells in sacred places that dwells in the altar here. The Guru is present. That dwells in our mediation hall at Swami Rama's ashram in Rishikesh. That dwells in Tarkeshwar whose keeper is Swami Hari and you can actually go and you can talk to him if you know how to hear with the ears of silence. 

The Guru for us is a wave that touches us from time to time. People do not know this secret. The celebration like Guru Purnima the full moon. The movements of start and planets, conjunctions of all of these bodies are all part of an immeasurable network of spiritual waves. Apart from their physical form and physical activity and you have certain special days when the Gurus, the rishis, the sages have chosen to send that wave to humanity. Those who are attuned to it on those days can do nothing but sit with the eyes closed in solitude because the wave pulls them from within and at that time a true disciple is just totally helpless. There is nothing else he can do at that time.

"When he was in the body sometimes, ok whenever he was sending a special wave I would get a human desire in me because we are used to interpreting our experiences in very human terms. I would get a strong desire to call him or if I was in Honesdale or somewhere to go and sit by him and he would beat me up almost physically or I would make a phone call and Ma Yogalina would pick up the phone and Swamiji is saying I am doing something for you don't disturb me. Those were times when your eyes closed per force. There is nothing else you can do but you still interpret that an urge to go meet your physical Guru and give him a call. He said no, no, no not that and one time a received a nasty letter. I have quite a collection of nasty letters from Swami Rama. I treasure it. I treasure it, that is my greatest treasure in life. He wrote me a nasty letter. Your lectures are insipid. Your books are senseless. Sometimes you pick up like a great sage and then you fall back and this and that and all kinds of things ok. I received the letter living two blocks from here in those days when I was still in my puruashram as we call them. Previous state of life, householder state, many of you know. So received the letter I take it, I read it, I keep it and three days later he calls. Mrs. Arya picks up the phone. Did Ushrabudh receive my letter? Yes Swamiji. Was he disturbed? No Swamiji. He wasn't disturbed? No Swamiji. Acha, all right. God bless you. Two days later he calls again and again Mrs. Arya picks up the phone. You say Ushrabudh was not disturbed?

"So they do all kinds of things ok and so once I received a nasty letter from him dictated to Rolf Sovik who was at that time director here and he was spending some time in the Nepal ashram and I had sent Swamiji some questions about some very practical decisions and so on which I seldom used to do and I got a nasty letter. Swamiji is saying have I not taught you how to contact me and talk to me? Why do you keep sending these silly letters? So the Guru trains him the disciple to take him away from the dependence on the physical form, on the body form and he did that with all of us. I could go on. You know these Gurus they are a mystery and they are a puzzle and they are a riddle don't know why we get into their presence and they work day and night and they won't let you rest. I sometimes get upset. Come on I want to leave but he knows and I know that I don't mean it you know.

For about ten years from 1980 to 1990 he used to speak to us over the phone on the Guru Purnima day and we have the recordings of that and I'll just read one from it. This was July 16th, 1981

"Today is the greatest day of all the year called Guru Purnima day. The word Guru is not used for any particular person or being. It is used for the center of consciousness, for the knowledge. There is only one life force. Therefore, there is only one Guru from where consciousness flows on various degrees and grades. That is why human being is called Guru. Those who follow the spiritual tradition faithfully train themselves, practice and serve others selflessly. Love others and learn to give knowledge to others. They are called spiritual teachers and such spiritual teachers are also called Guru. This day is not like Mothers day or Fathers day or Brothers day or any other day. This day makes us aware of the reality that life has some purpose and the highest of all purposes is to get freedom here and now. Mother is your first Guru who gives you training in your childhood, who makes you aware of other people in your family. Then comes father who makes you aware of your neighborhood, people around your home. Then you receive education from colleges and universities, environmental education yet you do not know the purpose of life. 

Anyone who honestly selflessly makes you aware of the purpose of life is a teacher, spiritual teacher and Guru. Then he says something about Dr. Arya I'm not going to read. Our Guru is still alive. He is in physical form. He lives in the Himalayas and I go to see him every year. He prays for us all but in a world tradition we do not adore a physical Guru. We just respect him because the knowledge that is imparted through the tradition flows through him. In our tradition, the Guru is a messenger who imparts the knowledge imparted to him by the great spiritual teachers of the Himalayas. The purpose of a spiritual teacher and Guru is to make you aware that the Guru is within you and you should learn to understand life. Both aspects of life within and without. Let you learn to live in the world and remain above free from all worries and bondage. Let you be aware that the centre of spirituality is within you. Let you be aware that the Guru is within you. Let you become creatively intelligent, serve humanity, become good citizens, love all and exclude none. I pray for you in every breath of my life. I love you. God bless you. Peace, peace, peace. That's what we heard. 

To honour Guru is to honour a disciple. ... ...So allow me to at least pay respect to the disciples who are also a form of the Guru. In the Indian tradition we offer a shawl. It is a tradition in India to honour people with the wrapping of a shawl God bless and my younger brother Pattabhiji, remain seated, please remain seated. Bless you, bless your work.

Pattabhi: Thank you Swamiji. 

SVB: Share that one too.

Vande Guruparamparam...


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Satsang with Guruji

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Guruji on Family life and importance of "Chitha sodhakam Mukthi sadakam"


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Vande Guruparamparam...


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Sadhana Vidyalaya Participation in Prathiba Karanji

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Department of Primary and Secondary Education under Government of Karanataka, conducts an innovative Program called "Prathiba Karanji" where Cultural and literary competitions are conducted at cluster, block, and District and State levels. It provides a common platform for students for various competitions in which Successful children are given certificates of appreciation and prizes and selected students are sent to higher level competitions.

The motto behind Prathiba Karanji Program is to: 

- Help in the personality development of the students.

- It combines education and entertainment, and encourages develop the non-cognitive skills.

- To bring out the hidden talents in children

- Provide a platform for the students to learn and acquire new skills for life.

- Provide teacher an opportunity to play a vital role in identifying the talent in the student.

- Encourage Parents and teachers to mould the personality of the children and develop competitive spirit in them.

- Engage and exhibit themselves in extracurricular activities along with the academics

- Children take part in individual and group competitions at all levels—from the school to the state.



Childrens of Sadhana Vidyalaya participated in this program in an enthusiastic manner and performed their artistic talents in various competitions. Their special show in clay competition was highly appreciated. Below are some of the snaps taken during the event:






















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School Independence Day Celebration - 2016

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Independence Day, is annually observed on 15 August as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence. This year, Sadhana Vidyalaya school children celebrated the 70th Independence day with full of patriotic spirit and activity. Students took pledges, sang patriotic songs and conducted speeches. Participated school children were awarded and encouraged for their stupendous effort over all. Below are some of the snaps during this event:













 


















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Guru Gamana Program | Residential Summer Camp 2016

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Note: Those who can't attend the camp on all the days can join last 3days for Antyesti rituals



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