YOGA SEMINARS
We cordially invite you for a seminar by Swami Radha Bharati, Living Purposefully, Dying Gracefully
on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of May 2020, from 10:00 to 17:00
Between lectures there will be guided shavasana practices.

The title of this seminar implies having a ‘purpose’ in life. All of us have immediate purposes because we must satisfy our needs for food, shelter and self-preservation. Typically, we have many desires in relation to these needs that go well beyond the basics. Our efforts to satisfy such desires take up most of our time and attention. But we live in a world of change: relationships change, jobs end; there are various losses, plus health issues or death of a loved one. Each change threatens our sense of well-being and puts our emotions on a roller coaster.

At some point we think: “There must be more to life than this!” We ask ourselves: “What’s the point? Where does this lead?” Not finding answers in the usual places, we start looking within for answers to life’s questions.

For guidance on this inward quest, we turn to Swami Rama’s teachings in his book Sacred Journey: Living Purposefully, Dying Gracefully. We will discuss the need for self-examination and contemplation of the teachings in order to understand what we must change or practice in life if we want to progress toward inner peace. We will consider how living purposefully in this way relates to dying gracefully.

The seminar will be given in English and will be translated in Greek.
Suggested donation: 120 euro
Vegetarian meals and juices, tea and cakes are included.

On Thursday the 7th of May do come for a satsang evening from 19:00 to 21:00 to meet and discuss about “The Important Part of your Behavior is how Loving you are*”, with one of the wise teachers of the Himalayan Tradition, dearest Swami Radha Bharati, and taste a light dinner with us.

Free participation, donations accepted

Swami Radha said:
We have all learned that we should love one another and we have taught our children the same. But what are we actually telling ourselves to do? What do you understand love to be? And why should we love others?

For answers we turn to Swami Rama and Swami Veda who each in almost every lecture and book included teachings about love. They not only taught how to practice love in our thoughts, actions and speech but also how to understand and work on the various obstacles and resistances that we encounter in ourselves. The evening includes discussion and lecture.

* The title of this talk is a quote from Swami Rama.

Summer Camp Invitation
Dear kalyanamitras,
Dear leaders of the AHYMSIN affiliated Centers,
Dear brothers and sisters,

We are writing to warmly invite you and all the members of the AHYMSIN affiliated Centers and Himalayan Yoga Centers to a Family Yoga Summer Camp from 23rd to 30th July 2020 in Greece (near Athens). Please feel free to share this information to your center members (see attached more information about the event and the flyer).

To register please fill up the registration form until 15th March 2020.

Please check and save the informations and take a look to our flyer.

If you have questions: Sofia +30 6937122768 (whatsApp) and info@himalayanyoga.gr

With love and respect,
Sofia Foteina
("Himalayan Yoga Meditation of Hellas" CNPP)
On behalf of the organisation team:

Francine Kuo; Uta Bisseswar; Antonella Panzani; Ilaria Sarri; Anna Mezosi; Kata Csuba; Burcu Uysal; Monica Farina; Carol Crenshaw; Charles Crenshaw; Alan Richard; Maria Miguel Ribeiro; Debora Ghiraldelli; Pandit Priyadarsan; Mina Bhatt

Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati will give a Workshop about "Relationships" at "Himalayan Yoga Meditation of Hellas"
12, Thessalonikis Str. 15234 Chalandri, Athens, Greece on Saturday and Sunday the 8th and 9th of February 2020, from 10:00 to 17:30
Swami Nitya said:

"We are totally connected in an infinite web of relationships; no one exists, can live in isolation... We are: ‘relational beings.’
So, we will look at the wider picture through many aspects, i.e. our relationship with nature, with the community, and closer to our daily life, i.e. our relationship with family and partners, but most of all our relationship with the young ones.
Only if we take care of that, is there a chance for the future of the human race!"




The topics of the lectures will be:

1) Contemplation of “relationship”.
2) We exist only in relationship. How?
3) Relationship with focus on the community
4) Relationship with focus to the Young
5) Relationship focussing on the family
6) Relationship with our Self

We will meditate in-between

The workshop will be given in English and will be translated in Greek.

Suggested donation 120 euro.

This covers all expenses, lunch and tea with cake, included.
To reserve your participation kindly ask for the bank account to deposit 70 euro per person BEFORE THE 30TH OF JANUARY.

YOU ARE ALL INVITED ON FRIDAY THE 7TH FEBRUARY, FROM 19:30-21:30 TO MEET SWAMI NITYA AND SHARE WITH HER THE GREEK CUSTOM OF CUTING THE TRADITIONAL CAKE FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE NEW YEAR. FREE PARTICIPATION, DONATIONS ACCEPTED.

Superconscious Meditation Workshop
by Carol and Charles Crenshaw
This seminar, for new or experienced meditators, will go from basics to the means and methods of deepening and refining meditation.

It will include both theory and practicum.

Topics include: the benefits of meditation, in-depth work on relaxation and breathing techniques, the brain and meditation, models of the mind, the use of mantra, obstacles to practice and how to overcome them, and how to put this knowledge together.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8, December 2019, 10:00-18:00


Dress comfortably
Tea and light meals will be offered
Suggested Donation 120 euro

Superconscious Meditation Schedule

Saturday
10:00-11:15:   What is meditation? /What are its benefits? / Hesychasm and Mysticism
11:30-12:45:   The Five Koshas / Levels of Relaxation / Meditation Practice
12:45-13:45:   Lunch
13:45-15:00:   The Power of the Breath: Breathing Basics / Stress and the Breath / Benefits of Breathing/ Breathing Practicum
15:15-16:30:   Models of Mind / Breathing-Relaxation-Meditation Practice / Nadi Shodhanam
16:45-18:00:   Five Grounds of the Mind / Breath Awareness Meditation

Sunday

10:00-11:15:   Asana for Meditation
11:30-12:45:   Mantra Meditation – Theory and Practice / What is Initiation?
12:45-13:45:   Lunch
13:45-15:00:   Obstacles to Meditation and Their Effects
15:15-16:30:   Swara Yoga
16:45-18:00:   Methods to Deepen Your Meditation / Setting Up a Daily Practice / Final Questions

Sangha
On Thursday evening the 5th of December, 18:00-20:00 a sangha will be held, during which Carol and Charles Crenshaw will present the seminar on "Superconscious Meditation" and their background, as well as memories from their life with Swami Rama.

As usual, we will end up with a light dinner.
Free participation, donations accepted.


The Himalayan approach to Yoga
by Pandit Priyadarsan (Pierre Lefebvre)
This weekend workshop will bring an overview of the philosophy and practice of Hatha Yoga as it is approached the authentic lineage of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. Alternating between theory and practical sessions, the basic elements of hatha yoga practice and their connections with the other aspects of the vast system that is yoga, will be addressed in a systematic manner. These sessions will be equally beneficial for beginners on the path of yoga as well as for those who already are experienced practitioners wanting to deepen their understanding of the subtleties of hatha yoga practice within the global system of yoga.

Friday 12 October 2018, 18:00-20:00 and Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, 10:00-17:00

Keep the dates and answer about your participation as early as possible.
The workshop will be given in English and will be translated into Greek.

Suggested donation: 110 euro

Indian cooking workshop
Mina Lefebvre, born in India, living in Canada for some years now, will share with us her Indian cooking experience on

Thursday the 11th October 2018, from 18:00 to 20:00.

In this traditional Indian cooking workshop, she will share with us the basics of North Indian home-made vegetarian dishes and how to adapt simple recipes to integrate our favorite vegetables.

Ladies and gentlemen, come and try your imagination and exotic taste

This workshop will be given in English and will be translated into Greek

Suggested donation: 25 euro

Satsang
After the end of the previous workshop, you are most welcome to stay from 20:00 to 22:00 for a satsang (meeting with Pandit Priyadarsan) and tasting Indian and Greek-Mediterranean specialties.
Kindly invite your friends.

Free participation, donations accepted.

Fulfilling the purpose of our Life
We cordially invite you to Swami Nitya Muktananda Saraswati’s* Workshop,
"Fulfilling the purpose of our Life" that will take place at our premises on Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th of May 2018, from 18:00 to 21:00. On Friday the 25th we will meet from 18:00 to 20:00 for questions, ideas and the pleasure of exchanging.

"Every one of us, at one time or other asks the question: why we are born, why we are alive, what have we to do in this life? These basic human questions can only be answered with self-reflection. Societies and Religions have their answers; the Indian tradition has found their answers; but to find our own answer is becoming very important.
Yoga is a science that uses inner research to find answers. So we will reflect, search, meditate... to come closer to our own answer of how to fulfil our Life."

Short CV. For details click here

The workshop will be given in English and translated into Greek.
Proposed donation to cover the expenses: 110 euro
Advanced payment of 60 euro is necessary for the reservation of your participation before the 20th of April.
For more information and registration please call: Sofia Foteina +30 210 8670424, 8661553 and mob.6937122768

Swami Ritavan Bharati, appointed by Swami Veda Bharati as the Ashram Pramukh, invited by "Café Ecole - Himalayan Yoga Meditation of Hellas", a non-profit organism, will honor us by his presence in June 2018, and will inaugurate the publication of "Kundalini, Stilled or Stirred" by Swami Veda Bharati, translated in Greek, the weekend 16 and 17 of June 2018. During the next weekend, 23 and 24 of June 2018, he will also give a Seminar titled "Kundalini".

Keep the dates, there will be more information, soon.