Himalayan Dawn Newsletter Nov/Dec 2008

November/December 2008

 

Welcome to the November/December, 2008 issue of Himalayan Dawn, the newsletter of Hym-La, Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Los Angeles. 

As Autumn deepens and Winter approaches, this issue brings articles that you can read while relaxing beside your fireplace in the cool evenings.  First, Swami Veda Bharati explains the original purpose of yoga therapy and much more.  Then, Tejaswini Chandaria writes about the differences between the mental pleasantness of an advanced practitioner of meditation and the pleasantness occasionally created by dementia.  Randall Krause relates a personal story of the goal and experience of practicing silence, and Swami Nityamuktananda offers an essay about beauty and its place in yoga. 

You'll also find information about upcoming seminars in Los Angeles and India.

We invite you to visit our redisigned website at www.hymla.com, for readings, inspiration, and a calendar of classes and events in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

Enjoy!

 

Yoga Therapy
 
 An Interview with Swami Veda Bharati by Felicia Tomasko, R.N.
(from L.A. Yoga Magazine)

Swami Veda Bharati, Hym-La's Spiritual Guide, is a disciple of the great yoga master Swami Rama Bharati of the Himalayas.  He has been teaching the ancient Indian traditions continuously for more than 60 years.

In this interview, Swami Veda talks about the original purpose of Yoga Therapy.

Read the Article
Returning to Your Essential Nature by Practicing Silence
 
Photograph of Randall Krause by Randall Krause
The practice of silence is one of the Five Pillars of Sadhana (spiritual practice) prescribed by the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition.  In 2003, Randall Krause undertook an extended silence practice in India and here is an account of his experiences.

Read the Article

Randall Krause, Hym-La's Director, is a registered Yoga Teacher, and a member of the Faculty of the Himalayan Yoga Teachers Training program.
Nature and Beauty
 
The Beauty Outside Is The Beauty Inside
by Swami NityamuktanandaPhotos of Swami Nityamuktananda

Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati (Dr. Christa-Maria Herrmann), reaffirmed her Swami vows with Swami Veda Bharati early in 2007, and is a regular, highly prized member of Swami Veda's network of teachers.

In this article, Swami Nityamuktananda relates beauty to the body of the goddess.

Read the Article

More information on Swami Nityamuktananda
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November/December 2008
 
Welcome to the November/December, 2008 issue of Himalayan Dawn, the newsletter of Hym-La, Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Los Angeles. 

As Autumn deepens and Winter approaches, this issue brings articles that you can read while relaxing beside your fireplace in the cool evenings.  First, Swami Veda Bharati explains the original purpose of yoga therapy and much more.  Then, Tejaswini Chandaria writes about the differences between the mental pleasantness of an advanced practitioner of meditation and the pleasantness occasionally created by dementia.  Randall Krause relates a personal story of the goal and experience of practicing silence, and Swami Nityamuktananda offers an essay about beauty and its place in yoga. 

You'll also find information about upcoming seminars in Los Angeles and India.

We invite you to visit our redisigned website at www.hymla.com, for readings, inspiration, and a calendar of classes and events in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

Enjoy!

Yoga Therapy
 
 An Interview with Swami Veda Bharati by Felicia Photo of Swami Veda BharatiTomasko, R.N.
(from L.A. Yoga Magazine)

Swami Veda Bharati, Hym-La's Spiritual Guide, is a disciple of the great yoga master Swami Rama Bharati of the Himalayas.  He has been teaching the ancient Indian traditions continuously for more than 60 years.

In this interview, Swami Veda talks about the original purpose of Yoga Therapy.

Read the Article
Meditation vs. Dementia
 
Photo of Tejaswini by Tejaswini (Shobna Chandaria) 
Tejaswini is a disciple of Swami Veda Bharati and has been working very closely with him for many years.

In this brief essay, Tejas asks questions and provides some answers to the difference between a mind affected by dementia and the mind of an advanced meditator.

Read the essay
 
Returning to Your Essential Nature
by Practicing Silence
 
Photograph of Randall Krause by Randall Krause
The practice of silence is one of the Five Pillars of Sadhana (spiritual practice) prescribed by the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition.  In 2003, Randall Krause undertook an extended silence practice in India and here is an account of his experiences.

Read the Article

Randall Krause, Hym-La's Director, is a registered Yoga Teacher, and a member of the Faculty of the Himalayan Yoga Teachers Training program.
 
Nature and Beauty
 
The Beauty Outside Is The Beauty Inside
by Swami NityamuktanandaPhotos of Swami Nityamuktananda

Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati (Dr. Christa-Maria Herrmann), reaffirmed her Swami vows with Swami Veda Bharati early in 2007, and is a regular, highly prized member of Swami Veda's network of teachers.

In this article, Swami Nityamuktananda relates beauty to the body of the goddess.

Read the Article

More information on Swami Nityamuktananda
 
Upcoming Events at Hym-la
 

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, 1:00-4:00 PM
Workshop:  Tending Psyche's Garden:  Finding, Seeing and Re-Visioning Your Personal Stories
With Tatiyana Bastet

Fee:  $25 advance, $35 at door
photo of Tatiyana Bastet
Stories are the stuff of our subconscious minds and can empower or block the flow of our lives. 

In ancient cultures, myths served as templates for people's stories to lead their lives to full blossoming. 

This workshop teaches how to tend our garden of stories. 

Come, dream, discover, and enjoy.
Click Here for more information/registration

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Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Seminar:  Vedic Astrology:  Taking Charge of Your Destiny
Photo of Linda JohnsenWith Author Linda Johnsen
Fee:  $25 advance, $35 door.

Learn how astrology is used in the Yoga tradition

Discover how your Vedic horoscope reveals your karma

Learn the methods the yoga masters use to change fate and redirect destiny

Redesign your future

Come, be amazed, change your life.

Click Here for more information/registration
Pain Management Through Meditation Practices  
Richard Parenti A Seminar, at our Ashram in India, with Swami Veda Bharati.
February 24-29, 2009
 

Learn how meditative practices can help manage pain.  Stay in our beautiful spiritual center in the Holy City of Rishikesh, in India. 

Click Here for further information
 
 
Full-Moon World Group Meditation  
The next Full-Moon Meditations with Swami Veda Bharati are at 7 PM Pacific Time on Thursdays, November 13 and December 11, 2008. Full Moon Rising

Read about the Full-moon meditations

Join Randall Krause and others for a gentle yoga class and then sit together for the Full-Moon meditation.

6:00 PM Hatha class, 7:00-8:00 PM Meditation
4949 Genesta Ave. #415, Encino, CA 91316. 
(By Donation).



Personal Yoga Consultations   

Want to
  • Attain personal goals?
  • Reduce stress?
  • Increase fulfillment?  
Randall Krause, Director of Hym-La and Certified Self-development Coach is available for personal yoga coaching and guidance. 

This service is available for a modest fee, 100% of which supports the non-profit, charitable activities Hym-La.

For further information and appointments, call Randall at (818) 926-3148.
 
The Himalayan Yoga Meditation Society of Los Angeles (Hym-La) is a non-profit, charitable IRC 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  Our main purposes are to make available the teachings, support the practice, of the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition, and to serve the needy and disadvantaged. 

We hope you enjoyed this issue of Himalayan Dawn and invite you to join our courses and group meditations.

Please see our website for current offerings, readings, and other information.
 
Namaste,
Randall Krause
Hym-La Director

Upcoming

12 Nov 2019;
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Full Moon Meditation 2019
12 Dec 2019;
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Full Moon Meditation 2019