SWAMI RAMA SADHAKA GRAMA CAMPUS

EDUCATION/RESIDENCE PROGRAMMES

MISSION

Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) is dedicated to (1) restoring Yoga and Meditation to their ancient and traditional purity, (2) yet teaching the same in a modern scientific framework, (3) exploring their application to the modern world, and (4) fulfilling these purposes by training spiritual guides and teachers of international stature. Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama offers training into such a comprehensive Tradition wherein all the thousands of methods – a different one suitable for each different personality type at different stages of development – are seen as a whole in their interconnected sequences of practices.

 

SWAMI RAMA DHYANA GURUKULAM PROGRAMME

Institute of Meditation and Interfaith Studies – 3 to 5 years

“…the goal is to produce graduates who excel in both scholarship and the practical disciplines.”

 

This programme is our primary effort. Its purpose is to prepare people to speak to different cultures and guide them in meditation in its totality, in the context of all cultures. It envisions personal spiritual experience to be the foundation of education in all academic areas. Hence the goal is to produce graduates who excel in both scholarship and the practical disciplines.

Ancient texts and their languages are taught not merely as works of philosophical theory; they are explained in the light of the spiritual experiences from which they have originated. They are taught so that students who are being led through those levels of spiritual experience may understand. At the same time, students develop scholarly understanding of a text by accessing it through the language in which it was written—Sanskrit, for example.

Students: This program is suitable for persons who are interested in long-term intense study while carrying out spiritual practices given by the spiritual preceptor. Students commit to a 3 to 5 year (up to10 year) of study and training on campus.

Study and Practice Schedule: The class schedule includes daily classes in Sanskrit, hatha yoga and texts, such as the Yoga Sutras. Other courses in areas of philosophy, yoga psychology, Ayurveda, religions and yoga anatomy are taught at intervals throughout the year.

In addition to coursework, students have practices in inner awareness, chant, self-purification and individualized practice. The physical aspects of yoga are taught in their meditational context—having meditation as the true experience. Karma yoga or service to the ashram is a regular part of the programme.

The daily routine runs from 5:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. Classes are held six days a week.

The academic term is from September through May with a summer break from July 1 to September 1. Students may stay in residence during the summer.

Faculty: Full and part-time faculty members are international, holding the highest academic qualifications and are scientifically trained. They have integrated the profound teaching of meditation with their academic and scientific learning. Most faculty members are in residence one to two months each year. Swami Veda lectures daily when in residence.

Prerequisites: English language is the medium of communication, so it is highly recommended that prospective students prepare themselves prior to enrollment. Academic prerequisite is a minimum of a high school diploma although most enrollees already have a college degree.

Accommodations: Students live in congenial, modern double-occupancy rooms. Close by are the classroom building with library and dining hall complex.

Tuition is $300 monthly in addition to a one-time registration fee of $500.

If you have further inquiries, please feel free to write to: vidyamandiram@gmail.com or cmvidisha@gmail.com for student application, student visa information and so on. Ideally the admission process starts at least three months in advance of the fall term. New students are admitted for the fall term.

We are now accepting International Applications from those who may wish to join a 3-5 years study programme at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh, India

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Swami Veda’s invitation for 2013 gathering

Date: 2013

Venue: For more details please click on the video below:

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Date: January 2012 to May 2012

Venue: Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh

Texts will be announced later.

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Date: 12th December 2011 to 19th December 2011

Venue: Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh

Continuation of Prashna Upanishad.

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Date: 4th December 2011 to 10th December 2011

Venue: Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh

Select portions of Upanishads concerning the Mahavakyas (The Great Key Sentences).

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Swami Veda will be teaching at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) in Rishikesh

Date: 15th November 2011 to 2nd December 2011

Venue: Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh

Prashna Upanishad (The Upanishad of the six questions on Prana) with the commentaries of Shankarachrya.

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2015 events to be updated soon…

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Date: 31st December 2014

Venue: Singapore

On the eve of the New Year Members of the Swami Rama Meditation Center in Singapore had a wonderful Satsang with Swami Nitya and several guests over lunch as shown in the photograph. We wish everyone a very happy and peaceful 2015

 

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Date: 3rd January 2014

Venue: Singapore

We held our regular Annual General Meeting on the 3 January 2014. The picture shows some of our members in discussion.

 

 

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Date: 19th September 2013

Venue: Singapore

Members and friends of the Swami Rama Meditation Center, Singapore recently had a very fruitful Satsang over a delicious lunch with Swami Nitya on the 19 September 2013 in Singapore.

The first photo below show Swami Nitya with Ms Jennifer Ang and the second shows the entire group that was present.


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Date: 16th April 2012

Venue: Singapore

On the 16 April 2012 members of the Swami Rama Meditation Centre of Singapore and friends had a very interesting and fruitful lunch Satsang with Swami Nitya and friends in Singapore. We are most fortunate to have had Swami Nitya with us despite her very busy schedule. WE look forward to more such meetings.

 

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Date: January 2012

Venue: Ashram in Rishikesh

Two of our members visited the Ashram in Rishikesh recently in January 2012 and had a very fruitful time attending meditation sessions/classes conducted by Swamis Veda, Nitya and Ma Radha. Ms Jennifer Ang was also initiated by Swami Veda on the 8 January 2012. The photo below shows her together with Ms Medha from the Ashram office.

 

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Date: 15th July 2011

Venue: Singapore

Satsang Lunch

On 15 July 2011 our members and invited guests had a very fruitful Satsang Lunch with a discussion on meditation, the meaning of Guru Purnima, and the forthcoming visits to the Ashram by several of our members in September 2011 and January 2012 as well as in February/March 2013. Among those present were three new guests who have expressed a keen interest in our activities.

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Date: April 26 2011

Venue: Singapore’s Chinatown area

Satsang Lunch

On the 26 April 2011 the Swami Rama Center hosted Swami Nitya and her brother Mr Wolfgang Herrmann to a satsang lunch in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown area. There was a fruitful exchange of ideas and S wamiji gave many valuable suggestions to the members of the Centre. The picture below shows the group in the restaurant.

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Date: February 14 2011

Venue: Singapore Cricket Club

Lively Discussion

Members of the SRMC met Swami Nityamuktananda at the famous Singapore Cricket Club for a lively discussion. The picture below shows Swamiji with members of the SRMC. (see file Picture Swami Nitya)

 

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Date: January 21st – 23rd 2011

Venue: Tokyo, Narita View Hotel

Joyful Living with Yoga

Joyful Living with Yoga in Tokyo, Organized by HYMS Tokyo at Narita View Hotel. Group Photo – Joyful Living with Yoga in Tokyo, Organized by HYMS Tokyo at Narita View Hotel.

Ganesh, Hon Secretary represented The Swami Rama Meditation Centre (Singapore) at the retreat. Joyful Living with Yoga retreat was held at a hotel near Narita airport, for 3 days and 2 nights, from January 21st, 2011, at Narita View Hotel and organized by HYMS Tokyo. With Swami Veda Bharati and Swami Nityamuktananda, the retreat was attended by around 60 people, not only from Japan but also from Asian countries including Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan. Beginning with releasing body’s tension by Hatha yoga, seekers listened deeply about Love in 5 hours of 2-days lecture by Swami Nitya. True love is without any barrier, and protecting only own family, only own boyfriend/girlfriend, only own community, and only own country is not love but possession and attachment.

By protecting such part of us, we make barrier around us and become less concerned about others. She explained simply and clearly about such self-deceived love that we have a tendency to go in, or that we actually have gone in. Swami Veda told us that anger is the biggest poison for us and it is harmful for not only our own mental and physical health but also our surroundings. This has much influence on environmental pollution. When everyone has awareness and focuses on making ourselves and our surroundings better, than protecting natural environment, this world will be better.

Also some mantra initiations were given by Mr. Rajah Indran.

The retreat was really a productive one.

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Date: June & July 2010

Venue: Singapore & Toronto

Initiation by Swami Veda

Several of our members were initiated by Swami Veda. The picture shows one of our members after the initiation in Toronto.

 
 

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