Himalayan Dawn Newsletter Summer 2009



Welcome to the June/July 2009 issue of Himalayan Dawn. With the coming of Summer, life comes into full bloom and warmth, and allows pleasant times of quiet for rest.  It is in the quiet moments, especially in meditation, that our course and energy can be renewed for the fullness of the coming day.

Guru Purnima, the Full Moon of the Guru, when the yoga traditions celebrate the Gurudeva (the One Who Brings Light) arrives Tuesday, July 7th.  In honor of this date, we hope you will enjoy the first article in this issue, spontaneously spoken by 6-3/4 year old Kai.

Then, Swami Veda Bharati speaks of his inner meditation hut, one that can be built by all meditators.  Randall Krause offers Meditation as Mother, and Swami Nityamuktananda provides clarity on whether yoga is a religion.

Wolfgang Bischoff invites you to join in a wonderful charitable project in India, there is information about the upcoming Himalayan Yoga Tradition Congress in St. Paul, MN, a link to the latest AHYMSIN Newsletter, which contains entertaining and informative articles and photographs, and dates of upcoming World-group Full-Moon Meditations with Swami Veda Bharati.

Finally, you'll find a coupon to experience a complimentary personal yoga coaching session with Randall Krause, Hym-La's Director.

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


by Kai, the 6-3/4 year-old son of Veena and Jon

It happened in May, 2009.   
After a Karate session, Veena was waiting to teach meditation to their instructor, when Kai sat down on her meditation cushion.  His hands spontaneously formed a mudra, he seemed to look into a great distance, and these words came out of his mouth

Read Kai's words



 by Swami Veda Bharati

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 62 years.

In this fanciful article, Swami Veda speaks of his portable (inner) meditation hut.

Read the Article


Photograph of Randall Krause by Randall Krause
A brief poetic piece on meditation.

Randall Krause, Hym-La's Director, is a registered Yoga Teacher, and a Senior Mentor and member of the Faculty of the Himalayan Yoga Teachers Training program.

Read the Piece


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 speaks of the difference between spirituality and religion and shows yoga's place in the two.

Read the Article

More information on Swami Nityamuktananda


is an international organization, Photo of Linda Johnsenfounded
by Swami Veda Bharati, dedicated
to conveying the teachings of the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition.

This April/May 2009 issue of the AHYMSIN newsletter is packed with stories and photos of the Ashram in India as well as events around the world.

Click Here to read the newsletter


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.

Randall Krause
Hym-La Director


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