Himalayan Dawn Newsletter Jan/Feb 2009

January/February 2009


Welcome to 2009 and to a new issue of Himalayan Dawn. 
In nature, Winter often signals a movement of energy to the inner dimension of darkness, silence and stillness that prepares life for renewed activity later.  Meditation is similar, allowing deep rest out of which renewed life and creativity can burst forth at the proper time.

This issue contains readings on a variety of yoga topics.  In "America's Romance with Indian Spirituality", Swami Veda Bharati narrates the long relationship between East and West up to the current day; Riccardo Valdattero tells of his experience of yoga as a person with cerebral palsy; and Randall Krause invites us to join him on a serene ride along a river. Finally, Swami Nityamuktananda paints a word picture of how Goddess and God are One.

You'll also find information about wonderful upcoming events in Los Angeles and India, and an invitation to experience a personal yoga consultation with our Director, Randall Krause.

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.

Happy New Year!


America's Romance with Indian Spirituality
 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 60 years.

In this article, Swami Veda leads us through the intricate history of relations between the West and Indian spirituality.

Read the Article
Yoga and Cerebral Palsy
 by Riccardo  Valdettaro 
Riccardo Valdettaro is a student of the Himalayan Tradition who lives in Italy.  Riccardo has cerebral palsy.

In this brief essay, Riccardo relates how his practice of yoga has affected his life.

Read the essay

River Ride

Photograph of Randall Krause by Randall Krause
A journey along the River Ganga and along the River of Breath.

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 Article
The Goddess
Shakti and Shiva are One
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 delves into the true nature of the Goddess.

Read the Article

More information on Swami Nityamuktananda
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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