Newsletter November 2011
News from Sannyasa Peeth in Munger, India
Lakshmi Narayan Mahayajna
During Guru Poornima at Sannyas Peeth this year, Swami Niranjan announced that in the same way that Sat Chandi Mahayajna and Yoga Poornima are conducted at Rikhiapeeth every year, the annual program at Sannyas Peeth will be Lakshmi Narayan Mahayajna from the 8th to 12th September. 2011 had very significant astrological indications for the auspicious commencement of this event. The first day of the Yajna was the 8th of September, Swami Sivananda's birthday and a day to honour his teachings. It was also Ekadashi, a day usually observed with fasting and spiritual practices. The final day of 12th of September was the Sannyasa initiation day of Paramahamsa Satyananda which fell on the full moon.
Sannyasa Peeth was inaugurated on 6th December 2010 in dedication of Paramahamsa Satyananda and to honour the vision and mission imparted to Swami Niranjan in 2009 by Paramahamsaji himself. According to the tradition, the development and expression of human creativity to its maximum potential is the aim and focus of Sannyasa Peeth.
For information about Sannyasa Peeth click here
3 Year Sannyasa Training Course
2012 - 2015
After Swami Satyananda founded the Bihar School of Yoga he later began conducting Introductory Sannyasa Training Courses. These courses were the first of their kind to be conducted; promoting a regenerated form of sannyasa life which could be passed on to future generations.
This great vision of Swami Satyananda continues with the three-year Sannyasa Training Course in 2012, under the guidance of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. The purpose of this course is to awaken the real and deeper meaning of spiritual life and its value for each person’s unfoldment, development and fulfilment in order to cultivate and live the higher spiritual qualities. For more info click here
Swami Satyasangananda in Europe
To continue the vision of Swami Satyananda and to fulfill the duty entrusted to her as the Peethadishwari (spiritual guide) of Rikhiapeeth, Swami Satyasangananda (Swami Satsangi) conducted another successful international tour this year in Europe. Bringing teachings, inspiration and spiritual wisdom to thousands of aspirants, the closing session of her tour left everyone inspired and in an atmosphere of joy.
Swami Satasangi will be in Spain in May 2012 and she has now confirmed that she will be visiting the shores of New Zealand in 2013, so we are eagerly awaiting and beginning preparations for her visit. So mark your calendars now for 2013 - more details will be available shortly.
2013 World Yoga Convention
In 2013 the World Yoga Convention is being held in Munger, on the 23rd - 27th October. This event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Bihar School of Yoga and the vision of yoga propagated by Swami Satyananda.
The event will be held under the leadership of Swami Niranjanananda. It will include lectures, discussion groups, presentations, practice demonstrations and meetings to discuss yogic principles and techniques, and their influence on the individual and society. Spiritual leaders, scientists, doctors, educators and eminent people from all walks of life will be sharing their knowledge and inspiration.
Anahata Yoga Retreat will be participating and bringing a delegation with us to this auspicious event, so mark these dates on your calendar and let us know if you wish to join us. More info coming soon.