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Himalayan Retreat September 2017

After our last retreat early this year, many of you asked when we would have our next retreat. Our next retreat is in Rishikesh in September 2017. This retreat will be an opportunity to go within and intensify your practice. You will be encouraged to take up special practices or observances during...

A wonderful retreat with Radhikaji December 2015

The Himalayan Retreat in Swami Rama’s Ashram, Rishikesh was a wonderful experience for everyone. There were 20 of us from 5 different countries. Of these 10 persons were already part  of the THATfirst Family. India 7Germany 6U.K  5Nepal 1USA 1 We had daily sessions from 10 am to...

Himalayan Retreat with Radhikaji

The 10-day Self Transformation Retreat from December 28, 2015 - January 6, 2016 will take place place in the idyllic ashram of Swami Rama on the banks of the river Ganga.  The Ashram of Swami Rama, known as Sadhana Mandir is located in Rishikesh, Garhwal Himalayas, India. Retreat...

The Origin of Om

A unique and touching interpretation of how the sound Om or AUM originated, by Swami Rama from his lectures on the Mundaka Upanishad.  The first letter of AUM is A. How did they find that A? They started studying the language which is spoken between the two, the language of love, between...

Yoga Values and Leadership

Success in the material world as well as a life based on values are necessary. The average person so completely associates Yoga with some form of gymnastics that little is known about the lofty values of Yoga. Yoga is the science of life and the art of living.  The wisdom...

I am THAT

A beautiful poem by Swami Rama Tirtha, a great yogi, saint and poet who lived between 1873-1906. I have no scruple of change, nor fear of death,Nor was I ever born, Nor had I parents.I am Existence Absolute, Knowledge Absolute, Bliss Absolute,I am That, I am That. I cause no misery, nor...

Yoga in Bayreuth: The Royal Path

Every group is different. and the group in Bayreuth likes Raja, the science of Yoga. Radhika had been invited to Bayreuth, because the group wanted to go beyond asanas (physical postures). After a short introductory round it became clear why the group needed guidance in going beyond physical...

Yoga Meditation Workshop at Schirner Seminars, Darmstadt

What we did at Schirner Seminars. Darmstadt is a fairly large town south of Frankfurt/Main and we had our Yoga Meditation Workshop in the city centre at Schirner Seminars.It was a mild November day. Far too warm for this time of the year. Radhika was sitting in meditation, as she always...

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