2022 HYMTA ANNUAL RETREAT

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SEPTEMBER 23RD - 25TH

with PANDIT DABRAL

THEME: Sri Vidya - The Himalayan Interior Practices

The Sri Vidya science embodies the core teaching and practices of The Himalayan Tradition.  
Swami Veda Bharati described Sri Vidya as the God’s science of the Universe.  It honors the Mother Divine as the Shakti which is the source of all creation and encompasses all Tantras.  

Pandit Dabral will teach us the philosophy and practices within the Shakti texts, including Tripura Sundari, the primary deity of Sri Vidya

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Our Guest Speaker: Dr. Pandit Hari Shankar Dabral

When you listen to Pandit Dabral’s instructions and stories, you will immediately feel drawn to him.

His knowledge of Sanskrit scriptures is vast and thorough and he delivers his content with great clarity in a language that is accessible to all.

His warm smile and sense of humor bring lightness to his teachings that are unique and heart-warming.

His meditation sessions are deep, centering and relaxing, leaving your body and mind joyful and refreshed. If you have an opportunity to attend his workshop or one of his retreats, please don’t hesitate, you will appreciate his knowledge and all he has to offer.

Dr.Pandit Dabral has been a spiritual guide and director of the HYMC (previously Himalayan Institute of Chicago) since 1994.

He was born near the town of Dehradun in India, in a family of Sanskrit scholars. He was a disciple of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and Sri Swami Veda Bharati, the great and well-known Himalayan Yoga Masters and philosophers.

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Pandit was sent to the United States by Swami Rama in 1992 in order to share his knowledge and experience of the Himalayan Tradition with the students in USA and Canada and has been traveling extensively to many parts of the World to teach Yoga philosophy and practices ever since.

RETREAT SCHEDULE:


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

    4:00 pm   Arrival and Registration
    6:00 pm   SUPPER
    7:15 pm   Orientation

    7:30 pm   Pandit Dabral (Lecture & Practice)         

    9:45 pm   Guided Prayers

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

    6:15 am   Guided Prayers with Pandit Dabral
    6:30 am   Meditation with Pandit Dabral

    7:00 am   Himalayan Hatha Yoga (Pandit Dabral)

    8:00 am   BREAKFAST

  10:00 am   Pandit Dabral (Lecture & Practice)

  12:00 pm   LUNCH

    1:30 pm   Pandit Dabral (Lecture & Practice)

    3:30 pm   Himalayan Hatha Yoga

    4:30 pm   Gongtopia

    6:00 pm   SUPPER

    8:00 pm   Pandit Dabral (Lecture & Practice)

  10:00 pm   Guided Prayers

 

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th

    6:15 am   Guided Prayers with Pandit Dabral

    6:30 am   Meditation with Pandit Dabral

    7:00 am   Himalayan Hatha Yoga (Healing Sound Journey)

    8:00 am   BREAKFAST
    9:30 am   Check Out

  10:00 am   Pandit Dabral (Lecture & Practice)
  12:00 pm  LUNCH

  2:00 pm  Departure

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Photo Slide Show

Thank you to Anil

Ganesha Gayatri Mantra

Om tat-puruṣāya vidmahe

Vakratuṇḍāya dhīmahi ।

Tanno dantī pracodayāt ॥

Swami Veda has beautifully explained this mantra –

“This Mantra is the mantra of stability and of removing the obstacles from someone’s path. If one is planning to do a long undertaking, a long observance of a mantra like Gayatri, sometimes one is faced with karmic obstacles. This mantra will prepare your karmic field so that some of those obstacles coming in the way of your spiritual progress will not hinder you excessively.  It is the mantra of the Ganesha; type of mantra known as Gayatri, not the regular gayatri that you know, but a specialized Gayatri. There are many hundreds of these kinds of Gayatris.

This is Ganesha Gayatri. Now Ganesha is the divine force as it operates in the Muladhara chakra to stabilise, not only to make one sit in a stable way but also to have stability in life. The exact translation of the mantra does not matter because behind each word, there is a mystery and behind that, there is another mystery. For example, the figure of Ganesha is quite a little bit like the figure of the way we right the sound of ‘Om’."

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