Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam
INSTITUTE OF MEDITATION
Spiritual Guide — Mahamandaleshwar Swami Veda Bharati
Disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas
A Program of Self-transformation for Self-realization
In the Tradition of the Great Yogis of the Himalayas
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram, Rishikesh, India
Three to Five year program
Come for no less than one year
School semester: 1st Oct. – 15th May
Note: We are not taking applications at this time.
Deadline for applications: 15th August
Click "How to Apply" for more details
Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam teaches the ancient knowledge and practical disciplines of the Meditation Tradition of the Great Yogis of the Himalayas in a contemporary context.
The Himalayan Tradition includes many paths of meditation leading to the Self of all, the source of Life, Consciousness and Bliss, taught systematically according to the state of the aspirant.
At our Gurukulam:
- Hatha yoga is taught in the context of meditation.
- Meditation and its practices are one of the core disciplines.
- The practices, as taught by Swami Rama are rooted in Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras, Tantra and Kundalini, and given according to the state of the aspirant.
- Scriptures like Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads are taught in the context of a meditative practice. These teachings were realized in the state of samadhi or Self-realization. Thus they are guides into the path of samadhi and their meaning can be comprehended in the realization of deep meditation.
The effects of meditation on our body, breath and mind are also being rigorously examined scientifically in the Meditation Research Institute of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, which is located on the campus.
Spiritual seekers are guided through the self-transformation required for the realization of their own true Self, the goal of life, the highest of all joys.
Students are trained to become teachers, leaders and spiritual guides in the tradition.
Independent from the Gurukulam the ashram also has practice programs and other combinations of self-study & Seva (selfless service).
More information and daily schedules
ahymsin.org (International organization for the Himalayan Tradition and Teachings)
sadhakagrama.org (About the ashram)
himalayanyogatradition.com (Teacher Training & Certifications - HYT-TTP)
Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam Donations
Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, being a spiritual Ashram, offers the Gurukulam program without fixed fee structure and is totally based on voluntary donations.
Every student is expected to cover his study, lodging and boarding provided by the ashram through a voluntary donation.
The basic Gurukulam donations suggested are:
For overseas students:
Registration - 500 US dollars (only once)
Monthly - 300 US dollars (Total per semester --Oct.-May, 8 months--: 2,400 US dollars)
For Indian students:
Registration – 7,000 Indian rupees (only once)
Monthly – 5,000 INR (Total per semester --Oct.-May, 8 months--: 40,000 INR)
The donations suggested for students on the guided self-study and practice track after the completion of the first semester vary.