Swami Rama Dhyana Gurukulam

In the Tradition of Yoga & Meditation of the Himalayan Masters

Areas of Learning

SWAMI RAMA & SWAMI VEDA – PHILOSOPHY AND TEACHINGS

The basics of the Tradition of Yoga & Meditation of the Himalayan Masters – Raja Yoga (Bhakti, Karma and Jñana).

However, the Philosophy and Teachings of Swami Rama and Swami Veda guide and are studied and practiced throughout the entire programme.

HATHA YOGA

As preparation for deep Meditation: Joints & Glands; Hatha Yoga, with quality asana instruction; Centering; Relaxation; Science of Breath; Pranayama; Yoga Anatomy; Philosophy of Hatha Yoga; Scientific and Medical Approach to Yoga –Meditation Research Institute Lab, etc.-; International Himalayan Yoga Teacher Training Programmes (Level 1-3, 200 hours each –see www.himalayanyogatradition.com-); Teaching Practice; etc.

MEDITATION

Path to the personal experience of the inner true Self or Samadhi 'Self-realization': Sitting; Relaxation; Multitudes of methods of Meditation; Mantra; Chakras; Guidance of Meditation; Scientific Approach to Meditation –Meditation Research Institute Lab-; Guiding Meditation Practice; Integrating meditative states with daily life, etc.

SANSKRIT

Philosophy of Language; Grammar; Vedic chanting; Scriptural translation.

ANCIENT INDIAN PHILOSOPHY – Scriptural Study

As knowledge and practices for deep Meditation: Sankhya-Yoga (Patañjali's Yoga Sutras, etc.); Advaita Vedanta (Bhagavad Gita, main Upanishads, etc.); etc.

YOGA PSYCHOLOGY

As skill for Spiritual Guides: The application of the knowledge, practices and experiences of the system of the Tradition of Yoga & Meditation of the Himalayan Masters in the personal philosophy of life; Setting the course of one's life; Emotional purification; Methods to solve personal and interpersonal emotional problems; Success in marital, parenthood and other interpersonal relationships; Counselling in general life situations and in illness; conquest of physical and emotional pain; etc.

BHAKTI 'Devotion'

As method to purify, calm and focus the body-mind, required for Meditation: Philosophy and practices; Life of Sages, etc.

WORLD RELIGIONS AND SPIRITUALITY

As skill to guide Meditation within the practices and texts of major religions and spiritual traditions of the world, e.g. Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, etc.

HOLISTIC HEALTH

Ayurveda in daily life, etc.