Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati (bio)
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA
SwamiJ.com home page

 

IMPORTANT:
Integration of Calendars

I am in the process of integrating my personal calendar (the page you are now viewing) and the calendar of Abhyasa Ashram. This will allow several of us to cooperatively update the calendar online and will also allow me to change the calendar when traveling.

>>>> Click here to go to the Ashram calendar. See also
the Meetup calendar, linked just below.

ONLINE classes and discussions.
Please click here for details of days and times.

Abhyasa Ashram page on Meetup.com

Calendar page of Abhyasa Ashram on Meetup.com

Outline of Activities (scroll down for details)

ONGOING local gatherings:

DAILY*, 11:30am and 6:00pm: Silent meditation
EVERY* MON, 4:00 pm: Book Club, Bhagavad Gita
EVERY* MON, 7:00 pm: Masala Monday
EVERY* WED, 12:00 pm: Curriculum review gathering
EVERY* SUN morning: Center for Nondualism
*Exceptions are dates on which I am traveling

First Friday, 7:00pm: Yoga Sutras
Second Friday, 7:00pm: Mantra Mela
Third

ONLINE interactive gatherings

Click here to go to the complete listing of Online gatherings.

TRAVELING gatherings or retreats


MAR 7-27, 2011: Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India
NOV 14 - DEC 4, 2011: Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

UPCOMING gatherings (face-to-face in Florida or in other cities):

NOV 4 - 25, 2012: Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India

ONLINE interactive gatherings

Click here to go to the complete listing of Online gatherings.

    

Special Events:

Three Week Yoga Meditation Retreats
in India with Swami Jnaneshvara

November 4 - 25, 2012
Sadhana Mandir (Swami Rama Ashram)
Rishikesh, India
(More information)

February in Florida 2012
with Swami Jnaneshvara

(More information)

Connect with Swami J

Email    My Facebook    My Twitter    My Myspace

My Yoga Meditation Newsletter
My Local Activities Newsletter
My Yoga Sutras Newsletter

Traditional Yoga group at Facebook (Administrator)
Center for Nondualism group at Facebook (Administrator)

Center for Nondualism Newsletter
Center for Nondualism Myspace

Distance Learning:

Online interactive learning
Online Satsang group through Facebook
 

Purpose of our Community

Our community of meditation and contemplation is devoted to serving those who deeply long for the direct experience of union with the eternal, pure center of consciousness, the bliss of being that is one with the absolute reality, as the wave who seeks to remember it is one with the ocean. One word for that union is "Yoga." (See Self-Realization)

Yoga is traditionally taught, practiced and learned through close relationships in a community of noble friends, known as kalyana-mitra. Guru is a force-field driven by grace, a stream of knowledge of direct experience which, though it may operate through a person, is itself not a person.

Goal of Practices

The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand (Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra).

We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute. (Bindu, Tradition)

Activities

The activities below are mostly in Fort Walton Beach, Florida or nearby communities. Most are at Abhyasa Ashram or are graciously sponsored by other people at different locations. While I seldom travel, there are a handful of other activities in other cities. There are three newsletters available, including one about local activities. Please contact me if you have any questions or requests.

See also: Beach photos Fort Walton Beach Local hotels

>>> Latest info from the Newsletter <<<
 

Most of the time (ongoing) - in Florida

  Calendar page of Abhyasa Ashram on Meetup.com

ONLINE "live" interactive discussions:

Various days and times Please click here for details of days and times.

Special events in Florida:

Guru Purnima
Celebration
THU, Jul 3, 2012
TUE, Jul 3, 2012 6:30-8:30 pm: Guru Purnima celebration (Silent meditation is 6:00-6:30pm). Annual celebration of the guiding force on full moon day. The actual full moon is 1:53pm CDT on Jul 3 (a few hours before our celebration). We'll have tea and food, and share stories.

Programs in other cities or countries:

New York City
(time to time)
Satsang programs, Q&A in New York City. Please contact me for contact information with the people in East Aurora who have the details.
East Aurora, NY
(time to time)
Satsang programs, Q&A in East Aurora (Buffalo areas), NY. Please contact me for contact information with the people in East Aurora who have the details.
Three Week Meditation Retreat
Nov, 2011
Mar, 2012
Rishikesh, India
Meditation Retreat with Swami Jnaneshvara at
Sadhana Mandir (Swami Rama's Ashram)
Rishikesh, India
(More info)

Upcoming

--- Calendar page of Abhyasa Ashram on Meetup.com

Personal times:

Personal time
Most days
Please contact me to arrange private time to talk about life, meditation practices, or to receive individualized training, such as with meditation or breathing techniques.

From time to time:

Retreats  Occasional retreats at the beach, usually Fall or Winter during the off season of tourism. 
Other cities
in US
Although I seldom travel, there are occasional programs in other cities from time to time. Details of activities and locations are posted here when programs are scheduled.

Out of town visitors:

Extended visits  If you are traveling through this area of Florida and would like to stop by for a brief visit, you are most welcome to do so. If you would like to plan a more extended stay at one of our local hotels, and to visit regularly, please contact me to arrange schedules. Please note that this is not a residential ashram and there are no overnight accommodations; visitors stay at hotels or rental condominiums. See also:
Beach photos Fort Walton Beach Local hotels

Local offerings from our close circle:

Hatha Postures &
Meditation
DeFuniak Springs
Most Tuesdays, 6:00 pm, plus other times. Group and individual Hatha Yoga Postures and Meditation with June Enfinger in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, serving Holmes, Washington and N. Walton counties. Call her at 850-892-2615. See her website.
  Other local links (Florida, USA)

*Changes in dates: The actual dates of scheduling on first Friday, third Saturday, etc. might be changed some months due to the ways the calendar dates align with the days of the week, or as needed to work around other activities. Any changes are noted in the descriptions above.

Fees: There are generally no fees for classes, other gatherings, or personal meetings. Donations from the heart are gratefully appreciated, but are never solicited. A monk of the Himalayan Tradition lives off of donations as much as possible. For those who question what is an appropriate donation, please balance your personal financial situation with typical amounts for personal services, seminars, workshops or donations to churches or temples. Then let your heart be your guide.

 

 

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This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.