Sri Aurobindo

Yoga Mandir

Sri Aurobindo

Yoga Mandir 

Soliditary Stay

Life at the Ashra

An ashram is a place where one stays with simplicity, occasionally or regularly. It is a place where you can spend time, away from the usual distractions and hectic everyday facilitates introspection and the assimilation of your experiences, to progress and grow internally.

Here, the goal is not to seek material comfort but to lead a simple life, centered on interiority. All activities and everyday moments are one way to achieve this.
Therefore, the accommodation is basic and modest. They may not meet your expectations compared to a standard hotel. Rest assured that everyone will do their utmost to make you happy. If you need anything. don’t hesitate to ask.

Daily Life

Many things happen during the day. You are invited to participate as much as you wish. The residents of the ashram have a well-defined program throughout the day, either at various departments.

You are encouraged to participate in the activities of the ashram. it’s a great way to integrate into the big family. meet people, contribute, share and learn new things

All your skills are welcome! You can
give lessons or intervene in classes, at school,
offer individual lessons or group workshops, propose and lead activities during the democratic day on Friday, at school,
train some young people in your area of expertise,
helping in the garden, preparing meals and cooking.
help with plumbing, carpentry, electricity, computers, or any other skill, etc.
Do not hesitate to do with the responsible people in the ashram

The Spiritual Activities

Hatha Yoga

Every morning. a general course, including pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (postures), meditation and relaxation, is open to everyone. It is suitable for all levels and all ages, from beginners to experienced practitioners. If you have special health needs, please inform the teachers who will advise you.

Hours

Dctober to March: 7 am to 7:30 am to 8 am to 8:30 am.
April to September: 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
The schedule is to be agreed with the professor.

Meditation

Two to four evenings a week, except Saturdays, Ramchandra offers a meditation session. It is preceded by a commented and explained reading in English, French and Nepalese, as necessary, drawn from the teachings of Sri Aurobindo or The Mother.
The meeting continues with a time of silent meditation, and ends with the chanting of mantras.

Kirtan-Chanting of Mantras

The other evenings, except Saturdays, the children invite you to the Kirtans. These are mantras chanted and repeated. They have a positive effect on the vibratory level, both internally and on the environment and the world.
lf you are new to singing. or if you do not want to sing. you can just be present, relax and feel the sounds and subtle effects of the vibration, without involving your intellect.

The Sadhana

Sadhana is the daily spiritual discipline for knowing oneself more deeply and for discovering the riches of Being in onesef.
SAYM is a children’s ashram. Here, you will not find, as in traditional ashrams, an organization around rituals, spiritual practices, workshops and courses.
However, your stay among the SAYM Can be the occasion of an intense sadhana, around the clock, in the spirit of integral yoga as it was shared and taught by Sri Aurobindo and Mother, and as it is practiced in ashrams, like Ramchandra.
All ife is yoga! All of life is yoga!
This is what has guided the residents of the ashram since April 24, 1993, when the Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir was created.
Integral yoga is a path to self-knowledge, a way of life, far beyond the practice of hatha yoga (asana) or meditation (dhyana): all the activities of daily life can become your yoga
Here is what is practiced throughout the day
Karma yoga is the yoga of selfless service and action.
It consists in not doing for oneself, nor for others, but to offer totally to the Divine. to the Mother…each of our actions. He invites us to act without waiting for recognition or congratulations, without taking care of the fruits or the result. He invites us to give ourselves totally, without restraint, without calculation, by offering the best of ourselves, the best of what we can do.
It involves being consciOusly engaged and present in every action. Each of our gifts, in this spirit, contributes to the evolution of humanity and the world.
The Seva is the service to the community. In the spirit of karma yoga, it is an invitation to offer yourself and give yourself where it is needed, with ease.
Meditation is a time of inner silence, more or less long, to breathe the Divine in onesef, to offer its action to come, or simply to rest inside.
At the ashram, there are many times of small meditations: when getting up, to thank the new day and offer yourself completely… before each work or meeting, before school, before eating, and before to get behind the wheel. There is also a little time to meditate before sleeping, to thank for all that has been given to live during the day.
Mantras are the repetition of small prayers in Sanskrit, sung or not. It you don’t know one, ask to meet Ramchandra so he can teach you one specific to you.
The Japa is the repetition of the name of God… who has a thousand according to languages and traditions.
Gratitude is a deep thankfulness, repeated for each experience, situation or event that happens to us, whether joyful or suffering, suffering is an opportunity to remember what is precious and essential in life!
The Nepalese are people of great modesty. Expressing your feelings is hardly done. Do not be surprised if no “thank you” responds to your gesture or your word. Look into the eyes, listen to the heart, and you will hear the gratitude.
f you need to trade or ask for certain things, dont hesitate.
You will surely find someone to listen to you and answer you among the adults of the ashram, or among those who regularly stay here. Ramchandra is still very busy, however, do not hesitate to ask if you would like to meet him.