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Rishikesh Foundation

10545 Main Street

Clarence, New York 14031

Telephone (716) 759-6078 


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January 2001


Yoga Sutras, Swami Rama video # 5 Monday, January 8 7 pm to 9 pm


Yoga Sutras, Swami Rama video # 6 Monday, January 15 7 pm to 9 pm


Yoga Sutras, Swami Rama video # 7 Monday, January 22 7 pm to 9 pm


Yoga Sutras, Swami Rama video # 8 Monday, January 29 7 pm to 9 pm



Join us on Four Monday evenings in January to watch 4 video lectures given by Swami Rama on the science of yoga. "Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" is the fundamental text on yoga and meditation. It consists of 195 aphorisms (mostly one or two sentence statements) which explain the whole system of practice of yoga. Only one who has practiced yoga under an authentic teacher and has became an accomplished master himself can understand and them teach this text. Swami Rama of the Himalayas teaches it from a practical viewpoint, in a way that it is clearly understood by the student and the student can use it in his or her life. The lectures are approximately 80 minutes long.


BEFORE the lectures we shall start with a few practices and meditation. Bring an exercise mat, blanket and a meditation pillow. Invite your friends to join us.



For more information call John Zavrel at 759-6078.

Superconscious Meditation Classes

in the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters


The Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation is distinguished in that it

1) is the FIRST meditative tradition

2) is the most comprehensive, integral and all-inclusive

3) has given birth to the major meditative traditions of the world

4) does not require adherence to a belief system but experientially helps verify metaphysical reality

5) has an unbroken lineage whose continuity is ensured through transmission of shakti in meditative and initiatory states.


You will find out about the importance of:

Purification of thoughts and emotions (the yamas and niyamas), mindfulness, breath awareness, japa, practices to enable one to enter one's subtle body, learn concentration and meditation.

For more information and reservations, please call John Zavrel at 759-6078.

Rishikesh Foundation

10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031

Telephone (716) 759-6078



If you have practiced yoga meditation for some time, or are interested in the literature of India, it is very helpful for one to be able to read the Sanskrit script.

It is not easy to learn it by oneself from books, and therefore I have prepared an audio tape with several charts to facilitate the process. Actually, it is not as hard as it seems. If you spend 45 minutes a day learning it, in 2 &endash; 3 weeks you will have mastered the basic 49 signs and sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet.

At the Rishikesh Foundation, we have weekly Sanskrit classes for beginners.

If you are unable to attend our classes, but would at least like to learn the Sanskrit script, you can now order the tape 'SANSKRIT ALPHABET' by sending a $ 15 donation to:


Rishikesh Foundation

10545 Main Street

Clarence, New York 14031 (USA)

Attn.: John Zavrel


You will find this to be a very rewarding experience, which may be also helpful in your future meditation practice.



In service of the guru lineage


John Zavrel


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