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Thursday Satsang In Person and Via Zoom: Remembrance of the Mahasamadhi of H.H.S. Swami Rama of the Himalayas – November 10, 2022



Program Schedule

This year, we celebrate the 26th anniversary of Swami Rama’s MahaSamadhi. Gurudev left his body on November 13, 1996 in his apartment at the HIHT campus. He was surrounded by his close disciples. A special program (in person and via Zoom) for Thursday’s gathering will be presented as follows:

6:00-7:00 p.m.: Gentle Hatha Yoga with Eric Ness

7:00-7:30 p.m.: Recorded Meditation Guided by Swami Rama

7:30-8:00 p.m.: Guru Puja

8:00-8:30 p.m.: Various Readings about Gurudev’s MahaSamadhi

with Community Sharing

8:30 p.m.: Evening Prayers

8:40 p.m. Vegan Soup

26th Anniversary

 H.H.S. Swami Rama’s Māhasamadhi

November 13, 1996

H.H.S. Swami Rama of the Himalayas left his body on November 13, 1996.  Please join us on Thursday, November 10, 2022 for a celebration and memorial of the life and teachings of this great master from The Himalayan Yoga Tradition. H.H.S. Swami Rama was a yogi, scientist, researcher, writer, and humanitarian.

Guru Puja Mantras

The mantras that will be recited at the start of the puja are:

OM Shreem Gurave Namaha – 3 recitations

OM Gam Ganapataye Namaha – 3 recitations

Ganesha Gayatri – 3 recitations

Asatoma Sadgamaya – 1 recitation

During the puja, the following mantras will be recited:

Lakshmi Gayatri

Guru Brahma

Akhanda Mandala Karam

Post from Swami Veda’s Blog

“In 1996, this fully enlightened Master and representative of the ancient lineage of yogis left his body. His memorial today is in the hearts of his disciples and students who carry his work. He is most remembered for his great love for all and the magnetic power of his spirit, such that as he walked, one felt pulled to follow behind him. The full impact of his legacy will be realized perhaps in a century.”


Gurave namaḥ.

Parama-gurave namaḥ.

Parameṣhṭhi-gurave namaḥ.

Paramparā-gurubhyo namaḥ.

~ Swami Veda Bharati ~

On the First Maha-Samadhi Anniversary of H.H. Swami Rama

Published: 13 November 2015 | Written by Swami Veda Bharati

On the First Maha-Samadhi Anniversary of H.H. Swami Rama
Phone Address by Swami Veda
The Meditation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
November 2, 1997


The days become sacred when a sacred being imparts a special grace or energy to the forces in the universe. All the annual cycles of celebration and commemorations are built around those occasions. In our present day society and thinking, the human being is no longer a unit in the universe; he views himself as something outside the universe, trying to control the universe as an outsider. This view is incorrect, we are part of the universe, the energy and life that flows through us is the same one through whose rhythms and waves, all the planets, stars, constellations, breath patterns, respond. That enlightenment is not an individual event; it is a cosmic or ultra-cosmic event. The coming into body of a sacred being, an enlightened being, also is not an individual event. It is not something over which only the immediate physical relatives rejoice; it is something of universal importance. It is a universal event. It is beyond the category of the birth of planets. It is said that when an enlightened being sits for his final enlightenment session all the saints, past Buddhas, and enlightened ones attend upon him. And thereafter, his rhythms are not the rhythms of an individual. Those of us who were fortunate to see the Master walking, who recall at times walking with him and feeling as though we paced together with the universal force, with some unseen, unknown magnet – those of us who experienced that phenomenon will never forget it, because it was not an individual but the condensation, the convergence of an unknown number of universal forces passing through that particular space, time, matter coordinate that we call an individual.

I’ve said, “The days become sacred.” Those of us who have been taught to be in tune, even to a minor degree, to be attuned to those rhythms, to the beat to which a master walks, find that on those sacred days, certain special waves touch us. These are not the waves of a physical energy, but rather something happens within the consciousness. We do not realize that it is all synchronized, that the events of consciousness are synchronized with the events in the universe. Or rather, to put it more correctly, the events in the universe are projections of the events in consciousness… (an excerpt)