Sw. Santhi Prasadby  Sw. Santhi Prasad
Hoping against hope we die
Yet we hope to resurrect and fly
Hope and hopelessness,
The impetus to go on, with openness
We belong to none other than
This moment, bereft of any plan
A supplication in a flash, elation
An unusual occasion of celebration!

namaste foto

Spiritual Retreat in Himalayas with Swami Santhiprasad



Spiritual Retreat
in Himalayas

with Swami  Santhiprasad 

June 18 – July 5, 2012

Last date for booking: May 28, 2012

You are most welcome to join Swami  on his spiritual retreat in Himalayas. This is an opportunity for serious spiritual seekers to come in contact with the spiritual life and wisdom of India with Swami Santhiprasad as your own, personal spiritual guide. Santhi’s Himalayan retreat is a great opportunity to explore the grandeur of the Himalayas as well as one’s own inner self.

Besides the magnificent nature there will be meditations, yoga asana and pranayama as well as many opportunities for deep spiritual discussions and talks with Swami Santhiprasad.

We will meet in Delhi and from there go to Rishikesh where the retreat starts at the banks of River Ganga. “The Ganges, above all, is the river of India which has held India’s heart captive and drawn uncounted millions to her banks since the dawn of history.

The story of the Ganges, from her source to the sea, from old times to new, is the story of India’s civilization and culture, of the rise and fall of empires, of great and proud cities, of adventures of man.

This spiritual retreat and tour program is planned along the banks of Ganga, in a way tracing its routs too.



S C H O O L O F S A N T H I in The WORLD


Dear Yoga Friends,

Welcome to our Traditional Yoga Teacher Training School in India, School of Santhi Yoga School and Yoga Research Centre in Kerala, South India, guided by Santhi, Swami Santhiprasad, our inspiring Yoga Master and Yoga Guru.

Swami SanthiPrasad teaches in Traditional Yoga,
in the spiritual way according to the Indian Gurukula System following the eight paths of Yoga described by Sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras.

The salient feature of this age old system is the total involvement of the Yoga Master in imparting knowledge to his disciples in an atmosphere of love and compassion.

This is being done in small groups at School of Santhi’s Yoga Teacher Training School in India and Europe.

Swami SanthiPrasad has designed his own Yoga Teacher Training program in three levels including totally 900 hours of Yoga study of which 500 hours are training in Yoga Asana.

Our aim is to mend professional Yoga Teachers and Yoga Instructors in 2 – 3 years time with in-depth knowledge in the Science of Yoga.

Santhi’s Yoga Teacher Training program include Pranayama, withdrawal of senses, concentration, meditation and integration practices. The study of Kundalini Yoga, Swara Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakthi Yoga and Vedic Mantra chanting form part of the program. Besides this, human anatomy and physiology are also being taught for a better understanding of Yoga and its profound influence in the transformation of human body and spirit.

with Love and Respect…

How to re-establish values that are the essence of higher evolution and peaceful existence? … second part…

…Proper recognition of material values bring rightful wealth and power.
Recognition of aesthetic value offers enthusiasm and joy, following educational values gives proper discriminative understanding, knowledge and humility, ethical value offers coherence and harmony, security and confidence, proper following of Spiritual values give experience of choiceless awareness, compassion, love, freedom and peace.

Values are recognized universally in a hierarchy from material value in achieving food security and shelter for all to spiritual values of selflessness, generosity, care, peace, love and freedom. These higher values transcend the limitations of the closed frame work of religions to the higher pursuit of peace for all keeps coherence and harmony to the life here on this planet.
The core values comes from the deeper core of the individual as he, in essence, is simple, innocent and loving unless conditioned otherwise. Inculcation of living values has become a potential subject for the educationists as well as religious heads since ages and not much could be achieved so far and the sad result of it is reflected now a day in the modern living. Inculcation of desirable values in the pupils is essential for meeting out the crisis of character.

The essential values are:
• Truth   • Righteousness  • Honesty  • Courage • Freedom
• Respect   • Dignity of manual work   • Service  • Purity
• Recognition   • Tolerance and acceptance  • Sacrifice
• Courtesy   • Joy  • Love for all or universal love
How to re-establish values that are the essence of higher evolution and peaceful existence? Learning to live together in peace and harmony begins when an individual starts his spiritual search to find himself. In ancient times this search starts with a prayer:

Sahana vavatu Sahanou bhunaktu
Sahaviryam karavavahai
Tejaswinavadhita mastu Ma vidvisa vahai       Om….
Santhi Santhi Santhi
“May he protect us both. May he nourish us both. May we both work together with great energy. May our study be enlightening and fruitful. May we never hate each other.
Om…. Peace Peace Peace”.

This is a prayer chanted by the Master and repeated by the disciple in ancient India every time they sit for learning.
It has a great significance even today.
The Master initiates the process of learning with the above sincere chanting with the basic values of proper learning. Here the master and disciple surrender to the whole, to the higher intelligence to take care of, so that the disciple and the master could study peacefully.
It also reminds the purpose of education – may our study be enlightening and fruitful, for humanity, fruitful for all, for the benevolence of the entire creations and not for exploitation and final annihilation. The learning process finishes with the chanting…

                             “Loka samasta sughino bhavantu”
meaning       “let there be well being for the entire creations”

  with Love
by Sw. Santhi Prasad

How to re-establish values that are the essence of higher evolution and peaceful existence?

Dear friends,
Human beings evolved on the surface of this earth four million years ago according to anthropologists. Probably human beings might be living as all other animals in harmony with nature.
The life should certainly have been much valuable as man was living in quite an unfavorable circumstance exposed to high risks with not much tools to deal with, even for food gathering when comparing with the present day human being. But there should have been innocence, truth, righteousness, honesty, respect for fellow beings and nature around, simplicity, tolerance and overall unity and coherence. Otherwise human beings could not have survived these difficult ages.

Certainly there might have been fights and wars among them but perhaps one to one war following some kind of elementary code of conducts dictated by the wise in the groups. Never there was thinking for the total annihilation of life on earth for the sake of a group. Certainly life might have been moving with innocence. Happiness, love and peace were there in their life as all other animals do have, at least when they are resting.
The present day man has made his life too much complicated with his greedy thinking and complexes based on false notions of image building. His great inventions were some how in due course manipulated for gaining power over the fellow beings. Greed, jealousy, possessiveness, acquisitiveness, competition and consequential frustration and fight with the one who is holding an opposite view of things has some how became so common.
Life has become so uncertain and valueless; untruth, unrighteousness, avarice, jealousy and opportunism are well trained and taught unknowingly even at the very early childhood.
The disastrous result of it is that any one can run over the other if he has money, connections with higher-ups, power and weapons. Killing innocent people, children, women and old is no more a news. Mass killing in the name of ideologies, massacres in the name of establishing democratic freedom and killing for money also has become rampant.
Life has become so uncertain and valueless. At this juncture it is worth thinking of what is really valuable for each and every one of us and the world in general?
What is Value? Value goes with survival, happiness and fulfillment and freedom. Survival, happiness fulfillment and freedom are not needs. It is the very nature of all living organisms. We human beings by ignorance felt it as need and started to hunt for this. This was a turning point in human evolution.
Fundamentally, value depends on its potential to enable existence, both individual and of groups and the world at large. In nature survival of a species depends on the existence of the rest. Nothing can survive alone for long. Existing as full and complete being, crossing beyond even the realms of harmonious existence to the absolute perfection and freedom was the aspiration of the forefathers.
As the fundamental laws of existence are not yet unraveled to man fully, we human beings have made our own laws based on our own needs. The needs for happiness disregarding the rest of existence undermine the very basis of eternal values of existence as existence in essence is living together in harmony and finding the absolute nature within.
Everything that goes with living together in harmony finding oneself in the process of living has a value in terms of existence! Life has value as it gives the possibility to be here on this planet and experience his own existence and the existence of all fellow beings.
Existence comes out of stillness rather silence and so the life offers the possibility to be here peacefully in silence though the very nature of life is dynamic. As everything comes out of stillness which is silence, all that enables a person to be at his roots, the silence has a tremendous value, which is considered as the spiritual value, the highest one. But the present world some how attributes much of its attention to the material side of things, which is based on need, convenience and utility.
That which is good for the body and bodily pleasures and comfort has gained importance more than it requires to enabling a simple existence. In the hunt for material pleasures and comfort that we value the most; we at times have forgotten aesthetic, emotional, moral, social and spiritual dimensions of existence and even have forgotten its values.
Traditional values like co-operation and respect for the welfare of the community is forsaken now a day for the welfare of the individual and his closed community, the family. Peace and solidarity among nations are violated by nations having power with motives of exploitation. De-humanization without respecting the worth of human being has become the central hidden idea of almost all establishments.
lotoAcquiring wealth, money, position and power will give a kind of satisfaction and happiness. In that hunt we forget to live a simple, sincere and honest life. As a result frustration, tension and fatigue grab the normal existence and life become miserable as it leads to sickness, sickness of the mind, which leads to lack of clarity that breeds confusion.
A confused mind pushes a person into state of bewilderment before issues of life. When a person is bewildered he looses memory which is followed by loss of intelligence. And who so ever looses intelligence will perish according to scriptures. The anxieties of mind lead to change of breathing process.
Incorrect and improper breathing changes the elemental composition of the body and that in turn invites diseases. Sickness is a warning of death. Death comes at the door step untimely and one has to succumb to it with desperation and despondency. The whole life becomes meaningless. The individual is lost in this way in the game of life.
A nation with lost people certainly is a lost country. A world only with losers is no world at all as there is no celebration! At the point of such crises one may look forward for the need of recognizing values. …..continues

With Love   by Sw. Santhi Prasad

Talk about Love…

Dear Yoga friends,
When one starts to think about love…
he is out of love as love is celebration and thinking is no celebration.
Love is the celebration of dissolution.

It is dissolution of all individuations.

It is the experience of becoming one with the whole.

It is comfort absolute.

It is absolute in the sense that there is no separation of any kind.

There is no fragmentation in love.

The lover and loved becomes one and remain in eternal celebration in love.

In love the opposites merges.

There will be no more polarities.

There will be no more man and woman.

The man merges into woman and woman merges into man and the pure being exist eternally!

Love is absolute transparency.

In love, breath flow inside with no effort and the air even not notice that one is breathing.

In love one becomes one with breath.

The warmth of life permeates in each and every atom of ones being and it celebrates both within and without.
The celebrant dissolves into the nature around – the dissolution of man into the nature!

This is the merger of love.

In love one is back home, in his own essence.

There is no more games, no more egos, and no more image but only celebration!

Aum Tat Sat!
by Sw. Santhi Prasad

Talk about silence…

Dear Yoga friends,
No returnYou are the ultimate!

All else is illusion!

Illusion is projection, the Projection of
the mind.
All are born free to project and there is freedom of projection.All movements are for freedom

But movement only leads to movement.

In freedom there is stillness

And there is also freedom to still.

Masters have disbanded illusions

And returned to the source – the silence…

And for them there is no return.

Aum Tat Sat!
by Sw. Santhi Prasad

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