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Σάββατο, 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Gurukul Education

Bihar Yoga Bharati

BYBThe realization of a saint’s vision... shining jewel-like on a hilltop overlooking the Ganga, Bihar Yoga Bharati (BYB) is dedicated to the study of yoga in a gurukul environment, providing a spiritual oasis in the technological desert of the 21st century.
Swami Sivananda first had the vision of a yoga institute when he established the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in Rishikesh. This inspiration was carried forward by Swami Satyananda, who established Bihar School of Yoga in 1963, followed by the Ganga Darshan complex in Munger. Swami Niranjanananda, with the blessings of his predecessors, founded Bihar Yoga Bharati in 1994 in order to preserve and regenerate the total scope of yogic science by combining academic and scientific methodology with a spiritual vision.
BYB has been established along the lines of Nalanda and Vikramshila, two great spiritual centres of learning. It will continue the work started by these ancient centres as a path-finder for the current and future spiritual awakening of people throughout the world, in the spheres of Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra and other allied subjects. BYB offers scholars, scientists, doctors and yoga aspirants from all parts of the world a golden opportunity to work together to formulate a scientific basis for the growth, expansion and rapid integration of yoga into modern society.

Location and History

BiharBYB is located at Ganga Darshan in Munger, Bihar, 175 km from Patna, the state capital, and 500 km from Calcutta. Ganga Darshan is situated on a hill which commands a majestic view of Mother Ganga as she sweeps through green paddies, fertilising, energising and purifying the surrounding areas.
Thousands of years ago, the state of Bihar was the home of two great spiritual universities. The university at Nalanda at one time housed more than 10,000 students, monks and scholars, many coming from far off lands to study there. It was also famous for its library, which was ten storeys high. The university at Vikramshila, near Bhagalpur, emphasized the study of tantra.

Dedication - Bihar Yoga Bharati

Swami SivanandaDedicated to the Indian Rishi tradition, Vedic lifestyle and Sanatan Sanskriti (the eternal culture) of yoga.
The manifest form of the thoughts of Swami Sivananda Saraswati and the sankalpa of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Sponsored by the Bihar School of Yoga, Ganga Darshan, Munger.
Dedicated to Munger city, Bihar state, India and the whole of humanity by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.
                                                                   Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati                 


Blessings of the Seer
“Everyone’s good wishes are working. My guru, Swami Sivanandaji, conceived the vision of a Yoga Vedanta Forest University. Now the decision has been taken. This new educational institution will be called Bihar Yoga Bharati because I want to make it clear that I have immense gratitude towards Bihar, the place where yoga has again emerged”.
Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Swami Niranjan Saraswati is an exceptional visionary who integrates the traditional yogic wisdom of harmony, steadiness of awareness, self-restraint and selfless service.




About Bihar Yoga Bharati

Bihar Yoga Bharati (BYB), an Institute for Advanced Studies in Yogic Sciences, was established by Swami Niranjanananda at Munger in 1994 to preserve and regenerate the yogic sciences by combining academic and scientific methodology with a spiritual vision. Bihar Yoga Bharati (BYB) is dedicated to the study of yoga in a gurukul environment, providing a spiritual oasis in the technological desert of the 21st century.


The culmination of the vision of Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati and Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati, this gurukul based institute is the first of its kind in the world wholly devoted to the subject of yoga. BYB has been established along the lines of Nalanda and Vikramshila, two great spiritual centres of learning. It continues the work started by these ancient centres, as a pathfinder for the current and future spiritual awakening of people, in the spheres of Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra and other allied subjects.
What is a Gurukul?

Normally an educational institution focuses solely on academic goals, whereas a gurukul environment combines both intellectual and experiential learning, aiming towards the holistic growth of the student. Emphasis is laid on both the mental and spiritual development of the student.
BYB offers scholars, scientists, doctors and yoga aspirants from all parts of the world a golden opportunity to work together to formulate a scientific basis for the growth, expansion and rapid integration of yoga into modern society.
Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati originally had the vision of a yoga institute when he established the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in Rishikesh in 1950. This inspiration was carried forward by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati, who established Bihar School of Yoga in 1963, followed by the Ganga Darshan complex in Munger. Swami Niranjanananda, with the blessings of his predecessors, founded Bihar Yoga Bharati in 1994 as an Institute for Advanced Studies in Yogic Sciences.
Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati founded Bihar School of Yoga in order to carry out the mission given to him by his guru to spread the message of yoga from door to door and from shore to shore. Under the banner of BSY, he propagated yoga for people of all ages from all countries, races, religions and cultures. Under his guidance, the ancient science of yoga was taught on a scientific basis with clarity and vision. Thousands of people were and continue to be trained and educated in yogic subjects. Bihar Yoga Bharati is thus a natural continuation of the teaching activities of BSY.
This gurukul based institute, the first of its kind in the world to impart a comprehensive yogic education, is currently undergoing course restructuring and presently offers fully residential courses in Yogic Studies, of four months duration and in Yogic Science and Lifestyle of three months duration.
What is Education?
Education is not the amassing of information and its purpose is not mere career hunting. It is a means of developing a fully integrated personality and enabling one to grow effectively into the likeness of the ideal that one has set before oneself.
Education is a drawing out from within of the highest and best qualities inherent in the individual. It is training in the art of living.
Education is not injecting knowledge or information from outside. It is creating an atmosphere in which you will be able to express the knowledge which is already in you.
Education must be designed so that it can serve two purposes. Firstly to enlighten the intellect, to purify the emotions and to improve the quality of social awareness, and secondly to awaken and express the inner knowledge.
Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati

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