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Happy Ram Navami

Happy Ram Navami




Happy Birthday, Prabhu ji


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Yogic passage from India to US

I was introduced to this article published in online magazine – JOY: The Journal of Yoga written by Sedef.


This article is about the experience of a US resident, who started learning Yoga from Yog Sadhan Ashram, Chicago and she got chance to visit Yog Sadhan Ashram, India along-with her crew in March this year (2007). The occasion was Ram Navmi. She has written about the transformations she came across while being part of Yog Sadhan Ashram, USA – the way it grew to a quite big in size and attendance. She starts with explaining the ambience of YSA, USA, practices, schedule and the way it is followed. She talks about the organization at Ashram by Hersh and Mohan Lal Kheterpal (daughter and son-in-law of Guruji – Shri Chaman Lal Kapur ji), the regular preaching of Bhagavat Gita, different Yoga practices, meditation, Hindi and Sanskrit classes and the dedication with which this free-of-cost mission is being driven without any expectations in return.


She has beautifully covered the history of Yoga, Yog Sadhan Ashramas, their evolution and the flag-holders from Prabhu Shri Ram Lal ji and then Swami Shri Mulakh Raj ji to Shri Chaman Lal Kapur ji. The article also covers the itinerary followed in Ashramas, especially in Yog Sadhan Ashram, India and assimilates the total experience of author over both of the locations.


You may like reading excerpt of complete article which I am posting down. You can also download complete article in Microsoft Word format from this website or the original article in PDF format.


Yog Sadhan Ashram in West Chicago, IL

When I first heard about Yog Sadhan Ashram in West Chicago, I could not believe that a yogic sanctuary of this kind existed within such close proximity to downtown Chicago. Surrounded by many acres of green land and tall trees, on a clear and crisp Sunday morning, I saw many aspiring yogis from all races and walks of life practicing asanas, chanting mantras and learning cleansing techniques. It was easy to forget that this little-known and even less publicized yogic haven was only 45-minutes drive away from the hustle-and bustle of the one of the largest cities in the country. The distant sound of the highway 355 remained my only point of connection to the real world.

The satwic air that permeates the pastoral property roots from the yogic hearts of Mike and Hersh Kheterpal who run the only ashram in the Chicagoland area. Beautiful both inside and out, Hersh Kheterpal’s face lights up when she talks about her father Shri Chaman Lal Kapur of Hoshiarpur, India whom she refers to as “Guruji”. After many decades of studying, her father bestowed upon her the title of “Acharya”, allowing her to spread the yogic teachings of the lineage.

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