THE PILGRIMAGE THROUGH CHANGE

Many things come to light during this Corona virus. One thing that has happened in the life of Soham is that he is realizing that traveling from city to city as he has been doing for the past 20 years, should come to a stop. Life is short and we need to utilize every moment we have to come closer to God and not waist a single moment continuing something just because that is what we have been doing in the past.

So, the Corona virus has given me a push in the right direction. From now on (till the end of this short life) I will be available to you all in a different way. I will, of course, continue being available online from my home. I will also continue doing retreats and answering e-mails and meeting with you in my home as the situation permits.

It is possible (and desirable for us) to open the daily Satsangs to those of you who wish to be with me, face to face. We will, of course, also have some retreats here as well.

About the retreats that are still happening this year (the good lord willing and the creeks don’t rise 😊) are: Center Ranft in Switzerland, Bad Zwesten and Oberlethe. All others are cancelled. Or will take place only online.

Thank you from my heart to all the support of our friends!

See you soon, Namaste!
Soham


ONLINE SATSANG DURING THE CORONA TIMES

Dear Sangha,

due to the extraordinary time when we are all asked to stay at home and not to travel, we have brought Satsang here to Madhubhan in Soham's home and will broadcast from here from 19:30 on April 15th, 2020 There is no Satsang on Mondays.

In the meantime it is clear that the Whitesun Retreat is also offered only online and cannot take place on site at the Bettenburg. The retreat takes place in the time from 29.05. to 05.06.2020.

The Whitesun Retreat Madhubhan Online remains an event, whose participation is only possible with registration.
All those who would like to participate are cordially invited.

Further informations and booking online retreat here


I AM A HOLY SOUL
touching songs with Ashika und Ninado

We would like to thank you with all our heart for the creative songs of Ashika and Ninado.

Ashika and Ninado have "donated" several songs to Soham, including the Murti song, which can help establish the energy for the place of meditation. Many people know Ashika with the song "I am a Holy Soul" through her performances in Dandi, Shirdi, Zurich etc. and were deeply touched.

Audio sample here

Now you can download the whole package (Ashika 9 songs, Ninado 9 songs) for a donation of 12 €. Please click here.
The link is valid 72 hours after the first login. After this time a download is no longer possible. The first login is immediately after the donation.

If you would like to donate more for these wonderful songs, you can do so here .

You can download the lyrics of Ninado's songs here .

If you do not have a Paypal account, you can contact us via the order hotline: 
order @soham.one or phone +49 (0) 6355 97 999 54
and we will send you the account information.

 

MAIL TO SOHAM

The second bit of news that might be interesting for you is the fact that Soham has decided to stop having his e-mail go through a secretary.
As of now, when you write to Soham (soham@soham.one) your letter will go directly to Soham’s computer and he will answer it personally. You can also write in German (deutsche-briefe-an-soham@soham.one). This will go to his secretary for translation, and your letter will reach Soham’s desk in its entirety. His answer will be translated and the translation will be sent to you.

 

DESK CALENDAR FROM SOHAM 2020

The desk calendar for 2020 from Soham has just been published. There are wonderful quotes and pictures of Soham.
A beautiful gift for Christmas, but also a pure joy for every month of the coming year.

Order at: bestellung@soham.one or by phone: 0700-72627726
Price: 10 ,- € plus shipping (portrait format A5)
View calendar  click here


INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAMARPAN MEDITATION

For all those who would like to learn more about Samarpan Meditation, here is the link to the website of Samarpan Meditation Germany

And here is the link to the online introduction to Samarpan Meditation (Monday Meditation).

 

AN EUROPEAN ASHRAM IN GERMANY

Soham spricht zu dem Europäischen Ashram

SOHAM speaks about the meaning of an european ashram in the center of germany
To play the video just click on the picture or here.

 

SO, WHAT DID YOU BRING BACK FROM INDIA, SOHAMJI?

I received so many gifts during my visit to Swamiji. Most of these gifts can't be seen or talked about because they are not of this world, but I can tell you some things:
My capacity to receive the blessings from the Divine has increased. And, I have notice that this is what everyone who went to Dandi received, and most likely everyone who participated in the Anushthan from Germany as well.
I did learn some practical things that have helped my tremendously. I learned that all spiritual progress begins with satisfaction. This is something that all of us who are living in the West need to expand. The Indians seem to have this more naturally (or this is a by-product of being with Swamiji for a longer period of time). Here in the West we are truly rich in a material way but we aren’t satisfied…we have all of the luxuries but can't enjoy what we have. In India, they have much less than we have but are happy in the moment.
Swamiji says that this has to do with the Nabhi chakra 3.Chakra/Solar.
I have been playing with this and notice how much better meditation is when I am simply enjoying the moment, not wanting anything more, not even wanting a good meditation. 😊
Also, I experienced how powerful it is to be a part of a huge collectivity. We were 28,000 people together for Swamiji’s discourse on the day of Mahashivratri, and the energy was amazing. But what is even more amazing, is that I suddenly had a greater capacity to receive the grace that was pouring into me.
Anyway, everything that I received in Swamiji’s presence wants to be shared with as many people as possible. So, don’t think that you missed anything. I have carried all of these gifts with me back to Germany with the desire to share them with everyone who wants to receive.
There is so much more to share and I am sure that many details will naturally flow out of me as the days go on, but let me tell you a few things about the German ashram project.
As you probably know, Swamiji as energized a “Murti” especially for us and it is very sweet. Marga said that she just felt like cuddling it when she saw it.
What was especially touching is the generosity of the Indian Sadhaks and Sadhikas. The Indians who were part of the 45-day Anushthan, took up a collection for the German Ashram and Guru Shakti Dham. Tears of joy well up in my eyes from this gracious gesture.

 


ONLINE SATSANG WITH SOHAM

Live broadcasts of Satsang with Soham can be watched on the new online satsang page. This page also provides the possibility to ask online questions.






Next online Satsang broadcast:
28.05.2020, 7:30 p.m.: festive online satsang (inauguration of the new preliminary satsang room in Madhubhan)
05.06.20 - 07.06.20, 7:30 p.m.: live from Madhubhan (online only)
no satsang on monday

More upcoming Retreats (Registration required):

29.05.20 - 05.06.20 Whitesun Retreat Madhubhan Online

Due to travel restrictions, the Pentecost retreat this year will take place online only. We send from Madhubhan. A registration is required.

 


CONTRIBUTE WITH BANK TRANSFER OR STANDING ORDERS

Please pay your contributions with "Online Contribution" as 'reason for payment' into the following bank account:

Bank Account:

Sam Golden
Volksbank Alzey-Worms eG
IBAN: DE61 5509 1200 0025 5660 09
Swift-BIC: GENODE61AZY

For contributions from Switzerland, please use only this CHF account:

Maria Laemmli
Account # 261-372751.40 H
UBS Olten
IBAN: CH75 0026 1261 3727 5140 H
Swift-BIC: UBSWCHZH80A

CONTRIBUTE WITH PAYPAL

Here you can donate directly: paypal.me/sohamji

If you have a personal Paypal account, you can pay your contribution with "Online Contribution" as 'reason for payment' to info@soham.one.

Please use Paypal only for online contributions. For invoices and retreat down payments, please pay via bank transfer instead.


MEANING OF THE NAME SOHAM

The name Soham means: The presence of divinity in each soul. I am That.

It is kind of a long story how I came to ask for a new name from Swamiji. It started when I was invited to attend a retreat in India. 

I had a total and immediate resonance with this extraordinary being and with what he is offering, namely “Samarpan meditation”. So, the name Samarpan suddenly became a confusion as we are suddenly all busy with practicing and sharing Samarpan meditation. And Swamiji’s ashrams are all named Samarpan. So as my last act of ‘Samarpan’ (meaning ‘surrender’), I surrendered this lovely name and adopted the name Swamiji gave me: Soham.


ABOUT SHIVKRUPANAND SWAMIJI

Information on Shivkrupanand Swamiji, the Samarpan Meditation and Samarpan Meditation Centers in Germany can be found here:

German version:

https://samarpanmeditation.de/

English version:

https://en.samarpanmeditation.org/

Info contact: info@samarpan-meditation.de