15 a Victoria Road, London, NW6 6SX
Tel.0207 328 3314
||In the inmost core, the Heart
Shines as Brahman alone,
As 'I - I', the Self aware.
Enter deep into the Heart
By search for Self, or diving deep
Or with breath under check.
Thus abide ever in Atman.
(Ramana Gita, ch.ii, v 2)
The Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK is a registered charity. An elected committee guides the Foundation. Members endeavour to live by Bhagavan's teaching faithfully, without the Intrusion of personalities, and to practise Self-enquiry and surrender in all circumstances of our everyday lives. You are most welcome to ring us and visit, to look at books or talk of sadhana.
The RMF UK meets on the second Saturday of each month for Satsangs which last from 1.30 to 5.30 pm at The Friends Meeting House, 120 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1DR. Each Satsang has a theme. After an opening mantra and ‘Om’, a brief introduction is given to the theme (the themes for the Satsangs are published in the Newsletter). This is followed by periods of silence which alternate with readings relevant to the theme, a mixture of bhakti (devotion) and jnana (Self-knowledge). We break for tea from about 3.30 to 4.30 pm and this is followed by an open discussion. The meetings conclude with a bhajan and closing mantra at about 5.30 pm.
As well as the main monthly Satsangs, Additional Satsangs are held on the last Saturday of each month at 2 pm in the Library upstairs in the Friends Meeting House. The emphasis at these Additional Satsangs is on Devotion and they are less formal than the main Satsangs.
The nearest Underground Station is Hampstead on the Northern Line: turn right out of the Station & then immediately right again into Heath Street. The FMH is about 5 minutes walk up Heath Street, past a Church on the right-hand-side, past New End, past Elm Row, and then the Friends Meeting House, also on the right, has a black, arched entrance under a yew tree. NB It is very difficult to find car parking space anywhere near the Friends Meeting House and the parking wardens are very keen.
A Meditation Group meets at 6.45 pm on Thursday evenings at 15a Victoria Road Kilburn London NW6 6SX which finishes at 9 pm. The nearest Main line train stations are at Kilburn High Road (for trains from Euston) and Brondesbury on the North London Line. The nearest Underground stations are at Kilburn on the Jubilee Line and Kilburn Park on the Bakerloo Line. There are no car parking restrictions after 6.30 pm.
A Study Group meets fortnightly on alternate Tuesday evenings, to continue going through the Core Texts. We are presently going through various of Bhagavan’s own written works including “Spiritual Instruction”. Numbers are limited, however, as the meetings take place in a private home. Anyone who is interested is therefore asked to contact Alasdair in the first place on 020 7328 3314 or Aldia@waitrose.com.
The Journal, "SELF ENQUIRY", which was published two - four times each year by the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK between 1993 and March 2004, has now ceased publication. Contributors included Robert Adams, Ramesh Balsekar, Douglas Harding, Catherine Ingram, Francis Lucille and David Frawley, along with others among our own members. A large stock of back numbers is available. These may be purchased at £5 each, including postage.
The Newsletter provides a diary of teachers who are visiting the UK, as well as items of topical interest and a notice board. This continues to be published (by email only) three times per year.
The annual subscription (which entitles you to receive 3 Newsletters annually) is £15; overseas £17 (or USD 26). Please add £5 if not in sterling. Remittances should be payable to 'Sri Ramana Foundation' and sent to Ken Maskey, 77 Leybourne Road, London E11 3BS giving your full name and address, phone number & email address if any.
MOUNTAIN PATH SUBSCRIPTIONS can now be paid directly via the portal at http://worldstore.sriramanamaharshi.org
There are a number of E-Groups that discuss the teaching of Ramana Maharshi. In particular, the RamanaMaharshi group can be recommended. For those seriously wishing to pursue the technique of Self Enquiry, there is also a specialist group at Harsha Satsangh.
Alan Jacobs now has a Page on Face Book especially designed for those practicing the teaching: Alan Jacobs Advaita Vedanta
There are many websites that contain information about the teaching. The principal of these is Sri Ramanasramam.
YogaLiving, a non-residential Spiritual Community based in the South West, is dedicated to living the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and the practice of Atma Vichara in everyday life. A full programme of satsangs, retreats, talks, days and events is available at www.yogaliving.co.uk
Satsangs are held by Nandini Bishop in Buckfast, Devon. For further information please ring 01364 644430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial enquiries regarding the work of
Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK
should be made to Alasdair Black
Tel.+44 (0)020 7328 3314
The chairman, Alasdair Black, may be contacted via the above telephone number or, for any questions relating to the organisation, via email. Alan Jacobs is the elected President.
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