About Bihar Yoga Bharati – BYB
Bihar Yoga Bharati has its roots in the ancient past. 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. 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 Saraswati, who established Bihar School of Yoga (BSY) in 1963, followed by the Ganga Darshan complex in Munger. 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.
Features of Course in Yogic Studies
- The Four Month course in Yogic Studies is conducted three times a year, in English and Hindi medium. BYB seeks to admit a diversity of students with a broad range of interests and backgrounds. Combining academic studies with the gurukul lifestyle and discipline will be positively challenging and all aspirants must be open for this approach to yogic studies.
- The gurukul disciplines are designed to create an atmosphere in which the yogic life and spirit can be experienced at a subtle level. Alongside yogic education, the life and spirit of seva (selfless service), samarpan (dedication) and karuna (compassion) will be imbibed by the students (shataks).
- A residential course to provide basic training in the practical and theoretical aspects of yoga and ashram life based on the ancient gurukul system. Upon completion of the course, a Certificate in Yogic Studies is awarded to those who are successful in the written and practical examinations.
Ganga Darshan, Fort, Munger, Bihar 811201, India
(06344) 222430, 228603 / 9162783904