Himalayan Retreat September 2017

After our last retreat early this year, many of you asked when we would have our next retreat. Our next retreat is in Rishikesh in September 2017.

This retreat will be an opportunity to go within and intensify your practice. You will be encouraged to take up special practices or observances during this time, besides 4 times a day practice.

 

 

Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, Himalayas

Place: Sadhana Mandir, Rishikesh

Close to Ganga Kinare Hotel

Uttarakhand, India

Date: 10-17 September 2017

Arrival by: 10th September 2017 

Departure by: Afternoon of 17th September 2017

Cost: Rs. 13,000 for Indian Residents and €200for others

Registration by: 15th January 2017

Payment: Entire amount must be transferred to get a confirmed place in retreat.

The amount is NON-REFUNDABLE.

The cost covers food and stay. Accommodation is in single or double bedrooms. It does not include your transportation to the Ashram, donations to the teachers and your personal expenses. 

You may not leave the Ashram during the course of the retreat except for daily evening walks. Those interested in shopping and sightseeing should do so before or after the retreat. In the words of Swami Rama: "Ashram means 'place for complete rest.' An ashram is not a place for socializing, nor is it a place for debating philosophical or religious issues. Self discipline and self analysis are the grounds for ashram life."

Daily Programme

6.30-7.30 a.m. Yoga Meditation (independent practice)

8 a.m. Breakfast

10 a.m. -12 noon Lecture Session

12 noon - 1 p.m. Guided Yoga Meditation

1-2 p.m. Lunch

4-5 p.m. Second Session 

5-6 p.m Yoga Meditation (independent practice)

6-7 p.m. Walk along Ganga

7 p.m. Dinner

9-10 p.m. Yoga Meditation (independent practice) 

Travel

From outside of India: Arrive at New Delhi International Airport (DEL). From New Delhi Airport a car pick up service can be arranged for an extra charge.

From within India: Arrive at New Delhi, take the Shatabdi train from Delhi station to Haridwar and from there a rickshaw to Sadhana Mandir at Ganga Barrage.

Alternatively car pickup arrangements can be made from Delhi to the Ashram for an extra charge.

Arrival and Departure

Arrive by afternoon of 10th September. Departure is latest by the afternoon of 17th September

Internet Connection

There is no Wi-fi in the Ashram, but there are internet facilities in the bookstore of the Ashram. The charge is nominal.

Weather

Daytime temperatures are between 24-30 degrees Celcius.

Limited places

If you are interested in joining the retreat contact me. I am taking a small group of around 15 persons and 6 places have already been reserved. ONLY 9 places left! 

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Comments:

Rawraj from India:
Will there be vegan(no dairy/honey) food available? Thank you

Radhikaji from THATfirst:
Most of the food available is vegan. Milk and yoghurt is available additionally.

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