A very special seven day Shunyamurti led retreat

Ramana Maharshi’s Revelation of Liberating Truth

Jul 20 – 26, 2019

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi was the greatest sage of the twentieth century. He revolutionized the approach to spiritual practice and the understanding of the true meaning of Liberation. Sri Ramana offered a new and unique version of advaita, or non-duality. His teaching is different from that of all other teachers of non-duality.
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Meditation Retreat Details:

A Shunyamurti Retreat includes:

  • Length of Program: 7 days / 6 nights
  • Accommodations: Our charming cabins (bhavans) surrounded by nature
  • Meals: Three delicious vegetarian meals a day with ingredients from our organic garden
  • Meditations: Three daily meditation sittings
  • Classes: Daily satsangs, guided meditations and Questions & Answers sessions with Shunyamurti offering the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance throughout this retreat. Healing arts and creative expression classes
  • Asanas: Sunrise yoga and pranayama practice
  • Time to reflect: Enjoy walks and contemplation in the beautiful natural setting of the ashram
  • Ashram Tour: Visit our developing food forests and organic green houses
  • Contribution: From $1700. Local rates for Costa Rican residents also available. Learn more below

A sacred ashram retreat

Whether you are an experienced yogi, or simply discovering the gift of meditation, this retreat will inspire and empower you to move forward with greater clarity and purpose.

A seven-day retreat with Shunyamurti is an authentic rite of passage. The retreat will include essential teachings on the subjects of yoga, meditation, and spiritual development. Enjoy the pristine natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram, as well as delicious and healthful vegetarian meals.

Shunyamurti offers a transfusion of empowering knowledge that will enable you to overcome self-defeating tendencies, bring clarity, renew your life energy, and inspire your freedom and creative power.

Ramana Maharshi’s
Revelation of Liberating Truth

Sri Ramana wrote three core texts—Who am I?, The Essence of the Teaching (Upadesha Saram), and Forty Verses on the Supreme Real. But later, he elaborated on his teaching to his closest disciple, Muruganar, and left many gems of profound clarification that were collected into a book entitled Guru Vachaka Kovai (The Garland of the Guru’s Words). In this retreat, Shunyamurti will make these final teachings accessible and will present systematically their implications for our own practice.

With great reverence for the Sat Guru Sri Ramana, Shunyamurti will endeavor to describe His state of supreme consciousness and the differences between His usual teaching of Drishti-Shrishti-Vada, the penultimate teaching of the mind-boggling Eka-Jiva-Vada, and nearly inconceivable ultimate revelation of Ajata.

Using a combination of guided meditations, silent meditation periods bathed in a powerful energy field of Shakti, and direct transmissions of the Truth revealed by the Maha Rishi Ramana, Shunyamurti will lead you on a journey into the Blissful Self from which your ego mind may never return.

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About Shunyamurti

Shunyamurti has studied consciousness from every perspective—as a philosopher, a dream interpreter, a psychoanalyst, a wholistic healer, and a yogi. He was attracted to the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi from early in life, and he has practiced Self-investigation and realization of non-duality throughout his career, integrating all the developmental stages and levels of consciousness into a unified paradigm, to make the attainment of the always already liberated Self more accessible to the seeking being. Shunyamurti is the founder and research director of the Sat Yoga Institute and Ashram in Costa Rica.

His many years of meditation practice and training in different forms of yoga, including apprenticeship in Ashtanga Yoga with Baba Hari Dass, ten years of study with a Raja Yoga ashram in India, and his ongoing deep resonance with Sri Ramana Maharshi as the supreme teacher of Truth in its most refined form have been supplemented by intensive study of Western metaphysics, Buddhism, Taoism, Kabbalah, and mystical Christianity.

Who Am I?

The Realization That brings an End To Karma

In this video teaching, Shunyamurti explains the practice of Self-enquiry on the spiritual path, and why Sri Ramana Maharshi insisted that it is the only means of attaining Self-realization.

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That sense of community and commitment to the work and to each other is not something you find out there in your everyday working/living environment. That's something that's really beautiful and inspirational to me, and it holds the truth of the teachings in practice. That really speaks to the place and the work that you're doing here.

Nichole, USA
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Meeting with Shunyamurti was like coming home to myself. It was a very calm and totally transformative experience. There was recognition. I don't think I've ever been in a group with such an authentically loving and heartfelt connection. I'm very touched by how true it feels. It's not an act you put on. It comes from a place of deep intention.

Beata, Sweden
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I see Sat Yoga as a refuge for my soul. Sat Yoga is a place in which one can come to exist and to be as human beings should--freely--in which one can communicate consciously, and begin to cure one's heart.

Jose, Costa Rica
The testimonials, statements, and opinions presented on our website apply to the individuals depicted. Results will vary. The testimonials were voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefit in exchange for said statements. The testimonials are representative of the retreatant’s experience, but the exact results and experience will be unique and individual to each being.

Contribution

Your contribution includes 6 nights accommodations in one of our delightful cabins, all meals, and activities during your stay.
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$1700*

Shared Room / Shared Bathroom

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$2050

Private Room / Shared Bathroom

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$2500

Shared Room / Shared Bathroom

*Costa Rican residents please inquire for the local rate

New Costa Rican Sales Tax

On July 1, 2019, a new 13% sales tax comes into effect in Costa Rica which will affect our prices.

Scholarships

The Sat Yoga Ashram is a spiritual refuge for serious seekers looking for a sacred space to heal and grow spiritually. If you wish to join us but have limited financial resources, please inquire about our partial scholarships in the form below or by email to Amrita [email protected]

We wish we could offer more scholarships than we do, but we depend on love offerings and we ask your support to enable us to welcome more people who yearn for Self realization. Please donate to our scholarship fund so we can provide the needed assistance in our environment of wisdom and love.

Extend your stay

7-Day Retreat Extension program

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A transformational retreat led by Shunyamurti can ignite an intense and profound spiritual awakening. To maximize the effectiveness of this process for those who want to become stabilized in liberated Awareness, we offer a 7-day Extension Program, specifically designed to enable you to integrate the insights and abide in the inner silence reached during the retreat.

July 26 - August 1, 2019

During this additional week, you will be nourished and safely contained in the serene and powerful energy field of the ashram community. The curriculum for this program will deepen your understanding and realization of the supreme Self, as taught by Sri Ramana Maharshi and developed in contemporary terms by Shunyamurti.

The daily schedule will include offerings of the following kind: small group classes, full sangha meditation sittings, walking meditations, karma yoga, asana classes, further teachings and satsangs with Shunyamurti, optional individual sessions, relevant documentary films and selected readings, plus full group discussions. The program is designed to give you cognitive clarity regarding Self-Realization, and sufficient practice and guidance in bringing the mind to the stillness of the Zero Point, to enable you to remain permanently established in the Heart, as the One Self.

Contribution: $995* Shared Room

$1,300 Private Room/Shared Bathroom // $1,550 Private Room/Private Bathroom
This includes a 6-night stay plus all meals and activities.

*Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices.

If you would like to extend your stay please let Amrita know when you fill in the form below.

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Brahmachari:

One whose consciousness has merged with Brahman, the Absolute, and thus has been liberated from all desire, fear, attachment, and material frames of reference. Thus, a Brahmachari naturally lives a life of celibacy, simplicity, and inner solitude.

Satsang:

Meditative meetings in which the highest teachings are shared. Shunyamurti also offers guidance during questions and answers to resolve the most difficult and delicate matters of the heart.

Teleological:

Information, energy, or nonlinear change that occurs as the effect of events that take place in the future and alter the past, which is perceived in the present as non-ordinary phenomena, synchronicities, unpredictable emergent properties or other notable explicate arisings. The source of such forces may also lie beyond chronological time, in higher dimensions of the Real.

The process of non-process:

Since awakening is instantaneous, along with the recognition that one was never really in the dream, but enjoying the creation of the dream, it must be understood that making awakening into a process can only be part of the dream, and has nothing to do with Awakening itself.

The Real:

When we speak of the Real, unless otherwise qualified, we mean the Supreme Real. The Supreme Real does not appear. Appearance is not Real. All that appears is empty of true existence. There are no real things. All that is phenomenal is temporary, dependent, and reducible to a wave function of consciousness. The world does not exist independent of consciousness. There is no matter or material world. All is made of consciousness. Pure consciousness is Presence. It is no-thing, non-objective, not in space or time. All that appears in Presence, or to Presence, is an emanation of Presence, but is not different from That. This is one meaning of nonduality.

The Real is also a term used in Lacanian psychoanalysis. What Lacan means by the Real is that aspect of phenomenal appearance which is overwhelming, traumatic, or impossible. We would call that Real One. It is a relative Real, not Absolute. We add that there is a Real Two, which consists of divine love. Love is not an appearance, but it changes appearance, through recognition of its Source, into a divine manifestation, a projection of God’s sublimely beautiful Mind as infinite fractal holographic cosmos. Real Three is the unchanging Absolute, beyond all conception or image.

Dharma and dharma:

When we use the term Dharma (capitalized), we refer to our dedication to living in accord with the timeless principles of impeccable integrity that keep us in harmony with Nature and our Supernatural Source.

When we use the term without capitalization, we refer to our acceptance of the community’s processes, protocols, and chain of command with the “Haji! Spirit” of going the “extra mile” and working overtime when necessary to make the impossible inevitable, as our unconditional act of surrender to Love.