Retreats

Ashram Experience

Awaken to the power of sacred living

Live, Serve, learn and Meditate

Gain priceless insights, friendships, and heart melting moments of divine love that can change your life forever. 

Experience a life-changing opportunity to deepen and accelerate your spiritual growth and meditation practice as part of an open-hearted community dedicated to inner transformation and cultural rebirth.

The Sat Yoga Ashram is now home to 27 permanent residents who form the core of our growing community. Be integrated into this supportive environment, and feel a part of its sublime energy field and superorganismic power.

Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Take part in community life with several daily meditation sittings, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions.

Meditation

Gathering together to sit in inner silence, abiding in pure presence, will bring changes to your body and your personality—deeper serenity, youthfulness, health, and happiness, will emerge spontaneously the longer you stay. The energy field transmits vitality. You will come to enjoy the stillness of profound peace—and learn how to reproduce that sacred space when you return to your other life. You will not be the same person as before.

The joy of service

Working with others, sometimes in the gardens, harvesting fruits and vegetables, sometimes in the ashram kitchen, sometimes sweeping or wiping tables, sometimes pruning fruit trees—every moment will be a meditation, a pristine appreciation of being present, in the miracle of life. Such magical moments of quiet connectivity will arouse the recognition that you are a cell in a living super-organism. 

Time for communing

As well as extended time for meditation and contemplation our Ashram Experience Program offers you the opportunity to spend time alongside our ashram residents and take part in some of the artisan skills that form an integral part of our everyday life.

Optional One-to-One Sessions

Through years of study, yogic training and clinical experience, Shunyamurti has also created a revolutionary dyadic approach to inner work called Atmanology. You can significantly accelerate your transformation by engaging in one-to-one sessions. 

Upcoming Ashram Experience

Ashram Experience Program

Starting January 29, 2021

Ashram Experience Program

A Two or Four Week Ashram Experience Program

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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.