Advanced Training for

Spiritual Revolutionaries

A 7-day New Year Meditation Retreat with Shunyamurti

December 28, 2019 - January 3, 2020

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

Bring in the New Year at 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.

What is Love?

Understanding (and Cultivating) the Most Powerful Force in the World

In this extraordinary retreat, we will explore with Shunyamurti all the permutations of love and their consequences. Included in the teachings, the following topics will be covered:

  • Love as a historical variable as well as a constant;

  • Courtly love, arranged marriage, love as duty, love as individuation and separation;

  • Eros, Philia, Agape—the three classical levels of love;

  • The forms and enigmas of love that are current today;

  • Feminist and post-feminist theories of love, queer theories, non-binary theories, transgender love, the function of love in films, and whether life imitates the movies;

  • The causes and stages of romantic love;

  • Love and beauty;

  • Love and madness;

  • Love as a rite of passage;

  • Love in and for a spiritual community;

  • Love and sex;

  • Love and the gender conundrum;

  • Love and marriage, love and babies, love and money;

  • The perversions of love—from misogyny and male bashing to rape, prostitution, sado-masochism, masturbation, sport sex, open marriages, the ménage a trois, the don Juan, the dominatrix, the castrator, the sexual dysfunctions, sodomy, fetishism, bestiality, necrophilia, and pornography;

  • The relevance of psychoanalysis and other philosophies of love;

  • Why love fails and nowadays fails so often and so quickly;

  • Why partners often seek couples’ therapy—and why one partner will often reject that option—and why such therapy rarely helps;

  • Overcoming the trauma of lost or broken love;

  • Love as a morphogenetic field phenomenon;

  • The electromagnetic power of love;

  • Love vs. desire;

  • Love and Law;

  • Love of parents, siblings, children, extended family;

  • Love and friendship;

  • Love and charity, love and compassion;

  • Love as dispassion;

  • Tantric love;

  • Celibate couples’ love;

  • Celibate love of priest, monk, nun, or sannyasi;

  • Divine love;

  • Love and Grace;

  • Love Supreme;

  • The future of love—or the end of love;

  • Love and Death;

  • How to open your Heart to Supreme Love;

  • Love and Liberation.

Because of the deep, strong, and delicate feelings, memories, and insights this retreat will arouse, we recommend that participants remain for at least a week (and preferably a month) after the retreat to do individual processing of the issues that will have been brought to the surface.

 

Testimonials

 

About Shunyamurti

Shunyamurti is an adept healer, he is the founder and spiritual director of the Sat Yoga Institute and Ashram.

Many years of meditation practice and training in numerous forms of yoga, including apprenticeship with Baba Hari Dass, ten years of vowed association with a Brahmachari ashram in India, and a special resonance with Sri Ramana Maharshi have been supplemented by the intensive study of Western metaphysics, various forms of psychoanalysis and Jungian dreamwork, as well as Taoism, Kabbalah, and mystical Christianity.

"Really exciting for me is the fact that he (Shunyamurti) combines the Western psychoanalysis with the Eastern teachings. Although I wanted an ashram experience, and I am Indian, I didn't feel that the ashram experience in India would be sufficient for me."

Dipika Wishhart, India/Ibiza

"What you get here and what you learn is the thing that can change everything in your life in a permanent way, and that's the key.  In this place, you can definitely find the answers that you are looking for."

Mike Mcginnis, Costa Rica

"It's the love, and that love has helped me to learn more about how to love myself, or the Self, unconditionally and fully. I have a greater sense of inner peace that I don't believe it will go away."

Lise Karna, USA

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 to each being.

 

Contribution

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

$1700*

Shared Room /
Shared Bathroom

$2050

Private Room /
Shared Bathroom

$2500

Private Room / 
Private Bathroom

 

*Costa Rican residents please inquire for the local rate
 

New Costa Rican Sales Tax

On July 1, 2019, a new sales tax came into effect in Costa Rica, which will affect our prices. Please inquire with our visit coordinator for more details. 

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 retreats@satyoga.org.

 

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: January 3 - 9, 2020

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. 

 

During this additional week, you will be nourished and safely contained in the serene and powerful energy field of the ashram community.

 

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. 

New Costa Rican Sales Tax: On July 1, 2019, a new sales tax came into effect in Costa Rica.

Please inquire with our visit coordinator for more details. 

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