Study and Meditation Retreat
A 10-day or 4-week Ashram Immersion Program
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- Length of Program:
10-Day Program: February 1 – 10, 2019
4-Week Program: February 1 – March 1, 2019
- Accommodations: Our charming cabins (bhavans) provide comfortable sleeping space for one to three.
Private single rooms are available upon request, for a supplemental fee. See below for details
- Meals: Three delicious vegetarian meals a day with ingredients from our organic garden
- Meditation Weekend led by Shunyamurti begins the Immersion
- Classes: Daily classes in the understanding of the mind. Special satsangs and Questions & Answers with Shunyamurti. Healing arts, such as painting and drama therapy
- Community life: Morning meditation and evening classes with the community and 7 – 10 weekly hours of karma yoga
- Asanas: Sunrise yoga practice overlooking the mountains
- Time to reflect: Enjoy walks and contemplation in the beautiful natural setting of the ashram
experience living in a spiritual community and yogic way of life.
Find clarity in your life, develop your meditation practice, heal yourself from suffering and discover your inner Self.
The Sat Yoga Ashram Immersion is a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes, plus several daily meditation sittings, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, immersion in community life and opportunities for karma yoga.
Come to understand the structure of the human ego, how it operates and limits your day-to-day life and discover maps of consciousness to enable you to traverse the ego level and function in Soul-consciousness, then on to Pure Spirit.
An ashram immersion offers you a sacred space to heal and transform. An ashram is the most ancient archetypal form of community. It is a school, a monastery, a refuge for Spirit to flourish, a pilgrimage center in which the highest wisdom is offered, and the most sublime values are lived and shared with all.
“In the time that I’ve been here, my whole perspective has changed. My perspective on who I am, my perspective on the idea of chasing things in the world, trying to add value somewhere, and to be able to realize that none of those things are actually going to fulfill me, in any possible way.”
Chantell, South Africa
Sample Daily Schedule:
- 4:00am – Community morning meditation
- 5:00am – Personal time: yoga, exercise, read
- 7:00am – Karma Yoga (communal service)
- 8:00am – Breakfast
- 9:00am – Immersion Gyana Class
- 11:00am – Personal reflection time
- 1:00pm – 1:45pm – Lunch
- 1:45pm – Clean up and chores
- 2:30pm – Personal time
- 5:30pm – Evening meditation or class
- 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Dinner
- 9:00pm – Lights Out
Immersion Teaching Team
Our Study and Meditation Immersion Programs are guided and overseen by Shunyamurti and curated by Radha Ma, the Gyana Director at the ashram and the head of the immersion teaching team.
General Requirements for Prospective Applicants
Please take your time to review the points below to ensure that this is the right program for you.
- A sincere interest and, ideally, some experience in meditation
- A genuine desire to practice a less egocentric mode of living
- Commitment to the goal of ego transformation and transcendence is always at the core of everything we do. For this reason, we ask participants to commit to the keeping of the Yamas and Niyamas (ethical yogic vows) and upholding our Ashram Guidelines for the duration of their stay here.
- Familiarity and resonance with Shunyamurti’s teachings before applying.
- Completion of Shunyamurti’s book, “The Transformational Imperative” before arriving (buy The Transformational Imperative now)
- A willingness to take part in transformational healing (Atmanology) sessions.
- The ability to cheerfully cope with the challenges of living in an active and hard-working monastic community
- The ability to adapt to our diet which is strictly vegetarian, with some gluten free and vegan options available. Although we aim to cater to everyone’s dietary needs and preferences, we cannot accommodate acute food sensitivities or allergies
- A willingness to live in a remote location: we are 45 minutes drive from clinics, shops, and other services, and there is no regular shuttle service or public transportation directly to the ashram
- Financial resources to cover your personal needs (including all insurances, medical care/emergencies, transportation, and visa costs if coming from another country) for the duration of your stay
- You must be at least 18 years old by your prospective date of arrival