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Extended Ashram Stays

Deepen your process of transformation

A sacred space to heal and transform

Join us for ten days, a month or more…

Our extended stay programs offer you the opportunity to join in all community classes and activities, including individual transformational healing sessions, and include ample free time for reflection, meditation, creative expression, and enjoyment of Nature, while gaining the exquisite delight of egoless practice of karma yoga.

Step into this safe and love-filled hermetically sealed vessel and let the power of Presence do the work of alchemical transformation. You will be guided adeptly through the sacred process of ego death and divine rebirth.

Staying at the Ashram

A sacred refuge of peace

Situated in the mountains of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, the Sat Yoga Ashram is an oasis of beauty and peace where you can experience an energy field of serenity, joy, and silence.

Experience the majesty of the misty mountains, forests, rivers, and gardens. Enjoy mouth-watering vegetarian meals, mostly grown in our organic gardens, and prepared three times daily in Ruchira, our ashram kitchen.

Extended Stay Programs


Study & Meditation Immersion

10-days or 4-Weeks

Find clarity in your life, develop your meditation practice, heal yourself from suffering, and discover your inner Self.

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Ashram Experience

10-days or 4-Weeks

Live, serve, learn, and meditate together with our resident community members. Gain a new understanding of your life.

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Study & Meditation Immersion

10-days or 4-Weeks

Find clarity in your life, develop your meditation practice, heal yourself from suffering, and discover your inner Self.

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6 Months

Volunteers are an integral part of the Sat Yoga Ashram, enabling deep and nourishing connections. Volunteers support our daily work and receive an accelerated initiation into ego transcendence. Our volunteer program is an intense three to six-month immersion into yogic life.

What is the difference between the Immersion and the Experience Program?

The Ashram Experience is different from the Immersion Program mainly in the emphasis of the program. In both programs, you will experience the Sat Yoga way of life including karma yoga (selfless service), gyana (teachings), meditation, and dharma (our way of life and rules of living). However, whereas the Immersion Program is mainly focused on study and meditation, the Ashram Experience is based much more on karma yoga (selfless service).

The Immersion Program offers participants daily theory classes (up to 6 a week) in small group settings for the duration of the program that provide the fundamental concepts of Sat Yoga philosophy. Immersion students usually participate in 4 – 6 hours of karma yoga a week.  During the Ashram Experience, only two-three weekly theory classes are offered, whereas participants contribute 18 – 20 weekly hours of karma yoga. In both programs, there are opportunities for one-to-one meditations with senior students as well as daily participation in our community classes.

Shunyamurti Retreats

Meditation, Transformational, and Silent Retreats

A spiritual retreat led by Shunyamurti is a powerful and life-changing event. Shunya speaks eloquently of profound truths that open our hearts and minds to the purity of divine love. His words and presence bring an end to confusion and doubt.

Upcoming Extended Stays

Immersion Program

Starting September 3, 2021

Immersion Program

A 10-day or 4-week Ashram Immersion Program
Immersion Program

Starting November 19, 2021

Immersion Program

A 10-day or 4-week Ashram Immersion Program

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Karma Yoga:

This terms refers to all our acts of service to God-Self, to community, to Nature, and to our world, that constitutes the body-and-mind’s dedication to ongoing resonance with the Source of our Being. This produces the optimal outcome for all and the end of suffering.

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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.


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.


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.