Dec 29, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019

New Year Meditation Retreat

Seven-day transformational Retreat with Shunyamurti, founder and director of Sat Yoga

Registration is closed.

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A Shunyamurti Retreat includes:

  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • Accommodations in our charming cabins (bhavans)
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily with ingredients from our organic gardens (vegan & gluten free options available)
  • 3 daily meditation sittings
  • Daily wisdom classes with Shunyamurti. Shunyamurti will be offering the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance throughout this retreat.
  • Sunrise yoga and pranayama practice
  • Healing arts and creative expression classes
  • Ashram tours and river walks
  • Time for rejuvenation and reflection in the beautiful natural setting of the ashram

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.

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.

Contribution

$1700 Shared room, shared bathroom
$1850 Private room, shared bathroom

Costa Rican residents please inquire for local rate

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

Shared rooms accommodate two to three persons. Bathrooms are shared with a maximum of four others.

Sample Day

  • 5:00 – 6.15am – Dawn Meditation & Class
  • 6.30 – 8.00am – Yoga Asana Class
  • 8:00 – 8:45am – Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 1:00pm – Meditation and Class
  • 1:00 – 1:45pm – Lunch
  • 2:30 – 5:30pm – Personal Time
  • 5:30 – 7:00pm – Meditation and Class
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm – Evening Meal

Explaining the retreat title

Shortcut to Shiva - Time for the Tandava

One of the earliest titles of God is Lord of the Dance. Shiva dances the destruction of the world once it falls into irremediable degradation. But the dance also conjures into being the new Creation. Shiva’s dance steps, as the frenzied rhythm of the dance increases its pace, can now be felt in the increased force and number of earthquakes our planet is experiencing.

The dance also manifests as hurricanes and cyclones, tornadoes, erupting volcanoes, solar flares, wars and systemic collapses. It can be felt at every level, from hysterical meltdowns and psychotic breakdowns of the ego to ruptures and schisms in every organization and relationship. All the bonds of maya that hold the world together are being ripped apart by these all-powerful forces being unleashed by God.

In Vedic mythology, all that is referred to as the Rudra Tandava, the dance of destruction. But those who attain God-consciousness during this final period of the world holographic drama will experience the same events as a blessing, accompanied by the sense of divine protection and safe passage to the Kingdom of Heaven that is to follow. This dimension of the dance is called the Ananda Tandava, the dance of Bliss.In this retreat, we will shift from being witnesses of the Rudra Tandava to being divine dancers of the Ananda Tandava. Prepare for the ecstasy of ascension!

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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.