Overcoming Fear: The Yoga of Power

A 5-Day Online Transformational Meditation Retreat Guided by Shunyamurti

August 6 - 10, 2021

Come only if you are a true visionary and spiritual warrior, willing to go beyond all limits, in the Final Test of the Hero’s Journey, that we now face on Planet Earth.

Registration is closed.

For upcoming events please visit our Calendar.

Retreat Offerings:

The format of the retreat will include clear explanations of subtle concepts of self-liberation from ego thought patterns, empowering guided meditations, and processes for opening the Heart to the reception of Shaktipat, divine energy with life-changing potency.

This 5-day retreat includes:

  • 6, 90-minute, Livestream Satsangs with Shunyamurti

  • 2 Live Encounter Groups with Sat Yoga Senior Yogis via Zoom

  • Morning Meditation Guide for Home Practice

  • Bonus Teachings & Additional Material

  • A participant forum for asking questions and giving feedback

If you wish to join us at the ashram for this retreat, please click here to learn more and begin your application:

A Sat Yoga Retreat at Home

This retreat is a rare and precious opportunity for like-hearted seekers from all around the world to join together for satsang, sacred gatherings of truth, and sadhana, spiritual practice. During this time, we invite you to cultivate the ambience of an ashram at home, to create your own spiritual refuge, a sanctuary in which to eliminate all distractions and to bring one-pointed clarity to the attainment of Self-realization. 

Livestream Schedule

Each day will be centered around two 90-minute Livestream Sessions:

  • Six Satsangs with Shunyamurti including Guided Meditations, Wisdom Teachings, and Question & Answer sessions, and
  • Two Encounter Groups via Zoom – these are an opportunity to share and reflect on the teachings and the retreat with Sat Yoga Senior Yogis and other online participants.

Limited & Lifetime Access to the Retreat Teachings

All the teachings and bonus materials will be available to access and review on our exclusive Retreat Website for up to one week post-retreat with limited access, and as an audio-video package after the retreat ends with lifetime access.

Morning Meditations

We are delighted to invite online participants to join the ashram community live via Zoom for our sacred 4am meditation gatherings during the weekend. We have also created an At Home Retreat Guide, available on the Retreat Website, so those who are not able to join us can create their own early morning meditation routine. If Shunyamurti teaches during this time, we will upload the video to the retreat website immediately afterward.

Dedicated Support

Purusha, our Members Section Editor, will be online to field any questions during this retreat and to be a bridge between your online experience and the ashram here in Costa Rica. You will also be able to post questions and comments to all participants and for Shunyamurti at any time during the retreat.

Sample Schedule

All Times Are In Costa Rica Time

This is a sample of the program schedule. Times for the actual program may vary, but you will receive the confirmed schedule 72 hours before the program begins. If you cannot join live, all classes are available for you to view directly following the session. If you have a question for Shunyamurti, you can submit them anytime.

Friday, August 6
5:30 pm
Opening Livestream Satsang with Shunyamurti
Saturday, August 7
4:00 am
Meditation via Zoom
11:15 am
Livestream Satsang with Shunyamurti
5:30 pm
Livestream Satsang with Shunyamurti
Sunday, August 8
5:00 am
Meditation via Zoom
6:45 am
Sat Asanas via Zoom
11:15 am
Encounter Group via Zoom
5:30 pm
Livestream Satsang with Shunyamurti
Monday, August 9
4:00 am
Meditation via Zoom
11:15 am
Livestream Satsang with Shunyamurti
4:30 pm
Pranayamas via Zoom
5:30 pm
Livestream Satsang with Shunyamurti
Tuesday, August 10
4:00 am
Meditation via Zoom
11:15 am
Encounter Group via Zoom

Overcoming Fear: The Yoga of Power

We live in a time of plague and poneros (the Greek word for evil, used in the New Testament to refer to the satanic powers). The collective consciousness is misidentified with the mortal body and is thus pervaded with fear of pain and death. The body ego has many other fears as well, including the terror of abandonment, ridicule, shame, loss of love, loss of position, security, and safety; and even loss of sanity. Today, there is also widespread fear of sickness, hunger and thirst, of tyranny, lockdown, and torture.

The weakened ego is also more susceptible to being unable to cope with even the ordinary challenges of life, the symptoms of physical dysfunction, and the interruptions of electricity, the internet, and cell phone connections to which one has become addicted. The fragility of the ego creates the constant threat of psychological breakdown. So, there is always an underlying vibration of anxiety, depression, and dread. This may be defended against by manic activity, denial and diversion, or the abuse of alcohol and drugs. But the defenses will all eventually fail. In this situation, there is no alternative to finding the source of real power within. This retreat is dedicated to enabling you to connect to the Supreme Power, and thus to overcome all fear forever.

The Yoga of Supreme Power is the conscious, unbroken focus of attention on the source of the life energy within. Once a secure connection is firmly established with the wellspring of life force, the consciousness is strengthened and expanded until it is able to contain the unveiling of the full and overwhelming Presence of the infinite and eternal nature of the Supreme Real.

This internal meeting with the God-Self instantly dissolves the boundaries of the ego-mind. The brilliant Light of the Self washes out the ego’s false and frail frame of reference and impotent patterns of thought. The Supreme Self brings a rush of almighty potency from the cosmic oceanic field of limitless intelligence, will, and delight to stream into the body-mind until it is completely lit up with splendor, power,and beatitude. This is the highest yoga, and the only medicine that can overcome the grip of the illusion of fear and of being trapped in a world gone mad.

Join us and return to the Absolute Source of strength that alone can redream the world.


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 an 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.


For me, facing, and going through this corona crisis would simply not be possible were it not for this retreat and for Shunyamurti’s mind-shattering teachings, and the salvific power and beauty that emanates from the Sat Yoga Ashram. A deeply felt thank-you!

~Michael May, Paris

It was the first time for me to attend an online retreat of this magnitude, and I found it an amazing experience. To me, Shunyamurti represents a teacher of great knowledge and the blending of spiritual knowledge, psychology, and quantum physics; the content of the teachings resonated with me and I’m looking forward to another online retreat.

~Tahera Ahmed, Switzerland

I’m blown away by the vastness of wisdom in these teachings. I’ve been searching for this guidance, for the way home, my whole life. I am so grateful to be here, with you all. Thank you Shunya, thank you Sangha! 

~Alexandra Lincoln, USA

Every retreat with Shunyamurti opens deep-rooted blockages that were not necessarily in the conscious mind. The yearning for the ego death and merging in the real Self is deepening each time I find myself in Shunya and the Sangha’s presence.

~Gurleen Bhasin, Canada

I have been listening to Shunyamurti’s talks for a while but to be there online is a different experience. I felt connected and I felt I was actually there.  I hope to attend a retreat soon!

~Ana Margarita, Costa Rica

Thank you very much for this opportunity to attend this online retreat. Very, very grateful! The satsangs in real time were really powerful. Each time I joined the satsang I was immediately in my true nature. So, so beautiful… The peace and bliss are unbroken. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

~Usha Kumari, Malaysia


Our community is delighted to welcome you to join us for this powerful retreat! The ashram depends on the generous support and love offerings of our worldwide sangha, and your contribution to this retreat enables us to continue offering such services, which include extensive free online dissemination of the teachings.

Lifetime Access - $425

The online portal will remain open for you to return as often as you wish to re-immerse yourself in this life-changing wisdom, guided meditations into higher states of Being, and all the asana and pranayama classes, to support your spiritual practice for a lifetime!

Limited Access (12 days) - $295

All materials will be available to access and review for the duration of the retreat, plus an additional week for a final review after the retreat ends. You are welcome to upgrade to lifetime access at any time after the retreat begins.

Scholarships: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for this program for those who feel called to join us, but are in need of financial assistance. To learn more about scholarship requisites and to apply, click here. The scholarship application deadline for this program is Sunday, August 1.

Please be sure to read our Booking and Cancellation Policy
We will email you with confirmation of payment received within 48 hours of payment.
Any issues or questions? Email us: [email protected]

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Online 5-day Retreat

Lifetime Access

Contribution: $415

The Lifetime plan grants you unlimited access to the online portal so you can return as often as you wish. Support your spiritual practice for a lifetime!

Please be sure to read our Booking and Cancellation Policy.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Thank You & Namaste

Online 5-day Retreat

Limited Access

Contribution: $295

The Limited plan grants you access to all course materials for 12 days. You are welcome to upgrade to Lifetime Access at any time after the program begins.

Please be sure to read our Booking and Cancellation Policy.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Thank You & Namaste

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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.