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How to Create a Spiritual Community, and Flourish

How to Flourish as Community:

Living in Joy in a Time of Planetary Phase Transition

A Seven-day Shunyamurti Retreat, September 22 - 28, 2018 Sat Yoga Ashram, Costa Rica

For those who are awakened to the nature of our historic moment and the requirements for survival through this time of global tribulation and who realize the necessity of forming and fostering a new kind of tribal living.

The Sat Yoga Ashram community has gained priceless experience from our own steep learning curve in our shift from vision into manifestation. We have come to understand what is needed to sustain an enduring community with a lifestyle that balances constraint with creativity, duty with freedom, growth with consistency, law with love, and spiritual realization with re-education.

We remain humbly engaged in endless learning and sharing. That spirit has motivated us to open our doors to create a forum that can both inspire and support, and also receive new information and perspectives—and opportunities for mutual benefit—by inviting all those who are either members of communities, leaders, or those who are thinking of joining a community and want a deeper sense of what is involved, what mistakes to avoid, and how to augment our thriving lifestyle​.​

Themes and Topics

The themes we intend to discuss at this inter-communal gathering include the following:

  • Unifying Vision and Full Commitment

  • Structure, Dharma, and Leadership

  • Psychological and Spiritual Power, Understanding, and Training

  • Food Security and Adaptation to an Off-Grid Future

  • Harvesting the Wisdom of past Monastic, Ashram, and Tribal Cultures

  • Transformational Processes for Maturation, Conflict Resolution, and Ego Transcendence

  • The Nitty Gritty: Dealing With Such Matters as Aging, Death, Money, Workers, Children, Entheogens, Sex and Drugs

Interested in learning more about these themes?

Read Shunyamurti's New essay: What is Community?

About Shunyamurti

Shunyamurti is an adept healer who functions also as a researcher, author, community leader, guide, retreat facilitator, and teacher. 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, a special resonance with Sri Ramana Maharshi and a deep study of Advaita and esoteric Shaivism and Buddhism, have been supplemented by the intensive study of western metaphysics, modern sciences, profound exploration of the dimensions opened by entheogens, trans-personal psychology, various forms of psychoanalysis and Jungian dreamwork, and the entire development of the perennial philosophy, including Taoism, Kabbalah, and mystical Christianity.


International:                $1700                          

Costa Rica Resident:    $ 1200                              

(Includes accommodations, all meals, and activities. Private rooms available for an additional fee.)


Special Offer

25% discount for all applicants who are a part of an intentional community. 

Retreat Extension Program

A Seven-day program, September  28 – October 5, 2018

A retreat led by Shunyamurti is an intense and profound transformational process.


If you would like to maximize the benefits of your stay at the Sat Yoga Ashram, perhaps to be able to meet for a one-to-one healing session, or just to take your time to reflect and assimilate before facing the culture shock of a world you had left behind, consider signing up to this program.

Contribution: $1,000

This includes a 7-night stay in shared accommodation (2-3 in a room) plus all meals and activities. For a private room there is a supplement of $150 for the duration of the retreat.


Costa Rican Residents please inquire for local prices. 


Application Request Form

Please fill in the form and Amrita, our Visit Coordinator will get back to you with an application form. 

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