Dates: April 21-24, July 20-23, August 31-September 3, October 20-23, 2017
“Meditation annihilates time and then you are free, and you can be here and now.” Swami Rama
This beginning level 4-day Guided Meditation Retreat offered at the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, is a perfect time to renew your meditation practice or just enjoy a peaceful retreat with daily gentle exercise classes and delicious, fresh vegetarian food in a spiritual and uplifting environment. Classes in gentle joints & glands exercises, breathing, relaxation, and meditation will help you deepen your practice, balance emotions, and create an inner sanctuary. Swami Rama’s profound yet simple method of meditation will be explored through discussions, practicums and video lectures.
No previous experience is required. Please wear loose clothing, and bring a blank book for personal journalling entries. The ashram provides three vegetarian meals daily, chai twice a day, and a private room. The program begins the first day at 4:30 in the afternoon. The program ends on the last day after the morning session around 11:00. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.
Facilitator: Kamal Bri.
Duration: As noted. Application form is required.
Program fee (nonrefundable): Rs. 3,600 (includes room, food and tuition). Prices subject to change without notice.
Registration: Please fill out the online application form on the Registration page. You will be contacted by email after your form is submitted.
Guided Meditation Retreat Schedule
6:00 a.m., Lemon water, chai
6:45, Joints and Glands, followed by systematic relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing, followed by guided meditation
9:00, Walk/reflection/journaling/personal time
10-12 noon, Video/practicum followed by guided meditation
1:00 pm, Lunch
2:00-4:00, Walk/reflection/journaling/personal time
4:30-6:30, Video/practicum followed by guided meditation
8:00, Review of the day, followed by meditation
Optional reference materials:
Meditation and Its Practice, by Swami Rama, paperback
Exercises for Joints and Glands, by Himalayan Institute, paperback
“Guided Practice of Mantra and Meditation,” by Swami Rama, audio CD
“Practices of the Himalayan Tradition as Taught by Swami Rama, vol. 1: Breathing and Relaxation,” audio CD