Dates: September 1-4, 2018

Based on the book Conscious Living: A Guidebook for Spiritual Transformation by Swami Rama, this 4-day program guides the participant through the practical points and philosophy outlined by Swami Rama for healthy living and achieving the purpose of life.

From the Foreword:

“In his very practical approach to life, Swamiji teaches us how to preserve health and prevent disease by making the body a fit instrument for achieving the purpose of life. Swamiji, therefore, starts with the four primitive fountains of food, sleep, self-preservation, and sex, the body, and the breath, before delving deeper into the mind, emotions and personal relationships. He concludes the book by describing four paths of spiritual practice, any of which can be adopted, depending on one’s temperament, to reach the goal of self-realization. The four paths are those of prayer, contemplation, meditation and selfless action. In most cases, a synthesis of the four paths can quicken one’s progress on the path.”

No prior experience in yoga or meditation is required. This program is designed for people who live in the world in the midst of family, career, and social obligations.

It is recommended that the participants read the book Conscious Living before attending the program.

Three vegetarian meals are provided daily.

The program begins with orientation at 6:00 p.m. on September 1. Participants can arrive any time before that, all are invited for lunch. The program ends September 4 at 12 noon (all are invited to stay for lunch).

Facilitator: Dr. Prakash Keshaviah

Dates: As noted.  Application form is required.

Suggested donation: Rs.3,600

Registration: Please fill out the online application form on the Registration page. You will be contacted by email after your form is submitted.

Typical Daily Schedule

6:00 a.m., Tea/hot lemon water

6:30-7:15, Joints and glands exercises

7:15-8:00, Systematic relaxation and diaphragmatic breathing

8:00, Breakfast

9:00, Walk

10:00-12:00, Session and practicum

1:00 p.m., Lunch

2-4:00, Rest, walk, reading, reflection, personal time

4:00, Tea and walk

5:30-7:00, Session and practicum

7:00, Supper

8-9:00, Satsang/Q&A/Guided Meditation