Dates: February 9-11, 2018

“The breathing process is a powerful variable, which has an enormous impact on the tension level of your body, as well as on the calmness and clarity of your mind.”

“…without breath awareness a deep state of meditation is impossible.”

“Breath awareness enables us to experience deeper levels of consciousness that are normally beyond the reach of the conscious mind.”

“When you practice meditation regularly and punctually….the mind becomes one-pointed, and starts to fathom the subtler dimensions of life. These are the symptoms of deepening meditation.”

Quotations by Swami Rama

This weekend program is designed to deepen and develop your personal breathing and meditation practices.

Program begins on Friday at 4:30 p.m., and ends on Sunday at noon (participants are invited to stay for Sunday lunch).

Breathing practices over the weekend will include:

  1. Diaphragmatic breathing in the crocodile posture, shavasana (corpse), and sitting posture.
  2. Cleansing breath and pranayama practices such as kapalabhati, bhastrika, ujjayi and brahmari
  3. Nadi shodhanam and sushumna application

Meditation practices:

  1. Stillness in the sitting postures
  2. Systematic relaxation in sitting postures
  3. Spinal breath
  4. Use of mantra or sacred sound

Weekend schedule:

Friday

4:30-6:30, Discussion and Practicum

7:00, Supper

8:00, Guided meditation

Saturday

6:00-6:30 a.m., Tea, hot water & lemon

6:30-8:00 a.m., Joints and glands exercises, systematic relaxation

8:00, Breakfast

9:00, Walk

10:00-12 noon, Discussion and Practicum

1:00, Lunch

2-4, free time, personal time

4:00, tea

4:30-6:30, Discussion and Practicum

7:00, Supper

8:00, Guided Meditation

Sunday

6:00-6:30 a.m., Tea, hot water & lemon

6:30-8:00 a.m., Joints and glands exercises

8:00, Breakfast

9:00, Walk

10:00-12, Practicum, followed by summary of practices

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

Facilitator: Mrs. Savitri Jugdeo

Dates: As noted.  Application form is required.

Suggested donation: Rs.2,700

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