Spiritual retreats enable a seeker to single mindedly devote to the spiritual pursuit. The Ashram organizes spiritual retreats for 8 to 10 days twice every year. For those days, the seekers are able to focus completely on their spiritual growth giving up all the responsibilities of the routine life. These ten days in Pujya Swamiji’s presence become a very enlightening and enriching experience. This is when the seekers get an opportunity to study Vedānta in a more traditional way in close proximity of their Guruji, while serving the Guru, which allows them to imbibe his greatness and divine qualities.

During these retreats Pujya Swamiji’s teachings on the Vedāntic text are complemented with meditation, chanting, Satsanga: question-answer sessions, and Kirtan, which creates a positive environment conducive to learning the subtlety of Vedānta. The disciplined routine of three lectures a day, temple puja in the morning, followed by meditation, chanting of Stotras in the evening, and concluded by Satsanga and Kirtan at night, enables a seeker to completely devote to contemplation on the Vedāntic text. A wonderful atmosphere is created where the seekers are able to serve Pujya Swamiji and thereby become tuned with him and his teachings. Pujya Swamiji as well gets the opportunity to know the seekers in person during these retreats. This enables him to unfold the truth such that it touches each seeker individually, and thus everyone feels connected to Pujya Swamiji and his teachings.

Since many years Ashram has conducted retreats at sacred places like Kayavarohan in Gujarat, and Rishikesh, and occasionally at Anaikatti, Coimbatore. Pujya Swamiji has taken up various subjects over the years and enriched the seekers expounding the texts such as Māṇḍūkya Upaniṣad with Kārikā with Śānkarabhāṣya, Dakṣiṇāmūrtīstotra, Saddarśanam, Dṛg Dṛśya Viveka, Advaitamakaranda, Ātmānātmaviveka, Ātmabodha, Tattvabodha, Aparokṣānubhūti, Vedāntaḍiṁḍima, Upadeśasāram, Sanatsujāta Updeśa, Jīvanmuktiviveka, Anubhūtiprakāśa, Śrīrāmagītā etc.

Currently the texts on Vivekacūḍāmaṇi and Anubhūtiprakāśa are being taken up during the Rishikesh and Kayavarohan retreats respectively. A second retreat at Rishikesh tailored to both Indian and foreign seekers is conducted generally sometime around February – March, and selected verses of Chāndogya Upaniṣad are expounded to unfold the truth.

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Following are the list of the retreats for the next session:

Topic: Vivekacūḍāmaṇi by Ādi Śaṅkarācāryajī (śloka 185 onwards)– Camp 4

Date: 13-21st October, 2019 (13th October, Sunday, Morning 9am onwards to 21st October, Monday, 10pm);

Location: Shri Swami Dayananda Ashram, Dayanandanagar, Purani Jhadi, Rishikesh

Books to Bring: 1) Vivekacūḍāmaṇi 2) Vande Śivam Śaṅkaram 3) Bhagavad Gītā 4) Viṣṇu Sahasranāmastotra

Arrival Date:  12th October, 2019, Evening by 7 pm

Departure Date: 22nd October, 2019 Morning

Registration: The estimated contribution per person for the retreat is Rs. 6000.  Forms are available at the Tattvatirtha Ashram.  Registration for each retreat is to be done separately and the payment is to be made by cheque in the name of ‘Adhyatma Vidya Mandir Camp’.  Participants are requested to submit their form along with the registration fees at the Tattvatirtha Ashram latest by 1st September.  Participants are to make their own arrangements for the commute to the retreat location, and their return.

 

Topic: Anubhūtiprakāśa (Munḍakopaniṣad) by Śrī Vidyāraṇya Swami – Camp 9

Date: 5th-12th November, 2019 (5th November, Tuesday, Morning 9am onwards to 12th November, Tuesday, 12pm);

Location: Kayavarohan

Books to Bring: 1) Anubhūtiprakāśa 2) Iśādi Dvādaśopaniṣad (Kailāsa Āśram) 3) Namāmi Kṛṣṇasundaram 4) Bhagavad Gītā 5) Viṣṇu Sahasranāmastotra

Arrival Date:  4th November, 2019, Evening by 7 pm

Departure Date: 12th November, 2019 afternoon around 12pm

Registration: The estimated contribution per person for the retreat is Rs. 3750.  There are limited AC rooms and there is an additional cost of Rs. 3000 for the AC rooms.  Forms are available at the Tattvatirtha Ashram.  Registration for each retreat is to be done separately and the payment is to be made by cheque in the name of ‘Adhyatma Vidya Mandir Camp’.  Participants are requested to submit their form along with the registration fees at the Tattvatirtha Ashram latest by 30th September.  Participants are to make their own arrangements for the commute to the retreat location, and their return.

 

Topic: Chāndogya Upaniṣad Chapters 7 & 8 - Camp 2

Date: 20-29th March 2020

Location: Shri Swami Dayananda Ashram, Dayanandanagar, Purani Jhadi, Rishikesh

Arrival Date:  19th March, 2019, Evening by 7 pm

Departure Date: 29th March, 2019 afternoon around 12pm

Registration:  Camp 2;  Please complete the registration online through the ‘Swami Dayananda Ashram’ Rishikesh.  Click below to complete registration for the Camp 2:

Registration - https://www.dayananda.org/course/register_form.php  OR

Login & Signup - https://www.dayananda.org/course/login.php