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.

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

Topic: Vivekacūḍāmaṇi by Ādi Śaṅkarācāryajī (śloka 253 onwards)– Camp 5

Date: 22nd November (Sunday) -30th November (Monday), 2020

Location: Online through Youtube.

Required Books: 1) Vivekacūḍāmaṇi (Sastu Sāhitya publication).  PDF will be made available to all registrants through the whatsapp group prior to the retreat. 

Registration:  For participation in the retreat online registration is required.  The last date for registration is November 15, 2020.  A separate whatsapp group will be formed for the registered participants and the links for the lectures will be shared in the whatsapp group solely for these registrants.  Please click on the 'Get Registered' link below to start the online registration process.  A demo video showing how to fill up the registration form has been included below.  Please take time to review it before filling the form.  For further inquiry please contact us at adhyatmachintan@gmail.com, and a response will be provided within approximately 48 hours. 

Please also note these additonal contacts for all inquiries related to the retreat:

  • Ahmedabad (Sonalben Doctor- 9825715415, Sejalben Dave - 9429566860),
  • Mumbai (Jayeshbhai Shroff - 9426046640),
  • Rajkot (Paurviben Joshipura- 9428462629),
  • Vadodara (Kavitaben Vyas - 9427506183),
  • Bhavnagar (Swamini Tatparanandaji - 8200493557).

 

NOTEDue to COVID constraints the retreat lectures are to be followed online only.  Visitors are discouraged from attending live classes. 

 

Topic: Anubhūtiprakāśa  by Śrī Vidyāraṇya Swami (Adhyaya 8 Kauṣītaki Upaniṣad khanḍa 1) – Camp 10

Date: 6th  December (Sunday) - 13th December (Sunday), 2020

Location: Online through Youtube.

Required Books: 1) Anubhūtiprakāśa Adhyāya 8   Additional Supporting Books: Kauṣītaki Upaniṣad Adhyāya 3 (Mantras with translation/summary in Gujarati).  PDF will be made available to all registrants through the whatsapp group prior to the retreat. 

Registration:  For participation in the retreat online registration is required.  The last date for registration is November 15, 2020.  A separate whatsapp group will be formed for the registered participants and the links for the lectures will be shared in the whatsapp group solely for these registrants.  Please click on the 'Get Registered' link below to start the online registration process.  A demo video showing how to fill up the registration form has been included below.  Please take time to review it before filling the form.  For further inquiry please contact us at adhyatmachintan@gmail.com, and a response will be provided within approximately 48 hours. 

Please also note these additonal contacts for all inquiries related to the retreat:

  • Ahmedabad (Sonalben Doctor- 9825715415, Sejalben Dave - 9429566860),
  • Mumbai (Jayeshbhai Shroff - 9426046640),
  • Rajkot (Paurviben Joshipura- 9428462629),
  • Vadodara (Kavitaben Vyas - 9427506183),
  • Bhavnagar (Swamini Tatparanandaji - 8200493557).

 

NOTEDue to COVID constraints the retreat lectures are to be followed online only.  Visitors are discouraged from attending live classes. 

Demo Video: How to fill up the registration form for the retreats.