Weekly Programs

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Weekly satsang With Swami Shankarananda

Meditation Retreat with Swami Shankarananda and Devi Ma at The Ashram Mount Eliza

Satsang is the high point of the week at The Ashram Mt Eliza and is a festive and vibrant event.  It’s the perfect program to attend if it’s your first time visiting the Ashram, are new to meditation or spirituality or even if you’re an avid spiritual practitioner. All are welcome. Satsang means ‘to keep the company of Truth.’ Coming together to be in Guruji’s company, we hear the teachings of the inner Self and the Great Beings from many different traditions.


Satsang includes a talk from Guruji and darshan which is a chance to meet him and Devi Ma in person. Darshan is translated as ‘to be seen by’ and is a moment of contact with the Guru, which is really a moment of contact with our own Self. There is also meditation and chanting, an uplifting yogic practice to still the mind and open the heart. Due to the current coronavirus restrictions satsang is only available online.


You are also welcome join us for a delicious vegetarian dinner at 6.00pm for $10 (currently unavailable due to coronavirus restrictions) and arati at 7.00pm, a devotional practice involving chanting and the waving of lights.


Live online Saturday nights from 7.30pm $10

Our regular weekly schedule runs according to the Victorian school term timetable, excluding our weekly Saturday night satsang, which is on each Saturday of the year.

Shiva Process


Shiva Sri Nityananda Ashram Mount Eliza

In Shiva Process Self-inquiry, a meditation technique created by Guruji, we use a series of questions to invoke the profound wisdom of the inner Self. We look directly at inner blocks and tension that cause us distress and separate us from peace, happiness and insight. Once seen and acknowledged, and with the guidance of an experience Shiva Process facilitator, you can learn how to undo them and find the upward shift. If it is your first time attending Shiva Process, please call to book.



Swami Shankarananda Meditation

In Study Group Guruji leads a discussion of selected texts and scriptures from various traditions. The chosen texts are always interesting and relevant to one’s spiritual practice. They are drawn from many sources, both East and West. Deepen your understanding of the inner process, and enjoy the opportunity to discuss spiritual topics with an enlightened master and fellow seekers. Schedule is subject to change, please call to confirm.

Morning Programs:

Guru Gita & Meditation

Saraswati Goddess of Music

Chanting and meditation are essential to sustain a connection with the inner Self. The sacred text, the Guru Gita, is chanted in the ashram on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings. Baba Muktananda called this ‘the one indispensable text’. It is a powerful practice to still the mind and open the heart. The Guru Gita is chanted for approximately 40 minutes and is followed by a 20 minute meditation.

Schedule is subject to change, please call to confirm.


Yoga at Ashram

Hatha yoga is known for its many benefits, from reducing tension and anxiety, to improving agility and generating physical vitality. Yoga is recognised in the medical community as a powerful approach to overall well-being. The ashram yoga classes incorporate meditation and self-inquiry as well as physical postures or asana. In this way you can reduce tension physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and achieve overall wellness. Schedule is subject to change, please call to confirm.

When & Price
  • Shiva Process Self-Inquiry

    Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm

    $27 ($22 conc.)
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  • Study Group

    Tuesday evenings 7:30pm

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  • Guru Gita

    Tuesday + Saturday mornings 7.30am - Sunday mornings 8:30am

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  • Yoga Classes

    See the yoga schedule

    $20 ($17 conc.)
Swami Shankarananda's latest book 'Ganeshpuri Days: Memoirs of a Western Yogi' is now out!