Weekly schedule & 2024 key dates

Subject to change.

Satsang

with Swami Shankarananda

Saturdays 7.30pm
$15 or free for your first time - pay at the door
Includes chai & cake

All are welcome!

Satsang is an invitation to deepen your spiritual practice and cultivate a profound connection with yourself and the divine. It is the main event at the ashram each week.

Each satsang features a transformative mix of ecstatic kirtan (call and response chanting of mantras) and meditation. The heart of each satsang is an inspiring spiritual discourse where Swami Shankarananda shares wisdom teachings inspired by the great spiritual teachers throughout the ages as well as talks on Non-dual Shaiva Tantra (Kashmir Shaivism).

Study Group

Tuesdays 7.30pm $20 pay at the door
No study group during school holiday period. Resuming Soon

Study Group is one of the other highlights of the week in the ashram’s schedule of programs. While satsang can be a little more formal, Study Group is more casual, and invites participants to interact with Swamiji about the class content to ask questions and share experiences.

During this program Swamiji guides an examination of different spiritual texts incudiing those of:

This program is perfect if you want to dive deeper into Kashmir Shaivism and yoga philosophy, not only intellectually but experientially.

Hatha Yoga

Yoga classes

The Ashram hosts a variety of weekly yoga classes taught by master teachers, including Tantric Vinyasa, Yin, and Pregnancy/Post-Natal yoga.

Shiva Process Groups

Wednesdays 7:30pm

Guided Self-inquiry groups for meditation graduates. If you'd like to participate in these groups but have not done the introductory course, please contact us.

Mantra & Meditation

Thursdays 7:30pm By donation

Also known as the Life-Sustaining program, this is your 'drop in and close your eyes' event. Perfect for getting your weekly deeper meditation into your schedule. Low effort, great reward!

Guru Gita Chant

Tuesday & Saturday 7:30am Sunday 8:30am

By donation

The Guru Gita (Song of the Guru) is a 182 verse hymn to the Guru Principle, the mystical grace bestowing power of the divine, found in the ancient scripture the Skanda Purana.

Upcoming Events 2024

Following the Victorian School Term Calendar and subject to change.

Other special events

Upcoming Retreats

June 29th to July 7th 2024

Retreat & Meditation Intensive
with Shaktipat

Take up this wonderful opportunity for personal growth and transformation by joining us on retreat.

Highlights of the retreat are evening programs with Swamiji and morning sessions with Devi Ma. Other practices include chanting, meditation and yoga.

The retreat culminates with the Intensive, an all-day meditation event dedicated to Shaktipat, the spiritual awakening. Residential and days only options available as well as online.

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Swami Shankarananda's latest book 'Ganeshpuri Days: Memoirs of a Western Yogi' is now out!