Being in the company of the Guru is one of the most direct and easiest ways to experience the inner Self, and the retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Spending time with Guruji and Devi Ma, who have the capacity to transmit the Shakti, spiritual energy, is one of the rarest gifts and can yield great spiritual rewards.
The retreat is packed with yogic practices. Evening programs with Guruji are a highlight, listening to his talks, chanting and meditating. Devi Ma’s insightful Shiva Process Self-inquiry sessions can take seekers deep into self-knowledge and bring understanding to their daily lives. Retreatants often experience insight into life issues.
Other daily activities include talks by Ashram teachers, Hatha Yoga, pujas and seva (selfless service). The retreat culminates with an Intensive, a day-long program dedicated to Shaktipat, the spiritual awakening.
In 1976, Swamiji’s Guru Baba Muktananda instructed him to ‘awaken people just as he did’. Baba was referring to Shaktipat, or Kundalini awakening. Shaktipat is the awakening of divine awareness in the seeker by a Guru who has been given that power from his own teacher. Shaktipat leads to deeper, more alive meditations, and can make reaching states of meditation much easier.
The guidance of a master is essential when receiving Shaktipat and doing sadhana. Swamiji has awakened thousands of people and guides seekers with love, compassion, humility and grace.
All ashram retreats culminate in the Intensive program.
Learn Self-inquiry meditation through the Shiva Process Method.
Experience the divine energy, Shakti, as your own Self in the company of meditation masters.
The non-dual tantric philosophy of Consciousness.