Ananda Sangha 4-day Retreat in Rishikesh

Worshipping God as Divine Mother
8 – 11 February, 2018

Join us in this rare opportunity to share four days with like-minded souls to relax and rejuvenate on the banks of the Ganga in Rishikesh. In this 4-day retreat Divine Mother in the form of Mother Ganga will serve as an inspiration and reminder of the inner river within our own spines. We’ll take time away from outer life to dip into the pure waters of God’s grace within. Using tools of the Kriya Yoga path, you will be guided through essential steps to spiritual awakening:

Purification * Surrender * Receptivity * Energization * Expansion

We’ve chosen a quiet, isolated ashram right on the Ganga as the location of our retreat. Also nearby on a quiet stretch of the river above Rishikesh we’ll meditate in the cave that was the home to Sage Vashishta. Just downstream is the cave where Swami Kriyananda spent a month in seclusion. We’ll have a powerful purification ceremony on the banks of the Ganga. We’ll meditate next to the ashes of Lahiri Mahasaya at the ashram of Swami Keshabananda, and at the Samadhi of Ananda Moyee Ma in Haridwar. We’ll take time out of our busy lives to deepen our spiritual practices, and share an inspiring, transformative time together.

Retreat led by Keshava and Daya Taylor and others of Ananda Sangha Delhi.

Tentative Schedule:
Thursday, 8 February :

6:45 am Dehradun Shatabdi departs New Delhi station, breakfast on train
11:22 am Arrive Haridwar, Bus to Osho Ganga Dham
2:00 pm Lunch
4:30 pm Yoga, Energisation, Meditation
6:30 pm Opening Circle
7:30 pm Dinner

Friday, 9 February :

6:00 am Energisation Exercises
6:15 am Yoga
7:00 am Meditation
9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Morning Inspirational Session
1:00 pm Lunch
3:00 Afternoon Inspirational Session
4:30 pm Tea
5:00 pm Yoga, Energisation, Meditation
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Kirtan & Bonfire

Saturday, 10 February :

6:00 am Energisation Exercises
6:15 am Yoga
7:00 am Meditation
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am Depart for Vashishta Guha
Meditation in cave and relaxation on the Ganga
4:30 pm Tea
5:00 pm Yoga, Energisation, Meditation
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Kirtan, Bonfire

Sunday, 11 February

6:00 am Energisation Exercises
6:15 am Yoga
7:00 am Meditation
8:30 Mantras, Fire Ceremony, and Arati of the Elements on the Ganga
9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am Closing circle, and bringing it home with you
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Depart to Keshabananda’s & Anandamoyi Ma’s Haridwar ashrams
6:15 pm Dehradun Shatabdi departs Haridwar, dinner on train
10:45 pm Arrive Delhi

Accommodations, Meals, and Transportation
This 4-day Retreat will be held at Osho Ganga Dham, just above Rishikesh. Travel by Shatabdi chair car train round trip New Delhi-Haridwar. Bus between Haridwar and Rishikesh. You may also choose to arrive at Ganga Dham on your own.
All meals will be served at Ganga Dham or on train, and are included in price.

Rooms at Osho Ganga Dham


Accommodations are of 4 types:

  1. Shared rooms with attached bath (2 single beds)
  2. Shared rooms without attached bath (2 single beds)
  3. Ladies’ Dormitory (maximum 16 beds, shared baths)
  4. Men’s Dormitory (maximum 20 mattresses on carpeted floor, shared baths)

All bedding provided. Towels provided only in rooms with attached bath. All others should bring towels.

Programme Fees
Double occupancy, with bath: Rs. 12,500 per person
Double occupancy, without bath: Rs. 10,500 per person
Dormitory Rs. 9,000 per person

If you wish double occupancy accommodation and you don’t know another pilgrim, you’ll be assigned a roommate if possible.
The programme fee includes all group transportation from Delhi, lodging, 3 meals a day.
Not included in the fee are personal snacks and beverages, donations at ashrams, optional tips.
Pilgrimage starts and ends at New Delhi train station.

Application and Payments
Completed application form and payment both needed to confirm your space. We ask for full payment at time of application.

In case of cancellation, Rs. 2000 of fee is non-refundable if cancelled by January 15th. No refund possible if cancellation after that date.

Space is Limited
Your space will be secured upon acceptance of your application and receipt of payment. Space on the retreat will be filled in the order in which payments are received. Applications will be accepted until the retreat is full, at which time we will establish a waiting list.

To Apply:
Complete Application Form