RETREAT IN RISHIKESH


During the retreat, we will have daily group sadhanas as well as inspirational activities. On the third day, we will spend most of the day in silence, introspecting deeply and communing with God on the banks of the Ganga. We’ll also meditate next to the ashes of Lahiri Mahasaya at the ashram of Swami Keshabananda, and at the Samadhi of Ananda Moyee Ma in Haridwar.

The retreat will be led by Amit Purohit, Hari Sudhan, Chika Fujita and others of Ananda Sangha Delhi.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Thursday, 6 February:

6:45 am          Dehradun Shatabdi train departs New Delhi railway station.

11:30 am       Arrive at Haridwar, Bus to Vanaprashta Ashram

1:00 pm         Lunch

4:00 pm         Meditation & Opening Circle

5:30 am          Ganga Aarti

7:30 pm         Dinner

 

Friday, 7 February:

6:30 am          Sadhana (Energisation Exercises, Yoga, and Meditation)

9:00 am          Breakfast

10:30 am       Morning inspirational session

1:00 pm         Lunch

3:00 pm         Afternoon inspirational session

5:00 pm         Sadhana (Energisation Exercises, Yoga, and Meditation)

7:00 pm         Dinner

8:00 pm         Kirtan

 

Saturday, 8 February (Silent Day):

6:30 am          Sadhana (Energisation Exercises, Yoga, and Meditation)

9:00 am          Breakfast

10:00 am       Inspirational session, followed by individual silent time

1:00 pm         Lunch

2:00 pm         Inspirational session, followed by individual silent time

5:00 pm         Sadhana (Energisation Exercises, Yoga, and Meditation)

7.00 pm          Dinner

8.00 pm          Kirtan

 

Sunday, 9 February:

6:30 am          Sadhana (Energisation Exercises, Yoga, and Meditation)

8:30 am          Mantras, Fire Ceremony

9:00 am          Breakfast

10:30 am       Closing Circle

12:30 pm       Lunch

1:30 pm         Visit Keshabananda’s & Anandamoyi Ma’s ashrams in Haridwar

6:10 pm         Dehradun Shatabdi departs Haridwar (Arrive at Delhi at 10:50 pm)

 

ACCOMMODATIONS, MEALS, AND TRANSPORTATION

This 4-day Retreat will be held at Vanprashta Ashram in Rishikesh. Train transportation from and to Delhi will be by chair-car Shatabdi. Bus between Haridwar and Rishikesh. All meals are included.

 

PROGRAMME FEES

Double occupancy: Rs.9,500 per person / Single occupancy: Rs.11,500 per person

Double occupancy could mean sharing one large bed depending on the availability of the rooms.

The programme fee includes train Delhi-Haridwar-Delhi, all group transportation, lodging, meals. Not included are personal snacks, and beverages; donations at ashrams; optional tips.

Retreat starts and ends at New Delhi railway 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. 3000 of fee is non-refundable if cancelled by January 30th.  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.