March 29 – April 4, 2021
A spiritual retreat on the island of the goddessess & gods with Sharada
A deeply nourishing and insightful retreat for all sincere spiritual seekers.
In this unique retreat, we will dive deeply into the priceless jewels of the Vedic Teachings; the origin of Yoga and Spirituality.
Sharada Devi long time student of Swami Vagishananda Saraswati, Vedanta teacher, Sannyasi and chanting master in the lineage of Swami Dayananda Saraswati since 40 years has put together a balanced Meditation & Vedanta program that includes Puja (Vedic Ritual) & Yoga where one can learn how to find contentment and satisfaction in one’s heart & life.
All beings seek happiness and security; how can we achieve those goals, be a successful integrated person and discover permanent contentment? These will be topics that are going to be covered during the retreat.
Many tools for integration of the body, mind & intellect will be taught. Sacred disciplines that one can adapt into ones life and will give the person nobility, expansion and a very good self esteem.
The course will be taught in English.
The program includes daily Guided Meditation, Vedanta Classes & Satsang as well as occasional Puja & Yoga.
Vedanta Classes. Topics that will be covered.
- The vedic vision: a healthy structure for a successful spiritual person to gain relative happiness on the way to absolute happiness
- Value of values and traditional sacred disciplines.
- Healthy myth, healthy heros
- A clear manual to be a successful human being
- The 4 fold human goals and how to achieve them
- How to use your will, learning how to make a sankalpa and to be clear on your goals & intentions
- The Fundamental Problem & the Solution
- The value of sacred spiritual disciplines & self knowledge
- Dharma – healthy habits
- Yama & Namas
- Communication & emotional management tools
- Understanding the unconscious – Understanding mid life crisis
- Karmic Model
- Mantra Initiation and how to do Japa
- Guided Meditations
- Vision of Ishvara
- Puja – Vedic Rituals
- Kirtan in the evening
- Satsang with Sharada & Swamiji – Question & Answer
- You may sign up for the opportunity to meet Sharada & Swamiji personally for any specific spiritual guidance.
Online material will given for further deep studies of all topics at home.
Sharada Devi spiritual journey started 16 years ago with the love for Yoga, Ayurveda followed by an Indian Classical Dance called Odissi. 10 years ago she finally met her revered teacher, Swami Vagishananda.
Since then she has been a devoted student who has wholeheartedly embraced the Vedantic teachings & Sacred disciplines like Vedic Chanting, Sanskrit & Puja.
Her devotion shines through in all her offerings.
She has the blessing to study as well with Pujya Swamiji and his senior disciple Shree Radhaji, Vedantin & Jungian Psychology Therapist.
Her teachers have blessed her to pass on the Vedic Vision.
Today she co teaches at Yoga Teacher Trainings and holds yearly Vedanta Retreats.
Her love for the sacred feminine has birthed a beautiful initiative called the Be Woman Project.
Its vision is to reestablish the bond between women and help them rediscover the value of being a woman and having a sisterhood.
Swamiji’s appearance is to be confirmed
Swami Vagishananda Saraswati
Swami Vagishananda Saraswati is a rare and special teacher, totally dedicated to understanding reality and the vedic/yogic teachings since the age of 19 (over 40 years!).
Not only does he understand with full clarity the vision of vedanta – the answer to the question “Who am I” and “what brings total happiness and freedom from suffering to a human being?”, he also knows how to convey this truth to his students. He is a master of Vedic chanting and a sanskrit scholar.
He’s been through five 3,5 year courses with his teacher Śri Pujya Swāmi Dayānanda Saraswati.
Swamiji teaches with incredible passion and humour, bringing the Vedic teachings alive and into our hearts in a very unique and beautiful way.
From Swamiji we get the connection to tradition, as it has been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years, and a richer sense of what yoga is really about.
Satsangs with Swamiji are a rare treat indeed, combining Vedanta with emotional growth and psychology to help us navigate the mind towards objectivity and clarity.
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Some classes might also take place in nature.
The retreat will take place in Ubud at the Sama Yoga Shala at Under the Banyan Tree.
You can reach this magic place in just one hour and a half from Denpasar Airport.
Sample Daily Schedule
The schedule is flexible and will be adjusted accordingly.
How a day may look like:
- 7.30 Morning Sadhana
- 9.30 Breakfast
- 10.30 Vedanta Class
- 14.30 Relax/Walk/Self-reflection time
- 16.00 Vedanta Class
- 20.00 Evening Satsang/Kirtan (some evenings)
- All classes with Sharada & Swamiji (tbc)
- Excursions (additional cost)
Early bird discount
Prices per person and week:
to be confirmed shortly
To secure your retreat booking, we require a 250 € deposit. Full payment is due before tba.
Any questions? Write us firstname.lastname@example.org