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There is nothing to learn, nothing to change nothing to attain. In our deep meditations and open conversations, we can relax into pure being, without straining. Whether for a weekend intensive or a 10 day retreat, come back to the natural freedom of your truest heart, to your one abiding friend, Love. Based on the non-dual traditions founded by Sri Ramana Maharshi, our journey of self-discovery is simple and direct, and welcomes anyone who seeks gentle guidance towards grace.

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Arunachala Retreat

  • Suddhananda Ashram 38 Girivalam Road, Adi Annamalai Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606 604 India (map)

At the foot of Beloved Arunachala in South India, we gather for 14 days to rest in the heart of Silence. The beautiful sanctuary of Suddhananda ashram is located in the small village of Adi Annamalai which is approximately 6 km from Sri Ramanasramam in Tiruvannamalai. This private refuge rests on the quiet side of the mountain and offers direct access to the inner path for walking and meditation.

Public Satsangs will also be offered December 30th and 31st at Suddhananda at 10am each day.
For more information, please click here.

Please note: Separate links for retreat registration and housing below.

Tuition and Schedule


Twice Daily Satsang*

Morning Session:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session:
2:30pm - 4:30pm

*Schedule subject to changes


Full retreat:
$775 + $18 facility fee

Partial retreat options:^
$70 - per day
$50 - AM session
$25 - PM session

^Partial retreat must
begin by January 7th.


For questions please contact the Registrar-

Tuition & Housing payment due in full by December 1, 2016.

Housing at Suddhananda Ashram

Available December 28 to January 14
All room types include three daily vegetarian meals.

If you are staying at the Ashram you will need to provide the office with a passport-size photo, a copy of your passport ID and a copy of your visa page within 24 hours of arriving.

Private Cabin (Private Bath)
$504 full retreat / $28 per night

(Separate Room/Shared Bath)
 $288 full retreat / $16 per night

Dorm Room
(Shared Room/Shared Bath)
$234 full retreat / $13 per night

To see photos of the ashram, please click here.

(Partial housing options must begin by January 7, 2017)

For questions regarding housing please contact

For questions regarding transportation, please contact

For general questions, please contact

Additional Information for Travel to India

In The Heart of Silence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and as such, donations may be tax deductible.

Earlier Event: December 10
Carmel Retreat
Later Event: January 18
Rishikesh Retreat