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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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Retreat at Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai, India


  • Center for Bhrathiya Dharmic and Cultural Studies (formerly Suddhananda Ashram) 38 Girivalam Road, Adiannamalai Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606 604 India (map)

At the foot of beloved Arunachala in South India, we gather for three weeks to rest in the heart of Silence. The quiet refuge of the Center for Bhrathiya Dharmic and Cultural Studies is located in the small village of Adiannamalai which is approximately 6 km from Sri Ramanasramam in Tiruvannamalai. This beautiful lush sanctuary rests on the north side of the holy mountain.

Two open satsangs will also be offered to the public in the days prior to the retreat, Monday, December 31 & Tuesday, January 1 at 11 am at the Center. You are most welcome to join us.

For detailed information about traveling to India, group transportation options, suggestions of what to bring, hygiene, and other helpful information, please click here.

SCHEDULE:

Includes twice daily sessions, beginning with silent meditation followed by satsang

Morning session: 10am
Lunch Break
Afternoon session: Approx. 2pm

TUITION:

Full Retreat: 
$1240 USD

 

Registration will close on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

LODGING AT THE CENTER FOR BRATHIYA DHARMIC AND CULTURAL STUDIES  
(Formerly Suddhananda Ashram)

Available December 29th, 2017 to January 23rd, 2018
There are four options for staying at the retreat site. All room types include three daily vegetarian meals as well as chai/coffee in the early morning and mid-afternoon. Rooms are only available for the full 25 nights. Part-time or nightly rates are not available.

  • Private room or cabin with bath - $700 USD

  • Shared Cabin for two with bath - $465 USD per person

  • Hostel/Separate Room with shared bath - $400 USD

  • Dorm Room with shared bath - $325 USD

Registration will close on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

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  • For general questions, contact Diana at diana@devaji.org or call her at +1 (530) 925-4415.

  • For questions about housing, contact Arjuna at arjuna.devaji @gmail.com.

  • For questions about travel, contact Vidya at vidya.devaji @gmail.com.

  • For detailed information about traveling to India, group transportation options, suggestions of what to bring, hygiene, and other helpful information about the area, please click here.

  • Please make your full donation for the retreat at the time of registration. 

  • If you need to cancel you are welcome to use your donation toward a future event if you email ar.devaji@gmail.com no later than three days after the end of the event.

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

Earlier Event: December 31
Open Satsangs in Tiruvannamalai, India
Later Event: February 14
Retreat near Mt Shasta, CA