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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 38 Girivalam Road, Adiannamalai Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606 604 India (map)

At the foot of beloved Arunachala in South India, we gather for a full month 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 beautifully lush and rustic 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, Sunday, December 29 & Monday, December 30 at 11:00 am, located at Ramana Towers in Tiruvannamalai. 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.


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

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


Full Retreat: $1600


**Schedule subject to slight changes, changes are typically announced during the retreat.

If you are requiring scholarship and do not have an agreement in place for this retreat , please apply here before registering for the retreat.


Room and board are available at the retreat site from December 27th, 2019 through January 29th, 2020*. Lodging includes three daily vegetarian meals as well as chai/coffee in the early morning and mid-afternoon. Check out time is noon on January 29th, we ask that this is honored, as the Center will need time to prepare for another incoming group.

*Please note that rooms are only available for the full month long stay. We are unable to offer part-time or nightly rates.

  • **Private room or cabin with bath: Cost $950.00 SOLD OUT

  • Shared room or cabin for two with bath: Cost $695.00 per person

  • Hostel/Private room with shared bath: Cost $545.00

  • Dorm room with shared bath: Cost $440.00

**Private/Single rooms are now sold out. To be put on a waiting list in case one becomes available, please contact Sati at

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  • For general questions, please contact Sati at

  • For questions about housing, contact Sati at

  • For questions about travel, contact Bhakta at

  • 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 both the retreat and housing at the ashram, if applicable, at the time of registration.

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

Earlier Event: December 30
Open Satsang in Tiruvannamalai, India
Later Event: February 14
Interactive Online Retreat