Enhance your practices with special retreats, programs, and courses.
In addition to our ongoing Ashram Immersion Program, we also offer special programs, workshops, and seminars throughout the year on a variety of practical and philosophical topics related to yoga meditation.
Beginning, Refining, and Advancing in your Yoga Meditation Practices
The focus on preparing, supporting and deepening the practice of meditation, which is the core teaching of the Himalayan Tradition, remains the primary objective. All the aspects of the vast science that is yoga are seen in an integrated manner, all of them supporting our personal meditation practice. These special retreats including the following are offered from time to time:
We believe in studying the ancient spiritual texts, and their languages, not only as mere works of philosophical theory, but also as guidelines of how to lead a spiritual life. Our study of the ancient scriptures thus emphasizes on the application of this knowledge in day-to-day life.
The Tradition aims at helping the student in revealing the meaning of those texts through their practice of meditation and their progress on the path of spirituality. For example, the Vedanta is not taught only as a text of doctrine but as the basis of Vedantic meditation, the practice of nididhyasana (the Vedantic system of contemplation). The texts are taught so that they may be understood by the students/disciples as being led through those levels of spiritual experience.
Therefore, a study of the scriptures must be approached within the light of the (A) spiritual experiences from which they have originated and (B) which they describe in the guise of philosophical traditions.
In the past, we have offered programs on many ancient texts and scriptures including –
Narada Bhakti Sutras,
Netra Tantra from Kashmir Shaivism,
Pratyabhijñā Hṛdayam of Kṣemarāja from Kashmir Shaivism,
Vijñāna Bhairava from Kashmir Shaivism,
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
Many specialty programs are offered from time to time for expanding and deepening one’s understanding of similarities between Yoga Meditation and other branches of knowledge.
These special programs help the sadhakas expand their practice and knowledge of a variety of sub-topics, all interconnected in the vast expanse of many spiritual traditions, and will facilitate their integration and application for daily life in a contemporary context.
In the past, we have covered topics like:
Blueprint for Life
Children and Family Retreat
Cultivating Meditative Voice
Karma and Reincarnation
Marks of Spiritual Progress
Mauni Amavasya Guided Silence Retreats
Meditation and Pain Management
Meditation in Christianity
Meditation in Judaism
Mind: The Playground of Gods
Nature of Personality
Path to Successful Relationships
Sadhana in Applied Spirituality
Spirituality in Business Management
Yoga and Martial Arts
Yoga and Psychology
Yoga and Science
Yogi Sufi Dialogue
You and Your Emotions
As the world collectively moved towards virtual learning in 2020, we have continued to offer many unique online programs, including the following:
A Prayer to the Guru
Bhagavad Gita Chapter-1
Bhagavad Gita Chapter-2: Sthitaprajña
Bhagavad Gita Chapter-3: Karma Yoga
Breath Awareness and Pranayama
Constituents of the Human Personality
Happiness is Within
Hatha Yoga Retreat
International Yoga Day – 2 weeks long Virtual Retreat
Introduction to the Dhammapada
Introduction to the Six Systems of Indian Philosophy