In addition to our ongoing Ashram Immersion Programme, we also offer special programmes, 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:

  1. Meditation and Its Practice Retreat
  2. Hatha Yoga Retreat
  3. Pranayama Retreat
  4. Yoga Nidra Retreat
  5. Guided Silence Retreat

Study of Ancient Scriptures

While most individuals often study the ancient scriptures theoretically and philosophically, we find that these ancient texts, and their languages, are not merely works of philosophical theory. 

The Himalayan Masters have understood these scriptures as having been acquired by the ancient rishis during their deepest states of samadhi and as being roadmaps to guide modern-day aspirants on the path of meditation, leading to samadhi. 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. 

The ancient texts are taught in the context of meditation practice. 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 –

  1. The Bhagavad Gita, 
  2. The Shiva Sutras, 
  3. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 
  4. The Samkhya Karikas,
  5. The Netra Tantra from Kashmir Shaivism,
  6. The Sri Vidya,
  7. The Vijñāna Bhairava from Kashmir Shaivism,
  8. The Pratyabhijñā Hṛdayam of Kṣemarāja from Kashmir Shaivism,
  9. The Katha Upanishad,
  10. The Bhavana Upanishad from Sri Vidya,
  11. The Mahabharata,
  12. The Shvetashvatara Upanishad,
  13. The Ramayana,
  14. The Narada Bhakti Sutras,
  15. The Saundarya Lahari,
  16. The Charaka Samhita,
  17. The Yoga Vashishtha,
  18. The Vishuddhi Magga,
  19. The Brahma Sutras

Specialty Programs with Senior Teachers

These special programs help the sadhakas bring light to a variety of sub-topics, all interconnected in the vast field of yoga science and philosophy and will facilitate their integration and their application for daily life in a contemporary context. 

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.

In the past we have covered topics like:

  1. Children and Family Retreat
  2. Cultivating Meditative Voice
  3. Marks of Spiritual Progress
  4. Mauni Amavasya Guided Silence Retreats
  5. Meditation and Pain Management
  6. Meditation in Christianity
  7. Meditation in Judaism
  8. Yoga and Martial Arts
  9. Yoga and Psychology
  10. Yoga and Science
  11. Yogi Sufi Dialogue

Online Programs

As the world collectively moved towards virtual learning in 2020, we have continued to offer many unique online programs, including the following:

  1. A Prayer to the Guru
  2. Atma Bodha
  3. Bhagavad Gita Chapter-1
  4. Bhagavad Gita Chapter-2: Sthitaprajña
  5. Bhagavad Gita Chapter-3: Karma Yoga
  6. Bhaja Govindam
  7. Breath Awareness and Pranayama
  8. Chitta Prasaadanam
  9. Constituents of the Human Personality
  10. Guru Gita
  11. Happiness is Within
  12. Hatha Yoga Retreat
  13. International Yoga Day – 2 weeks long Virtual Retreat
  14. Introduction to the Six Systems of Indian Philosophy
  15. Japa as a Means of Deepening Sadhana
  16. Joints & Glands Exercises
  17. Making the Mind a Pleasant Place
  18. Mystical Poems of Kabir
  19. Narada Bhakti Sutra
  20. Pancha Koshas
  21. Peace and Stillness
  22. Pranayama Retreat
  23. Sadhana Panchakam
  24. Salutations to the Divine Mother
  25. Self-Renewal
  26. Shiva Sankalpa Sukta
  27. Swadharma
  28. Tattva Bodha
  29. Vedas and Vedangas
  30. Yamas & Niyamas
  31. Yoga is Skillfulness in Action
  32. Yoga Yatra

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