Satsang Retreats (Non-Residential)
with Swami Atmananda Udasin

" You are the Truth "

Satsang is a celebration of Presence and Beingness. It is an invitation to recognize the profound Nature of what we already are through silent self-inquiry and by simply being aware. As we seek to understand the delusions of personal identity, we experience a deep stillness and endless joy. Through constant abidance where no abiding remains, there is Recognition of the Ever-Present Pure Consciousness which is the true and eternal Self.

 

The 3-day Satsang Retreats offer a great opportunity to deepen the practice of awareness and Self-inquiry and to reach a clarity of understanding. They are conducted by Swami Atmananda Udasin, the Spiritual Head of Ajatananda Ashram and a Teacher of Advaita (Non-Duality).

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Read the testimonials from the Satsang Retreat participants, here.

Satsang Retreat Schedule

The Satsang Retreat will begin at 6:00PM on the eve of the first day with an Introduction to the 3-day programme, and will end on the third day at 7:45PM, after the last meditation sitting.

During the retreat, there will be a conscious walk and a silent meditation in the early hours, in the presence of Swami Atmananda Udasin. Later in the morning, there will be a silent tea in the garden, followed by a satsang sitting. In the afternoon, the satsang will be open as usual to all seekers.

Each day will close with the evening silent meditation (only for participants on the retreat).

Participants should always arrive 15 minutes early for the meditation sessions and the satsangs so that they can enter in silence and sit quietly.

On the third day, a community vegetarian lunch will be organized in the garden of the ashram.

Satsang Retreat Schedule
6:00 AM - 6:50 AM Conscious and Silent Walk along the Ganges (optional)
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Silent Meditation
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Silent Tea (Garden)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Satsang
12:00 PM Community Vegetarian Lunch (on Day 3)
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Open Satsang
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Silent Meditation
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM Universal Prayers & Chanting

Code of Conduct

All who attend the Satsang Retreat must conscientiously observe the Ashram Rules & Code of Conduct for the duration of the programme.

The spirit behind these guidelines is to ensure that the spiritual purpose of the ashram is maintained, enabling all participants to benefit from the satsangs and the meditation practice, and more generally, from the serene atmosphere of the precinct.

Registration

In order to participate in the Satsang-Retreats, it is necessary to register in advance.

Registration forms will be available at the ashram during the first meeting (Introduction) at 6:00PM on the evening before the day the retreat starts. Registration can also be completed via email: satsangretreats@gmail.com.

Please note that “drop in” participants are not allowed.

Participants who have completed a previous 3-day Satsang Retreat can also attend one or more additional retreats.

Accommodation

The Satsang-Retreats are non-residential programmes and take place in the peaceful and positively energized atmosphere of Ajatananda Ashram, surrounded by monks and spiritual seekers.

As for accommodation, a wide range of quiet and affordable guesthouses and hotels are available in Laxman Jhula and Tapovan.

Participation Fee and Conscious Donation

The daily satsang at 4:00 PM remains free and open to all.

As for attendance at the Satsang Retreat, a nominal participation fee will be required in order to cover basic operational expenses. However, no one is ever turned away for the inability to pay.

Though satsangs and teachings are free and have always been given freely in India, voluntary conscious contributions are also welcome to further promote the availability of these teachings. These Donations can be deposited in the Donation Box in the Entrance Hall.

 

Forthcoming Satsang Retreats
at Ajatananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India
SATSANG RETREATS 2016 INTRODUCTION & REGISTRATION COMMUNITY LUNCH
Mon. 28 March to Wed. 30 March 2016
6:00 AM – 7:45 PM
Sun. 27 March 2016,
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed. 30 March 2016,
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Mon. 11 April to Wed. 13 April 2016
6:00 AM – 7:45 PM
Sun. 10 April 2016,
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed. 13 April 2016,
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Email contact for inquiry and registration: satsangretreats@gmail.com