The Ashram is a powerful and transformative place where we learn to love ourselves and share that love with everyone. Be with Swami Shankarananda, Devi Ma and fellow seekers during the October Weekend Retreat with Shaktipat. Meditate, chant, and connect with your inner Self. Practice hatha yoga, and Shiva Process Self-Inquiry. Enjoy evening programs with Swamiji and morning workshops with Devi Ma.
Learn more about the Shakti, or spiritual energy from a true Shaivite meditation master. Experience the ancient wisdom of Kashmir Shaivism in a practical and modern way that can be applied easily in your daily life.
Spending time on retreat in The Ashram is a fast track way to increase your sadhana, or spiritual practice. Not only that, it is also a profound opportunity to dedicate time solely to your own spiritual progress and transformation. Be in the company of Swamiji and Devi Ma, who have been guiding seekers on the path for over 40 years.
Over 40 years ago Baba Muktananda instructed Swamiji in the method of Shaktipat awakening, and told him to hold Intensives. Since then Swamiji has been holding Intensives with Kundalini Awakening regularly. He has awakened thousands of seekers.
Shaktipat is a transmission of God’s grace from teacher to seeker. When grace enters an open heart and mind, true understanding and love of the Self awakens. Above all, Shaktipat is fundamental for knowing and becoming established in the Self.
Whether you are taking your first or your fiftieth Intensive, the experience will deepen your understanding and your spiritual practice. The Intensive is open to beginners and advanced meditators.
This course is designed to bring the knowledge and wisdom of the ancient yogis into the modern age. You will learn techniques that are practical and accessible for your daily life.
The key to meditation is finding what works for you. Therefore, in each session you will learn a new method, providing you with a range of practices to choose from. For example:
Spend the weekend with fellow yoga students discovering the connections, both physical and subtle, between the body, the breath and yoga asanas. Whether you are a new or experienced yogi, this weekend workshop will help you develop greater awareness of your self and your own experience.
Learn from master yoga teacher Swami Durgananda, in a space that is filled with consciousness and Shakti, or spiritual energy.