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Self Realization Retreat

3 day intensive – June 15-17, 2012.

At the Kandy ‘Samadhi Centre’, Sri Lanka.

The retreat is composed of 7 elements.

  • Advaita conversations
  • Self-enquiry
  • Emotional Release and Balance
  • Physical Energy Balance
  • Rest and play
  • Healthy food and surroundings
  • The power of Silence

  • Advaita Conversations.
    • Conversations based on Advaita concepts and pointers. A question answer format where people are encouraged to share their spiritual questions and seeking.
  • Self-enquiry.
    • Inquiry into the nature of ones’ real Self, using several types of self-enquiry. Who Am I – Who is the author of actions and deeds –  Observing the egoic story – The mirror of the other.
  • Emotional release and balance.
    • Exercises to release and balance the emotional body. Using a combination of Breath-work, movement and laughter, visualizations and meditations, and other forms of personal expression.
  • Physical energy balance.
    • Mindfulness of the physical body with a combination of Yoga, Chakra balancing, Breath work, Chi Kung, Grounding exercises, Chanting. 
  • Rest and play.
    • The retreat provides time for rest and integration of what is experienced, in a natural environment. Retreatees are encouraged to relax, take walks or swim in the nearby stream.
  • Healthy food and surroundings.
    • Vegetarian whole foods support the process of self inquiry, by increasing the sattvic* quality of the mind. Quiet, beautiful and healthy spaces provide a peaceful and relaxing environment. Meals are eaten in mindful silence.

                      *  Sattvic – lit. ‘existence, reality’, pure.

  • The power of  silence.
    • The retreat is conducted in silence apart from the Advaita conversation gatherings and intermittent guidance during other sessions. Raghavan  encourages and supports people  to taste  being in silence, and as an opportunity to observe and experience what arises in themselves as they practice self inquiry. Retreatees are asked to come with this intention for the whole duration of the retreat.

 

RETREAT PROGRAM

Thursday 14th      Overnight stay – optional.

DAY 1 – Friday 15th

4.30am                       Departure from Colombo.

8.30 – 9.00am         Arrival and settling in.

                                       ‘At Samadhi Centre’

9.00 – 10.00am       Energy Balance.

‘Stretch, Energize & Centre’

10.00 – 10.30am     Tea & snacks

10.30 – 11.00pm     Self-enquiry

‘Observing the egoic story’

11.30 – 12.30pm      Emotional Balance.

‘Guided exercises to release and balance emotions.’

12.30 – 2.30pm        Lunch – Rest – Play

2.30 – 3.15pm           Self-enquiry.

‘Investigating the author of actions.’

3.30 – 5.00pm          Advaita conversations.

‘Thoughts-thinking-suffering’

5,00 – 5.30pm          Energy Balance.

‘Energizing and grounding.’

5.00 – 5.45pm          Self-enquiry.

‘Who Am I’           

6.00 – 7.00pm          Sunset Meditation

7.00 – 8.30pm          Dinner.

9.30pm                        Sleep time.

 

DAY 2 – Saturday 16th

5.00am                       Wake up call.

5.30 – 6.30am          Group Meditation & Chanting

6.30 – 8.00am          Energy Balance.

Yoga – guided by Janaka.

8.00 – 9.30am          Breakfast.

9.30 – 10.30pm       Self-enquiry.

‘Observing the egoic story’

10.30 – 12.30am      Emotional Balance.

‘Guided exercises to release and balance emotions.’

12.30 – 2.30pm        Lunch – Rest – Play

2.30 – 3.15 pm          Self-enquiry.

‘Investigating the author of actions”

3.30 – 5.00 pm         Advaita Conversations.

‘An end to suffering – Peace’

5,00 – 5.30 pm         Energy Balance.

‘Energizing and grounding.’

5.00 – 5.45pm           Self-enquiry.  

‘Who Am I’

6.00 – 7.00pm          Sunset Meditation.

7.00 – 8.00pm          Dinner.

9.30 pm                       Sleep time.

DAY 3 – Sunday 17th

5.00am                        Wake up call.

5.30 – 6.30am           Group Meditation & Chanting

6.30 – 8.00am           Energy Balance.

Yoga – guided by Janaka.

8.00 – 9.30am           Breakfast.

9.30 – 10.30pm         Self-enquiry.

‘The mirror of the other’

10.30 – 12.30am       Emotional Balance.

‘Guided exercises in pairs and groups.’

12.30 – 2.30pm         Lunch – Rest – Play

2.30 – 4.00 pm          Advaita Conversations.

‘The impersonal awareness, ‘I Am’

4.00 – 5.00 pm         Celebration & Energy Balance.

‘Movement and laughter’

5.00pm                         End of retreat.

5.30pm                         Departure for Colombo.


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