self awareness retreat, sri lanka

‘3 Day Silent Intensive’, 10-12th July 2015, at The Kandy Samadhi Centre. Discover your nature as Consciousness through an experiential journey. Offer yourself 3 days of learning, self-reflection and quiet to recharge your body and mind. The 3 days will be spent in noble silence except the discussion times and participants are asked to please come with this intention.
We will learn & experience:
-The Advaita / Non Dual teachings.
-What is Consciousness, the ego.
-How to look at our own egoic life story.
-To understand the nature of seeking & suffering.
-A way to end psychological & emotional suffering.
-Meditation & Self Inquiry techniques, Who Am I, Who is the doer / author of our actions.
-Energy healing, for body & mind.
-Acceptance and Love of our self.
-Letting go emotional baggage.
-Yoga, pranayama, energy balance.
-A taste of Inner Peace.

OVERVIEW
Advaita means, non duality, not two, an unbroken whole. The Spiritual Teaching is a collection of concepts that point to what is always present, Consciousness, which is what we ARE.
Our nature is Consciousness, the Source, God, one universal energy, eternal and infinite, and as such we are always whole, perfect. The mis-identification with being just the body, and the mind of conditioned thought structures, causes us to experience psychological and emotional suffering.
A life free of suffering is our fundamental nature, available within each of us right now! We learn to integrate this ‘Knowing’ into our daily life, finding Peace and Harmony with ourselves and others, a life free of Guilt, Shame, Blame, Hatred, Pride. Total acceptance of ‘What Is’, flowing spontaneously from moment to moment.

The retreat is composed of 7 elements:

∞ Advaita Conversations

Conversations / Satsang based on Advaita concepts and pointers in 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, stretching, 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 and Chanting.

∞  Rest  and play

The retreat provides time for rest and integration of what is experienced, in a natural environment. Attendees are encouraged to relax, rejuvenate, take walks, swim or simply be in nature.

∞  Healthy food and surroundings

Vegetarian whole foods support the process of self inquiry, by increasing the sattvic (lit. existence, reality, pure) quality of the mind. Quiet, beautiful and healthy spaces provide a peaceful and relaxing environment. Meals are eaten in mindful silence.

∞  The power of silence

The retreat is conducted in silence apart from the Advaita conversation and intermittent guidance during other sessions. Attendees are encouraged and supported to taste being in silence, as an opportunity to observe and experience what arises in themselves as they practice self inquiry.

In order to deepen the experience, it is suggested that people try and avoid reading, writing, and using phones for 3 days. Attendees are asked to come with this intention for the whole duration of the retreat. 

A Spa for the Spirit.

The venue, the Kandy Samadhi Centre is located fifty minutes northeast of Kandy. Hidden in a valley amid lush vegetation and nature song, a peaceful haven awaits attendees to the retreat.  From the architecture to other treasures, both man-made and natural, every aspect of the Kandy Samadhi Centre supports the Self-Awareness Retreat.For logistical details please refer to: www.thekandysamadhicentre.com

Practicalities:

· A maximum of 18 persons will ensure that each participant receives personal guidance by Ragi, and time and space for self discovery during the retreat. Therefore, kindly register by 6th July 2015 the latest to ensure your place.

· The charges for accommodation and food for two nights on full board basis are:

Double room shared SLR. 11,000/- pp.

Single room  SLR. 15,000/- pp.

· Participants are requested to make a 50 %payment on registration towards food and accommodation costs, to confirm attendance.

· In keeping with the tradition of his spiritual gurus, payment towards the teaching offered by Ragi is on a donation basis.

· Participants are requested to organize their own transport, or car pool if possible with a contribution for petrol. A van hire service is available on request.

· If you have no meditation or retreat experience you are very welcome. However please attend at least one of Ragi’s sessions prior to the retreat if you are new to the Advaita spiritual teaching. Contact the organizers for a program of events in Colombo.

· For any further information please contact the organizers:

Angelica – Phone: 0772-500817

              Email: ange.chandrasekeran@yahoo.com

Ragi  – Phone: 0777-366034

            Email: ragi_infinity@yahoo.com

RETREAT PROGRAM

DAY 1 – Friday 10th July 2015

4.00 a.m.                Departure from Colombo

8.30 – 9.00 a.m.    Arrival and settling in

Introduction

9.00 – 10.00 a.m.  Yoga, Energy Balance

Stretch, Energize & Centre

10.00 – 10.30 a.m. Tea & snacks

10.30 – 11.00 pm Self-enquiry

Observing the egoic story

11.30 – 12.30 p.m. Emotional Balance

Diving-in and seeing false beliefs & patterns. Heart Opening

12.30 – 2.30 p.m.  Lunch – Rest – Play

1.30 – 2.30 p.m.    One-on-one self-inquiry

Individual meetings with Ragi

2.30 – 3.00 p.m.    Self-enquiry

Investigating the author of actions

3.00 – 5.00 p.m.    Discovering our Masks

With ourselves and others

5.00 – 5.30 p.m.    Energy Balance

Energizing and grounding

5.00 – 6.00 p.m.    Advaita Conversation

Open discussion

6.00 – 7.00 p.m.    Sunset Meditation

7.00 – 8.30 p.m.    Dinner

9.00 p.m.               Silent meditation, Deep Relaxation

9.30 p.m.               Sleep time

DAY 2 – Saturday 11th July 2015

5.00 a.m.                Wake up call

5.30 – 6.30 a.m.    Silent Meditation & Chanting

6.30 – 8.00 a.m.    Yoga, Energy Balance

Stretch, Energize & Centre

8.00 – 9.30 a.m.    Breakfast

9.30 – 10.30 p.m.  Self-enquiry

The mirror of the other

10.30 – 12.30 a.m. Emotional Balance

Guided exercises to release and balance emotions. Heart healing

12.30 – 2.30 p.m.  Lunch – Rest – Play

1.30 – 2.30 p.m.    One-on-one self-inquiry

Individual meetings with Ragi

2.30 – 3.00 p.m.    Self-enquiry

‘Who Am I’

3.00 – 5.00 p.m.    The Divine Game

Our infinite aspects

5.00 – 5.30 .p.m.   Energy Balance

Energizing and grounding

5.00 – 6.00 p.m.    Advaita Conversation

Open discussion

6.00 – 7.00 p.m.    Sunset Meditation

7.00 – 8.30 p.m.    Dinner

9.00 p.m.               Silent meditation, Deep Relaxation

9.30 p.m.               Sleep time

DAY 3 – day 12th July 2015

5.00 a.m.                Wake up call

5.30 – 6.30 a.m.    Silent Meditation & Chanting

7.00 – 8.00 a.m.    Yoga, Energy Balance

Stretch, Energize & Centre

8.00 – 9.30 a.m.    Breakfast

9.30 – 10.30 p.m.  Self-enquiry

The mirror of one’s self

10.30 – 12.30 p.m. Emotional Balance

Guided exercises in pairs and groups. Heart centre meditation

12.30 – 2.00 p.m.  Lunch – Rest – Play

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.    One-on-one self-inquiry

Individual meetings with Ragi

2.00 – 3.00 p.m.    Advaita Conversation

An end to suffering – Peace

3.00 – 5.00 p.m.    Celebration & Energy Balance

Gratitude, Movement and laughter

5.00 p.m.               End of retreat

5.30 p.m.               Departure from Kandy

 

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