Italy Country Week @ SPN

Monday, Dec 30, 2019 14:00 h
to Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 10:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
Germany
From €140
Registration limited to country citizens

Description

Take time to step away from your daily routines and step into bringing the Divine into every moment of your life. Making a pilgrimage to Shree Peetha Nilaya for a Country Week provides you with an amazing opportunity to dive deeper into what it means to be on the Bhakti path and to be inspired by others on the journey.

What you receive from God is not for you only, it is also for sharing with others, and to remind people of the Love of God. 

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

Did you know?

Paramahamsa Vishwananda often speaks of the importance of learning more about our spiritual path and having a clear understanding about the real purpose of life. When you are strong on your path, it inspires others to change and it helps to uplift all those around you. Living bhakti means placing the Lord first in all that you do and it is done by having a clear aim, expanding your knowledge, engaging in consistent spiritual practise, and being strong in your commitment.

What to Expect

Country Week is designed to give you an experience of the joy and ease of living bhakti on a daily basis. During the week, you will be introduced to a variety of ways to experience, express and cultivate bhakti as well as how to incorporate it into your lifestyle.

In addition to time with Paramahamsa Vishwananda, you will be able to expand your horizons through classes in each of Bhakti Marga's four devotional arms: Philosophy, Sadhana, Devotional Arts, and Rituals. The knowledge and skills you learn will help you realise and nourish your own uniquely personal relationship with the Divine.

Activities

Two Darshans with Paramahamsa Vishwananda

  • Exclusive Country Darshan (only open for full-week participants) 
  • Public Darshan

Satsang with Paramahamsa Vishwananda

  • Exclusive Country Satsang
  • Gurudev may also give spontaneous Satsangs to everyone in The Ashram

Four Devotional Education Modules

  • Bhakti Marga Academy Lectures (10 hours) - The Philosophy module will focus on Bhakti Yoga: union with God through Devotion. Lectures will weave together wisdom from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and Guru Gita to help you better understand the Bhakti Marga journey and deepen your connection with Guru and God.
  • Sadhana (3 hours) - The Sadhana module highlights the role that sadhana plays on the spiritual path. You will be introduced to the different Bhakti Marga Sadhana practices and receive specific mudra teachings, Advanced Practice guidance, and an overview of Kriya and Bhakti Yoga philosophy.
  • Devotional Arts (Choice of one 3-hour course) - The Devotional Arts module gives you an opportunity to explore the creative side of spirituality. These experiential courses give you the chance to express your love and devotion in a way that appeals to you most. 
    • Sri Yantra Affirmation & Colouring Meditation
    • Painting Basics
    • Introduction to Bhajan Singing
    • Mridanga
  • Rituals (Choice of one 3-hour course) - The Rituals module allows you to learn some basic worship rituals that you can do at home. These rituals are an essential part of our Bhakti Marga path and each one allows you to connect more deeply with the Divine. 
    • Simple Puja
    • Vedic Chanting
    • Making Flower Garlands

Optional activities (based on time constraints and availability)

  • Temple prayers
    • Daily morning and evening prayers
    • Daily morning Srimad Bhagavatam Satsangs
    • Daily evening Srimad Bhagavad Gita Satsangs
    • Final arati: main temple and small outside temples
  • Sadhana
    • Daily public OM Chanting (1 hour)
    • Maha OM Chanting with County Week participants
    • Parikrama Silent Japa Walk
    • Atma Kriya Yoga group practise
  • Seva (selfless service)
  • Children's Program (ages 6-14) available only with an advance reservation made through your Country Week Coordinator 

Bhakti Marga Country Week

Place: Shree Peetha Nilaya

In the midst of the lush fields and forests of Germany’s renowned Taunus region, Shree Peetha Nilaya, 'the Home of Maha-Lakshmi', invites you to come and explore what lies deep within your own heart. The Ashram offers accommodations and a variety of courses, events, and activities to help you connect more deeply with the Divine and with others on the spiritual path. We invite you to come experience all the centre has to offer.

Accommodations

The Ashram has limited accommodations and priority is given to full-event Country Week participants over partial event participants and the public. To reserve a room and sign up for Country Week activities, please contact your Bhakti Marga Country Week Organiser. (see below for details) 

Shree Peetha Nilaya - Bhakti Marga

In ancient times, yogis would receive Divine Inspiration through the connection to God in Nature. Shree Peetha Nilaya is such a place.

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

Registration & Contact

If you are a citizen of this country and you would like to participate in this event, please use the following email to make arrangements with your Bhakti Marga Country Week Coordinator. They will be able to give you further details, as well as answer your questions about pricing and help you reserve a room at The Ashram. Please also ask about Children's Programs if you are in need. 

countryweek [at] bhaktimarga.it

Price details

Pricing ranges from €140 - €482, depending on accommodation. Please discuss options with your County Week Coordinator.