Silent Retreat 2019

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 20:30 h
to Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 16:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
Germany
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
€1180 double room, €1490 single room (limited availability)
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Description

Dive into a state of unity, peace, beauty, and love with Paramahamsa Vishwananda. This Silent Retreat is designed to awaken your inner Divinity. The silence graced to you during this retreat allows you to drop into the inner stillness of your heart and feel the presence of the Divine within yourself. Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s masterful guidance will support you throughout the retreat and help you experience a profound shift in your life and spiritual practice.

If you silence yourself completely, if you silence your mind, you will receive everything. You will not even need to ask. You will receive, because God is merciful. 

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

Impressions of event Silent Retreat 2016

What to expect

The Silent Retreat is structured in a very specific way and is designed to awaken the inner voice deep within yourself. The general structure of the retreat consists of morning warm-up yoga, guided Japa Walks through the scenic forests and fields surrounding Shree Peetha Nilaya, self-analysis, meditation, and specifically-assigned mantra chanting.

Make the commitment

The Silent Retreat requires a serious personal commitment and a willingness to put in tremendous emotional and spiritual effort in order to attain the full benefit being offered. The retreat should not be treated as a holiday, but as a period of intense self-reflection and silent sadhana (spiritual practice). Participants will remain isolated for long periods of time during the retreat and silence must be maintained throughout all activities during the week. You will need to surrender your phones and computers during the retreat to minimise distractions from the outside world.

Schedule

Paramahamsa Vishwananda will open the retreat on Thursday, 21 November, with a welcome talk after dinner at 20:30. During this time, He will introduce the structure and intent of the retreat and answer any last-minute questions before He sends everyone off in silence for the remainder of the week.

Daily schedule:

07:30 - 08:00           Morning warm-up yoga
08:00 - 09:00           Atma Kriya Yoga practice or specifically-assigned meditation
09:00 - 10:00           Silent breakfast
10:00 - 11:30           Guided Japa Walk in the countryside
11:30 - 13:00           Specifically-assigned mantra chanting
13:30 - 14:30           Silent lunch
14:30 - 16:30           Self-analysis (quiet time in your room)
16:30 - 17:00           Ashram parikrama
17:00 - 18:00           Atma Kriya Yoga practice or specifically-assigned meditation
19:00 - 20:00           Silent dinner
20:00                        Rest and reflection (quiet time in your room)

On Tuesday, 26 November, Paramahamsa Vishwananda will give a Satsang to participants. The course will officially end on Wednesday, 27 November, with a ‘wrap-up’ session with Swami Vishwaanashuyananda from 14:30 - 16:00. However, to allow you to make a more gradual transition back into the world, your stay in the ashram includes an extra night and ends with check-out on Thursday, 28 November.

Registration Process

Registrations will open on 15/05/19. Paramahamsa Vishwananda must approve all participants for this event. Once accepted, all payments are non-refundable regardless of your ability to participate. Please register here

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 Divine and with others on the spiritual path. We invite you to come experience all the centre has to offer

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

Accommodations

Double room accommodations are included in the price of the Retreat. You may, for an additional fee, upgrade to a single room if we have any available. Single rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis.  

Meals

The following meals are also included in the price of the Retreat: 

  • Dinner only on the day of arrival
  • Breakfast only on the day of departure 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all the days in-between

Contact

If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact us:
Phone: +49 (0) 6124 605 9000 (between 14:00 – 17:00 h, Tuesday – Saturday)
Email: events [at] bhaktimarga.org