Rooted in Consciousness

Ganeshpuri Retreat with Sadguru Swami Nirmalananda

Nov 30 - Dec 12 2019

Immerse yourself in the Svaroopa® Sciences in its birthplace, Ganeshpuri India. Join Swami Nirmalananda on our yatra (spiritual pilgrimage) to this sacred site.  This is the village where Swami Nirmalananda sat with her Guru, Swami Muktananda, which is also the place where he sat with his Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda.  Three generations rooted into Consciousness in this simple yet very holy place.

Depart on November 30, arriving on December 1 (due to the time change).  We meet you at the airport and take you to Ganeshpuri!  At Swamiji's request, we're staying in the village of Ganeshpuri which means we're spreading out, into the many B&Bs around town.  

Each morning begins with the pre-sunrise ceremonies at Bhagavan Nityananda's temple, followed by meditation in any of his meditation halls around town.  

After returning for breakfast, you round out your morning practices with our group chanting of Shree Guru Gita.  

The pace is leisurely, with lots of free time for meditation, shopping, getting to know people, napping and sightseeing, along with optional yoga classes in the afternoon and a satsang with Swamiji every evening.  

Special events include a yaj~na (Vedic fire ceremony), a group visit to Swami Muktananda's Ashram and a special group arati (flame ceremony) in Shree Nityananda's meditation temple.

You return home on December 13, in plenty of time for Christmas, perhaps with amazing gifts for your loved ones!  Detailed information about recommended immunizations, what to pack, etc. will be provided in August 2019.  What do you do now?  Simply register for the retreat and buy your plane ticket.  You can also get your passport and tourist visa for India.

Your enrollment includes everything after you have arrived in India until your departure. You are responsible for making your own flight arrangements (use those airline miles!).  While you may take any flights, our recommended group flights are:

To India: United Air flight departing Newark NJ to Mumbai India, November 30 2019.

To USA: United Air flight departing Mumbai to Newark NJ, December 12 2019, arriving in Newark on the morning of December 13.  This flight departs around midnight (India time).  If it changes by even a few minutes, it is considered a December 13 flight, so pay close attention to the date and time when you make your reservation.  

* If you are starting in a different city than Newark, you can have United Air add your connecting flight into your trip. If you arrange a different routing, simply arrive at the Mumbai international airport when our group flight arrives, so we can provide transportation to Ganeshpuri for you.  For your return flight, plan your return to the Mumbai international airport with the group. Otherwise, we'll give you contact information for making individual arrangements (for which there is an extra charge).  

TAUGHT BY:

Swami Nirmalananda and Team Teachers

DETAILS:

Prerequisites:  An application for these studies with Swamiji is due by October 31 2019.  When you have made your retreat deposit, an application link will be emailed to you.  For more info about the retreat, see the info from our prior trip:

Click here for the 2019 FAQs.

Click here for the 2019 travel info.

Course Confirmation Date: CONFIRMED

Enrollment Fees include program tuition and your housing and meals. 

Please note that there has been an increase in retreat costs compared to prior years.  Most of the increase is India's new 18% GST, which is required to be added on top of our other costs.  

Total Enrollment Fees:

Member* early total (on or before October 30, 2019): $3,401.00.  A non-refundable deposit of $781.00 is required to open up your application process.  Once you are admitted, your deposit will be applied in full toward your total enrollment fee; if for any reason your application is not approved, your deposit will be refunded to you within 2 weeks.

Non-Member early total (on or before October 30, 2019): $3,651.00.  A non-refundable deposit of $781.00 is required to open up your application process.  Once you are admitted, your deposit will be applied in full toward your total enrollment fee; if for any reason your application is not approved, your deposit will be refunded to you within 2 weeks.

Standard total: $3,901.00.    A non-refundable deposit of $781.00 is required to open up your application process.  Once you are admitted, your deposit will be applied in full toward your total enrollment fee; if for any reason your application is not approved, your deposit will be refunded to you within 2 weeks.

Payment Plan must complete by October 31, 2019:  First payment is $781.00, which opens up your application process.  Once you are admitted, your deposit will be applied in full toward your total enrollment fee; if for any reason your application is not approved, your deposit will be refunded to you within 2 weeks.  Your 6 monthly payments of $520.00 begin April 1, on your pre-authorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $3,901.00.  If your payments begin later, your deposit will be the amount needed to bring you up-to-date with everyone else.  

Optional Blanket Donation:  special yoga blankets will be purchased in India, which are donated to the poor, just in time for winter.  The Ashram's cost for these blankets is approximately $75.00 per person.  If you can donate toward the purchase of the blankets and their subsequent gift to needy locals, click here.

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate: SATYA and Monthly Donors


When events beyond our control cause unavoidable changes, locations and fees are subject to change without notice.

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