Homecoming:  Back to India

Dec 6- 19 2021

With Gurudevi Nirmalananda

Immerse yourself in Guru’s Grace in the birthplace of Svaroopa® yoga, Ganeshpuri India. Join Gurudevi Nirmalananda on her homecoming to this sacred site.  This is the village where she sat with her Guru, Swami Muktananda, which is also the place where he sat with his Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda. 

This is a small group retreat, with no special events planned.  Gurudevi describes it this way,

This is my chance to go home, to the place of my spiritual birth.  You’re invited to join me.  We’ll do simple things, like you do at home.  Yet these simple things, in this holy town, add up to profound spiritual transformation and deep inner insights.

She warns us that every day will be the same, beginning 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 Gurudevi every evening. 

Our retreat dates are:

  • Depart for India on December 6, arriving on December 7 (due to travel and time zone differences).
  • We pick you up at the airport and take you straight to Ganeshpuri.
  • You’ll be staying in a retreat center in the town center, with Gurudevi.  Enrollment is limited.
  • You return home on December 19, in plenty of time for Christmas, perhaps with amazing gifts for your loved ones! 

Detailed information about which flights, recommended immunizations, what to pack, etc. will be provided in August 2021.  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!). 


Gurudevi Nirmalananda



Prerequisites:  An application for these studies with Swamiji is required.  The application form and more information will be available in July.

Course Confirmation Date: CONFIRMED

Enrollment Fees will be announced once we have information from India.

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