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Vowed Order Retreat

July 11 - 16  

Lokananda Retreat Center, Downingtown PA

Reaffirm and renew your Svaroopa® Vidya Order vows while supporting your honored peers. Our annual retreat, exclusively for Vowed Members, helps you dive in deeper. Eligible members include vratins, brahmacharins, sannyasins and the Vows Candidates who will be taking their vows.

The sage Narada speaks of the immense value of good company, urging you to spend time with saints and other yogis. He says, “There is no difference between God and his true devotees.” (Bhakti Sutras 41) — Gurudevi Nirmalananda

This retreat features:

  • Lots of time with Gurudevi, for practices and formal teachings as well as informal time with her.
  • The formal Vows Ceremony for our newest Vowed Members. They will have just completed their final three days of preparation in their own retreat. You are invited to join them at their Vows Prep Retreat from July 8-11 to support their studies and final stages of cultivating readiness.
  • Renewal of your Vows in a formal ceremony with Gurudevi.
  • And, best of all, the daily Ashram schedule and seva to support our program.

This retreat is for those who have already made their vows and relish the opportunity to practice and study together. Attendance is not mandatory, but any Vowed Member who does not make this annual retreat a priority will be questioned about their commitment to and participation in the Vowed Order.

“It was such a rich, beautiful and deep program that helps you to go deeper within your Self and share experiences with others who are on the same path.” - Ellen M

If you want to know about our Vowed Order, click here to learn about the different levels of vows for yogis' differing situations.

TAUGHT BY

   

Gurudevi Nirmalananda

DETAILS

Prerequisite

Svaroopa® Vidya Vratin, Brahmacharin, Sannyasin or approved Vows Candidate who has completed the Vows Prep Retreat.

Dates & Times 

Tuesday July 11 2023 begins with dinner at 5:30 pm, retreat from 7:00- 9:00 pm

Wednesday July 12 from 5:15 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner included

Thursday July 13 from 5:15 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner  

Friday July 14 from 5:15 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner 

Saturday July 15 from 5:15 am - 9:00 pm with Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner 

Sunday July 16 from 6:30  am - 12:30 pm with Breakfast and Lunch 

Location

Lokananda Retreat Center

116 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown PA

Course Confirmation Date

June 27 2023

We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.  We will email you with the latest updates.

Tuition

Enrollment Fees include course tuition, materials and your housing and meals, with details on each below.

*Member’s early tuition (on or before June 27 2023)  $1,351.00

Standard tuition:  $1,641.00

Housing and Meals: $605.00 (5 nights); Materials Fees $10.00

Total Enrollment Fees:

*Member’s early total: (on or before June 27 2023)  $1,966.00

Standard total:  $2,256.00

Enrollment Fees include course tuition, materials and your housing and meals, with details on each below.

Payment Plans:

Postponed H&M:  Take advantage of the Early or Standard Rate while postponing your Housing & Meals until just before your arrival.  Pay your Tuition now and your Housing & Meals 1 week before your program begins.  Contact the Enrollment Team at 610-806-2119 or Turn on Javascript!.

Monthly Payment Plan: First payment on enrollment $621.00 plus 10 monthly payments of $186.00, on your preauthorized credit card or bank account. Payment plan total $2,481.00.

Financial support was offered as part of our semi-annual Financial Support Program (click for more info - use your password).

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate: All those meeting prerequisites.

More Info

Our Enrollment Advisors will be happy to connect with you and answer any questions - Turn on Javascript! or 610.806.2119



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



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

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