INVITATION FOR A WEEK LONG SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Days filled yogic practices, meditation and the service. Visits to powerful spiritual centers in and around Rishikesh, Kushinagar and Varanasi, where you will have a chance to experience your inner peace. A trek along holy river Ganges in Himalaya to attune yourself to the nature. A day spent in meditation and a silent walk in the pristine surrounding of Buddha's Nirvana Temple in Kushinagar. Or take a leisurely boat ride on the softly flowing Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi and watch the world famous Ganga Aarti of thousands of oil lamps on the Varanasi Ghat. During the retreat, you will also have an opportunity to visit a village in remote corner of eastern Uttar Pradesh near Kushinagar to undergo a training program in the service of rural village folks.
The bi-annual Winter and Summer Spiritual Retreats is organized, for a limited group of only 25 ‘pre-selected’ participants, by a unique community and Non-Profit Organization and Trust “Paras Dharma Ashram” which is based out of Kushinagar.
|Triveni Ghat - Rishikesh|
The organization believes in over all spiritual growth through selfless service along with powerful meditation techniques and yogic practices. To inculcate these ideas and the thought process as well as to train aspiring people, who believe in spirituality and selfless service, the organization has created A well co-ordinated Winter and Summer Spiritual Retreats of ‘One’ and ‘Two’ Weeks Duration.
The organization also subsidizes the cost of participants to some extent as well as also sponsors various competition to select deserving participants of creative and spiritually focused attitude. Currently, the organization has initiated a contest “Write A Haiku on Spirituality” in Haiku Group at Google+ (Click here to win an all expense paid one week ‘Winter Spiritual Retreat’)
WINTER SPIRITUAL RETREAT (2014)
This will be organized Between 3rd Week of Dec, 2014 to 4th Week of Dec, 2014
ONE WEEK DURATION
Reach Rishikesh in the afternoon and after lunch walk alongside the Holy River Ganges and visit many of the ashrams on the way. Spend an idyllic time at the Triveni Ghat and close the day with a great dinner at German Bakery.
Divine Life training / River Rafting in the River Ganges / 15KM trek to one of the most powerful temple of Shiva on top of a hill
Travel to Kushinagar Via Delhi
Reach Kushinagar – One of the most holy place of Buddhism, where Buddha attained Nirvana. Explore the Temple, attend Mantra Chanting. Visit the local town and end the day with your favorite Chinese / Japanese / Thai dishes for lunch and dinner.
Meditation with Buddhist Monks / Training in Tantra Meditation / Pranic Healing
Training in Yogic Sadhana / Praanayaam / Vippasana
Service in Village – Teaching at village school / Preparing and serving lunch and clothes / Providing medical health care etc.
Arrival at Delhi
TWO WEEK DURATION (Rishikesh/Kushinagar/Varanasi)
An extension of the program days at both the centers i.e. Rishikesh and Kushinagar, with an inclusion of two day yoga initiation and practice in the holy city of Varanasi. Register for more details…
NOTE: The above program is provisional. The final schedule and program will be confirmed to the participants on 1st Dec, 2013.
|Myanmar Temple Kushinagar|
This screening is done to encourage and support people who care for spiritual growth and enjoy selfless service, and interested in being much, much more than just a TOURIST.
The process of selection of participants for the Winter Spiritual Retreat (Between 4th Week of December, 2013 and 4th week of Dec 2014) will be begin by 1st week of Aug, 2013 and will be completed by 1st Dec 2013.
For registration into the two programs, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the registration forms by first week of January, 2013. Once you have submitted the initial registration forms, you will be sent a set of questionnaires for assessment and finally admitted to either one or two week Winter Spiritual Retreat Program 2013.
Yet, on the average, cost of boarding and lodging (Including breakfast, lunch and dinner) comes to be around 115 US $ per day per person on twin sharing basis. Travel, Training, Reading Materials, Tools and local travel cost will be around 400 US $ for one Week and 550 US $ for Two Week Program per person.
All the cost will be finalized and shared with all the selected participants by 1st Dec, 2013.
PARAS DHARMA ASHRAM TEAM
for any information, suggestion and / or registration
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Om Namah Shivaya
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