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Dec 18, 2012

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL : Winter Spiritual Retreat by an unique Community Paras Dharma Ashram


INVITATION FOR A WEEK LONG SPIRITUAL RETREAT
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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.
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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)
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This will be organized Between 3rd Week of Dec, 2014 to 4th Week of Dec, 2014

ONE WEEK DURATION
(Rishikesh/Kushinagar)
Day One:
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.

Day Two:
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

Day Three:
Travel to Kushinagar Via Delhi
Maha Nirvana Temple of Buddha at Kushinagar

Day Four:
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.

Day Five:
Meditation with Buddhist Monks / Training in Tantra Meditation / Pranic Healing

Day Six:
Training in Yogic Sadhana / Praanayaam / Vippasana

Day Seven:
Service in Village – Teaching at village school / Preparing and serving lunch and clothes / Providing medical health care etc.

Day Eight:
Arrival at Delhi

TWO WEEK DURATION (Rishikesh/Kushinagar/Varanasi)
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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.

REGISTRATION:
Myanmar Temple Kushinagar
The organization “Paras Dharma Ashram” preselects the participants for the Winter or Summer Spiritual Retreats for One or Two week program. This selection process is based on the interest shown by the aspiring participants. A desire to learn specific yogic and meditation techniques is valued at Paras Dharma Ashram, hence a participant with desire to learn something specific is a preferred choice. The screening is done through A) Question and answer session through emails, B) Back ground assessment as well as C) Dedication of the aspiring participant for selfless service.

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 virtual.citizen@gmail.com 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.  

COST:
Ganges Varanasi
As a non-profit spiritual organization, Paras Dharma Ashram does not charge any profits but subsidizes some of the costs of all the participants, as well. Since the travel, boarding / lodging cost varies from year to year as well as during the long term planning of these retreats, we are not able to give exact cost at the moment.

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.
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PARAS DHARMA ASHRAM TEAM


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