Have you ever wondered what prevents each of us from living each moment fully and with joy? Often, we may feel that the mind is just too busy, too tired or too overwhelmed by thoughts. However, a simple, powerful technique of meditation can quickly calm the mind. Even if you feel like you cannot meditate or are often overwhelmed by your “monkey mind”, millions of meditators have found it is possible to experience a calm and centered mind on a regular basis.
Truthfully, anyone can learn to meditate. The key to success is a powerful technique, experienced guidance and some practice. In the Meditation Retreat, you are offered all this — you work personally with an experienced teacher, learn a technique you can practice at home, and receive individual guidance during the critical first few days of practice. After the retreat, you will have the knowledge and experience to calm your mind and launch a lifelong practice.
This is the experience of Sahaj Samadhi, an ancient tradition of meditation and wisdom.
“It brought me to what I called an inevitable meditative state that I haven’t been able to achieve trying to meditate on my own, by reading books and listening to guided meditations. It was more meaningful, more helpful, more profound than I expected.”
— Jack H., Teacher
“I tried many meditation techniques over six years before coming to this practice. This technique has made all the difference. The impact is immediate, and the practice is enjoyable and doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s exactly what I needed.”
— Sean K., Writer
“After taking the course I feel an overall improvement in my energy although I sleep much less than I used to. I’m also more present for the everyday moments of my life and in my relationships with friends and family. I find that I’ve become a lot calmer and less reactive to events that would have bothered me before and have even noticed an increase in my creativity.”
— Raphael T., Branding and Marketing
The Meditation Retreat begins on Friday evening with personal instruction from a certified teacher. Many people have found that learning in person makes a huge difference over learning online, due to the experiential nature of meditation. Over the next few days, you’ll enjoy interactive sessions with plenty of time to ask questions and practice. After the weekend, your teacher will continue to be available to answer your questions about your practice, even after the course!
This meditation is effortless and enjoyable both to learn and practice. The technique can be learned by anyone, does not involve a change in belief or lifestyle and does not require that you have a naturally quiet or focused mind. During the practice, both mind and body relax into a state of deep and profound rest in which stress dissolves and inner peace unfolds.
During your stay, you have time for personal R & R also. Whether you want to explore forest trails, enjoy a free pottery class, release stress with a spa therapy or bask in the fresh mountain air, the choice is yours.
The Kaya Kalpa add-on combines authentic Ayurveda with the best of the Art of Living for rejuvenation on all levels, body, mind and spirit. Offered at a discounted rate to participants, the recommended Ayurveda treatment for this retreat is a Shirodhara Relaxation Therapy, “Shiro” for short.
Session 1, Friday evening, 7:00 pm – 8:30pm: A Fresh Look at Meditation
Session 2, Saturday morning, 7:30 am – 8:30 am: Morning Yoga
Session 3, Saturday morning, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Finding Stillness Within
Session 4, Saturday evening, 5:15 pm – 6 pm: Group Practice
Session 5, Sunday morning, 7:30 am – 8:30 am: Morning Yoga
Session 6, Sunday morning, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Taking Our Practice Home
Optional Saturday Activities:
Guided Nature Walk: 1:30-2:30pm or 3-4pm
Pottery Class: 2-3pm, 3-4pm or 4-5pm
Date & Time
Starts: Mar 31, 2017 07:30 PM
Ends: Apr 02, 2017 12:00 PM
Starting at $545
Includes room, meals & tuition