Guru Puja 1

Learn a traditional ceremony of gratitude

Bhanumati Narasimhan

Boone, North Carolina

July 8 – 15

Bhanumati Narasimhan

July 8 – 15
From:
$1,085
Includes Tuition, Room and Board for 7 nights
(Early Bird Ends: Wed June 26 at 11:55pm PST)
July 8 – 15
July 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Retreat Type
Art of LivingArt of Living
Featured PresentersFeatured Presenters
Meditation & MindfulnessMeditation & Mindfulness
Self DiscoverySelf Discovery
SpiritualSpiritual
Sri SriSri Sri

Description

Puja 1


Guru Puja is a traditional ceremony of gratitude honoring the lineage of spiritual Masters who have been the custodians of the knowledge of the Self. Under the loving guidance of Bhanu, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s sister, one learns to chant and perform the Guru Puja. Chanting the Guru Puja unites our minds with this tradition of Masters. Many participants report an experience of the presence of Divinity during the course and from performing the Puja. The course also includes beautiful ancient knowledge, lovely guru stories and a profound feeling of the presence of these great Masters.


The Guru Puja Course is in two parts:

Phase One:  During Part 1 you learn the chanting of the puja and explore the mysteries of Vedic Knowledge and traditions.


Prerequisite for Puja 1:
 

  • Art of Living Teacher  or
  • VTP / DSN course  + Two Art Of Living Silence Retreat + Sahaj Samadhi Meditation course or
  • Four Art of Living Silence Retreat + Sahaj Samadhi Meditation course

Presenters

Bhanu's bio image

Bhanumathi Narasimhan

Bhanumathi Narasimhan is the sister of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, humanitarian leader and ambassador of peace, and shares his vision for a stress-free violence-free world.Bhanumathi is the Chairperson of Women’s Welfare and Child Care programs of the The Art of Living, a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO engaged in bringing stress relief and service initiatives in 155 countries. She has deep roots in spirituality and a broad vision for service to humanity. For over three decades, she has been committed to bringing a positive social transformation with a focus on education, environment and women empowerment. Enabling people to handle their negative emotions and stress with meditation and breathing techniques, she has helped them regain their self-confidence and come to the forefront to take responsibility for a harmonious society through service.

Rooms & Pricing

Self Arranged Accommodation

$910

Price only Includes Tuition

If you are making your own arrangement to stay please register selecting SELF-ARRANGED Accommodation.

Onsite Hotel Rooms**

$910
– Price only Includes Tuition.  Onsite Hotel Room Rates range from $149 – $300 per night
 

If you wish to reserve the Hotel Room located at the ArtLivingving Retreat Center…

  • A limted quantity of rooms, reserved for those registered for courses
  • Please register selecting Hotel Room at Retreat Center accommodation option, then
  • Please fill out the HOTEL ROOM FORM.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

$1,400

Includes Tuition, Room and Board

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath. One other person of the same gender will share the room with you. 

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

$1,190

Includes Tuition, Room and Board

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath. Two more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

Shared Retreat Room (4 People)

$1,085

Includes Tuition, Room and Board

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath.  Three more people of the same gender will share the room with you.

To enhance the experience of your course and events, we highly encourage you to book housing on Center premises. Please note:


-When you register, please select appropriate housing option.

-Limited rooms are available on first come, first serve basis.

-Men and women will be housed separately.

-Limited shared housing are available for physically challenged participants on first come, first serve basis. Please email us at [email protected]

-Limited family housing is available on first come, first serve basis for families with children who are under the age of 18. Please email us at [email protected] for more information.

-If you are making your own arrangement to stay please register selecting SELF-ARRANGED Accommodation.


FAMILY HOUSING


Please note that the family housing course package includes: course tuition, housing, and meals starting with dinner and ending with breakfast on the registered course check-in day
 through check out day. Please note that three meals will be served each day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

 

-While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, family housing is very limited, and is made available on first come first served basis without any guarantee of availability.  Please reserve early to ensure availability.

-Family housing is only applicable to families with minor children under the age of 18.

-For participants aged 18 years and older, men and women will be housed separately at the Art of Living Retreat Center.

-All family members staying in family housing should be registered for courses.

-Housing is provided on a quad sharing basis.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

-If you are making your own arrangement to stay, please register selecting SELF-ARRANGED Accommodation.


HOW TO REGISTER FOR FAMILY HOUSING
(For families with minor children under the age of 18yrs)


Please register yourself and your family members for courses. Select the appropriate housing option when you register.

-After you register all members of your family, please fill out the FAMILY HOUSING FORM. This will help us assign all members of the family together in a room.

-Children under 5yrs of age, need to be registered for Angels program but can stay on premises at No Charge if they are co-sleeping with the parent.

Email [email protected] for more information.


REQUEST & RESERVE HOTEL ROOM AT THE RETREAT CENTER

If you wish to reserve a Hotel Room located at the Art of living Retreat Center

First register selecting Hotel Room Request at Retreat Center accommodation option, then

Fill out the HOTEL ROOM FORM. (room rates in the form)

Please note that your course registration does not include your room charges. You will have to pay for the hotel room separately once your hotel room request is approved.

Once we receive your form, we will send you a payment link for your hotel reservation. Please note that filling the hotel form does not guarantee hotel accommodation.

 

Hotel Room at Retreat Center Cancellation Policy

  1. Written request for hotel room cancellation received up to 7 days before the program start date – Full refund.
  2. Written request for hotel room cancellation received 7 days or less before the program start date – Full refund minus one night hotel room charge.
  3. No shows – No refunds.

**Please note that filling the hotel form does not guarantee hotel accommodation.

Schedule

  • CHECK IN: July 8th, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    COURSE STARTS:  July 9th, 7:00am

    COURSE ENDS:  July 14th with Guru Purnima Celebrations

    CHECK OUT: July 15th, by 9:00am (during breakfast break)

    • Please make your travel plans according to the check in and check out information provided.
    • Please reserve extra night(s) stay for early arrival or late departure during registration.

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, NC 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in a pristine natural setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina. Set amidst 380 acres of pristine forest high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a tranquil sanctuary. The perfect place to begin your journey to wellness. *NOTE* Please avoid using GPS…It will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Use directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

2 Hours by car without traffic

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

SHUTTLE SERVICE

  • Airport shuttles are available between Charlotte Airport and Boone.
  • Please arrive at the Charlotte Airport at least one hour before your shuttle departure from CLT to Boone.
  • Pick up will be from Charlotte Airport baggage claim area D.
  • Please take into account the transit time of 2.5 hours between CLT and Boone while you make your flight reservations.
  • Shuttle reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable for another time.
  •  

Airport shuttles between Charlotte Airport and Boone:

Options For July 7th, 2019

9:00 AM (Register Here)

1:00 PM  (Register Here)

4:00 PM (Register Here)

Options For July 11th, 2019

4:00 PM (Register Here)

Airport shuttle from Boone to Charlotte Airport:

Options For July 15th, 2019

7:00 AM (Register Here)

9:30 AM (Register Here)

PARKING INFORMATION & PARKING PERMIT

  • Parking at the Retreat Center is available but is very limited.
  • Carpooling is strongly encouraged, and parking preference at the Center will be given to course participants with 3 or more people per car.
  • Only cars that have a parking permit will be allowed to park on Center premises.
  • Visit our Forums Page (coming soon) to find carpool buddies.
  • Security personnel, stationed at the Center entrance, will hand you the parking permits upon arrival at the Center.
  • Cars without permits or not parked in designated spots may be towed at operator’s expense.

CARPOOLING FORUMS PAGE

FAQs

Cancellation Policy

  • For written cancellation requests received up to 10 days before the course start date, we will provide a refund of the course fee and expenses, subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • For written cancellation requests received 10 days or less before the program starts, the program expenses are not refundable.  The VVM course fee refundable subject to a $100 cancellation fee
  • No shows for ANY program: No refunds or credits will be given.

Please note:

Any exceptions to the policy e.g. in the case of medical emergency will require a written request along with submission of a letter from physician or other relevant documentation; and will be considered by the administration once all documentation is provided. Exceptions are not guaranteed.

The course fee cannot be applied towards a future VVM program.

 

Youth Courses Cancellation Policy

  • For written cancellation requests received up to 10 days before the course start date, we will provide a refund of the course fee and expenses, subject to a $100 processing fee.
  • For written cancellation requests received 10 days or less before the program starts, the program expenses are not refundable. The VVM course fee is refundable subject to a $100 cancellation fee.
  • No shows for ANY program: No refunds or credits will be given.

Hotel Room at Retreat Center Cancellation Policy

  • Written request for hotel room cancellation received up to 7 days before the program start date – Full refund.
  • Written request for hotel room cancellation received 7 days or less before the program start date – Full refund minus one night hotel room charge.
  • No shows – No refunds.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however guests may enjoy these items in their rooms. That being said our property is always smoke-free.

From
$1,085
Includes Tuition, Room and Board for 7 nights
(Early Bird Ends: Wed June 26 at 11:55pm PST)

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