In our troubled times your meditation practice is vitally important. Your absorption in timeless inspirational passages enables you to tap into the source of courage and wisdom within you, and by weaving the eight points throughout your days, you support everyone around you. This retreat is designed to help you take your practice – and your contribution to others – to a new depth.
Immerse yourself in the spiritual life for a full week at our retreat house and Ramagiri Ashram in Tomales. This weeklong retreat helps you build the daily habit of studying Easwaran’s books and talks. You will be able to absorb yourself more profoundly in the passages that are shaping your practice, and share in the spiritually uplifting lifestyle that permeates our retreat house and Ramagiri Ashram. By dedicating a full week to your highest ideals – steeped in Easwaran’s teachings – you can go home with a new level of commitment to your supreme goal.
The theme of this retreat is “Changing Habits.”
Your mornings will include time for silent study followed by workshops that balance immersion in Easwaran’s teachings, extended mantram practice and absorption in passages, and interactive opportunities to practice using Easwaran’s teachings in real life situations. Your retreat group will focus on one of the eight points each day.
In the afternoons, you’ll have plenty of free time to integrate and balance your spiritual schedule with optional activities like rest and beach walks, as well as the opportunity to participate in select Ramagiri Ashram volunteer work and activities.
By the end of the week you’ll have
living in spiritual community and following a schedule that naturally slows and
focuses your mind
yourself in Easwaran’s books and talks
the benefits of a regular routine of morning and evening meditations, with the
other seven points woven in between
new ways of integrating the eight points into your life in the supportive company
of other passage meditators
a personal plan for taking aspects of this immersive experience home over the
in more depth your connection with Ramagiri Ashram and the BMCM and how your
own practice supports – and is supported by – Easwaran’s work.
If this program intrigues you and you have questions or are having difficulty meeting a pre-requisite, feel free to contact us and we’ll do our best to support you in meeting your goals.
presenters are longtime passage meditators and have completed a five-year
Note: The July Weeklong Retreat is for Affiliate or YA Cohort Program participants.