SAMADHI YOGA JOURNEY IN SOUTH INDIA
March 15 to 26, 2024
Tamil Nadu, the heart of Southern India is the adobe of yogis who created many spiritual tools for human beings to reach their ultimate nature—Sat, Chit, Ananda, and Prem. The magnificent temples and places are the most obvious and powerful of these tools to awaken our spiritual strength and qualities.
We will visit places that are energized and that touch our being at the most fundamental level creating tremendous possibilities in our life. The impact of their energies has an everlasting presence in our entire being.
Sacchidanandaprem Associations offers you the great privilege of exploring the beauty and sacredness of some of South India’s most renowned sacred places. And learning the higher and most mystic techniques of spiritual life under the guidance of Sacchidanandaprem Acharya Swamin.
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Authentic Yoga, Meditation and Healing Rituals
Experiencing Inner Being through Silence
Adwaita Philosophy and Self-Study
Traveling to Sacred Places
Dancing with Sea Waves
Delicious South Indian Food
WHERE WE WILL VISIT
Day 1-2. Arriving at the Chennai Airport. Then leaving for Mahabalipuram is a town in the Chengalpattu district in the state of Tamil Nadu, best known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 7th- and 8th-century Spiritual Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.
Kanchipuram (On the way to Thiruvannamalai)
Kanchipuram is a Tamil word formed by combining two words “Kanchi” and “Puram” meaning “Brahma” and “residential place” respectively and located on the banks of the Vegavathy and Palar Rivers. The earliest references to Kanchipuram are found in the books of the Sanskrit by Patanjali, who lived between the 3rd BCE.
Day 3-5 Thiruvannamalai
Thiruvannamalai is a popular pilgrimage town, located on the foothills of Annamalai hills. The temple, inhabited by ancient and modern sages for thousands of years, is one of the Pancha Bhuta places (five ancient shrines built for sadhana around each of the five elements – fire, earth, water, air, and space). The Arunachaleshwara temple was built for the element of fire.
The Divine Arunachala hill leads to the Maharishi Ramana Ashram and Virupakshi Malai caves. It is in these caves that Ramana Maharshi spent over a decade in meditation and came to be known as Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi. Ramana Maharshi (30 December 1879 – 14 April 1950) was an Indian sage and jivanmukta (liberated being).
Day 6-7 Thanjavur
The Brihadeeswarar temple at Thanjavur is the pinnacle of Chola architecture. The most famous feature of this temple is the immense 66-meter-tall shikhara or central tower. The tower is capped by a single stone weighing almost 100 tons. Thanjavur is also famous for its cultural heritage.
Day 8-10 Madurai
Madurai is located on the banks of the river Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia and is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. This city was the capital of the Pandyan kingdom – initially at Korkai, around 600 BCE, and later moved to Koodal (the present Madurai) during the reign of Nedunj Cheliyan I.
Madurai is famous for its temples built by Pandyan and Madurai Nayak kings in the Dravidian style of architecture. It is also one of India’s most outstanding Hindu pilgrimage centers. Madurai is also called the City of Junctions (Koodal nagaram), City of Jasmine (Malligai maanagar), Temple city (Koil maanagar), City That Never Sleeps (Thoonga nagaram) and City of four junctions (Naanmada koodal).
And the last day in Auroville (Pondicherry) Beach
Auroville is a small town 6 km north of Pondicherry. This town was a vision of The Mother from Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry as it is an international town. The city was designed by architect Roger Anger. The township of Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics, and all nationalities. Auroville was founded as a project of Sri Aurobindo in 1968 by his disciple Mirra Alfassa, popularly called “The Mother”. About 2,000 people from 50 countries live in this planned village.
As Journey starts on March 15, it would be better to land at Chennai Airport, India on March 15 (So better to fly from your home on March 14). To return to your home flight ticket should be bought evening or night on March 26.
Účastníci z Česka a Slovenska sa môžu prihlásiť na Cestu do Himalájí alebo Južná India kontaktovaním: Zuzana Dobromila Bartovicová. Kontakt: +421 905 387 137
WHAT WE WILL DO
Divya Samadhi Yoga Sadhana is a unique opportunity to radically transform your life; it is nine days of integrated and joyful spiritual ritual and practice that enables you to personally experience the deepest level of your being and means of living enlightened.
The collective process facilitates retreat and promotes the emergence of pure consciousness in spiritual depth. You instantly feel the bliss and freedom of your infinite nature and recognize your wholeness and perfection. It awakens the cosmic creative energy inside you in an atmosphere of intensive silence.
The retreat approaches the most transformative spiritual exploration in your life through meditative practices of the ancient Vedic sciences, guided by an awakened master Sacchidanandaprem.
Through intentional practices uncover the inner wisdom, peace, infinite joy, and awareness that arises from the ultimate potential within. It cultivates the holistic well-being of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual states in your entire life.
Registration opens on 15 August 2023.
Donation € 950 per person, including retreat costs, breakfast, accommodation, transportation, and issuing the certification. Return flight tickets (from your home to Chennai) are not included. Flight ticket purchasing details: Arriving and departing place is the Chennai Airport. Buy a ticket that you land at Chennai Airport on 15 March. And the flight departure date should be on 26 March in the evening or 27 March morning.
When you are ready to register, please write to us: email@example.com, so we can further assist you with your registration.
Applications are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.
We will send you a confirmation of your registration within two days after receiving a non-refundable € 450 advance deposit via bank transfer.
If any travel restrictions due to the pandemic or a natural cause occur then we would have to postpone our journey for next time. In that case, your deposit money will be safe with us for the next Himalayas/South India Journey. Advance money would not be returned in cash or bank deposit.
If you need travel insurance for India, please arrange it on your own. Travel insurance is not included in our journey.
For delicious South Indian lunch and dinner, you can choose between several restaurants, for a minimum budget of € 3-5.
You will be staying in a hostel or hotel, in a shared room with 1/2 or more persons depending on the location.
We recommend you bring the following items: A small torch for light, normal shoes, and a personal medical kit. If possible do not bring a trolley bag/suitcase; the backpack is best to travel with. summer clothes you should bring some because the weather will be warm or hot. At the time of spiritual practice, please wear white clothes (if possible).
Temperature and weather conditions: Temperatures can be as high as 25 to 35 degrees Celsius.
Visa: To get your e-visa for 1 year within 48h you can go directly to this link: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html. It is better to apply for a one-year e-visa.
We can also assist you in the process (if it is not easy for you to apply online). This service is at the price of € 15 and the request should be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The journey and its program are not a holiday tour, but it is an opportunity for deep spiritual transformation that opens one up to higher dimensions of life.
For more information, you can write: email@example.com