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Essence of Dharma Retreat

At the Banks of Maa Ganga, Uttarkashi

Registrations Open!

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May 11-16,2021

About the Program

The richness of Bharatiya parampara (Indian tradition) inspires people from all over the world. The core aspect of Bharatiya thought and life is Purushartha: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. The Purushartha provide a framework to pursue material life and pleasure within the dynamic boundaries of Dharma and keeping the larger purpose of Moksha in focus.
In modern times, leading a life guided by the purushartha can be quite challenging as we get pulled and swayed by various distractions, options and our own doubts.
To be able to gain a solid foundation and conviction in oneself and the Bharatiya thought process, the right environment and knowledge is needed. Uttarkashi, in the Himalayas provides the right ambience to discuss about Dharma, reflect on the principles and be in deep meditation for a fundamental transformation to happen. The program is designed with a gentle yet rigorous content aimed at bringing clarity of thought process and path forward for action.
~ Yogic Practices: Asana, Pranayama, Dharana, Dhyana
~ Vedanta: Introduction through the Prakarna Granthas (foundational texts of Vedanta)
~ Introduction to Indian Sciences: Astronomy, Ayurveda
~ Dharma Vichara : Mahabharata and Gita
Daily Schedule:
~ Ganga Snaanam
~ Guru Puja
~ Agni Kriya
~ Yogic Practices
~ Lecture sessions and discussions
~ Bhajans and Chants
~ Sabha: General discussions

Venue and Logistics

The retreat will be offered at a place close to Uttarkashi right on the banks of Maa Ganga. It is a less crowded place and ideal for Sadhana and Atma Vichara.

Travel: Participants can reach Rishikesh on their own. Transport to and from Rishikesh will be arranged as part of the program. The vehicle will leave Rishikesh on May 11 at 9.00 am and will reach Rishikesh back on May 16 at 8.30 pm. Those participating in the Essence oof Dharma Retreat and Himalayan Yatra will stay back in Uttarkashi and commence the yatra from Uttarkashi.

Stay: The location is away from the hustle bustle of main Uttarkashi.
Two options of accommodation are available:
~ Staying at a simple accommodation at ashram
~ Staying at a hotel close to the program venue
Food: Simple satvik food will be provided on all days of the program.

Program Fee

If you stay at ashram: Rs.5000 per person inclusive of travel to and from Rishikesh, boarding and lodging. The ashram has dorm type accommodation with simple and neat ambience. You may choose to bring your own tent as well to enjoy an outdoor stay.
If you stay at hotel: Rs. 9000 per person inclusive of travel to and from Rishikesh, boarding and lodging. This hotel has 4 people in a room accommodation.

Travel Guidelines to Rishikesh

Yatris have to reach Rishikesh on their own. Dehradun is the nearest airport to reach Rishikesh by Air. Alternatively, you can take a train or bus to Rishikesh from Delhi.

Age and Health Criteria

Age group: 20-60. School students must be accompanied by parents.
Health: It may be difficult to accommodate individuals with heart problems, epilepsy, severe blood pressure, neuro and cardiac issues.