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Swami Vishnudevananda Mahasamadhi and Jalasamadhi

Wednesday, November 8 – Saturday, November 11, 2017
Free tuition plus accommodations (see below for prices)

Description

For these 3 days, we will honor Swami Vishnudevananda with pujas, chanting of His names, kirtan and telling stories of His life. We will also show a video about His boundary-breaking peace missions. Donations, flowers, prasads are welcome and encouraged.

Swami Vishnudevananda was the founder of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers. He founded the True World Order, which was his peace mission that to this offers the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC). Swami Vishnudevananda felt the need to train the future leaders and responsible citizens of the world in yogic disciplines. True brotherhood and peace can exist only when there are strong, self-controlled leaders and citizens in possession of an inner awareness of peace.

Swami Vishnudevananda used to say, “Before you can change the world, first you have to change yourself. The only way to change society is like changing a cotton cloth to a silk one – by changing each thread one by one”. Through this vast network of Yoga teachers, the social fiber is changing.

Swami Vishnudevananda left his body and attained Mahasamadhi on November 9, 1993. His body was placed into the Ganga (Ganges River) at the Sivananda Kutir near Uttarkashi; this is known as Jala-samadhi. He left behind him a worldwide organization with 7 Ashrams and 20 Centres plus many affiliated Centres and teachers dedicated to propagating the ancient and timeless wisdom of yoga.

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, November 8th

Arrival Day

8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12-4pm Free Time
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Thursday, November 9th

6-8am Satsang: Swami Vishnudevananda Mahasamadhi Puja Workshop
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12-4pm Free Time
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Friday, November 10th

6-8am Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture 
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12-4pm Free Time
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7-8pm Free Time
8-10pm Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture

Saturday, November 11th

6-8am Satsang: meditation, chanting and lecture 
8-10am Yoga Class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12-4pm Free Time
4-6pm Yoga Class
6pm Dinner
7pm: Swami Vishnudevananda Jalasamadhi and Teaching Training Course (TTC) Graduation Feast
8-10pm Satsang: Swami Vishnudevananda Jalasamadhi Puja and TTC Graduation Ceremony

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: Arrive before 7PM on November 8th if you wish to attend the morning Puja on the 9th.
Departure: Depart any time last day of event or stay longer.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on the first Day making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.

What to Bring

Slip on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight. All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Registration

To Register for this event click the "Register" Button.

Choose the dates you wish to stay.

◻ STEP 1 - CREATE ONLINE USER ID AND PASSWORD
◻ STEP 2 - FILL OUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
◻ STEP 3 - WILL ANYBODY JOIN YOU?
◻ STEP 4 - CHOOSE ACCOMMODATION OPTION
◻ STEP 5 - MAKE DEPOSIT AND PAY ONLINE WITH PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARDAccommodation Prices and Photos

Tenting: $50/night

Om Cabins
 - Dorm: $65/night per person
 - Double: $85/night per person
 - Single: $130/night

Siva Cabins
 - Double: $120/night per person
 - Single: $170/night

Deluxe Shanti Cabins 
- Triple: $120/night per person
- Double: $160/night per person
- Single: $240/night
- Family of two: $280/night per family
- Family of three: $320/night per family

Accommodation Discounts: Seniors (60+) 10% & Students 10%

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