• $50.00 to $200.00 – sliding scale

Dates and Pricing
November 25 - 29, 2020
Sliding Scale: $50 - 200
Individual workshops are available as well - single sessions.
Recordings will also be available

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Thanksgiving Weekend Interfaith Symposium

with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Swaroopananda, Anam Thubten, Brother Rolph Fernandes, Rabbi Prof. Alan Brill, Srinivasan, Swami Jnaneswariananda, Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT (Saraswati Devi), Dr. Fred Luskin, Shani Robins, Ph.D., Swami Dharmananda, Swami Adi Parashaktiananda, Swami Vashistananda and Swami Sivasankariananda

November 25 - 29, 2020

In these global disturbed times, we thought to combine our efforts in meditation and prayers for a world in peace and ascending to wisdom. We pray that this Interfaith event will help us to connect with ourselves and each other.

During this Thanksgiving weekend, join the Yoga Farm as we bring together many special presenters from different spiritual backgrounds. Find out the common thread that unites all these different paths through a weekend of Yoga, Meditation, Music, and Deep Listening. Recognize our Unity of Consciousness while bridging our diverse religious cultures and backgrounds.

The Paths are many but the Truth is One! The Names are Many but God is One!

Daily Schedule

* all times are listed in pacific time-zone
** Yoga Classes daily from 8-10 am & 4:00 – 5:30 pm 

Wednesday, November 25
6 – 9:00 am – PUJA – “Honoring shastapurti of Swami Sivasankari. A special puja celebrating 60 years” – Swami Vasishtananda
12 – 1:00 pm – “Make your home into a yoga retreat” – Swami Dharmananda
1 – 2:00 pm – “Thanksgiving Cooking Workshop” with Mahalakshmi
2 – 3:30 pm – HOMA – “Honoring shastapurti of Swami Sivasankari. A special puja celebrating 60 years” – Swami Vasishtananda
5:30 – 7 pm – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “60 years Blessings of Jupiter” – Swami Sitaramananda

Thursday, November 26
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang and lecture on “Sivananda 4 paths to meditation” – Swami Sitaramananda
12 – 1:30 pm – “Hatha Yoga workshop – Benefits of hatha yoga for meditation students” – Swami Adiparashaktiananda
2 – 3:30 pm –  “Judaism & Meditation” – Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill
5:30 – 7 pm – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Service as Love in expression” – Swami Sivasankariananda

Friday, November 27
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Essence of Srimad Bhagavatam” – Srinivasan
12 – 1:30 pm –  “Tibetan Buddhist Way of Meditation” – Anam Thubten
2 – 3:30 pm – “Unity in Diversity, the teaching of Vedanta according to Swami Sivananda” – Swami Jnaneswariananda
5:30 – 7 pm – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Forgiveness Therapy” – Fred Luskin

Saturday, November 28
6 – 7:30 am – Satsang: Meditation, Chanting, & Talk on “Questions and Answers” with Swami Swaroopananda
12 – 1:30 pm – “How to increase self awareness” – Swami Vashistananda
2 – 3:30 pm – “Wisdom Therapy” – Shani Robins
5:30 – 7 pm – “Satsang & Nada Yoga Concert” – Silvia Nakkach

Sunday, November 29
5:30 – 6:30 am – “Classical Vietnamese tea meditation and Vietnamese songs on meditation on the breath” – Swami Sitaramananda & VN staff
6:45 – 8:15 am – “Heart of Christianity life of saints or prayers of Saint Francis. ” – Brother Rolph

Dates and Pricing
November 25 – 29, 2020
Sliding Scale: $50 – 200
Individual workshops are available as well – REGISTER
Recordings will also be available


Swami Sitaramananda
Swami Sitaramananda is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers and is director of the Sivananda Yoga Farm, California and the Sivananda Yoga Resort and Training Center, Vietnam.  She is acharya of China, Taiwan, and Japan as well. Swamiji is the organizer and teacher of…
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Swami Swaroopananda
Swami Swaroopananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. A practicing yogi from a very young age, Swami Swaroopananda has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of yoga. He taught in Yoga Teacher Training Courses around the world and is currently teaching advanced yoga philosophy courses…
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Anam Thubten
Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Lama Tsurlo, Khenpo Chopel, and Lama Garwang. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching…
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Brother Rolph Fernandes
Brother Rolph Fernandes for 43 years has been a Franciscan Monk.  All these years of prayer and meditation, interactions with many saints and sages of the East and West and his commitment to discover Gods presence has shaped him into a being of deep compassion and wisdom.
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Rabbi Prof. Alan Brill
Rabbi Prof. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, where he teaches Jewish studies in the Department of Religion and the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program. Brill received his B.A., M.A. and Ordination from Yeshiva University and his Ph.D. from the Department…
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Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and Acharya (senior teacher) in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers organization, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. An internationally recognized teacher of Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, Srinivasan served and studied with…
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Swami Jnaneswariananda
Swami Jnaneswariananda joined the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in 1995 and has been director of centers and ashrams in Canada and Italy. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, and Vedanta at Teacher Training Courses in North America, Italy and India. Swami Jnaneswariananda took vows of Sannyas in 2001.…
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Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT (Saraswati Devi)
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT (Saraswati Devi), is a Grammy-nominated musician and a renowned vocal artist. She is a former clinical psychologist, an author, a world-wide sound and music educator, and a Nada Yoga scholar and yogini. She is a pioneer in the field of sound and music therapies,…
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Dr. Fred Luskin
Dr. Luskin holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University. He is Co-Director of the Stanford-Northern Ireland HOPE Project, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on the victims of political violence. He served as Director…
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Shani Robins, Ph.D.
Shani Robins, Ph.D. pioneered the field of Wisdom Therapy TM in 1998.  He is a licensed Psychologist (PSY18795) by the California Board of Psychology and is the founder and director of the Wisdom Therapy Institute since 2000. He is an instructor at Stanford University Medical School’s Health Improvement…
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Swami Dharmananda
Swami Dharmananda is assistant director of the Yoga Farm and is in charge of the Karma Yoga program.  He is a faculty of the Sivananda Institute of Health (SIHY) and is one of the main teachers of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation at the Ashram. He took sannyas vows…
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Swami Adi Parashaktiananda
Swami Adi Parashaktiananda is a dedicated Sadhak and Hatha Yoga practitioner and teacher, graduated from Sivananda Teachers Training Course in 2007 at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. He took the first monastic vow from Sivananda lineage in 2011 and has been traveling yearly to…
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Swami Vashistananda
Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala and has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014 and does ceremonies at all the ashram temples and shrines.  Swamiji…
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Swami Sivasankariananda
Swami Sivasankariananda, director of the Los Angeles Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, served as director of the San Francisco Center from February of 2015 to September 2019. She returns to LA where she lived for 20+ years. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there…
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