Journey to the Source: India 2018

 

Journey to the Source, India
With Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar

February12(13)-March, 2018


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Bangalore – Mysore – Delhi – Nainital – Almora

A unique pilgrimage,

a Self-Inquiry with rare saints,

an inward journey through daily Sadhana.

 

A golden opportunity to learn about Vedanta from one of the greatest spiritual teachers ever. Swami Atmanandendra Saraswati, 95 years of age, will answer our questions. Six darshans (visits of blessing), from February 15th to the 20th. Mataji, a living model of Vedantic philosophy, will also be available for darshans. Their intimate ashram is situated in a peaceful environment outside of Mysore. 

 

During the journey, Sri Shyamji will impart his teachings and extraordinary sacred sounds, whenever possible.

 

February 13: Bangalore


Arrive at Bangalore to stay in a single room at the pure vegetarian, Sai Vishram hotel, where you can relax in an Ayurvedic spa with a swimming pool.

 

February 15 - 20: Mysore

 


Depart for the magnificent and historic city of Mysore. Receive extraordinary commentaries on Vedanta with Swamiji Atmanandendra Saraswati, the finest vedantic saint and scholar.  Mataji, his sister, will present a practical approach to daily living through the tools of Vedanta.

Reside at the Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center, a highly respected ayurvedic wellness institute. Organic meals are prepared to balance tridoshas. Ayurvedic treatments are also available by appointment.   Here in the large, air-conditioned rooms, designed according to the principles of Vatsu, will be shared. A few smaller single non-A/C rooms with a ceiling fans are also available by advance request.

February 20 - 28:

Nainital-Almora-Delhi

Return for the night to Delhi to catch first-class train/taxi the next morning to the beautiful Himalayan Aurobindo Ashram outside of Nainital (lake shaped as an eye) area. Enjoy single rooms in a climate of 50 – 80 degrees.

Here, we will take darshan (blessing) in two important temples. In Almora, Ksar Devi, a form of Durga, who does not allow negative tendencies to rule within the doorway to our heart chakra.

Kasar Devi first became known, when in the 1890s, Swami Vivekananda visited and meditated, and has mentioned his experience in his diaries. 

In the 1930s, Danish mystic Sunyata Baba (Alfred Sorensen) lived here for over three decades. Mystic-saint Anandamayi Ma also visited Kasar Devi. Famed writer D. H. Lawrence spent two summers here.

The temple dates back to the 2nd century CE. It has been found to be of special importance because the region around this temple has enormous geomagnetic field, as this temple comes under the Van Allen Belt. The causes behind the formation of this belt have been researched by NASA for the last two years.

People who have meditated at Kasar Devi including our Sri Shyamji (who made a documentary ”DARSHAN” there) have expressed a degree of higher rejuvenation and have attached special importance to it.

 

February 24:

Almora

Enjoy a one-night stay in Almora, known as the temple town.   

It has over 124 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. We will visit the very famous Jageshwara Temple, (dating 9th to 13th century AD). Situated at an elevation of 1870 meters above the sea level, this temple is believed to host the Nagesh Jyotir linga, one of the twelve in India where great the God Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light.


 

February 27:

Return to Delhi to stay at the Aurobindo Ashram and explore historical Delhi.

This Journey concludes on March 1 and another begins…expect a transformation!

The trip includes*

  • All land and air travels within India
  • Lodging in 3-5 star hotels, including five nights at the Nainital Aurobindo Ashram
  • Three meals a day
  • Workshops
  • Tips
  • Unlimited bottled water 

*Items of a personal nature not included: laundry  

The trip does not include:

Airfare to/from India

Donations to Swamiji and temples

Program costs: $3,950(U.S.)

Save $200 (U.S.)  to pay $3,750 (U.S.), if full payment

is received by or before November 15th, 2017

To apply and register

Complete the registration form (attached) and travel disclaimer at: www.ChakraInstitute.com

Send both documents with $1,000 (U.S.) non-refundable deposit by November 15th, to:

Chakra Institute,  P.O. Box 34, New Hope, PA 18938

                                      
For availability and reservation contact Chakra Instute by email or call at  215-862-3768.

Suggestions

U.S. participants may depart for Bangalore on February 12th,

Europeans on the morning of February 13th.