Journey to the Source: India 2020

 

 REGISTRATION FORM  >                                             The Chakra Institute's 43nd Annual 

Journey to the Source, India 2020

 with Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar

February 4th - 21th, 2020

Bangalore – Mysore –Rishkesh- Delhi

 

A unique pilgrimage, a self-inquiry with rare saints,
an inward journey through daily sadhana...

The Chakra Institute invites you to be with one of the most revered saints and to visit
 some of the most sacred destinations in India.

A golden opportunity to learn about Vedanta with 

Swami Atmanandendra Saraswati, the finest vedantic saint and scholar,  96 years of age. He
will address our questions, during our seven darshans (visits of blessing).
Mataji, his sister and a living model of Vedantic philosophy will also offer darshans.
Throughout the journey, Sri Shyamji will impart his teachings.

An exceptional journey, one that will offer extraordinary experiences. Your journey will begin on February 4th for Americans, and on the morning of the February 5th for Europeans .

Plan on arriving in Bengalore by early on the 6th morning (anytime on the 5th of February).The group will go on to Mysore, meeting with Swamiji and Mataji on February 7th. These meetings are the rarest opportunity to closely experience two saints who have dedicated their lives to their vedantic spiritual practice.

Mataji will present highly practical tools for daily living, through Vedanta. Their intimate ashram is situated in a peaceful environment outside of Mysore city.

In Mysore, reside at the Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center, a highly respected ayurvedic wellness institute. Organic meals are prepared to balance the tridoshas. Ayurvedic treatments are available by appointment.  

The institute's 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

 

Kesava Temple, Somnathpur

Chamunda Devi Temple,

On February 13th, we will depart for Rishikesh, one of India’s most sacred locales. We will visit Tapkashwara temple, and sit in the cave where Sri Shyamji had meetings with his Guruji.

Travel by car to profound spiritual locales, including Vashistha Gufa, the cave where Sri Ramji’s guru did his meditations, and to Devprayag, dating to the time of the Ramayana.

Here we will have a sacred ceremony. After the ceremony we may bathe at this sacred confluence of the eight rivers that melt into the magnificent Ganga (Ganges). It is said that a sacred bath at this confluence, after preparation with special prayers and offerings, may clear all of one’s past karmas, from all past lives.

Cost for this Journey, including air flights within India, is U.S $3,980(3264 Euros), exempting personal items.

To secure your registration:

Please send your non-refundable deposit of $500 (or 410Euro) no later than September 4th, The remaining balance of $3480 will be due on November 9.

Or pay in full by September 10th, $3,780  (or 3100 Euro),  which includes $200 discount.
Those submitting payments after September 10th, should pay $3,980.

Payment options:

Cash
Check or money order
Call +1-215-862-3768 (USA Center) to pay in advance by credit card,
(a 3% service charge will be applied)
Or request the bank information

Complete the registration form  and travel disclaimer (see above).
Send both documents by mail to with your non-refundable deposit to:
Chakra Institute, P.O. Box 34, New Hope, PA 18938 or scan to our email address here

Cancellations:

Cancellations must be received by Chakra Institute, Inc. in writing by December 14 for full refund excluding $500 deposit per person; 30 days prior to departure: 50% refund per person after non-refundable deposit of $500. No refunds will be possible after this date.

Return to Delhi on February 19th, for 2 nights at the historic Aurobindo Ashram,

with the Journey concluding on February 21th.

This Journey includes*:

* All land and air travels within India
* Lodging in 3-4-star hotels, including two nights at the Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi
* Three meals a day
* Unlimited bottled water

Items of a personal nature not included. 

The Journey does not include:

* Airfare to/from India
* Donations to Swamiji and to temples and * Tips

What to bring:

Modest clothing covering the torso and legs, and non-leather items,(for temple visits)
Bath towel and top sheet for the ashram 

Insurance: Please consult your own insurance agent. 

Changes

All rights are reserved by the Chakra Institute Inc. and the program directors to make substitutions and/or to modify the itinerary (including hotels/ashrams/other venues) as needed.