ONLINE EVENT: The Power of Satsang
A Weekend Retreat for English-speaking meditation groups and devotees everywhere
A moment of union, reunion and communion with all devotees who draw inspiration from Ananda and the path of Self-realization. This course is entirely in English.
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Years ago, when Swami Kriyananda was still in the body, there used to be regular retreats at Ananda Assisi for meditation groups from all over Europe to celebrate Satsang with a full immersion into the teachings. Last year we felt inwardly guided by him to take up this tradition once more. The space-annihilating Dwapara Yuga technology now makes it easy to reunite even under the current circumstances.
It began in March with a weekend retreat online for Italian devotees: nearly 200 people attended, participating together in meditations, yoga, inspiring classes and discussions, and the Sunday morning satsang: each devotee was able to connect on a deep level, from the comfort of his own home.
Now we are ready to gather again with Ananda’s English-speaking family, spread widely through most countries in Europe: our deep connection as a spiritual family will generate a magnetism that is much needed to uplift the consciousness of the planet.
Our sacred meeting place will be a Youtube platform where speakers will communicate with all those present through short classes and by answering questions.
Saturday’s program begins with morning yoga and meditation, guided by Jayadev, and continues after breakfast with talks by Darshan, Kirtani and Anand, Shivani and Jayadev. In the evening there will be a kirtan.
On Sunday morning, after the morning sadhana guided by Sahaja, classes continue with Arudra and Mahiya, again with ample time for questions and answers by our speakers.
The event will close with Sunday Satsang given by Uma and Arudra.
Join us in a feast of spiritual regeneration!
We are looking forward to sharing with you!
For the times of the events, see the GENERAL PROGRAM below.
How the weekend will be organized:
6.30 sadhana and purification ceremony with Darshan
Morning program 10.00-13.30
Darshan: opening the power of satsang: the history of meditation groups in the Yoganandas work in the West
Shivani: how to be a channel of Light in hard times
Kirtani and Anand: the community solution
Questions and Answers
7.00 - 8.45 long medition guided by Gitanjali
9.45 - 11.15 Arudra and Mahiya about community life, attunement to the subtle ray of Ananda
Questions and Answers with the speakers
11.45 - 13.00 Sunday Service: Uma and Arudra
For this online course we use the video-call platform Zoom that gives us the opportunity to interact at a distance. When you sign-up for the course you will receive a email with detailed instruction and explanation.
** In the mail you will find a video showing you how to download zoom and access the course (if you try before the start of the course you will get to a screen with the words "Wait for the host to start this meeting”)
*** If you have never used Zoom and want technical assistance, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 4 hours of the start of the course, after which we will not guarantee to receive technical assistance.
To utilize our services, it is necessary to purchase an Association membership, which costs 18 euros. This membership card is not included in the price of the course and is valid for a year from the date it is issued. You can use it to access our online courses and also when you come to Ananda. We hope to see you soon here!
Ananda Associazione is an Amateur Sports Non-Profit Association (affiliated with CO.N.A.C.R.E.I.S and C.S.E.N.) dedicated to promoting social welfare through the practices of yoga, meditation and Self-realisation. According to Italian law, Ananda’s programmes and hospitality can be offered only to 'association members'.
Anyone who supports the ideals of Self-realisation, world brotherhood, and physical, mental and spiritual harmony through meditation, yoga and service is welcome. Members pay an annual membership fee of 18 euro, valid 12 months from the application date. The income from Ananda activities is used exclusively to promote the association’s legally-recognised goals.
Accommodation: information and prices
Attention: During the Covid-19 period the prices below are no longer applicable. The correct all-inclusive price for each course can be found on its individual page.
|Single room with bathroom||€ 72.00|
|Single without bathroom||€ 61.00|
|Double room with bathroom||€ 56.00|
|Double without bathroom||€ 48.00|
|Triple room with bathroom||€ 48.00|
|Triple without bathroom||€ 41.00|
|Dormitory (4-5 beds)||€ 36.00|
Note: To the price of lodging and food, you have to add the price of the seminar, that includes all activities: Energization Exercises Lessons, yoga and meditation and evening activities (on most evenings).
Payments can be made in cash, by Eurocheck, credit card (MasterCard and Visa), Bancomat. We can’t accept cash over 1000.00 euros.
Next time you come to Ananda, sign up for the program Yoga in Action to get a taste of community service and receive a discount on the cost of the course. You can choose the option Yoga in Action for any course where this program is available and you can continue with this option as long as you wish. Your service project might change each day.
When we learn to serve with the right attitude, this is a spiritual practice and is called Karma Yoga. The daily practice of Karma Yoga is a joyful and practical spiritual discipline that will benefit every aspect of your life.
At Ananda, there are two levels of the Yoga in Action option:
Yoga in Action Level 1
75€/course of 5 days
With Level 1, you will serve for a period of one and a half hours. This experience gives you a chance to contribute to the beautiful atmosphere of Ananda.
Yoga in Action Level 2
35€/course of 5 days
Yoga in Action Level 2 is only available if you have had prior experience of the Yoga in Action Level 1 option, or any of the Community Living Programs. With Level 2, you will serve for a period of three hours, split into two periods of daily service.
How to Register for This Program
In the page of the course you want to participate to, you will find, if available, the special price of the course with Yoga in action level 1 and 2. When you sign-up on the website or call or write us to book the course, just indicate that you wish to participate to the Yoga in Action Level 1 or 2 program. It’s that easy. Once you arrive at Ananda you will need also to complete a Yoga in Action Form and return it to our reception office.
How to book
You may make your reservation directly here on the website or by phone (+39 0742 813620) or email (email@example.com). Your booking needs to be confirmed by our reception office. For courses held online, there is no need to indicate the details of your stay (date of arrival, departure…).
For courses held at our center in Assisi, please indicate your arrival and departure dates and times, the program you wish to attend, your preferred accommodation, your address, phone and email. If you need to modify your reservation, please inform us at least one week in advance.
Our reception office is open from:
Monday to Saturday 9:30-1:30pm, 2:30-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30am, 2:30-5:30pm
For on-site courses, the programmes start on the evening of the day indicated.
If you cannot arrive during office hours, please let us know in advance.
Please contact us to check what translations are available. Courses, both on-site and online, may be cancelled if there are fewer than five participants.
In the particular historical moment that we are experiencing, even our relationships seem to be severely tested. Both absence and forced coexistence tend to bring up unresolved emotions, tensions and knots, often difficult to deal with. The tradition of Yoga reminds us that we have a real "first aid kit" inside us, with everything necessary to bring balance and harmony in ourselves and in our relationships.How to find calm and centering in times of turbulence
This course is offered in Italian only. For information, see our Italian site.