RESIDENTIAL COURSE: The Path of the Disciple

Code: KC0007764
Duration: Weekend
Teacher: Arudra
An Indian proverb says: “When the disciple is ready, the Guru appears.” If it is time in your life to find your spiritual master, this program will help you get ready to recognize him/her. If you already know your spiritual master, this program will help you become a more perfect disciple.


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Openness to the guidance of the wise is essential for the spiritual aspirant.
Only by attunement with one of deep wisdom can a person acquire wisdom himself.”
—Swami Kriyananda

Our progress through life is due in large part to the various people who have taken on the role of being a guide and teacher. Starting with our parents, then our school teachers, then those whom we choose to guide, train and coach us in our life’s activities, we intuitively know that in order to grow we need guidance.
This program will give you a broad understanding of the guru-disciple relationship.

We will touch on these themes:
• Does everyone need a spiritual guide?
• Who is qualified to be a spiritual guide?
• What is the difference between a teacher/counselor/coach, and a spiritual guide?
• What is the difference between a follower, a student and a disciple?
• Am I ready to follow a spiritual master?
• Which path and which master are best for me?
• How to recognize your spiritual path and your spiritual master
• Who are the Masters of Self-realization?
• What is the Path of Kriya Yoga?

“The task of finding a true spiritual teacher is rendered easier, in a sense,
by the fact that God consciously answers the true devotee's prayers,
and sends him help according to his needs.
As a well-known saying puts it, "When the disciple is ready, the teacher appears."
—Swami Kriyananda

Your teacher:
Tyagi Arudra Slisko is of Croatian origin, but has lived in Italy for many years. From a young age, his thirst for understanding and his great interest in consciousness, understood as the fundamental reality, led him to explore meditation and spirituality, in search of of tools to live more and more in tune with that higher consciousness.

In 2008, after finishing his high school studies, he discovered Paramhansa Yogananda and his teachings and began his path as a disciple. Since then he has dedicated his life to living in contact with the Divine and to sharing with others the many practical ways to experience Him and bring Him into one's life.

Since 2009 he has been living in Italy, in the spiritual community of Ananda Assisi, founded and based on the teachings of Yogananda. At Ananda, in the yoga and meditation retreat, he leads classes on meditation, on Superconsciousness, on intuition and on how to spiritualize and transform one's consciousness by sharing the principles and tools that have changed his life. Aside from his service at the guest retreat, he also serves as coordinator of the Ananda meditation groups in Eastern Europe and also as a minister and kriyacharya (person authorized to pass on initiation in the sacred technique of Kriya Yoga).

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The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is 240 euros (120 euros per day)* in a single room, 180 euros (90 euros per day)* in a double room and 160 euros (80 euros per day)* in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

* Price of membership card not included (18€)

17:30 – 19:30 Spiritual Practices
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Orientation

7:00-8:45 Morning spiritual practices
8:45 Breakfast in silence
11:00-13:30 Morning lesson
13:30 Lunch
16:15 - 17:30 Ananda Yoga
17:45-19:30 Energization and meditation or lesson in the spiritual practices
19:30 Dinner in silence
20:30 Evening program

7:00-8:45 Morning spiritual practices
8:45 Breakfast
10:00- 11:15 Morning lesson
11:30 Sunday satsang and Festival of Light
13:30 Lunch

Gli Esercizi di Ricarica di Paramhansa Yogananda - Libro con DVD di Paramhansa Yogananda, a cura di Jayadev Jaerschky

Poster "Gli Esercizi di Ricarica" di Paramhansa Yogananda


The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is 240 euros (120 euros per day)* in a single room, 180 euros (90 euros per day)* in a double room and 160 euros (80 euros per day)* in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

We will offer you:
-Full board from the evening of arrival to lunch on the day of departure
-All meditations and guided sadhana
-Ananda Yoga classes
-The course and materials (if any)
-The essentials for your practice: meditation cushions, yoga mats, Aum-board
-Kirtan and other evening programs

* Price of membership card not included (18€)

Accommodation: information and prices

To facilitate your booking, you can calculate the price of board and lodging with this simple calculator.
To get the total price (with the course price included) you can go to the edition of the course that interests you.

Cost table

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 ( 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.

Training paths

Per chi prende l'iniziazione al Terzo e Quarto Kriya PER LA PRIMA VOLTA

"Ogni samskara costituisce un sottile vortice di energia. Ci sono innumerevoli vortici di questo tipo nella spina dorsale... L’energia di questi vortici, quando è resa libera di fluire verso l’alto, contribuisce a produrre un potente fiume di energia, di fronte al quale non può porsi nessun ostacolo." Swami Kriyananda

Questa iniziazione prevede la presenza di Nayaswami Jyotish e Devi.

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Per tutti i Kriyaban che hanno già ricevuto l’iniziazione al Primo Kriya, e non hanno l'intenzione di prendere un'iniziazione superiore.

"Se il Kriya Yoga viene praticato con un senso di sintonia interiore con il proprio guru, esso ci porta rapidamente all'illuminazione". —Swami Kriyananda

Benvenuti Kriyaban! Speriamo che possiate venire per questo weekend lungo dedicato ad approfondire la nostra sintonia con i Maestri.
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