Course: RESIDENTIAL COURSE: A New Tomorrow: New Year at Ananda
Celebrate the New Year with Ananda: an occasion always dear to our hearts, and this year even more so! Let's get ready to let go of what is no longer necessary and make room for the wonderful new chapter that awaits us... Happy 2023!
What would you like to let go of? What would you like to resolve or complete? How would you like to experience the coming year?
Open wide the doors to divine grace to receive guidance, support and strength!
The teaching of the great spiritual Masters tells us that we have the power to cooperate with divine design to manifest our highest reality. And it tells us that the future is in our hands, filled with opportunities, if we listen and follow our inner guidance.
Let's find out in this very special weekend with the traditional magical, inspiring and sparkling evening of December 31st.
Let's start preparing ourselves with this excerpt from Swami Kriyananda's 2007-2008 New Year's speech, never as today his words resonate in our hearts, full of wisdom, truth and infinite love:
including the wounds they may have inflicted upon you, for even those wounds will push you closer to your salvation.
Be as kind to everyone as you would like them to be to you. Regard every stranger as a loved one,
Consider every stranger as a dear friend, for he really is, in God.
Do not hold grudges, but rather dwell in the thought that everyone on earth, whether they know it or not,
are trying to reach the same ultimate goal: eternal bliss in God.
Laugh inwardly with God for every wrong, every misunderstanding, every derogatory word or gesture you receive.
No one owes you anything.
You owe everything you have and everything you are to God! Love Him above all else.
And try to share His love with everyone."
The total price of your all-inclusive stay is 216 euros per person (108 euros per day)* if you are in a single room or 160 euros per person (80 euros per day)* in a room shared only with whom you indicate.
We have prepared for you a little guide that you can download and that will help us to welcome you in the best way. You can find it in the MATERIALS section.
* Price of membership card not included (18€)
General Programme; there may be variations
Friday 30 December
17:30 – 19:30 Spiritual Practices
Saturday 31 December
7:00-8:45 Morning spiritual practices
8:45 Breakfast in silence
16:00 - 17:30 Lesson
17:45-19:30 Energization and meditation or lesson in the spiritual practices
19:30 Festive Dinner
21:30 New Year's Eve celebration
Sunday 1 January
6:30-9:00 Morning spiritual practices
9:00 Festive Breakfast
11:00 New Year's message
11:45 Sunday satsang and Festival of Light
We will offer you:
- full board on 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
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.