Nileshwar Shaktipat Meditation, Wellness & Spiritual Retreat Center

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About This Center

Nileshwar is a spiritual retreat center and the international hub for all of our curriculum of study offered in the region of Ohio, Western PA, NY. In addition, people from all over the world travel here for our weekend Shaktipat Blessing retreats, weekend wellness retreats and weeklong Shaktipat Meditation retreats.

Nileshwar (it means the abode of the Supreme Being) is our wonderful meditation retreat center located in the greater Youngstown area of Ohio. Nileshwar includes a large, bright and beautiful meditation hall with separate kitchen and dining area. Accommodations are provided for courses, weekend Shaktipat retreats and retreats of up to a week in length. Accommodations are also provided for short stays for people from out-of-town wanting to attend programs and mini courses, and to perform Guruseva. Additional accommodations are provided in nearby hotels. **The meditation hall is handicapped accessible.

The Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga curriculum is taught here. Nileshwar also serves as a spiritual retreat center for those wanting to spend time in Sadguru Kedarji’s company, basking in the solitude and serenity that comes with immersing oneself in meditation, chanting, selfless service, contemplative study and more. Sadguru Kedarji’s Shaktipat Blessing is offered here. Programs in health and wellness are also offered.

**Nileshwar retreat center is only a 60-minute drive from Pittsburgh, PA, 60 minutes or less from Venango and Mercer county, PA and 75 minutes from the greater Cleveland, OH area.

Nearby airports are Pittsburgh International airport, Youngstown/Warren regional airport and Cleveland Hopkins International airport – all within 60-90 minutes or less from our meditation retreat center.

The renowned Mill Creek Park is located just minutes away. The Mill Creek Nature Preserve is also nearby. Mill Creek Park is a metropolitan park located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is ranked as one of the largest parks located within the limits of a US city. With beautiful walking trails and open fields, it encompasses approximately 4400 acres with a variety of bridges, ponds, streams, well-tended gardens, and waterfalls.

This environment makes our Nileshwar retreat center a great place for solitude, meditation and the beauty of nature – in an area where all the necessary amenities are easily accessible.

Receiving Sadguru Kedarji’s Shaktipat Blessing has changed my life in a profound way. I now know from personal experience what has lasting importance. I know God exists, God’s location, and have a sense of God’s identity. This is not blind faith or repeating what other people have written. It is an ongoing scientific experiment in the laboratory of my life. My life has changed for the better. The retreat center is a calm, serene and very nurturing environment with all amenities and a wonderful park nearby!

Venue Highlights

Nileshwar (it means the abode of the Supreme Being) is our wonderful meditation retreat center located in the greater Youngstown area of Ohio. Nileshwar includes a large, bright and beautiful meditation hall with separate kitchen and dining area. Accommodations are provided for courses, weekend Shaktipat Blessing retreats and retreats of up to a week in length. Accommodations are also provided for short stays for people from out-of-town wanting to attend programs and mini courses, and to perform Guruseva. Additional accommodations are provided in nearby hotels. **The meditation hall is handicapped accessible.

The Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga curriculum is taught here. Nileshwar also serves as a spiritual retreat center for those wanting to spend time in Sadguru Kedarji’s company, basking in the solitude and serenity that comes with immersing oneself in meditation, chanting, selfless service, contemplative study and more. Sadguru Kedarji’s Shaktipat Blessing is offered here. Programs in health and wellness are also offered.

**Nileshwar retreat center is only a 60-minute drive from Pittsburgh, PA, 60 minutes or less from Venango and Mercer county, PA and 75 minutes from the greater Cleveland, OH area.

Nearby airports are Pittsburgh International airport, Youngstown/Warren regional airport and Cleveland Hopkins International airport – all within 60-90 minutes or less from our meditation retreat center.

The renowned Mill Creek Park is located just minutes away. The Mill Creek Nature Preserve is also nearby. Mill Creek Park is a metropolitan park located in Youngstown, Ohio. It is ranked as one of the largest parks located within the limits of a US city. With beautiful walking trails and open fields, it encompasses approximately 4400 acres with a variety of bridges, ponds, streams, well-tended gardens, and waterfalls.

This environment makes our Nileshwar retreat center a great place for solitude, meditation and the beauty of nature – in an area where all the necessary amenities are easily accessible.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available at Nileshwar in Shakti Mandir. Accommodations are offered on a first come, first served basis. All retreat packages include options for enrolling with or without accommodations and meals included.

All rooms for overnight stays are shared accommodations of 2-3 people to a room, male/male and female/female. Bathrooms are shared. If you want a room by yourself, at times when accommodations are not completely booked, we may be able to assign such a room. There is an additional fee for singles (see below). Contact us well in advance of your stay to check on this option before purchasing on this page.

For married couples and families who wish to stay in the same room, contact us in advance about room availability.

In addition to accommodations for courses, weekend retreats and weeklong retreats, accommodations are available for short stays of one night or more, up to 2 weeks.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free

Menu/Cuisine

Vegan meals are served during all retreats and courses. See our website for further details.

Directions

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  • Sarah E. Porter   December 13, 2018

      Immersed in the highest of vibrations

    The space at Nileshwar holds a very high vibration within which I am able to expand into higher vibration as well. This occurs though the Grace of Sadguru Kedarji a permanently Self-realized Shaktipat Guru backed by his long lineage of powerful Shaktipat Gurus. In this heightened state - I experience peace, a quiet mind, and Inspiration from within; unconditional love flows naturally. This is what I would want for each person who visits the center and for each person reading these reviews. Nileshwar is easily accessible. Parking is free. It is clean and well attended. I travel from Hawaii several times a year to attend the retreats and intensives. Each visit is unique and transformative. People attending are warm and friendly. Besides having the power to transmit the Shaktipat blessing, Kedarji is a masterful spiritual teacher, imparting lessons in such a way that they drive right to the core of my being. The lessons are not just dry philosophical teachings; they are both spiritual and everyday practical and full of that very same thrilling compelling high vibration that is the very essence of Kedarji.

  • Ben Anthony   December 09, 2018

      Eyes opened to a new path

    I've attended one Shaktipat intensive with Sadguru Kedarji. This time was one that expanded in meaning beyond the physical standard of time. Two days showed me much about the world, people, myself, and everything I see or feel or think. I found knowing in the presence of a Sadguru Kedarji. I feel that experiencing Shaktipat has opened my eyes and offered a solid base for following the spiritual path. Having had the opportunity to be in the Guru's presence is a was a great opportunity for me. It will always be appreciated.

  • Gwen Edenfield   December 07, 2018

      Welcome Home!

    Nileshwar Shaktipat Meditation, Wellness and Spiritual Retreat Center, a space filled with Grace. The moment I walk through the door; exhale and step into peace, love and inspiration. I have attended many programs and events at this beautiful location right here in Northeast Ohio. What a privilege it is to have a spiritual retreat center with a Sadguru, this is very rare. For anyone looking or seeking to find lasting inner peace through the leadership and guidance of a Sadguru, welcome home! Experience Kirtan, dance and Shaktipat as Sadguru Kedarji shares his direct experience from his years of service to his Guru and a long lineage of sages.

  • jean spagnolo   December 04, 2018

      Sadguru Kedarji

    For an individual who wants a true spiritual path, Nileshwar Shaktipat Meditation, Wellness and Spiritual Retreat Center is the place to find this and attain it. Kedarji is a true Sadguru of Nityananda's Shiva lineage. He is able to give Shaktipat and the experience of Divine Consciousness. One is able to have a direct experience of the great teachings that I am Consciousness, that I am not this body, and I am Consciousness and I permeate everything! I AM THAT!

  • Kambra McConnel   December 04, 2018

      Grateful beyond measure!

    Nileshwar Shaktipat Meditation, Wellness & Spiritual Retreat Center is truly a home for the heart. I am sincerely grateful for the privilege of crossing paths with Sadguru Kedarji and for the blessings of having such a wonderful center and spiritual community. I have participated in countless programs, courses, and retreats offered at the center under Sadguru Kedarji's dignified, respectful, patient and compassionate spiritual leadership. In the past, for many years before attending these offerings, I tried method after method aimed at self-improvement and increasing my self-awareness, but inevitably, I would reach a point where I wondered why I still felt limited, or overwhelmed, or stuck. Eventually, I always slid back in some way. The changes I tried to make were not lasting. Now, I feel that I am experiencing lasting change as a better person. Not just glimpses of change, or a quick fix. Lasting change, while experiencing more joy, peace, bliss, and content. What Grace!

  • Amanda Harkness   December 04, 2018

      Welcome Home!

    In all my spiritual seeking and exploration, I never had the direct experiences of any of the teachings, and I never felt "at Home" with any of it... there was always something missing, I just didn't know what... that was, until I met Sadguru Kedarji and began attending programs and Shaktipat Blessing Retreats at Nileshwar Shaktipat Meditation, Wellness and Spiritual Retreat Center. As soon as I walk through the doors, I know that I am Home. Following the curriculum of Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga that Sadguru Kedarji leads, has led me to have growing and expanding experiences of so many of the spiritual teachings... things I never thought were possible - spiritual power to be able to face whatever life throws my way, bliss in the face of perceived tragedy or loss, emotional resilience in the face of conflict, improved mental state amid turmoil, and improved physical health with science-based teachings and leadership. Sadguru Kedarji leads followers from Nileshwar, a place I have come to know as Home. It is a wonderful, peaceful and sacred space. The Board of Directors, teachers, staff, and spiritual and wellness community at Nileshwar is second to none! Everyone treats you with love and respect - in fact, they begin every program by saying, "With great respect and love, welcome!" Everyone is genuine and respectful (NOT phony or pushy), and is willing to share personal experiences and answer any questions that you may have. They also offer overnight accommodations for mini-courses, weekend intensives, week-long retreats, etc. These accommodations are clean, comfortable, and in a peaceful environment that helps to minimize distractions so that you can focus your efforts on what you came there for. If it came down to choosing between staying at a nearby hotel, or staying at accommodations through Nileshwar, I will always choose Nileshwar! Welcome Home!

  • Rekhini Smith   December 03, 2018

      My seeking came to an end.

    I had been a seeker of God, the Highest, the Supreme Truth, my whole life. I always felt that there was something Higher than myself and wanted to experience anything to validate what I knew to be true. Two years ago I came home to the Bliss of Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga. My seeking come to an end. I experienced Kedarji's Shaktipat Blessing, engaged in the approach of proven methods to have the Direct Experience of the Supreme Truth, Of God! Before crossing paths with Sadguru Kedarji and engaging in Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga, I never knew this Supreme Truth, the Highest is within my very being. Through the Grace of Sadguru Kedarji, I have Direct Experiences of God, every day. My mind is quieter and I experience peace, love, and, bliss that spontaneuosly well up from within. Everything I AM, is experienced through Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga!

  • Ben Tucker   December 03, 2018

      Review: Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga Retreat Center

    Having attended programs at this retreat center I can say that it is a calm and peaceful space. This center's walls are lined with the pictures of the saints, and one feels immersed upon entering. Recently, I attended a program in which short focused meditations were interspersed with contemplations and instructions from sacred texts. As an immediate result - the same day - I had a direct experience of what was being taught. To me, that is why this retreat center is a sacred space. It is a place to retreat from the mundanities of the world without fleeing from the world.

  • Jamie Dawid Walker   December 01, 2018

      Beyond All Others!

    I travel from TX to Ohio several times a year just to go to Nileshwar for programs and retreats. Yes, there are places in TX I could go to relax, meditate, and listen to a spiritual teacher. BUT...no one around here is a true Shaktipat Siddha like Sadguru Kedarji, and there is no experience that has even come close to the peace, bliss, and Grace that I've experienced at Nileshwar Shaktipat MEditation, Wellness & Spiritual Retreat Center. Nityananda Shaktipat Yoga has "user-friendly" programs and retreats that can quite literally change the course of your life, whether you are a beginner here, or have been an earnest seeker for years. I have been a devotee here for over 8 years, and by imbibing the teachings and understandings taught, my life is infinitely better than where I was nearly a decade ago. Ideas like unconditional love, content, bliss--these used to be nothing but intangible concepts that I didn't think would ever be a part of my world. But now, I regularly experience all of these and more, thanks to the Grace of being in Sadguru Kedarji's presence. It is well-worth traveling to the other end of the country to be here. The accommodations are simple, comfortable, and without distractions; and the vegan meals are healthy and delicious. This is an incredibly supportive environment for spiritual practice and permanent spiritual transformation.

  • David Gottlieb   November 19, 2018

      Bliss beyond words!

    How can I express in words the bliss that can only be experienced inwardly? There are many ways to experience transient “bliss”, but permanent spiritual transformation requires an ongoing inner and outer relationship with a true Sadguru who transmits an energy field that that can gradually transform his or her students’ awareness from identification with their individual and illusory egos into the permanent experience of the bliss of the Absolute. I have followed many different spiritual paths, teachings, and teachers in the last 45 years, and in Sadguru Kedarji, I have finally found a true living Sadguru. He transmits the Shakti of a lineage which is one of the few genuine living Shaivite lineages on the planet. It is a rare and precious experience to imbibe the Grace that flows through his Shaktipat transmission, and experiences of bliss, stillness, and witnessing awareness have become part of my daily experience. For the first time in my life, I have hope that under his leadership I can attain Liberation in this lifetime. Nileshwar Shaktipat Meditation, Wellness & Spiritual Retreat Center, where Sadguru Kedarji teaches and offers Shaktipat retreats, has become my home away from home!

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Practice, learn, share, relax. Karin
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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