Vedanta and Silence Course

  • Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
  • Nov 25 - 30, 2018 (6 days)
  • Tent - Bring Your Own - $500.00 Tent - Ashram Provided - $575.00 Om Cabin - Shared - $575.00 Om Cabin - Private - $900.00 Siva Cabin - Shared - $850.00 Siva Cabin - Private - $1,100.00 Deluxe Shanti Cabin - Shared - $850.00…

About us

This  advanced course features vedantic meditation, the practice of group scriptural study, personal self-inquiry and the practice of outer and inner silence.  There will be personal coaching and guidance in the study of Viveka Chudamani, the “Crest Jewel of Discrimination” by Sankaracharya. Enter into the peaceful silence of the inner Self through the practice of external silence. Come away with deeper self-knowledge and a sense of clarity and peace.

Course schedule

5:30 am               Wake up bell

6:00-7:00 am       Meditation alone at a chosen location

7:00-10:00 am     Swadhyaya, guided study of scripture, in a group with the teacher

10:00-10:45 am   Vegetarian brunch, sitting alone in Mouna (silence)

11:00-12:00 pm   Karma yoga, interactions as needed, still in Mouna

12:00-2:00 pm     Silent reflection, journal writing, study time

2:00-4:00 pm       Dialogue with the teacher, group dialogue

4:00-6:00 pm       Asana/pranayama practice in silence

6:00-7:00 pm       Vegetarian dinner, sitting alone in Mouna

7:00-8:00 pm       Mantra chanting/writing in a group, spoken chanting allowed, but no conversation

8:00-10:00 pm     Meditation in a group or alone, study on assigned reading, summary writing…no sleep allowed before

10:30 pm              Lights out

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm with Orientation followed by Satsang.

Departure:  The course will end at 2pm on final day.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Day 1, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form (click ‘register’ below).

What to Bring

Required Text: “Viveka Chudamani: the Crest Jewel of Discrimination” by Adi Shankaracharya

Reccommended Commentary and translation:  Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, Vedanta Press

Slip-on shoes, loose comfortable clothing, writing materials, meditation shawl or blanket, yoga mat, flashlight.

All books and materials are available in our boutique.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: The course will begin at 7pm on the first Date of the course with an Ashram Orientation followed by Satsang at 8pm.

Departure: The course will conclude at 3pm on the Final date.

We encourage you to arrive by 4pm on Day 1, making the most out of the afternoon by joining us for the Asana class and dinner. You are always welcome and encouraged to extend your stay to any length before or after the course. Please indicate your desired arrival and departure dates on your registration form.

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  • Nov 25, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018 (6 days)

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