Retreats

Prices
  • Men's Private Room – $348.00
  • Men's Shared Room – $298.00
  • One Day Program – $108.00
  • Shared Couples Room – $298.00
  • Women's Private Room – $348.00
  • Women's Shared Room – $298.00

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Nov 2017

With Peter and Pooja Copley

November 24 - 26, 2017

bhagavad-gita-meditation-2017Discover you Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita Sri Krishna (the divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Anjun giving him darsan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you to stop your anxious mind and discover a place of rest in your center as you read through the verses. During the retreat you will enjoy the beauty and serenity at Ananda Center at Laurelwood and get much deserved time for your body and mind to relax.

Retreat weekend includes:

  • Study of Sanskrit Slokas (verses) from the Bhagavad Gita and Paramahansa Yogananda’s narration of those sloka’s in English from Swami Kriyananda’s Bhagavad Gita book.
  • Ananda Yoga to fill your body and mind with concentration.
  • Learn meditation techniques that helps you to study and understand your reality.
  • Bhagvad Gita is a study of Self Realization where the Krishna manifests his divine appearance to remove the doubts of his devotee.
  • Practice the Energization Exercises: a gift fromParamahansa Yogananda to draw energy from nature.
  • Participate in chanting to invoke devotion in your heart.
  • Use the personal retreat time to assimilate the teachings of Bagavad Gita and gain strength to minimize the stress from everyday life.
  • Experience an intentional spiritual community and meet your friends who have spent some time in self-introspection.
  • Enjoy Simple living and high thinking.

Start or Enhance your Yoga and Meditation practice

Ananda Yoga is designed to explore the full potential of your body and mind to peace. It is a gentle practice and uses superconscious affirmations. The meditation techniques will help you to center yourself with every breath. It will be an experience that you cherish in your heart.

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Personal Instruction, Guidance and Community

Experience in-depth instruction in meditation, and guided yoga postures. Morning and afternoon yoga and meditation are offered daily in addition to sessions of instruction and discussion. Explore spiritual principles that can help you improve your quality of life. Enjoy a tour of Ananda Laurelwood, sing and play along with a joyful chanting, get to know residents and the uplifting music and stories of Ananda.

Our teachers have devoted their lives to life-transforming meditation and yogic principles and will guide you from their own love of the practice and of people.

Schedule

 

Friday :

4:00 – 6:00   Room Check-In, Harmony Hall Foyer

4:30 – 6:00 Energization, yoga and short meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 Introductions/Sharing, The Gita Book.

Saturday:

6:30 – 8:00 Energization, yoga, and meditation

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast in Silence

10:00 –12:15 Gita study

12:15 – 12:45 Meditation with community

12:45- 1:30 Lunch

2:00- 4:00 Gita study from Nayaswami Asha and Swami Kriyananda

4:30 – 6:00 Energization, yoga, and short meditation

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner

7:30 – 9:00 Evening Program

Sunday:

6:30 – 8:00 Energization, yoga, and meditation

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 –10:00 Personal Retreat time

10:00 –12:15 Wrap-up: Bringing Bhagavad Gita to your daily life.

12:15–12:40 Meditation

12:45-1:30 Lunch

Teacher

Peter and Pooja Copley
Peter Copley is an Certified Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher. He went to Edger Cayce’s Ashram as a teen ager and ever since was interested in Meditation. He studied for his Masters of Divinity in METHESCO and served as an assistant minister at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster Ohio. He…
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