Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi

Silence Retreats in Celebration

by Swami Ritavan Bharati

We have scheduled three silence retreats in 2018 in celebration of the finale of Swami Veda's 5-year Mauna Vrata (silence vow), which was taken March 10, 2013. The continuity has been maintained here at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG) and through various individuals who Swamiji blessed with the same/or similar vow at the 2013 Sangha Gathering. We are planning now for the silence as 40-day, 25-day, or 7-day retreats. More will be said on the silence vow and what it means.

The purnahuti for Swami Veda's 5-year Mauna Vrata will be March 10, 2018.


Silence retreat dates

  • 7 day retreat – March 4-10, 2018
  • 25 day retreat – February 14 – March 10, 2018
  • 40 day retreat – January 29 – March 10, 2018

with silence ending at the close of the Purnahuti Yajna on the 10th of March 2018.

Please plan to arrive a couple of days before the starting date and plan to stay at least one day after the silence retreat. This is with approval of the silence guide. Approval may be contingent upon prior systematic silence practice and/or experience in the silence practices of the Himalayan Tradition.

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Editor’s Note:

Swami Ritavan Bharati will act as the Silence Guide for the 25 day and 40 day retreats.

A video of Swami Veda’s vow of silence can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnoC97TWJik

In 2018, there will also be Mauni Amavasya Silence Retreats 7th - 16th January 2018 or 16th - 25th January 2018 at SRSG. Swami Radha Bharati will be the Silence Guide for these retreats of 10 or 20 days. For more information, please see http://ahymsin.org/main/ashram/mauni-amavasya-silence-retreats-at-srsg-in-2018.html



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