Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, offers short term camps and retreats on different topics, that can help people grow in terms of emotional maturity and gain an insight into our rich spiritual heritage. There are camps for adults and children. The duration of a camp may range from 2 days to a week, or more. These retreats are conducted by the Gurukulam and provide an opportunity for one to get an insight into Vedanta or to have a refreshing, meaningful and enriching break, in a serene and soothing atmosphere, away from their hectic city life.
Retreats offered by AVG Anaikatti
The following are the retreats planned between July and Dec 2018. Additional retreats on Astrology, Sanskrit and Ayurveda are likely to be announced later. Every retreat will include Temple Puja, Meditation, Classes on Vedanta, Satsang (Question and Answer Sessions). Chanting, Yoga and Sanskrit classes may also be included. Participation in Gurukula-Seva during the retreat as needed will be appreciated.
Retreat Id : R18-10
Retreat Topic : Janmashtami Retreat
Retreat Dates : 8:00 PM Saturday, 1st Sep to 12:30 PM Saturday, 8th Sep
This is a “Janmashtami Retreat” with Swami Sadatmananda on Prashnopanishat and Narayanashtaka.
Retreat Id : AS18-01
Retreat Topic : Workshop on Vedic Astrology
Retreat Dates : 8:00 PM Saturday, 17th Nov to 12:30 PM Saturday, 24th Nov
7 day Level-1 Workshop on Vedic Astrology with Swami Jagadatmananda Saraswati. The workshop will cover the following topics: How to use a Panchanga (almanac), basic concepts of Predictive Astrology, stellar theory, planets and significations, 12 Rashis and significations, Gochara phala, Dasa-bhukti phala, Important yogas, notable Doshas and Vedic remedial measures. Medium of instruction will be English.
Swami Jagadatmananda Saraswati has 25 years of experience in teaching and predictive astrology and he was appreciated and blessed by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati for his expertise in Vedic Astrology and Prasna Jyothisha.
Eligibility: Interest in learning Vedic Astrology and understanding of English.
Retreat Id : R18-11
Retreat Topic : Mundakopanisad Retreat
Retreat Dates : 8:00 PM Saturday, 1st Dec to 12:30 PM Saturday, 15th Dec
This will be a 14 day Vedanta retreat with Swami Shankarananda on Mundakopanisad covering the Third Mundaka in detail and summarizing the entire Upanisad.
Retreat Id : R18-12
Retreat Topic : Christmas Retreat
Retreat Dates : 8:00 PM Saturday, 22nd Dec to 12:30 PM Monday, 31st Dec
9 day Christmas Family retreat on Self Inquiry with Swami Shankarananda. This will be based on the text Svarupa-Anusandhana-Ashtakam. The retreat will conclude at Lunch time on 31st. Dec. You are welcome opt to stay an extra day and participate in the New-year day program which will conclude at lunch time on 1st Jan.
For the family retreat, children are also welcome. Children aged between 6 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian may also be registered for the camp. Children should understand English. There will be separate classes and activities for children. The exact program for children will depend on registrations received. Seva from parents to make the children’s camp better welcome.
Retreat Id : VE19-01
Retreat Topic : Brahmasutra – First Sutra
Retreat Dates : 8:00 PM Saturday, 5th Jan’19 to 12:30 PM Saturday, 12th Jan
7 day retreat with Swami Sadatmananda. This will be based on first brahma sutra- “athato brahma jijnasa” along with Adhyasa bhashya.
You may register for the retreats by filling up the following registration form. Please register separately for each retreat by selecting the Retreat Id of the retreat.