Residential Retreats

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, offers short-term residential retreats on different topics in English and Tamil. These retreats can help people to stay in the Gurukulam to study with a teacher and gain an insight into our rich spiritual heritage. You may participate in the activities of the Gurukulam like Temple Puja, Meditation, Classes on Vedanta, satsang (Question and answer sessions), chanting, yoga, sanskrit and seva.


E-Retreats were started during COVID pandemic as an alternative to residential retreats. The Gurukulam sometimes conducts e-treats to reach out to people world-wide.

Retreat No. Classes start date Classes end date Duration Retreat Name Conducted By Language Registration status
VE 24 – 01 05-05-2024 15-05-2024 11 days Kathopanishad Swami Shankarananda English Open
VE 24 – 02 19-05-2024 26-05-2024 8 days Ashtavakra Gita Swami Sakshatkritananda & Swami Sadatmananda English Open
VE 24 – 03 20-07-2024 21-07-2024 2 days Gurus of Dattatreya Swami Sadatmananda English Open
YC 24 – 03 15-08-2024 15-08-2024 1 Day Independence Day Camp Swami Jagadatmananda Tamil To be opened
VE 24 – 04 08-12-2024 22-12-2024 15 days Kenopanishad Swami Viditatmanandaji & Swami Sadatmananda English To be opened

Concluding Retreat on Kathopanishad (VE 24-01)

DATES: Sun, 5th May 2024 – Wed, 15th May 2024

ACHARYA: Swami Shankarananda Saraswati

ORIENTATION: Sat, 4th May 2024, 8 pm

In this retreat, Swamiji will be unfolding the mantras of the valli 2.3, the last valli  of Kathopanishad. In this Upanisad, Lord Yama teaches Naciketas, the knowledge that liberates one from all sense of lack, samsara.

This is the 5th and concluding retreat on Kathopanisad. It will begin with a quick review of what has gone by, dwell on valli 2.3 and conclude with a summary of the entire upanisad.

Note : The first five vallis of Kathopanisad were covered in prior retreats. Recordings of these may be reviewed at .

Listening to these before the retreat will certainly make a significant difference to the depth of understanding.

Summer Retreat on Ashtavakra Gita and Advaita Pancaratnam (VE 24-02)

DATES: Sun, 19th May 2024 – Sun, 26th May 2024 

ACHARYAS:  Swami Sakshatkrtananda Saraswati and Swami Sadatmananda Saraswati

ORIENTATION: Sat, 18th May 2024, 8pm



Gurupurnima Retreat (VE 24-03)

DATES: Sat, 20th Jul 2024 – Sun, 21st Jul 2024 

ACHARYA:  Swami Sadatmananda Saraswati

ORIENTATION: Sat, 19th Jul 2024, 8pm

TOPIC: Gurus of Dattatreya

Retreat Application Process:

  1. Please fill-up the online application form on this page below. Apply on separate forms for each retreat selected. Be sure that you get the message that – form is submitted successfully. Otherwise go back to the form and you will see an error message if the form is incompletely filled. The cut-off date for applying is 15 days prior to the start of the retreat.
  2. You will receive an automated reply acknowledging receipt of your application form and informing you that it is being processed.
  3. Next, you will receive an email from AVG regarding the minimum donation amount to be paid for the selected retreat.
  4. You can make your donation directly through our secure portal or via NEFT bank transfer (click here for bank details), and email transfer details to
  5. Once payment is received, you will be sent an email confirming your participation in the selected retreat and also any additional information about the retreat.
  6. In order for us to arrange your accommodation, please email us your arrival and departure dates as soon as possible.
  7. Once confirmed, if you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason, please let us know immediately. Your donation after deducting registration charge of Rs 1000 is valid for 6 months. You may participate in another retreat subject to availability, within the 6 month period.

For further information, please email us at or call the office at +91-944246701 (cell) or 0422-2657001 (landline) between 9 am to 5 pm IST.

Thank you !

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For retreats at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti , Coimbatore (One form per person)
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