Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Anaikatti, offers short term residential retreats on different topics, that can help people grow in terms of emotional maturity and gain an insight into our rich spiritual heritage. Our scriptures guide every seeker to lead a life of dharma, cultivate values and attitudes for inner growth and gain absolute self-fulfilment through self-knowledge. Retreats will provide an opportunity for one to get an insight into this and help one grow into a contented, fulfilled person. They can serve as a refreshing and enriching break from routine mechanical life.
You may participate in all the available activities like Temple Puja, Meditation, Classes on Vedanta, Satsang (Question and answer sessions), Chanting, Yoga and Sanskrit. Your participation in Gurukula-seva will be appreciated.
No residential retreats are offered at this time due to Covid-19. E-Retreats may be offered.
E-Retreats (Online Retreats using Video Conferencing)
E-Retreats are offered as an alternative to residential retreats. Although e-retreats cannot be a substitute for residential ones, they do open up an opportunity to receive and dwell on the teachings with mindfulness for a length of time. Participants in an e-retreat need to be even more committed and self-regulating since they are attending a retreat remotely but are still a part of the class. One has to be mindful of netiquette and present oneself on camera in a way that does not disturb anybody. Necessary hardware, a reasonably good broadband internet connection which can support video, a comfort level in attending classes online and a quiet place within your home free from distractions and disturbance, are essential to participate.
The daily schedule will include two or three hours of Classes, Guided Meditation and Satsang spread between 6:30 am and 9:30 pm.
Retreats offered by AVG, Anaikatti
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E-Retreat ID : ER 20-01
Retreat Topic : Meditation for self-growth and self-discovery
Retreat Dates : 8:00 PM Friday, 28th Aug’20 to 12:30 PM Saturday, 05th Sep’20
An E-retreat conducted by Swami Shankarananda Saraswati will cover the vision of Vedanta in brief, understanding of dhyata, dhyeyam and dhyanam (the meditator, object of meditation and meditation), and the role of meditation in self-growth and self-discovery. The process of meditation will be covered through guided meditation sessions.
Classes are offered free. Registration donation is also waived for the first e-retreat. Voluntary contributions to the Gurukulam accepted gratefully.
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.