Two Week Residential Vedanta Retreat

with James Swartz

FROM

05/02/23

TO

18/02/23

 

Two Week Residential Vedanta Retreat

ABOUT


Suryalila is very happy to host a two week deep dive into Advaita Vedanta with renowned teacher James Swartz

This retreat will be a unique opportunity to join James in person for a series of fascinating satsangs while enjoying all that Suryalila has to offer including delicious vegetarian buffets, optional yoga classes, a sauna, a meditation garden and quiet space for rest and contemplation surrounded by nature. It is also a great opportunity to meet and enjoy good conversations with fellow Vedantins.


Topic: Panchadasi

Panchadasi, ‘the book with 15 chapters,’ was written in the 14th century by Vidyaranya Swami, one of the Shankaracharyas of Sringeri Math. Unlike some Vedantic texts, Panchadasi presents the entire teaching in a clearly arranged fashion that avoids excessive repetition of ideas. It is considered to be one of the greatest scriptures of Vedanta and a compulsory textbook for all serious inquirers. It is one of James’ personal favourites, an opinion shared by the great mahatma of Chennai, Swami Paramarthananda.


What is Advaita Vedanta?

Enlightenment through Understanding


Vedanta contends that human beings find themselves limited in many ways and continually strive to rid themselves of limitation. People pursue wealth, pleasure, and merit because they believe it will free them from all manner of physical, temporal and psychological problems. Vedanta presents freedom from limitation as the most desirable goal of human life.


The Upanishads, the source of Vedanta, say that before this creation was, the self, limitless being, was. It further says that this self continues to exist outside of time and is therefore eternal. And it states that no action one can perform will gain this self, even though it is an ever-present reality… because actions are limited while the self is unlimited. The discovery that one is the limitless self is presented as liberation or enlightenment by Vedanta.





To book please email us at info@suryalila.com. Thank you

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DATES


5th February - 18 February

Schedule

Sun 5th Feb

Arrival day: arrive anytime

1.30pm Lunch

7pm Dinner

8pm Welcome meeting with Vidya with introduction to Suryalila


Schedule: Mon 6th Feb – Fri 10th Feb

8.00am Optional Yoga Class

9.30am Breakfast

10.30am-11.45am Satsang

11.45-12.15am Break

12.15-1.30pm Satsang

1.30pm-4.30pm Lunch and free time

4.30-5.30pm Satsangs

5.30-6.00pm Break

6-7pm Satsang

7pm Dinner

Free evening

One day free: Sat 11th Feb

Yoga and Optional excursions offered during the day off


Sun Feb 12 – Fri Feb 17

8.00am Optional Yoga Class in the Dome

9.30am Breakfast

10.30am-11.45am Satsang

11.45-12.15am Break

12.15-1.30pm Satsang

1.30pm-4.30pm Lunch and free time

4.30-5.30pm Satsang

5.30-6.00pm Break

6-7pm Satsang

7pm Dinner

Free evening


Sat Feb 18th

8.00am Optional Yoga Class in the Dome

9.30am Breakfast

Departures




 

Prices & Accommodation


Price includes accommodation, three delicious organic vegetarian meals a day and access to Suryalila’s retreat facilities including saltwater pool (bracingly cold in winter) and permaculture gardens. To view our different accommodation types visit the Suryalila Accomodations page.


Please note that, although there is no charge for the teachings, it is customary to make a donation to Shining World to support the dissemination of these priceless teachings!


Accommodation types


Private Deluxe double room with en-suite bathroom, sole occupancy 2015€

Private Deluxe double room with en-suite bathroom, for 2 people, price per person 1625€

Private Double Room with ensuite bathroom, sole occupancy 1690€

Private Double Room with ensuite bathroom, for 2 people, price per person 1430€

Double room with private bathroom in shared house, sole occupancy 1690€

Double room with private bathroom in shared house, for 2 people, price per person 1430€

Double or Twin room with shared bathroom in shared house, sole occupancy 1495€

Double or Twin room with shared bathroom in shared house, for 2 people, price per person 1235€

Dorm rooms with single beds - 4 beds 975€

Dorm rooms with single beds (mixed) - 8 beds 910€

Double or twin room with external bathroom in eco-building, sole occupancy 1430€

Double or twin room with external bathroom in eco-building, for 2 people, price per person 975€

Glamping yurt, sole occupancy 1430€

Glamping yurt, for 2 people, price per person 975€