Guru Purnima Retreat 2021
Guru Purnima is a highly auspicious time for the sangha to gather around the havan fire, sit in meditation, chant the Guru mantras and open our pure hearts to receive grace.
We'll explore teachings from the enlightened Shiva Sutras with Sn. Gangadhara. The Shiva Sutras are a collection of aphorisms (divine truths) that form the foundation of ancient Kashmir Shaivism. These Sutras open portals into spiritual knowledge and experience.
Each time we come together for a retreat program in the beautiful forest at Aranyaka (Mangrove Mt) we feel uplifted, inspired and transformed. And each time we're humbled to receive the grace that awakens and nourishes us with illuminating experiences. In this light we also offer thanks to each person's generous participation towards creating the sangha. Your heartfelt presence continues to enrich Aranyaka.
The end of July can be a very chilly time of year, but we plan to have ongoing vibrant fires (with ample wood supplies) to keep you all warm and cosy, as this is a 'camping only' retreat. The cooler weather is actually an ideal time for deeper meditation and developing the pranic heat!
All are most welcome and we look forward to being together with you soon for this auspicious time of sadhana.
The program will commence at 5pm Friday (arrive from 3pm) and conclude at 3pm Sunday.
Om Namah Shivaya!