Be Still and Know: Silent Retreat with Swami Shankarananda

Be Still and Know: Silent Retreat with Swami Shankarananda


When?

Start time: Friday 4:00pm (10 November)
End time: Sunday 5:00pm (12 November)

Where?

Swan River Yoga Arabi Community Center
7011 Saint Claude Ave, 2nd Floor, # 213, Arabi

About

Get a chance to truly relax deeply using yogic techniques with an amazing teacher Swami Shankarananda aka Peace Pilgrim.

Have a chance to be in presence of a teacher that is steeped in the teachings of peace and kindness. In this 2 day retreat, be in silence, meditate, chant, learn teachings of the original peace pilgrim and the bhagvadgita. Finish the retreat with a peace walk. There will be plenty of time for journal-ling and reflecting. There will also be two optional yoga classes a day.

www.fromfear2peace.org/

How to Register:
Fill out this form

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How long will the retreat be?

From Friday 6pm to Sunday 4pm Nov10th to 12th. You are expected to arrive by 5pm, It will end with a peace walk.

What is the cost of the retreat?
The retreat is donation based. Once you have completed the retreat, you may offer whatever is comfortable and sustainable. The studio will forward (after cost) any excess money to Swamiji as an offering of love for this journeys.

Will the retreat be a silent retreat?
Friday night introductions and sharing, silence to be observed from Friday night at Satsang until 10AM Sunday morning.

Some rules
Silence to be maintained during silent portion of retreat, except for chanting and discussion with teacher.

If anyone does not feel well or needs to discuss anything please let the course manager know.
All communications gear including phones, computers, etc to be deposited with course manager.

Participants may provide course manager’s information as emergency contact, course manager will check for any emergency contacts regularly.

Will people stay overnight?
The retreat spans from Friday to Sunday. There are two options for sleeping that we offer

1. Stay at your own place. This option is great for obvious reasons, however we ask that you check to see if you can make the entire schedule with this option and that while at home you maintain the container of silence of speech and mind. That is no TV, Cell phones Internet etc.
2. Stay at the studio. This option is the most convenient in that you can stay at the studio. You can bring an air mattress or if you are ok with sleeping on a yoga mat we can provide you one. There will be no showering facilities at the studio for the duration of the retreat.

Will Food be included?
Simple vegan/gluten free food will be included. We will provide three meals a day with some fruits and snacks. If you have special needs beyond this please let us know and we will try and accommodate you.

Friday Dinner
Satruday Breakfast, Lunch, Snack/Tea & Dinner
Sunday Breakfast, Lunch & Snack

What will the general time table be?

Retreat Schedule

Friday Nov 10th, 2017
Open for arrival of retreaters 3pm to 6pm
5-6PM --Arrival
6PM -Opening, Prayer of Blessing, Introductions and Retreat Orientation
6:30PM --Light communal snack
7:00PM --Seva (clean up)
7:30PM---
Pranayama( 15 Min)
World Peace Meditation
Kirtan
Dharma Talk
10PM --- Lights out
Saturday, Nov 11th 2017
5AM --Wake up bell
5:30AM --Satsang
--Pranayama
--Meditation
--Kirtan
--Dharma Talk - “Practical Vedanta - Unity and the Power of Kindness in Action”

7:30AM --Personal Time
8:00AM --Gentle Yoga class (optional)
9:30AM --Brunch
10:30 --Seva
11:30AM -- 3PM
--Private time with Swamiji
--Practice on own (Rest/journal/meditate)

3 - 4:30PM --Yoga Asana class
4:30PM --Tea
5 - 6PM --Bhagavad Gita Workshop
6PM --Dinner / clean up
7PM --World Peace Chanting
7:30PM
--Satsang
--Pranayama
--Meditation
--Kirtan
--Dharma Talk
10PM --Lights out
Sunday, Nov 12th, 2017
5AM --Wake up bell
5:30AM
--Satsang
--Pranayama
--Meditation
--Kirtan

Dharma Talk - -Peace Pilgrim “Steps to Inner Peace”

7:30AM -- Personal Time
8:00AM --Yoga Nidra
9:30AM --Brunch
10:30AM - 2PM --Peace Walk
2 - 3PM -- Bhagavad Gita Workshop
3 - 4PM -- World Peace Chant, Closing Discussions and Prayers
4PM -- Program Ends

**For first-timers to our studio:
Our studio is located on the second floor. Parking can be found behind the building, on the side across from Gerald's Donuts. A stairwell runs along this same side of the building. If you take this stairwell to enter, we are the 3rd door on the right side!



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