Join our Hansavedas Sangha for the annual retreat centred on the auspicious full moon day of Guru Purnimā. Imbibe practical Sanskrit teachings, and experience the power of breathing, chanting, singing, mantra, meditation, celestial music, darshan and blessings. During this weekend retreat you and your family can share in a blissful experience and connect with the Hansavedas community to nurture your spiritual yearning. Salient features of the Retreat include:
• Guru Purnimā darshan & Blessing Line
• Guided Full Moon Meditation
• Wisdom Teachings on Six Treasures of a Seeker
• Mindfulness Prānāyāma Breathing
• Yoga-vinyāsa Stretching Exercise
• Devotional Singing & Chanting
The annual celebration of Guru Purnimā is an immensely rich Vedic tradition to honour the lineages of teachers. Prepare for a blissful experience, especially from the divine blessings conferred by His Holiness at the Guru Purnimā blessing line. This gathering is a time-honoured traditional fellowship where devotees make offerings from their hearts and the choicest blessings are bestowed by the lineage of spiritual masters.
We encourage and welcome you to bring your families and children. Some sessions with His Holiness will be appropriate for children, but there will also be the option for children aged 3-12 to participate in special children’s activities. To learn more about bringing your children and teens please read the sections below labeled “Children’s Camp” and “Teenage Participants”.
This retreat offers a balanced curriculum of fellowship teachings, blessing line, organic food, yoga and breathwork practice. Those participants wishing to rejuvenate through personal silence will have an opportunity to do so, as there will be a designated silent dining section and teaching areas are kept mostly silent.
The retreat is designed keeping in mind the need for parents to spend a summertime mini-vacation with their family while exposing their children to a divine ambiance. The retreat schedule allows families and friends to spend time together in open spaces and green lawns of a university campus and share meals outdoors.
The children’s camp is designed to help parents manifest a family experience within the limitations of the venue, volunteering and other resources. While the children’s camp allows for parents to attend classes and sessions, it is not designed to completely free up parent(s) from their own initiative to look after and interact with their children. The retreat schedule allows the flexibility for a combined retreat-vacation supportive of a family experience.