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Guru Purnimā Full Moon Retreat


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.

Shuttle Service to Loyola Marymount University (LMU)
We have arranged shuttle service to transport participants arriving to and departing from Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Please send your flight itineraries to events@hansavedas.org no later than July 1st 2017 to guarantee your spot on the shuttle. Make sure to include the shuttle payment during your registration. This option will be at the bottom of the registration form.

7th July Arrival Shuttles (LAX to LMU)
First shuttle departs LAX at 2pm
Final shuttle departs LAX at 5pm
*Book your flights accordingly keeping baggage claim in mind

10th July Departure Shuttles (LMU to LAX)
First shuttle departs LMU for LAX at 6:30am
Final shuttle departs LMU for LAX at 12:30pm
*Book your flights accordingly

Meals & Lodging
Your retreat includes three nights of accommodation plus two meals per day. Vegetarian meals, which are gluten-free and mostly vegan, will be lovingly prepared according to sattwic Ayurvedic principles. The lodging is apartment style. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. Individuals will be assigned to shared same-gender apartments. Married couples and families are welcome to stay together in the same apartment, but each apartment is limited to four people. In some cases, for families with children, more than four people may be allowed to stay in an apartment. All rooms have two twin beds, and can be used as either single or double rooms.

Family Lodging
If you are a family with children, and need more details about the apartment layout, please call us at 909-543-6003. Families of 5 or more will need to stay in two adjacent apartments. Please call us at 909-543-6003 to inquire further so we can support you to ensure you have a meaningful and comfortable family retreat-vacation.

Children’s Camp
Children aged 3-12 years who are accompanied by an adult are welcome to join the Hansacharanam Children’s Camp. The camp will be divided into two sections by age group and will include activities such as: arts & crafts, reading, creative writing, song & kirtan, yoga & dance, games and other activities. The Children’s Camp sessions will coincide with certain class sessions for adults on the schedule, but children will eat all meals and snacks with their parents and will stay with their parents in the apartments. A separate Children’s Camp schedule will be available denoting when children will be participating in the class sessions with His Holiness and when they will be engaged in separate Children’s Camp activities. Please email us at events@hansavedas.org for further details or if you have questions related to the Children’s Camp.

Teenage Participants (ages 13-17)
Teens who are 13-17 years old are welcome to attend the Hansacharanam Retreat, and should register as adult participants. Teens are welcome in all class sessions with His Holiness, but may also apply to volunteer as Children’s Camp teacher’s aids. Teens who wish to apply as teacher’s aids may email events@hansavedas.org to learn about the application and approval process for teen volunteers.

Every effort has been made to optimize the cost of the retreat for all participants within the restrictions of venue rental and catered meal delivery. Overall this retreat is offered “at cost” to encourage participation, and your love donations for this auspicious Guru Purnimā occasion will help cover the organization’s indirect costs.

Per IRS regulations, your registration is not tax-deductible due to fair market value of tangible benefits. Any donation added to your registration at the time of payment or given separately during the weekend is much appreciated, and will be tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


July 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm


July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am


Loyola Marymount University
1 Loyola Marymount University Dr
Los Angeles,CA90045United States


Self Enquiry Life Fellowship
(909) 543-6003

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