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Hansacharanam Retreat – Guru Purnimā

Join our Hansavedas Sangha for a memorable retreat experience centred on the auspicious full moon day of Guru Purnimā. This annual celebration is an immensely rich Vedic tradition to honour the lineages of teachers. Prepare for a rare blissful experience, especially from the divine blessings conferred by our sat-guru Swami Vidyadhishananda 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.

During this 3-day 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 Meditation, Full Moon Meditation, Yoga-sutra Teachings & Practice, Practice of Ahinsa Nonviolence, Breathwork Prānāyāma Classes, Yoga-vinyāsa Classes, Devotional Singing & Kirtan, and Classical Arts Presentations. This retreat offers a balanced curriculum of fellowship teachings, blessing line, organic food, yoga and breathwork practice.

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.

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 our Children’s Camp coordinator, Ms. Ali Dawn Weber, at la.ca@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 Ms. Ali Dawn Weber at la.ca@hansavedas.org to learn about the application and approval process for teen volunteers.


July 7 @ 3:00 pm


July 10 @ 8:00 am

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