Awakening to Bliss Retreat
06 April 2023 – 09 April 2023
The poet, Rabindranath Tagore wrote, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy”. The theme for this year’s spring retreat is “Service” – inner and outer service, service with ideation, service as part of our spiritual path, service as the path to happiness. There will be Dharma Shastras (spiritual talks) and classes about service and discussions exploring who needs our service and what kind of service we can offer. This retreat is aimed at those, who have been initiated into the Ananda Marga meditation practice.
Ananda Gaorii is indeed an Ashram community that focuses on meditation, yoga lifestyle, service, and sustainability. The program is hosted by Dada Krsnasevananda, who is a Sannyasi with a lifetime of experience teaching meditation. The yoga practices at Ananda Gaorii incorporate key elements from the six yoga traditions, which include Jinana, Karma, Bhakti, Raja, Hatha, and Tantra. The primary practice at Ananda Gaorii is a meditation that is based on mantra and visualization.
The Ashram is indeed located on 13 hectares of farmland near the city of Vig, which is approximately an hour away from the central train station in Copenhagen. Guests can enjoy a friendly atmosphere, daily spiritual routine, and fresh country air. The Ashram has various facilities including an orchard, a garden for growing food, prize-winning organic bakery, a sauna, spacious meditation hall, cozy dining hall, and a recreation area. There are separate dormitories for men and women, with shared rooms that can accommodate up to 10 people. Camping in the orchard is also an option during the summer.
04:45 🔸 Wake up
05:00 🔸 Optional Paincajanya meditation
06:30 🔸 Collective chanting (Kiirtan)
07:00 🔸 Collective meditation (Sadhana)
07:30 🔸 Spiritual talk (Dharma Shastra)
08:00 🔸 Breakfast
09:00 🔸 Workshop
10:00 🔸 Break
10:30 🔸 Activity
12:00 🔸 Kiirtan
12:30 🔸 Sadhana
13:00 🔸 Lunch
14:00 🔸 Workshop
15:00 🔸 Break
15:30 🔸 Activity
17:00 🔸 Kiirtan
18:00 🔸 Sadhana
18:30 🔸 Spiritual Talk (Dharma Shastra)
19:00 🔸 Dinner
20:00 🔸 Evening program
21:30 🔸 Short kiirtans facing all six directions (Avarta Kiirtan)
21:45 🔸 Sadhana
22:00 🔸 Bedtime
Please bring the following items:
A fitted bed sheet, a duvet (comforter) cover, a pillow case, a bath towel, toiletries, comfortable loose-fitting clothing, indoor slippers, a notebook/pen, and warm clothes for outdoor activities. *A pillow and duvet (comforter) will be provided.
Our cuisine follows the yogic vegetarian diet, which is based on foods that are not only beneficial for the body but also calming for the mind. Most meals are vegan, but we also provide a vegan alternative for dishes that contain dairy products. The yogic vegetarian diet excludes fish, eggs, onion, garlic, and mushrooms, as these foods are believed to be disturbing to the mind.
Prices include meals, accommodation and participation in the program
Standard – 2500 Dkk
Ananda Marga DK Member – 1500Dkk
Payment and Registration:
After you have made your payment:
REGISTER HERE (after payment)
Cancellations refund policy:
100% refund – Two weeks prior to the event.
80% refund – More than one week prior to the event.
50% refund – Less than one week prior to the event.
How to get to the retreat:
Buy a ticket from Copenhagen Central Station to “Vig”, change at “Holbæk”. You have an option to take two buses; 560 and 566 or the train to Vig. If you come by car, use your navigation to: Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig.
*Please note: If you arrive too late in Vig to take the bus, please call us 30-minutes before you are due to arrive at the station. We can arrange for someone to pick you up.
Depending on your location and circumstances, there may be varying testing requirements. However, if you are feeling sick, please take precautions by staying home and following local health guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.
For additional Information:
. Telegram: @ashiisha
• Email: gaoriiconnectio
• URL: www.anandagaori