Sacred India Piligrimage and 100 hs YTT

Sacred India Pilgrimage and 100 hs YTT 
New Delhi - Rishikesh - Hardwar

Dates 2020:
5 April 2020 till 17 April

Let us take you on a journey. A journey to a magical, mystical land. A land that opens up your heart and lets you dive deep into your inner self. A land of gods and ancient knowledge. This is the land where the gods left the sacred and everlasting truth seeded in the very air, in every temple, every plant, every stone, as heritage to humanity to attain peace and oneness with Universal Consciousness. We will make you experience the life transformation that you long for. A journey where never before in one place and time has seen the gathering of a Hindu swami, a Buddhist saint, a prince and a yoga guru dedicated to making you taste oneness with your own god consciousness, this is the kind of a journey many seek but only a few rare souls get to go on. ​

An incredible opportunity to develop awareness and get the ultimate support you can possibly get in the land which holds all that you need. Let me take you to India. The start and the end of your inner transformation, where everything you have ever practiced or read on spirituality can culminate into profound spiritual awakening and everlasting inner serenity. Quite the mind and experience this exotic and wondrous land. This is the place where the ultimate joy and truth exists, where the material energy intertwines with spiritual energy. This is indeed that journey where the divinity of a Hindu Swami, a Buddhist Saint, a Buddhist Prince and a Yoga Guru will walk you along to the higher realms of consciousness and ultimate reality itself.

The program:

5th April – Arrival in New Delhi. Visit Akshardham Temple (one of the largest temples of India) and an opening Vedic Yagya.

❖ 6th April – Leave for Rishikesh. Afternoon Session with Mahamandaleshwar Evening followed by Ganga Arti.

❖ 7th April – Morning Asan Practice with Yoga Guru, Afternoon Session with Mahamandaleshwar followed by Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 8th April – Session Morning Asan Practice with Yoga Guru, Afternoon Session with Mahamandaleshwar followed by Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 9th April – Morning Asan Practice with Yoga Guru, Afternoon Session with Mahamandaleshwar followed by Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 10th April – Morning Asan Practice with Yoga Guru, Afternoon Session with Mahamandaleshwar followed by Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 11th April – Arrive in Hardwar, Morning Session with Rinpoche, Evening Asan Practice with Yoga Guru and Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 12th April – Morning Session with Rinpoche, Evening Asan Practice with Yoga Guru and Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 13th April – Morning Session with Rinpoche, Evening Asan Practice with Yoga Guru and Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 14th April – Morning Session with Rinpoche, Evening Asan Practice with Yoga Guru and Evening Ganga Arti.

❖ 15th April - leave for New Delhi and visit Delhi Haat for looking at local cultural souvenirs, finish by having a Yagya ceremony.

❖ 16th April - Visit Taj Mahal (one of the worlds 8 wonders) and Mathura Vrindavan (the birthplace of Lord Krishna who famously gave the gift of yoga in the form of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita to Arjun). Ayurvedic spa and massage therapy to finish up this journey.

❖ 17th April - Departure from Delhi

The teachers:
H.H Mahamandaleshwar Swami Abhishek Chaitanya Giri
A puckish sense of humor, compassion couched in practicality, a readiness to help, an eagerness to share knowledge and a non-negotiable loyalty to Truth! Meet Swami Abhishek Chaitanya Giri Maharaj, a Maha-Mandaleshwar based in Rishikesh. Swamiji is ordained and holds the title of chief monk guarding the Vedanta lineage in India. He is one of the youngest ever anointed being only 1 of 24 who holds this position. He is the head of Jagadguru Sannyasa Ashram in Rishikesh and enthralls seekers worldwide with his unique style of teaching in Vedanta and Yoga. Born Swarup Pradhan, into a traditional family in Maharashtra, he studied Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Bombay University. During this period he listened to Pujya Swami Chinmayananda, the great exponent of Vedanta. The Master’s spiritual vision remained with him long after this introduction to Vedanta. Swarup became an active volunteer in Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, the youth wing of Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai, where he bolstered his resolve to enter the monastic life. There, his name and life were changed: Swarup became Brahmachari Abhishek Chaitanya, a name appropriately chosen, for he turned out to be the one who sprinkles nectarine teachings on all disciplines. In 2011, he accepted lecture invites for a Vedanta Sammelan [Conference] at Swami Kashikananda Ashram at Mumbai. There he met Swami Ramananda of Jagadguru Sannyas Ashram. This Swami was profoundly impressed by the sincerity humility and capability of the young Brahmachari, and expressed a wish to anoint Br. Abhishek Chaitanya as his Uttaradhikari [heir]. The Brahmachari accepted it as the Lord’s Will. He stayed with and lovingly nursed Swami Ramananda till the latter shed his mortal coil after a torturous and tenacious battle with cancer. Thereafter events moved at lightning speed and on 2nd February 2013, the Brahmachari was initiated as Mahamandaleshwar in an elaborately traditional Pattabhisheka (Ordination ceremony) held in Kashi, on the banks of the sacred Ganga. Immediately thereafter, Swamiji moved to the Pavitra Bhumi (sacred ground) of Rishikesh where the Sannyas Ashram is located. He is now a globe trotter, who enthralls avid listeners with his unique style of discourses on Vedanta, and Yoga Sutras. He enriches yoga enthusiasts across Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, France, Thailand, USA and Italy with spiritual discourses. On Oct 15, he also represented Hinduism at the Vatican Council.

He will be teaching the following-
1) VEDA: THE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE. The Indian schools of thought invariably find their roots in the Veda. What exactly is Veda and why does it to date assume so much importance?
2) VARIOUS WAYS TO ACCESS THE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE. Veda is just not the sacred book of the Hindus but serves as the means of knowledge. How to access this knowledge? Is there any prerequisite?
3) VEDANTA: MEANING AND IMPLICATION. Vedanta is considered to be the crown of the Veda. What exactly is Vedanta? Who can be a qualified student? Who is really a qualified teacher? What does the study of Vedanta really give
4) YOGA AND THE YOGA SUTRAS. Yoga is popular all over but what does the tradition of yogic teaching define as yoga? What is the authentic source of yoga philosophy?
5) THE SCHEME OF DEVELOPMENT THROUGH YOGA. Growth, development or achievements bring the idea of competition and along with it the stress and frustration. How does yoga look at the attainment of human development?
6) BHAGAVAD GITA: INTRODUCTION. The word Bhagavad Gita translated would mean the song of the Divine. What message does this song have for the world fret with conflicts and suffering?
7) YOGA OF BHAGAVAD GITA. Yoga is a word lavishly used in all spiritual literature. What is the implication of this word in the Song Divine?
8)SPIRITUAL PINING. Earnestness to seek the Divine is the central theme of devotion. The pain and pining experienced by the seeker is best portrayed in a section of puranic literature.
9) THE POWER OF THE PRAYER. Prayer is the language of every person in distress. Where does it really take the individual? Does it really have any effect?
10) WORLD AND THE INDIVIDUAL. Knowing our relationship with the world.
His Eminence The 8th Chokyong Palga Rinpoche 
Due to the destruction of sacred texts and biographies during the Cultural Revolution in 1959, not much is known about the previous incarnations, except that they were all highly realized Mahamudra masters and claimed to have performed miracles. But once, he and his party on horseback were faced with a raging, flooded river upon their return from a distant town. The rest of the party gave up attempting to cross and left to look for a bridge. But Chokyong, on his horse, flew across the river and landed on the roof of the main temple! Although he later flew down, he left his horse on the roof; the villagers and monks were able to bring the horse down afterward, but only with much effort. His Eminence Zigar Choktrul Rinpoche, the head guru of Zigar monastery, then recognized Chokyong as a reincarnation of a bodhisattva and enthroned him as the 1st Chokyong Palga. Thus began the unbroken succession of the realized master Chokyong Palga of the glorious Dragon lineage. His Eminence the 8th Chokyong Palga Rinpoche (born 1984) is a philosopher and a Tulku of the Drukpa (Dragon) lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche was born amid various apparently miraculous and auspicious omens, such as multiple rainbows with light drizzle on a clear day, and being completely covered in amniotic membrane (caul), with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck multiple times, like a white silk scarf (considered a very auspicious symbol by the people of Himalayan kingdom’s)
SivaOm A Sacred India Yogic Journey will be hosted in an ashram in Rishikesh, a Hotel in Hardwar and a 4/5 star hotel in New Delhi. ​

A rich nutritious and Satvik (pure) breakfast is served every morning, proposing a variety of Indian and organic products. The buffet dinner invites you to discover a great variety of delicious Indian dishes...
  1. This is the first time ever that 3 prominent spiritual heads from 3 different eastern traditions come together during a full-fledged retreat.
  2. An opportunity to learn from the best.
  3. A chance to Rediscover yourself.
  4. Self Realization tools to help you stay in touch with your real nature even amidst chaos.
  5. Have a wonderful time learning a new or different practice than the one you already know.
  6. The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Additional Benefit
Sacred healing and Karma Purification ceremonies.

Single room
 USD 2500 Early bird if paid before 31 Jan 2020
USD 2750 Standard price
USD 2990 late booking fee, the last 2 weeks before the retreat start
Couple / 2 friends booking together and sharing a room
 USD 3500 Early bird if paid before 31 Jan 2020
USD 3750 Standard price
USD 3990 late booking fee, the last 2 weeks before the retreat start
What’s Included
  • Daily Yoga classes.
  • Yoga Training with a Hindu Guru, Seminars by Hindu Swami and the Buddhist Rinpoche.
  • Yagya ceremony and Ganga Arti. 100 hours of yoga training certification. Arrival gifts.
  • Pick and drop to the airport.
  • All travel within India.
  • All visits and sightseeing to historical places and temples and other places.
  • Hotel rooms.
  • All meals and bottled drinking water.
How to get there:
Flight to New Delhi

WhatsApp: +30.6974575898

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.

3) if we cancel the retreat for any reason you will be either given full refund within 8 weeks or rescheduled in the same location within 12 months. This will be established on individual case basis.