India - Contemplative Journey - Feb 2020

Organizator: Satyamayi
Tip eveniment: seminar
Data: 01-02-2020 22:30
Durata: 5 zile
Locatie: Tiruvannamalai
India - Contemplative Journey - Feb 2020

A Contemplative Journey of Outer and Inner Discovery

2.02.2020 – 14.02.2020

We are returning to South India to make a visual documentary on Shiva and Parvati, focusing on temple imagery, mythology, and archetypal significance.

Travelling is most enjoyable when shared, so we open the invitation to all who are called to see this land of wonders. Together, we will explore the Indian culture in its modern and ancient aspects, enjoy the beauty of nature and find our way back to our true, nondual Self through meditation and self-inquiry.

The plan is to enjoy India, without hurrying from place to place. This is one of the reasons why we are hiring an SUV with driver, to have the freedom to move as we wish. We will take our time to enjoy the sites, to sit in rest and contemplation, to talk to the saints and people we meet on the way as we visit temples as old as 3000 years.

Naturally, our senses won't be ignored, we will swim in the ocean, eat all the Masala Dosa we can find, drink more coconuts than we can count, and be immersed in cultural experiences such as Yoga, music and dance.

For us, the highlight of this journey and what we are mostly looking forward to is to sit in contemplation on the mountain of Arunachala, a place of spiritual pilgrimage, where the silent sage Ramana Maharshi lived and shone his nondual wisdom. This is our greatest joy, to introduce you to the essence of Indian wisdom, as reflected by the teachings of Ramana Maharshi. At the end of each day, we will sit together for an hour of silent meditation.

''Ramana Maharshi is a true son of the Indian earth. He is genuine and, in addition to that, something quite phenomenal. In India he is the whitest spot in a white space. What we find in the life and teachings of Sri Ramana is the purest of India; with its breath of world-liberated and liberating humanity, it is a chant of millenniums.'' Carl Gustav Jung

''The goal of Eastern religious practice is the same as that of Western mysticism: the shifting of the center of gravity from the ego to the self.'' Carl Gustav Jung


Mahabalipuram - UNESCO World Heritage Site Puducherry Thanjavur Temples - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ramaswamy Temple
Brihadeeswara temple
Auroville – universal eco village
Trichy countryside Tiruvannamalai Shiva Temples
Temple of fire element
Arunachala mountain – believed to be the physical manifestation of Shiva Ramana Maharshi ashram
* Itinerary is informative and may vary slightly

Costs per person
1600 Euros – for the entire trip in India, starting from pick up and ending with drop at the Chennai airport. All will be arranged by us. All you have to do is land in India and we will take care of everything from there.
This cost includes:
☸ pick up and drop at Chennai airport
☸ hotel (double occupancy room)
☸ transport by SUV with local driver
☸ breakfast
☸ entries to temples, Auroville and UNESCO Heritage sites m
☸ morning Breath-centered Yoga classes (optional)
☸ daily evening silent and guided Meditations
☸ an album of our journey, photographed by Ravi Ranjan, who is a professional photographer

In addition to this cost, you will have to arrange and pay for your:
☸ Plane ticket (between 500 and 700 Euros if you fly from Europe to Chennai airport)
☸ Visa – obtained online (60 Euros)
☸ Travel insurance
☸ Lunch and dinner

Please confirm as soon as possible. It will help us plan. Thank you!

A deposit of 700 Euros is to be paid by 1st October, 2019. This is not refundable. The rest of the money you will pay when you land in India and you do not need to pay it if you don't come.

For more details, email

Looking forward to sharing our journey with you,

Culture: Ravi Ranjan (Photographer, Visual Artist)
Meditation & Philosophy: Satyamayi
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