Silence is to descend into the heart.
Berdhanya had facilitated
3 times a year for 25 years!
Silence is to descend from the chatting of the mind to the stillness of the heart.
Silent retreats have been used in the yogi tradition for thousands of years to enter into the world within. Restricted stimulation of the senses, silence, diet, ayurveda, meditation, yoga, contemplation and self inquiry sustains our deepest desire to know the self. Silent retreat is an opportunity to learn about yourself and to firmly establish your personal connection. Powerful meditation techniques bring the mind to one pointedness and stillness. Practices of concentration and contemplation focus our attention effortlessly towards one direction in our life. We learn inner reflection and how to create the right environment to sustain and balance our daily life. It is in the within that our outer life becomes calm and peaceful. The practice of introversion is complemented by teachings that facilitate the proper perception of our reality and inner realization.
Silence Retreats are 4 days dedicated to rest, self-examination and the realization of the true Self.
The course Practical Awakening is a prerequisite for this program.
Spring Silent Retreats
Due to overflow of this program, we are scheduling two dates for this retreat.
First retreat: April 30 to may 3
Second retreat: May 14 to the 17 2020
Time of purification
Silent retreats are a great way to rest, contemplate and deepen your self-inquiry. Retreats with Berdhanya include periods of Satsang (oral teachings), meditations, seva (service) and light yoga.
The forces of Spring are about expansiveness and new beginnings. That is only possible through deep purification. We shed the stagnation of winter and we emphasize purification. The use of Ayurdeva (Panchakarma), diet and other practices assure a new rebirth of the self.
Cost: $425.00 includes food and accomodations
A $ 100.00 non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve you spot.
Special prices for Retreats
Treatments are available on Friday and Saturday.
Our qualify ayurvedic practitioner facilitates:
Adbhyanga massage: $ 80.00, One hour. Full body massage with medicated oils. Our practitioner works with organic oils for each dosha.
Head Massage: $ 45.00, 30 minutes.
Face massage: $ 45.00, 30 minutes.
You need to make reservations with Sebastian before the retreat to book your treatments.
Pay for your treatment directly to Viveda.- Treatments are not included in our program.
Considerations Before your retreat
Learn the details
To make your retreat deeper please read carefully this details.
Where to go and meeting time
Our retreat is facilitated in Pontiac, Quebec in our private lake retreat center.Our facilities are 45 minutes from Ottawa.
Adress: 18 Cosgrove St. Lake thorn. Pointiac.
Meeting time is at 6 pm on Thursday.
Directions from Shaville
From Shawville take 303 towards Ladysmith.Go 5 or 6 Km.
Will be a sing on the fifth call Carteris turn right before the curve on Wesley.
Go down to Wesley all the way to the end, turn left.
Go over the bridge go to the end of that road. That will take you to Thorne lake road.
Turn left on Thorne lake road.
The second right is call killoran, turn right on killoran.
Go left on cosgrove on the Y, go thought the gate and our place is on the right.
There is a residential retreat, accommodations are included in your price. Please bring your own towels and bed sheets. The retreat center charges 10.00 in case you need it.
There are 3 private rooms and share dormitory. First register, first served.
Limited enrolment to 10 persons.
Prefer to camp? We do camping space.
Agenda of the retreat
6 pm registration and orientation
6:30 pm to 8 pm session
Friday and Saturday
8:00 am breakfast
9:00 am to 12 pm am session
1:00 pm lunch
2:00 pm body work, or nap
2:30 pm seva
4:00 pm to 6 pm session
6:00 pm dinner
7:00 pm body work or free time
8:00 pm end of the day program
8:00 am breakfast
9:00 am to 12:00 pm session
1:00 pm lunch
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm session
3:00 pm end of the retreat
What to bring
- Meditation kit (cushion, shawl, Yoga mat and a large blanket). The retreat involves several sittings a day in meditation, so bring what you think you need to make you comfortable. If you are not used to sitting in meditation, seats are available.
- Comfortable clothes.
- Your water bottle. We have a beautiful and bountiful amount of spring water. We encourage you during the retreat to drink plenty of water.
- Bedding and towels. The center supply bedding for an extra cost ( 10.00 Cd.)
During the retreat we will be doing a monodiet of kachari. Learn here what a monodiet is.http://thebookoftaste.blogspot.ca/2011/11/monodiet-therapy.html.
If you have sensitivity to ghee, please let us know. Bring your own oil.
We will supply 3 meals a day on Friday and Saturday. Sunday, one meal. For your breakfast at home, we suggest you take some leftovers from us, or cook your own kicharee at home. Find the recipe here. http://thebookoftaste.blogspot.ca/2011/09/living-cooking-kicharee-foods-of-gods.html.
Use the week before the retreat to start eating light.
Post retreat care
Avoid heavy food.
” What a pleasurable weekend ! I feel totally revitalized and refreshed after my short time here. Retreat can be a bit intimidating at times- leaving the comfort of home for a break in a total silence, knowing that I have to see parts of myself that I did not want to see…..but the serenity and rest are incomparable, better that the best of spas.”
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