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Vedanta Retreat

A THREE DAY RETREAT TO INVESTIGATE:

WHAT IS HUMAN PERFECTION?

Investigate the path and goal of self-development at a three-day retreat with internationally acclaimed scholar of Vedanta, Sunandaji

22 – 24 September 2017
Morgan Run Club & Resort, Rancho Santa Fe

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The Speaker

Sunandaji is the daughter-disciple of internationally eminent philosopher A. Parthasarathy. Under his guidance, she has been imbibing Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India for over three decades.

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Schedule

Learn the art of managing one’s desires to find lasting satisfaction in life.  Discover the purpose of human existence while uplifting the mind and body with knowledge, discussion, yoga, and a vegan diet.

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Venue

Set amid majestic hills and beautiful weather, the Morgan Run Club & Resort is in the heart of Ranch Santa Fe.  Enjoy luxurious rooms and suites, leisure pool and a hot tub, spa facilities, and a fully equipped gymnasium.

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The Text

Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita presents a detailed exposition of human perfection.  Reflection upon these philosophical values of life develops clarity on the path and the goal of self-development.  This is essential for infusing direction, purpose, and enthusiasm into life.
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Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

Early-Bird Prices

Early-bird pricing available until July 1st.
From July 1st, prices increase by $150 per person.

Single
$1750

King-size bed
Meals
Lectures
Yoga
Q & A Sessions
Group Discussions




Double-queen
$3250 per couple

Two Queen beds
Meals
Lectures
Yoga
Q & A Sessions
Group Discussions




King
$3250 per couple

Single King bed
Meals
Lectures
Yoga
Q & A Sessions
Group Discussions




The Speaker
Sunandaji

Daughter-Disciple

Sunandaji is the daughter-disciple of internationally eminent philosopher Swami Parthasarathy. She has been imbibing Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India for over three decades.

Powerful Presentation

Her clear and powerful presentation of ancient wisdom in contemporary thought has been acclaimed by prestigious organisations including the Young Presidents’ Organization and many leading universities around the world.  Read recent press articles on Sunandaji.

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Diverse Audiences

Sunandaji has addressed diverse audiences across four continents for the past twenty years.

Administrator

Sunandaji is a senior administrator and trustee of the Vedanta Cultural Foundation, a charitable trust dedicated to the study, research and propagation of Vedanta. The Foundation has been accorded the coveted status of a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Government of India. The Foundation also established the Vedanta Academy in Malavli Hills, 108 km from Mumbai.

The Text
Bhagavad Gita

The 701 verses of the Bhagavad Gita comprise the philosophical kernel of the epic poem, the Mahabharata.  Its central narrative tells of the rivalry between two sets of royal cousins: the Pandavas and the Kauravas.  The Pandavas were five in number, moral and virtuous.  The Kauravas were a hundred brothers, immoral and vicious.

On the eve of battle, Prince Arjuna of the Pandavas was overwhelmed by strong emotions at the thought of going to battle against his own kith and kin.  Lost in confusion and delusion, the great warrior could not fight.  He surrendered to Lord Krishna for advice.  The text of the Bhagavad Gita is their ensuing conversation.

Chapter 2 of the Gita presents a detailed exposition of human perfection. Reflection upon
these philosophical values of life develops clarity on the path and the goal of self-development. This is essential for infusing direction, purpose, and enthusiasm into life.

The Venue
Morgan Run Club & Resort, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Set amid majestic hills and in beautiful weather, Morgan Run Club & Resort is just three miles from Del Mar and the Pacific Ocean and half an hour from San Diego.

The Schedule

Sunandaji will teach the Sanskrit text Bhagavad Gita, offering insight into the theory and practice of human development, and its culmination in perfection.

Clarify questions from the opening session with Sunandaji.

End the day with a relaxed light vegan meal.

Arise early to make the most of the day

Derived from Atmabodha the Sanskrit composition of Adi Sankaracarya, this invocation directs us to contemplate at an early hour of the day upon the Self.

English Translation:
“Early morning, I contemplate upon Atman, the essential Self shining in the heart, which is existence, ­knowledge­, bliss, supreme goal, fourth, which constantly cognizes the waking, dream and deep sleep states. I am that indivisible Brahman, Reality and not the assemblage of elements.”

One hour is given in the early morning to study Vedanta. This time is given for each individual to look within, reflect and contemplate upon the truths provided in the literature. Through daily study in the early hours of the morning, the intellect develops clarity and the mind becomes purer.

A hatha yoga class is offered to keep the body flexible and strong.

This invocation is directed to the sun. The Gayatri mantra is an appeal by the seeker to the divine Sun within to emerge from the cloud of desires and shine forth Its resplendent light.

English Translation:
“We meditate upon the adorable effulgence the divine Sun ­that may that unfold our intellects.”

“Physical fitness is conducive for spiritual development, just as fertile soil is for cultivation”

Fresh locally made vegan breakfast

Sunandaji will teach the Sanskrit text Bhagavad Gita, offering insight into the theory and practice of human development, and its culmination in perfection.

We will study two works of English poetry which convey great human values. The message of the poem is designed to guide us to the deeper philosophy of Vedanta, through which peace and success can be achieved.

We will study:
“The Turkey and the Ant” by John Gay
“Even This Shall Pass Away” by Theodore Tilton

Relax in the beautiful Malibu hills for a farm fresh lunch.

Small Group discussion is an an exercise whereby you will work with other attendees and a graduate of the Vedanta Academy to formulate a specific question pertaining to Vedanta. It is through rigorous questioning that the intellect is developed and the principles can be understood.

There must always be chai!

Sunandaji will teach the Sanskrit text Bhagavad Gita, offering insight into the theory and practice of human development, and its culmination in perfection.

The questions formulated in the small group discussion will be taken up with Sunandaji.

End the day with a relaxed light vegan meal.

Arise early to make the most of the day

Derived from Atmabodha the Sanskrit composition of Adi Sankaracarya, this invocation directs us to contemplate at an early hour of the day upon the Self.

English Translation:
“Early morning, I contemplate upon Atman, the essential Self shining in the heart, which is existence, ­knowledge­, bliss, supreme goal, fourth, which constantly cognizes the waking, dream and deep sleep states. I am that indivisible Brahman, Reality and not the assemblage of elements.”

One hour is given in the early morning to study Vedanta. This time is given for each individual to look within, reflect and contemplate upon the truths provided in the literature. Through daily study in the early hours of the morning, the intellect develops clarity and the mind becomes purer.

A hatha yoga class is offered to keep the body flexible and strong.

This invocation is directed to the sun. The Gayatri mantra is an appeal by the seeker to the divine Sun within to emerge from the cloud of desires and shine forth Its resplendent light.

English Translation:
“We meditate upon the adorable effulgence the divine Sun ­that may that unfold our intellects.”

“Physical fitness is conducive for spiritual development, just as fertile soil is for cultivation”

Fresh locally made vegan breakfast

Sunandaji will teach the Sanskrit text Bhagavad Gita, offering insight into the theory and practice of human development, and its culmination in perfection.

A chance to review the entire module, and present any final clarifications for discussion.

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