3-Day Retreat – The Yoga of Action

THREE-DAY RETREAT WITH VEDANTA SCHOLAR

SUNANDAJI

Discover the technique of perfect action at a three-day retreat in the hills of Malibu with internationally-acclaimed scholar of Vedanta, Sunandaji

13-15 September 2019
Calamigos Guest Ranch, Malibu

Our full complement of discounted rooms have been requested.

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However, we are yet to receive payment confirmation for all.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list to be notified if one of the rooms becomes available, please contact Glen Callahan via email: Glen@VedantaLA.org.

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The Speaker

In this immersion with Sunandaji, world-renowned philosopher and teacher, you will receive a down to earth presentation of the eternal truths of life.

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Schedule

Learn the art and skill of perfect action to find success and lasting satisfaction in life. Discover the purpose of human existence while uplifting intellect, mind, and body with discussion, Q&A, yoga, and a delicious vegan menu.

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Venue

Set on 130 natural acres of Malibu Wine Country, the Calamigos Ranch is a premier location for wellness and healing. Calamigos is the ideal location to take time out of your busy schedule to delve into yourself and your life’s mission.

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The Text

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient philosophical poem of India.  Its 701 verses comprise the philosophical kernel of the epic Mahabharata, which is over 100,000 verses.  The prime message of Gita is humankind's ultimate purpose in life - to realize one's essential nature.  The theme of the Gita is that an individual's friend and enemy both lie within.  We are advised to overcome our lower nature through higher spiritual aspirations, and unfold the supreme Self.

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$1500 per person
Registration includes:
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Accommodation for 2 nights
Meals
Lectures
Yoga
Q & A Sessions
Group Discussions

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter III
Karma Yoga: The Yoga of Action

"An ideal action has two essential requisites.
The action itself must generate energy and it must not allow dissipation of any energy through unproductive channels"
A. Parthasarathy

The Bhagavad Gita ‘Song of the lord’ is a conversation between Lord Krsna and the mighty warrior Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.  It provides a dynamic and practical philosophy which expounds the technique of living for a successful and peaceful life.  Above all it ushers one towards the ultimate goal of spiritual Enlightenment

Arjuna questions Krsna whether he should pursue the path of action or knowledge.
Krsna clarifies that introverts follow the path of knowledge (jnana yoga) while extroverts follow the path of action (karma yoga).

Expounding Karma Yoga Krsna first elaborates on the logic and reason of action, and also presents emotional appeals to influence Arjuna’s mind.  This combined appeal to head and heart prepares Arjuna for the path of action.

Krsna then reveals the Technique of Right Action.  He follows this up with the elements that impede right action.  And concludes the chapter by explaining how to overcome them.

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.

Venue: Calamigos Guest Ranch, Malibu CA

A fifth-generation owned property nestled in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. For 60 years, the Gerson family has fine-tuned an outstanding 130-acres of exquisite Malibu countryside. Calamigo's is now a top-ranking special events location for guests and locals of Southern California. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, this resort offers elegant indoor accommodations topped off with the comforts of home. With a friendly staff at your service and a variety of on-site modern amenities, one is sure to have a favorable stay at Calamigo’s Guest Ranch. Welcome.

Schedule

Sunandaji will teach the Sanskrit text Bhagavad Gita, offering insight into the technique of right action.  The technique provides material success and mental peace.  Above all it ushers one towards the ultimate goal of spiritual Enlightenment.

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 technique of right action.  The technique provides material success and mental peace.  Above all it ushers one towards the ultimate goal of spiritual Enlightenment.

We will study an English poem 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.  With Glen Callahan from Vedanta Institute LA.

We will study:
The Daffodils by William Wordswoth

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 technique of right action.  The technique provides material success and mental peace.  Above all it ushers one towards the ultimate goal of spiritual Enlightenment.

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 technique of right action.  The technique provides material success and mental peace.  Above all it ushers one towards the ultimate goal of spiritual Enlightenment.

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

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