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India Retreat

Arunachala Retreat with Ajiit Tiruvannamalai, India

1-16 February 2025

Every year, Ajiit, founder of the community of Mauna House and the art of JIAIDO movement meditation, offers a pilgrimage retreat in one of the holiest places in India, Tiruvannamalai. Close to the Arunachala mountain, you can resign from your everyday life and spend time with discovering who you really are beyond the personal stories and what you believe about yourself.

The Retreat will be dedicated to investigate with Ajiit’s guidance the fundamental question of self inquiry: Who am I?, based on the teachings of the great Indian sage, Ramana Maharshi. The Ramana ashram, and the holy mountain of Arunachala will be an invaluable support in this inquiry in Tiruvannamalai, where the retreat starts. This time is a great opportunity to discover the beauty of your own being and also to see what are the emotional and mental blocks that don't allow you to live this beauty in your everyday life.

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Conditions for participation:

If you wish to join the intensive program, you need to participate in at least 3 Mauna Retreats with Ajiit in the Mauna House beforehand. This is necessary for you to have a clear picture about Ajiit's teachings and work, and also to know the principles and regulations for his retreats. It is also important for Ajiit to know you before you join his one month retreat, so that he can guide you matching with your personal abilities and needs.  

For more information about the Mauna Retreats click Here.

Program of the Retreat

Tiru program
  • We start the day with JIAIDO movement meditation practice on the rooftop, with the view of the Arunachala. 

  • We will have daily two meetings with Ajiit. His presence and guidance helps us go deeper into the ultimate question: Who am I? in practical terms. The meetings are great opportunity to ask your questions about the inner journey to discover yourself. 

  • Before satsangs we sing mantras together to open our heart and get in tune with our being.

  • We will spend time in the Ramana Ashram, home of the great Indian sage, Ramana Maharshi. We will sit in the meditation hall, walk around his shrine, and enjoy a traditional lunch at the ashram.

  • We visit the caves of the holy mountain of Arunachala, where Ramana Maharshi spent many years alone and later with his close disciples. We will spend time there silent sitting in the caves.  

  • We prepare our delicious meals together, using local spices and tastes.

Practical Information

Price of the retreat:

The 2 weeks retreat in Tiruvannamalai is 1300 € + flight ticket + insurance + visa

The fee includes:

  • the program of the retreat

  • accommodation

  • 3 vegetarian meals per day

  • transfer from and to airport

The fee does not include:

  • any individual transport (using riksha in Tiruvannamalai)

  • drinks and water outside the common meals

  • extra programs outside the retreat program

Accommodation:

During the retreat we stay in our retreat center in Tiruvannamalai, in single or double rooms. 

Rooms:

Single or double rooms with bathroom. Single rooms have extra charge.

Meals:

We prepare our delicious vegetarian meals together. Cooking and taking care of our retreat place is part of the program, part of the service that we do for our inner development. 

Signing up:

The deadline for signing up is 1 November, 2024

At this time we kindly ask you to pay 50% of the retreat price. The rest of the money needs to be paid the latest 6 weeks before the start of the retreat.

Important information

The retreat is intensive individual and group work with Ajiit, therefore it is important to keep the integrity and focus of the whole group and not to disturb it by organizing individual programs for yourself. The retreat is dedicated to come closer and eventually discover your true nature, so it requires your full attention and participation physically, mentally and emotionally as well. It is designed to come out from the personal routine and habits, including the tendencies of following the suggestions of the mind. Therefore we kindly ask you to follow the guidelines and discipline of the retreat, for the entire time of your stay.

Please note, that the retreat organizers can ask you to leave the program without any refund, if you cannot or will not follow the regulations of the retreat. 

Further information and registration: 

Phone: Pariya  +36 20 2755635

E-mail: info@ajiit.net

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