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New!!! Virtual Summer Silence Retreat 2020 – Five-Day Silence Retreat, August 14 – August 18, 2020 with Swami Ritavan Bharati, Swami Radha Bharati, and Jim Nelson

Virtual Summer Silence Retreat 2020

with Swami Radha Bharati and Jim Nelson

Five-Day Silence Retreat

August 14 – August 18, 2020

Cost: $179.00

Register here.

“Silence is the deepest and most authentic form of communication, both with others and within ourselves. It is the language that transcends the constant noise of our minds and allows us to experience our true Self, that purest state of Being, a state of peace, joy, and love.”
– Quotation from Jim Nelson –

Guided by Swami Radha Bharati and Jim Nelson and the light of Swami Veda Bharati, the schedule will include daily meditations, hatha yoga, and contemplative walks. Subtle body sessions will add depth to your silence experience. Staff will provide every support to guide your experience of silence.

Swami Ma Radha Bharati took her vows of Sanyasa in 2007 from Swami Veda Bharati.  She earned an M.A. Degree and further formal studies in Comparative Philosophy at the University of Hawaii and an M.A. in Public Policy at the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Policy.  Swami Ma Radha has been a disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas since 1971, and has been serving as Academic Director of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama in Rishikesh, India, for the past ten years.

Jim Nelson has taught psychology and worked as a Consulting Psychologist for over twenty-five years at a Mental Health Clinic and in the Public School Systems.  He has spent the past twelve years working with at-risk youth until his recent retirement.  He was a member of the Who’s Who of American Teachers and was one of the first recipients of Medtronic’s Outstanding Teacher Award.  He has taught yoga and meditation for thirty years and currently is Vice President of AHYMS-A an association of North and South American Meditation Centers dedicated to non-violence and spreading the teachings of the Himalayan Tradition.  Jim has hosted many Silence retreats and spoken nationally and internationally on a broad range of Philosophical and Psychological topics.  He has recently completed his Book:  Running on Empty—The Seduction, Destruction, and Transformation of Our Youth.

Daily Schedule for The Virtual Silence Retreat (Subject to Change)

6:15 – Rise

7:00-7:15 – Prayers

7:15-7:45 – Meditation

7:45-8:30 – Hatha

8:30 – Breakfast

Suggested: Walk with mantra; Contemplative Walking; Japa

10:45-11:15 – Subtle Body Practice

11:15-11:30 – Breathing

11:30-12:00 – Meditation

12:00 – Lunch

Suggested: Rest, Inspirational Reading; Japa; Walk with mantra;

4:00-4:45 – Hatha

4:45-5:15 – Subtle Body Practice

5:15-6:00 – Meditation

6:00 – Supper

Suggested: Walk with Mantra; Rest; Journal; Contemplation

8:00-8:15 – Q and A

8:15-8:30 – Prayers

8:30 – Meditation