Ananda Girisuta Unit (Prama Insitute)

Welcome to Ananda Girisuta

Welcome to Ananda Girisuta
We welcome you to a meditation retreat at Ananda Girisuta (Prama Institute), in North Carolina.
The meditation retreat on August 26 – 30, 2020, is a five days meditation retreat in the beautiful natural environment by the Blue Ridge Mountains. During those five days, you can expect that the mind will undergo a profound positive mental and spiritual transformation. During the retreat, there will be a chance to have personal guidance and recommendations on yoga, meditation, diet, and other lifestyle habits. This retreat will include a full day schedule with lots of exciting activities, yoga, meditation, and walks in nature.

What to expect

  • Yoga classes in the morning and evening
  • Collective meditation four times a day
  • Inspirational talks on meditation, yoga, philosophy, food, nutrition, and healthy living.
  • Fun games and workshops
  • Outdoor walks and activities
  • Individual meditation lessons with our teachers
  • One day of fasting (optional)
  • Mud Packs
  • Relax your body and calm your mind in a tranquil, beautiful environment
Ananda Girisuta Unit (Prama Insitute)

Retreat Program

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Arrival, accommodation, and registration, free time
  • 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Yoga Class
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Collective Meditation
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Opening and sharing
  • 8:30 – 9:00 p.m. Evening meditation
  • 9:00 p.m. Take Rest

Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • 5:35 – 6:15 a.m. Wake Up and Morning Duties
  • 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. Yoga Class
  • 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Collective Kiirtana and Meditation
  • 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Free Time
  • 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Cleaning
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Free Time

Friday, August 28, 2020 (Ekadashi fasting)

  • 4:40 a.m. Wake up
  • 5:00 – 5:35 a.m. Paincajainya (Kiirtana and Meditation)
  • 5:35 – 6:15 a.m. Morning Duties
  • 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. Yoga Class
  • 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Collective Meditation
  • 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Free Time
  • 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast (smoothie)
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Cleaning
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Free Time/Morning Walk
  • 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Yama and Niyama Drama Workshop
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Collective Meditation
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Preparations and Free Time
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch (smoothie)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Blissful Silence (Monovrata)
  • 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Personal Meditation Guidance
  • 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Free time, bath or half-bath
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Yoga Class
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Collective Meditation
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner (soup, vegetable broth)
  • 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cleaning and free time
  • 8:30 – 9:15 p.m. Evening program: Prabhata Samgiita
  • 9:15 – 9:30 p.m. Kiirtana and a short meditation
  • 9:30 p.m. Take rest

Saturday, August 29, 2020

  • 4:40 a.m. Wake up
  • 5:00 – 5:35 a.m. Paincajainya (Kiirtana and Meditation)
  • 5:35 – 6:15 a.m. Morning Duties
  • 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. Yoga Class
  • 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Collective Meditation
  • 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Free Time
  • 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Cleaning
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Free Time/Morning Walk
  • 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Natural Treatments: Mudpacks
  • 11:15 – 12:30 a.m. Individual Meditation Instruction
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Collective Meditation
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Blissful Silence (Monovrata)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Introduction to Dharma Cakra, Akhanda Kiirtana, and Sadhana Shivir
  • Break
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sadhana Shivir
  • Break
  • 6:10 – 7:00 p.m. Yoga Class
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Cleaning and free time
  • 8:30 – 9:15 p.m. Introduction to Fasting
  • 9:15 – 9:30 p.m. Kiirtana and a short meditation
  • 9:30 p.m. Take rest

Sunday, August 30, 2020

  • 4:40 a.m. Wake up
  • 5:00 – 5:35 a.m. Paincajainya (Kiirtana and Meditation)
  • 5:35 – 6:15 a.m. Morning Duties
  • 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. Yoga Class
  • 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Collective Meditation
  • 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Free Time
  • 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Closing Ceremony
  • 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Collective Meditation
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Cleaning and packing
  • 2:00 p.m. End of Program

Early bird discount before April 30

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For more information, please contact
Dada Diiptimanananda
tel. +1 929 257 8099
eventregistration@meditationsteps.us

Address of the Retreat:
Ananda Girisuta (Prama Institute)
182 Ananda Girisuta Dr.
Marshall NC 28753