Retreats

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TrikaShala offers three four-day meditation retreats each year at Rudramandir in Berkeley, which provide an ideal environment for deepening our practice and our commitment to spiritual growth. During these retreats, Swami Khecaranatha leads silent and guided meditations, teaches powerful meditation techniques, and gives śakti transmission. Discussion and Q&A topics range from scriptural discourse to the practical application of the teachings in students’ daily lives. Some of the retreats include the opportunity to participate in the exquisitely beautiful Parā Devi Puja—an ancient Tantric ceremony that provides a powerful transmission of grace. The Puja is usually scheduled for the July retreat, but please check with the office to confirm when it will be offered.

Included in the registration fee are lunch and dinner every day, from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon. Course participants engage in seva—performing simple tasks that help the retreat run smoothly—creating an enjoyable and meaningful opportunity to work alongside other participants. See below for dates and detailed retreat schedules.

2017-2018 Schedule

Berkeley 4-Day Intensives:
October 26 - 29, 2017
April 5 - 8, 2018
July 5 - 8, 2018
October 25 - 28, 2018

Click here to download a Berkeley registration form.

 

A Typical Retreat Schedule

Thursday Evening
Required Intro Meeting (for those new to the practice) — 6:00 pm
Śakti Transmission — 7 - 8:00 pm
Opening Talk — 8 - 8:30 pm
Light Snack — 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Friday
Meditation, Transmission, Talks — 9:00 am - Noon
Lunch — Noon - 2:00 pm
Meditation and Talk — 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Nityananda and Rudi Movies — 3:45 - 4:45 pm
Yoga and Break — 4:45 - 7:00 pm
Śakti Transmission — 7 - 8:00 pm
Dinner — 8 - 9:00 pm

Saturday
Meditation, Transmission, Talks — 9:00 am - Noon
Lunch — Noon - 2:00 pm
Meditation and Talk — 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Yoga and Break — 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Śakti Transmission — 5 -7:00 pm
Dinner — 7 - 8:00 pm

Sunday
Meditation and Talk (or Parā Devi Puja) — 9 am - Noon
Lunch — Noon - 1:30 pm
Śakti  Transmission (if Puja, retreat ends after lunch) — 1:30 - 2:30 pm