'AARANYAKA' - The Wisdom of Upanishads
Saturday, 16 May 2020 Sunday, 17 May 2020 Monday, 18 May 2020
The Sanskrit word 'Aaranyaka' means 'forest treatise', referring to the Upanishads. Upanishads are revelations of Self-Realized masters of yore. They form the philosophical essence of the Vedas. Upanishads expound a system of philosophy that reaches the ultimate experience of Self-Realization.
The study of Mundaka Upanishad is scheduled for the retreat. Mundaka draws the distinction between lower and higher aspects of Brahman, the Supreme Reality. Expounds striking similes to illustrate the creation of the world. Differentiates between the ego, the doer and the Pure Consciousness, the Witness. The Upanishad urges the disciple to desist from non-essentials of life and converge the mind towards meditation and finally merge with the ever present Consciousness, like river merging with the ocean.
Mirroring the Vedanta Academy, the retreat orients your body, mind & intellect towards the sacred study of the Upanishad.
SAVE THE DATE
Victoria Day Weekend, 16, 17 & 18 May 2020
Bayview Wildwood Resort On Lake Sparrow, 1500 Port Stanton Pkwy Severn Bridge
Separate Vedanta classes for children and youth while adults attend Upanishad classes
Upanishad lectures; practise chanting of Mantras; group discussion / Q & A; Children & Youth literature and values course; Classic movie; Satvic food; guided yogasana & pranayama sessions by expert teachers.
Jogging, sports, camp fire and in doors play avenues; lake rides, horse rides, trekking, cycling and a range of out door to choose from.
Twin sharing room with 2 double beds Satvic food - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Afternoon Tea / Snacks & 24 Hour Coffee Wiifi; Car Park, Lake / Boat Rides Children Play Area & Guided Play Programs Retreat schedules & stationery
3 DAYS TO PAUSE, DISENGAGE MIND, ENGAGE YOUR INTELLECT
Wake up to the birds chirping amidst blue waters, thick woods and lush green flora, away from the din and roar of market place. An ambiance most suited for calm mind and focused intellect. Delve deeper into your personality with the sublime Upanishad truths. The Bayview Wildwood is a historic and picturesque waterfront resort located on Lake Sparrow, Port Stanton, Simcoe county. The resort is less than 2 hours drive for most in the GTA.
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 2020