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7 Day Life-Changing Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Real Happiness, The Lily Resort, Near Balaknath Temple, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India 249192

Rishikesh Meditation Retreat India

Whether you want to take a sabbatical from your hectic lifestyle or do some self-discovery, or go deeper into your spiritual life, going on retreat can be an ideal solution. Set deep in the picturesque town of Rishikesh in India, Real Happiness Meditation Retreat Center is the perfect location to help you rediscover just how perfect you really are! It not only offers you wonderful views of the mountains but also has the most pleasing weather to relax.

Meet the instructors

Sanjay
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Highlights

  • Benefits of Om meditation
  • Learn the mindfulness techniques of meditation
  • Learn about the sacred and universal sound of "OM"
  • Study of India Vedic meditation, traditional rituals, and Vedic mantra chanting
  • Daily yogic food, teas, and juices
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: 3-15 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry

You will stay in the peaceful Resort, which has a garden, swimming pool, restaurant, laundry services, taxi services, ayurvedic massage and much more.

Program

The main syllabus of meditation retreats is meditation theory classes to understand basic meditation, the benefits of meditation, pranayama, shatkarma (body cleansing), understand the science of Kundalini and its energy, Indian meditation philosophy, outdoor activities such as natural waterfall visit to understand the healing of nature, village visit to explore culture, trekking-hiking to mountains, outdoor classes and much more.

The ability you need for the course is great interest, listening and understanding carefully, no argument attitude, no ego, just accepting the nature creations and flowing with life easily.

Mindfulness meditation retreats

You will learn the mindfulness techniques of meditation which you can apply to your daily life schedule whether you are in the office or home for more concentration and focus.

Om meditation retreats

You will learn about the sacred and universal sound of "OM" and the benefits of Om Meditation and how it can change your mental level strength and mood swings.

Indian Vedic meditation

Study of India Vedic meditation, traditional rituals such as the sacred fire ceremony, Vedic mantra chanting will enhance your life vitality and give you an unexpected peace of mind.

Transcendental meditation

Rishikesh is famous for transcendental Mmditation (TM) founded Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the mid-1950s. Many people are getting the benefits of transcendental meditation.

Key points

  • 8 hours per day active level meditation
  • 5 hours per day passive level meditation
  • Meditation on Kundalini - understanding the root
  • Mantra chanting - using body as an instrument
  • Vipassana meditation study and practice
  • Chakra meditation - understanding the chakras
  • Meditative Nidra - shayan - sleep
  • Pranayama - breathing techniques study
  • Visualization meditation - understanding the brain
  • Raj yoga study and practice
  • Srimad Bhagavad Gita philosophy study
  • Teaching methodology - how to organize programs
  • Mindfulness meditation study and practice
  • Introduction and biography of great Indian sages
  • Shatkarma - body cleansing techniques
  • Natural healing study and practice

Course daily schedule

The course schedule is chosen by consciousness by the master because the schedule will make this course touching to ancient meditation practice and without any modification / editing in the traditional way.

Awakening (3 hours)

  • Sequence 1: 06:00 - 06:30 Prayer / dream notes
  • Sequence 2: 06:30 - 07:30 Detox tea / juices
  • Sequence 3: 07:30 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • Sequence 4: 08:00 - 09:00 Yoga class

Karma yoga (0.5 hours)

  • Sequence 1: Cleaning
  • Sequence 2: Balancing
  • Sequence 3: Observation
  • Sequence 4: Tea making
  • Sequence 5: Drawing
  • Sequence 6: Serving

Meditation class (2 hours)

  • Sequence 1: Theory class
  • Sequence 2: Self study
  • Sequence 3: Group discussion
  • Sequence 4: Revise
  • Sequence 5: Drawing
  • Sequence 6: Serving

Food (5 hours)

  • Sequence 1: Detox tea / juices
  • Sequence 2: 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • Sequence 3: 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • Sequence 4: 14:00 - 17:00 Outing explore Rishikesh
  • Sequence 5: 17:00 - 18:00 Tea / snacks / soups
  • Sequence 6: 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Practice (3 hours)

  • Sequence 1: 10:00 - 11:30 Meditation class
  • Sequence 2: 11:00 - 13:00 Practicum
  • Sequence 3: 18:00 - 19:00 Mantra chanting
  • Sequence 4: Satsang
  • Sequence 5: Self study after dinner
  • Sequence 6: 22:00 Lights off

Included excursions

  • 1 natural waterfall visit
  • 1 Indian village visit
  • 1 trekking and ancient temple visit

Instructors

Sanjay Raturi

Location

Rishikesh is known as the "World Capital of Yoga" covered by beautiful mountains and located on the banks of River Ganges. It will be your life-changing experience to see spiritual elements such as beautiful temples, local streets, book stores, River Ganga Ghats, Ganga Aarti attractions, cows and monkeys in the streets, and other local places.

A meditation retreat offers more than meets the eye; it comes with myriads of benefits which include serenity of the minds, clarity of the thoughts, inner peace and unwinds the stress, ultimate joy, lifts your spirit, and feeling of equanimity. The spiritual vibes of Rishikesh can calm down your senses and enrich the inner you. Away from the horde of people, get relief and solace in the meditation retreat.

Food

Sattvic food

  • Ayurvedic spices
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Delicious greens
  • Balanced grains
  • Roasted seeds
  • Nuts and dry fruits
  • Beverages
  • Detox tea
  • Detox juice
  • Ayurvedic herbs
  • Legumes
  • Fresh dairy
  • Himalayan salt
  • Mineral water
  • Organic honey
  • Fruits and raw salad

Note: The gluten-free food, vegan food and raw food (salad) also can be provided on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Below are the most amazing things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the package but Real Happiness can arrange upon request. There will be an extra charge for this.

  • River rafting - The most popular thing to do in Rishikesh
  • Bungee jumping
  • Mountain biking
  • Flying fox
  • Cliff jumping
  • Trekking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Parasailing and paragliding

Spa treatments

During this retreat you will enjoy one session of massage. Various kinds of massages are also available in this retreat at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily yogic food and tea / juices
  • More than 15 meditation techniques study
  • Daily outdoor activities
  • Daily pranayama class
  • Daily mantra chanting session
  • Explore indian culture
  • 1 natural waterfall visit
  • 1 Indian village visit
  • 1 trekking and ancient temple visit
  • Nature healing benefits
  • Pick-up and drop-off to airport

What's not included

  • Visa
  • Air tickets

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by bus

Rishikesh is 28 kilometers from Haridwar. The Rishikesh bus station is five kilometers away from the Yoganandham - A School for Yoga Learning. The bus to Rishikesh leaves from Haridwar every hour. You can also take an auto from the Rishikesh bus station to Anand Dham Ashram.

Arrival by train

Haridwar is directly connected by rail to all main cities in India. When you reach Haridwar, buy a prepaid taxi from the stand at the entrance of the station. This will save you the trouble of negotiating a price with the driver. The bus station is situated across the street, where there is regular service to Rishikesh Bus Stand which is four kilometers Away from Yoganandham Ashram.

You are advised to book rail tickets as soon as possible. Trains are usually fully booked near the time of travel. Train e-tickets can be booked up to three months in advance via the internet. For reserved tourist quota seats, you will need to visit the railway reservations office.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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