1 month duration
For Indian nationals
Eligibility Age: 50 to 75 years
Vanaprastha Sadhana Satra 1: July 11 – August 10 2017
Vanaprastha Sadhana Satra 2: 15 August – 13 September 2017
Sannyasa Peeth will conduct two Vanaprastha Sadhana Satras during the Chaturmas period this year, for a month each. The first satra will commence on 12th July and continue until 11th August. The second satra will commence on 18th August and conclude on the poornahuti of Chaturmas on Bhadrapad Poornima, 16th September.
The sadhana satras are intended for vanaprasthis, the senior citizens in the age group of 50–75, who have entered the phase of life where the focus needs to be to disconnect from material life and its attachments and instead immerse oneself in sadhana and chintan, regular practice and reflection.
The key features of the satra will be swadhyaya, satsang, seva, sadhana and sanyam – the five stages of learning in vanaprastha ashrama. The aim will be to connect with the spiritual tradition and teachings, samskriti and vidya, as it is only by establishing a connection with the expansiveness, vyapakta, inherent in the tradition and the teachings that one can rise above sankirnata, the narrow confines of the individual realm.
By practising these five stages, an effort will be made to imbibe the samskaras that help clear old impressions and re-educate the mind, so that one acquires a better understanding of life, connects with the beauty of life and expresses oneself with wisdom and positivity. The endeavour will also be to deepen the inner faith and develop atmabhava as one walks away from the path of pravritti and takes the road of nivritti.
The application form can be downloaded here in English.
For further information contact Sannyasa Peeth. For a reply please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.