We are delighted to invite you to join quantum physicist Amit Goswami and his team on a unique spiritual event in India, the land of seekers of truth and transformation from time immemorial.
Amit and his collaborators will take you to two of the most powerful energy spots in South India, Tiruvannamalai and Pondicherry, where the great sages Ramana Maharishi and Sri Aurobindo, respectively, attained enlightenment. The journey will also take you to another power spot in India, Auroville.
Amit Goswami, PhD, and Valentina Onisor, MD will guide you through an inspirational and deeply reflective journey into the inner recesses of your consciousness accelerated by the specific spiritual energies of Pondicherry, Auroville, and Tiruvannamalai. They will teach the experiential and conceptual aspects of quantum spirituality especially intended for the modern person living amidst modern challenges.
Deepak Chopra, MD, wrote the foreword to Amit and Valentina’s recently published book, Quantum Spirituality, where he said: “Quantum Spirituality is a mile-stone book. There is no saner, more convincing book on the emerging phase of human evolution — an evolution in consciousness open to everyone.”
We invite you to discover this first-hand.
Tiruvannamalai is home to the holy deity of Arunachala. At most holy places located on hills, the deity is found at the top. But here at Tiruvannamalai, the Hill itself is the deity, Lord Annamalaiyar. One of the ways in which it is approached and worshipped is by its circumambulation. The Hill is said to be itself a representation of Lord Shiva. Hindu mythology also explains the significance of circumambulation in a narrative relating that the Goddess Parvati, on the advice of Sage Gautama, circumambulated the Hill every day in order to have her aspirations for Lord Shiva fulfilled.
Ramana Maharshi was a 20th century South Indian sage whose work continues to radiate peace and self-awareness to the global community of spiritual seekers. As a boy of sixteen in 1896, Maharshi challenged death by a penetrating enquiry into the source of his being (Who am I?). Later hailed as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, he revealed the direct path of the practice of self-inquiry for awakening humankind to the immense spiritual power lying within every person.
AUROBINDO ASHRAM, PONDICHERRY
Sri Aurobindo is famous for a modern integration of all types of yoga towards spiritual fulfilment. This sage has also been a pioneer of a spiritual post Darwinian evolution theory, which has inspired quantum physicist Amit Goswami to write his book, Creative Evolution.
In Pondicherry, we will meditate at Aurobindo and the Mother’s shrine, visit Auroville, and meditate at the famous Matrimandir.
Auroville is an international spiritual community, whose ethos is based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and his compatriot, The Mother (Mirra Alfassa), who founded the place in the sixties. Auroville was not meant to be a place for a new religion or where religion is practiced. Spirituality, for the practitioners at Auroville, is more like the quantum spirituality that you will become familiar with during our retreat.
The Quantum Spirituality Retreat is a unique 7-day immersion in flow through the very intimacy of your soul, which focuses on directly experiencing and fulfilling the archetype of Wholeness, and getting in touch with your deepest truth and essence, in an awakening and integrative way.
We will begin in Pondicherry (you can fly directly there) with the meditative visits to Aurobindo’s Ashram and Auroville. You will receive teachings about the evolution of humanity and quantum integral yoga.
The next stop will be five days in Tiruvannamalai, the mainstay of the retreat program, where we will practice meditation and yoga techniques geared towards the expansion of consciousness, guided rituals, group healing and purification methods, as well as enjoy lectures on the integrative quantum perspective of wholeness and transformation. We will describe and practice daily Ramana Maharshi’s method of introspection (Self-inquiry, Atma Vicara, ”Who am I?”).
During this retreat, we will address the broad aspects of the spiritual heart (which, not by coincidence, is called by many ”our home”), from a variety of traditions, such as Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, blended naturally with the quantum science viewpoint. We will meditate together daily upon certain themes, and we will learn about various methods and prerequisites to best prepare us to begin experiencing the ineffable and sacred space of the heart. The retreat was specifically created to guide people in coming to an intimate understanding and experiencing of what wholeness is. We will learn what it actually means ”to be the one who makes the place holy” and to actualize the divine reality of Oneness.
The intensely beautiful and spiritualizing atmosphere in Tiruvannamalai will facilitate an enhanced state of heart-opening and will bring along an unsuspected spiritual support.
Prepare for a deep experience throughout. If you feel a certain fire of aspiration in your heart to know reality, if you feel like exploring the meaning and purpose in your life, then this retreat is for you. No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary as this retreat is designed for beginners and advanced meditators alike. You will come to understand the principles and value the purpose of meditation. You will be able to integrate meditation as an essential part of your life, while reaching beyond any preconceived ideas and learned concepts.
Dr. Goswami will be assisted by Dr. Valentina Onisor, a specialist in quantum integrative medicine. They are both spiritual teachers and practitioners at Quantum Activism Vishwalayam, a transformational institution of higher learning and living.
Anil Sinha, an eminent Consciousness Engineering researcher who has founded a unique Meditation Lab in India, will help us by way of monitoring the improvements in the physiological and emotional stress levels of our participants as they proceed through the deeply transformative process. This will also give you a quantitative measure of your journey.
Once again, we warmly invite you to join us in this journey towards discovering your spiritual heart, which is the “meeting place” for all of those who have an honest and pure aspiration to embody that wholeness that is destined for all of us, sooner or later.
Please plan to arrive in Pondicherry no later than the evening of January 18, 2019 as we will immediately commence our retreat on the morning of the 19th. There will be an Orientation Session held at 7:30 p.m. on January 18th. If you plan to arrive after 6:30 p.m., please notify us in advance to make arrangements by writing to Krishanu Goswami at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIRUVANNAMALAI DAILY SCHEDULE
07:00-09:00 Yoga and Meditation
11:00-11.15 Tea Break
11:15-13:00 Yoga and Meditation
13:00-15:30 Lunch and Rest
16:00-18:30 Program at the Ramana Maharshi’s Ashram
20:00-21:30 Satsang and Meditation
We will complete the holy walk (circumambulation) around the Arunachala mountain on one of the days of our retreat. Besides the daily program, we will attend a series of powerful Hindu rituals inside one of the most graceful of Shiva’s temples (Arunachaleshwar). We will also climb a little hill to Skanda Ashram and meditate in the cave where Ramana Maharshi meditated for years.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
All participants in the Quantum Spirituality Retreat will receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by Quantum Activism Vishwalayam.
18th January – Arrival in Pondicherry
19th January – Aurobindo Ashram visit, group meditation; individual registering for Auroville (online)
20th January – Visit to Auroville, group meditation in Matrimandir
21st to 25th January – Tiruvannamalai
26th January – Travel to the Pondicherry Airport
SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY
Space is limited. We may only accommodate 30 participants. To ensure your participation, we recommend booking as early as possible. Accommodation throughout the retreat will be in single and double occupancy rooms at comfortable and hygienic resorts.
$3,000 per person (for double room occupancy — somewhat less)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $2,100 per person if you register by December 6th!
In addition, you will have to individually arrange your own air travel and travel-related expenses.
Portuguese speaking participants who require translation will pay an additional $500 fee for translation services.
For more information, please write to QAV’s Director of Operations Krishanu Goswami at: email@example.com.