The next "Dayville" will be March 19th, 2016.
H A N K A R A ~
"the voice of Advaita Vedanta"
A Yoga Day Retreat with Laurel, Dan &
Saturday March 19th, 2016
Center for Spiritual Living
4100 Benfield Dr. in Kettering Ohio
12:30 to 5:30 pm - cost is $35
Registration has begun. Our next "Dayville"
Yoga retreat will be dedicated to the lifework of Adi Shankaracharya (788-820 AD). The ninth-century Indian sage Adi
Shankara was one of the most influential teachers of the philosophy of yoga and Veda. Known as the greatest revivalist of
Vedic science, he elegantly elaborated the layers of life that mask the essential spiritual self. He was recognized as the
leading authority on yoga by the time he turned twenty. Shankara is considered an incarnation of Shiva. He taught Advaita
Vedanta; the identity of the individual self and Universal Self of the Upanishads. The knowledge of this oneness is liberation
or "Moksha". This identity is realized through the light of inquiry in the quest for Truth.
The retreat will include stories about Shankara's
life and his Advaita Vedantic teachings. We'll immerse ourselves in yogic practices of hatha yoga, pranayam, yoga nidra, chanting,
meditation, live music and theatric reenactments about Shankara's inspiring life and lucid teachings.
There will be a 15 minute silent break with
snacks in the middle of the day. The day will conclude around 5:30 pm with a communal vegetarian meal of kitchiri. There will
not be satsang following the Dayville Retreat.
"All beings are by nature Pure Consciousness."
We are continuing to appreciate
and reap benefits from the Yogic Day Retreats that have been referred to as "Dayville" by participants. People who have been
to the Grailville Retreats over the past twenty years have commented, "It's like Grailville, only in one day." Hence, the
name "Dayville!" The energy of the
groups in the day retreats have been highly enlivening and offers the opportunity for great insight, peace and awakening to
the Self. The intent of these yogic
retreats for the past three years has been to create a series of "pilgrimages" to Indian sages and Ashrams "in our own backyard".
Connecting with Self-Realized sages through stories, teachings, traditional yogic practices, natya yoga (yoga of theatre)
and inspiring music is a beautiful gateway to our True Self. Each "Dayville" is a unique experience of exploring the many
ways we can live in our Natural Selves. Whether you've been attending "Dayville" all along or decide to join in the pilgrimage
at this point, it doesn't matter; each day and evening of these immersions in the Self are complete in themselves.
|In Divine Presence - October 2012
|Moments before the inspirational presentation of "Come and Listen"
Retreat Participant Comments
darshan of the Master moves us . . . to the place where we yearn only to be in the cave of his heart. To hear the drop of
the cave water like a clear single bell. To rest in the heart of meditation. We are transformed in the cave of the heart."
- Janaki's poetic reflection on her participation in the recent "In Divine Presence" day retreat.
"Thank you for Saturday's bliss! I felt such a deep
feeling of returning home....The message and spirit of Papaji and Maharishi "Already Free!" and a god that never disappears
were so accessible and ALIVE! - AC
"Thank you both for the truly wonderful Buddha Day. I have not felt such deep stillness
in a very long time. You create the perfect atmosphere for spiritual deepening. Dan's music is a perfect compliment to Laurel's
teaching. It's just exquisite." - MM
"The beauty & deep peace of the day, like a roadway one can follow back into that
inner space of silence. Thank you Dan & Laurel for continuing to open that path to the heart of stillness for us all."
"Thank you so much for Buddha Day. Not having to think of formulating words for a few hours was so powerful.
I am reaping many blessings from the workshop." - SS
"I enjoyed all the retreat days I have attended. I loved walking meditation & plan to continue that. You & Dan
do a great job. Knowing you has helped me grow spiritually & professionally." - SK
you so much for the learning & experience no one could ever get with mere reading. Nowhere else on earth I'd rather be
but in this state .... of Bliss!" - KS
K I R T A N & S A T S A N G
FIRST SATURDAY KIRTAN
devotional call & response chanting
1st Saturday of each month
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THIRD SATURDAY SATSANG
(Satsang means association with Reality.)
chanting & meditation
3rd Saturday of each month
CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
4100 Benfield Dr in Kettering
$5 donation appreciated.
2015 Grailville Spring
17th - 19th 2015
The cost is $175 for the weekend, which includes vegetarian food, lodging, and classes. A
check secures registration. Retreat is full, waiting list is available in event of cancellation. Cancellations made before
March 17th can be refunded. No refunds will be made
March 17th unless we can fill your space.
Location: Grailville Retreat Center
932 O'Bannonville Road, Loveland OH 45140
This will be our last Grailville Retreat after meeting twice a year for 20 years. Grailville
will no longer be a retreat Center. They are shifting to organic farming.
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to offer a comment or testimonial about classes, workshops, Grailville retreats, or chanting (kirtan) please complete and
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