Chinmayananda Saraswati ~
A Yoga Day Retreat with Laurel, Dan &
Saturday March 21st, 2015
Center for Spiritual Living
4100 Benfield Dr. in Kettering Ohio
12:30 to 5:30 pm - cost is $35
Registration has started.
Our next "Dayville" Yoga retreat will be dedicated
to the lifework of Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993). For over 40 years, Swami Chinmayananda was responsible for bringing the
teachings of Advaita Vedanta to the masses, & making what had previously been reserved for the very few, freely available
to all, regardless of gender, nationality, religion or position in life. He worked to rejuvenate Hinduism by making previously
unavailable insights of the Upanishads & Gita accessible to the general population. He was instrumental in bringing the
wisdom of Hindu heritage to everyone. He was given Sanyas by Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh in 1949 on Shivaratri. Swami Chinmayananda
later lived an austere life in the Himalayas for many years, studying with the renouned Vedanta master Swami Tapovanam. Swami
Chinmayananda then came down from the mountains, eloquently spreading the knowledge of Vedanta and transforming the lives
of tens of thousands that came to listen to him.
The retreat will include stories about Swami
Chinmayananda's life and his Vedantic teachings. We'll immerse ourselves in yogic practices of hatha yoga, pranayam, yoga
nidra, chanting, meditation, live music and theatric reenactments from Swami Chinmayananda's very inspiring and energetic
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.
"Children are not vessels to be filled,
but lamps to be lit."
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 18 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.
2014 Grailville Fall Yoga Retreat
September 12th to 14th
The cost is $175 for the
weekend which includes vegetarian food, lodging & classes. A check secures registration. Retreat is full. A waiting list
is available in the event of cancellations. Cancellations made before August 12th can be refunded. No refunds will be made after
August 12th unless we can fill your space.
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
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