OM NAMO BHAGAVATE SIVANANDAYA
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE CHIDANANDAYA
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VENKATESANANDAYA
Revered Devotee of the Lord,
YOGA SADHANA WEEK
By the grace of God and Gurudev, the Swami Sivananda Fellowship of South Africa has pleasure in inviting you, your families and friends to attend Satsangs & Prasad Suppers (Thursday and Friday, 22nd/23rd Nov 19h15), and on Saturday 24th Nov 05h55 to 18h45:
YOGA SADHANA RETREAT
The Sivananda School of Yoga invites all who attend classes or satsang, and their partners, to a spiritual retreat. If you plan to attend, please inform a teacher or swami.
The Hatha Class at 08h30 will be conducted as usual, for non-retreatants and retreatants.
Partial attendance is not permitted: it is all or nothing. Only those attending the whole retreat may attend any item between the end of morning satsang and the evening’s satsang.
- Arrive not later than 5 minutes before early morning meditation.
- Meditators must remain silent and immobile. There is to be no coughing or clearing of throats. If you can hear yourself moving, you are making too much noise.
- Unnecessary conversation is to be avoided during lunch and throughout the day.
- If you are observing Mouna — noble silence and non-communication — when you are not chanting, singing or praying, you should wear a conspicuous notice stating, “Mouna” and avoid eye contact.
05h55 Latest permitted time of arrival for meditation (Earliest permitted time: 05h30)
06h50 Morning prayers & guru stotras
07h00 Breakfast snacks for non-Hatha practitioners
Sankirtan, group japan, udjayi pranayama, trataka and meditation.
10h00 Tea/water & snacks
10h30 Questions and answers re Hindu tradition, culture & religion.
11h00 Darshan & Durbar: Question & answer session with H.H. Sri Swami Nirliptanandaji Maharaj, General Secretary of the Divine Life Society of India.
14h00 Group japa
15h00 Private sadhana (suggestion: walk in silent contemplation & mental japa)
Rest — test/water
16h50 Group sung japa: “Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram.”
18h45 Prasad supper