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Meditation Retreats with Babaji
USA May – June 2023

Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi will conduct two meditation retreats in the United States this year: May 5-7 in Stevenson, WA, located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge; the second, June 16-23 at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY. Additionally, in Austin, TX, there will be half-day meetings with Babaji from May 30-June 7.

The Retreats are an opportunity to deepen your meditation, grow in Self Knowledge, and understand essential spiritual truths.

Not often does the opportunity arise to turn off all devices, withdraw from our daily routine and dedicate time to finding peace within our Self. Meditation retreats provide time for extended meditation, deep rest, spiritual knowledge, and self-discovery. To advance spirituality, it is essential to quiet the mind and experience deeper states of Consciousness. Direct personal experience and true spiritual knowledge are essential for inner peace and happiness. Babaji’s retreats are dedicated to this purpose.

Shiva Rudra Balayogi is a masterful teacher who shares the wisdom of Self Realization with all who wish to learn. Even without words spoken, being in the stillness of Baba’s presence is an enlightening experience.

One essential message of Baba’s teaching is: People are suffering because they have forgotten the liberating Truth of who they are. Among the thousands of thoughts that appear in our mind each day, one thing is not a thought — our Consciousness of existing. That which is the silent witness to our mind is the true Self. Without direct awareness of this higher reality, it is not possible to end suffering. Quieting the mind with meditation reveals Pure Consciousness is the supreme peace we are all looking for and the essence of our existence.

Retreats with Babaji are an opportunity for personal growth; so much can be gained with so little effort, and we hope you can attend. If challenged for time, you are welcome to participate in any part of the retreat your schedule allows. Those new to meditation or unfamiliar with the meditation Baba teaches will be taught at the programs — there is no charge. Accommodations are limited, so please make a reservation as soon as possible.

Meditation Retreats with Babaji

Columbia Gorge, Stevenson, WA – Meditation Retreat

Hegewald Rock Creek Center
710 SW Rock Creek Dr, Stevenson, WA

May 5, Friday, 7:00-9:30 pm
May 6, Saturday, 8:45 am-9:30 pm
May 7, Sunday, 8:45 am-1:00 pm

Information: text   415-269-4060; email   cliffordmcguire48@gmail.com

Briarcliff, TX
May 30 thru June 6, 8:45 am-12:30 pm

Information & Reservation: text 541-999-0975

Monroe, NY – One Week Meditation Retreat

Ananda Ashram
13 Sapphire Rd, Monroe, NY

June 16, Friday, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
June 17 thru June 22, 8:30 am-9:30 pm
June 23, Friday, 8:30 am-11:00 pm

Reservations: Anandaashram.org (845) 782-5575
Retreat information: dillsaver@gmail.com (845) 783-3789

We are delighted to announce a seven-day Retreat and Meditation Intensive with Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi, held June 16th to June 23rd at the Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York.

The retreat is an opportunity to deepen your meditation, to grow in Self Knowledge and to gain an understanding of essential spiritual truths.

The retreat consists of:

Time with a Self-Realized Yogi

Extensive meditation is essential for self-knowledge. Jangama Dhyana, the meditation practice Babaji used to obtain Self-Realization, will be taught at the Retreat.

In-depth Knowledge
Question and answer sessions with Baba provide enlightening insights into understanding meditation, mind, consciousness, Self-Realization, and how to discover peace within ourselves.

Rest and Quietude
The Retreat is intended for meditators of all levels — from beginner to advanced. If you are new to meditation or unfamiliar with Baba’s meditation technique, it will be taught at the Retreat — there is no charge. Retreats offer an excellent atmosphere for friends and loved ones to learn meditation or to or strengthen an existing practice.

Staying in residence at the ashram maximizes benefits; however, people are welcome to attend any portion of the Retreat their schedule allows (see Retreat Schedule).

Accommodations are limited; please make your reservation as soon as possible. We look forward to you attending.

Retreat Schedule 2023

June 16 — Friday
1:30-5:00 pm Registration (room occupancy after 4:00 pm)
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner
7:00-9:00 pm Group Meditation and Q&A with Baba

June 17 thru 22 — Saturday
7:00-8:00 am Morning meditation (1st)
8:00-8:45 am Breakfast (Continental 7:00-8:00; Full 8:00-8:45)
8:45-9:00 am Aarti
9:00-10:00 am Meditation (2nd)
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Meditation (3rd)
11:15 am-12:30 pm Q&A with Baba
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
3:15-4:15 pm Meditation (4th)
4:15-4:30 pm Break
4:30-5:30 pm Meditation (5th) (4:15-5:15 pm Saturday)
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner (5:15-6:15 pm Saturday)
7:00-9:00 pm Group Meditation, Q&A with Baba

June 23 — Friday
7:00-8:00 am Meditation (1st)
8:00-8:45 am Breakfast
8:45-10:00 am Meditation(2)
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:00 am Farewell, Aarti
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch

Daily program times may change.

Retreat Details

Programs Include
Instruction in meditation (Jangama Dhyana), extensive deep meditation, questions and answers with Shiva Rudra Balayogi on the topics of meditation, spiritual development, Self Realization, and how to find Peace within ourselves.

Please make your reservation immediately if you plan to attend any portion of the Retreat — accommodations are limited.
Reservations contact: Ananda Ashram – Anandaashram.org (845) 782-5575.
Information: Purnima (845) 783-3789  purnimadills@gmail.com

Program Fees
In keeping with Baba’s tradition, there are no program or instruction fees. Ananda Ashram requests a facility fee for people attending programs; it is $20 for a full day or $10 for half a day. This does not include meals. If you cannot afford the fee, please donate what you can.

Three vegetarian meals are offered each day at the Ashram dining hall. Meal tickets can be purchased or you are welcome to bring your own food. Breakfast $5, lunch and dinner are $10.

Ananda Ashram can provide lodging for participants: either semi-private accommodations with two people per room or dorm-style bedding with up to six people per room. There is a 2-night minimum for lodging. Camping space is also available. Contact Ananda Ashram directly for rates and reservations.

Ananda Ashram General Information

What to Bring
Weather can be cool, warm, sunny, or wet. Bring comfortable clothing that is appropriate for a variety of conditions. A lot of time is spent sitting, so bring anything that will help you to be comfortable — baggy clothes, your favorite meditation cushion, blanket, umbrella, water bottle, flashlight, etc.

Importance of Silence
While the Retreat is not officially a Silent Retreat, it is important for your experience and the experience of others to maintain silence as much as possible during the Retreat.

Please Be on Time
Respect others’ silence, and please be seated for meditation five minutes prior to the scheduled meditation time. If food is taken before meditation, light meals are recommended to prevent grogginess.

The SB-SRBY Mission is a nonprofit, tax-deductible organization funded exclusively by the generous contributions of others. It is not a business. The Mission is dedicated to all who seek inner Peace and relief from suffering. Baba lives a simple life free of extravagance. He shares his knowledge of meditation and Self Realization as a friend, without charge or obligation. If you would like to help, please donate. Your contributions pay for Baba’s travel and Mission expenses so he may continue to guide and inspire others to discover the Peace Within.

Retreat Contact Information
Reservations contact: Ananda Ashram Anandaashram.org (845) 782-5575
Information: Purnima (845) 783-3789  purnimadills@gmail.com

General US Tour information:
Contact: Agastya (541) 999-0975   Agastya108@yahoo.com

Full 2023 USA Tour Schedule

Portland, OR
April 29, Saturday, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Renaissance Bookshop Events Center
1338 NW 23rd Ave.

Register at: Newrenbooks.com/events

Stevenson, WA – Columbia Gorge Meditation Retreat
May 5, Friday, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
May 6, Saturday, 8:45 am – 9:30 pm
May 7, Sunday, 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

Hegewald Rock Creek Center
710 SW Rock Creek Dr.

Information Text 415-269-4060 cliffordmcguire48@gmail.com

Lakewood, WA (Tacoma)
May 13, Saturday, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park
8714 87th AVE SW

Register register@www.tinyurl.com/MeditateLakewood

Santa Fe, NM
May 26, Friday, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Unity Santa Fe Church, 1212 Unity Way
Information srbysantafe@gmail.com  505-699-2725

Austin, TX
May 30 to June 6
8:45 am – 11:15 am Meditation 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Q&A w/ Baba
Information & Reservation Text 541-999-0975

Monroe, NY – One Week Meditation Retreat
June 16, Friday, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
June 17 – 22, 8:30 am – 9:30 pm
June 23, Friday, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Ananda Ashram
13 Sapphire Rd, Monroe, NY

Reservation AnandaAshram.org 845-782-5575
Information dillsaver@gmail.com 845-783-3789

You’re invited to attend any portion of the Retreats.

Programs are free; donations are appreciated.

Accommodations are limited, so please make a reservation as soon as possible.

For details: email agastya108@yahoo.com or text 541-999-0975