Today, in the fast paced world, we have made ourselves so busy in fulfilling our professional, personal and social responsibilities that we have forgotten the essence of life- living peacefully.
In the whole wave of consumerism, we have been made to believe that happiness lies in getting ahead from the next one, in buying a newly launched car, in owning a luxurious villa or in accumulating latest gadget. This blind race behind material things has taken us far away from our true human nature.
As a result, we find ourselves in a situation where we have all the worldly pleasures yet no true fulfillment or joy in our lives.
‘Peaceful Living’ retreat aims to bring us back home to our hearts, towards our own individual self. The retreat is designed with a purpose to go within and understand the real needs of ourselves which are beyond material offerings of the world. It takes us on an inner journey to experience the meaning of love, compassion and trust to discover inner peace and immense joy thereby.
Participants of the retreat shall get a chance to spend quiet time with themselves to have a glimpse of what lies beyond material desires.
There will be three big questions to reflect upon in the 3 day- retreat:
1. How are we living our lives presently? Are we happy and satisfied about it?
2. How do we measure our lives’ happiness and success? Where do we stand today on the same?
3. How do we wish to live our lives in order to be peaceful inside and outside?
A day in the retreat will consist of gathering inspiration from ordinary people’s extraordinary life journeys, an outdoor adventure in the community to understand our own self better, meditation in the beautiful Himalayan surroundings to reconnect to our inner selves, a reflection cum sharing session to sum up the day’s big question and a lot of time to just Be with Nature around.
Program Fee: The retreat shall be organized on Gift Economy basis by Sahaj Foundation. However, all participants would be required to pay for accommodation and food expenses as per the actuals charged by Deer Park Institute.
Good news is that Deer park offers wide ranges of accommodation/food facilities that cost somewhere between Rs 1,200 to Rs 2,700 for a period of 3 days. We recommend you to fill out your preferences in the application form as per your budget.
Breakup for Rs 1,200: Rs 100*3 (Accommodation) + Rs 100*3*3 (Food- Rs 100 per meal)= Rs 1,200
Participants shall have to pay more in case they wish to avail shared/single room accommodation.
Who should Apply: Anyone who wishes to spend time understanding and knowing himself/ herself while experiencing the serenity of Himalayas.
There is no age bar or any professional or personal background preference for the retreat. The batch size for the retreat shall vary between 10 to 15 participants.
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Gandhiji
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