august, 2018

17augallday19alldayHappiness Retreat: Got Happiness? The Dream, the Chase, & the Choices We Make


Event Details

We dream a dream – of happiness. The dream impels us forward, takes us places, and shapes our choices. After all, what’s life without a dream?

As the song goes:

“Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas,
Everybody’s looking for something.”

Who am I to disagree with the eternal chase for an elusive dream? Is complacent surrender our only choice? Or do you sometimes question: Have I really found what I have been looking for? Am I satisfied simply with my chase around the world? Is it all about the chase? Is there really something new out there that we could be looking for? Or are we just scavenging through the shattered hope of a lost generation?

Have you ever wondered if you really know what you are looking for?

Join us for a happiness retreat with world-traveling monk, Devamrita Swami, as he helps facilitate a deep scan of our dreams and plans for happiness. Join in for a weekend of happiness expansion beyond the realms of limited matter.

Enjoy morning meditations, engaging workshops, delicious meals and the beauty of a natural environment that is sure to soothe the soul and inspire deep thinking. We hope you can make it!

More details:

The early bird cost is $125, which will go up after August 3rd. This includes all your expenses (accommodation, meals, activities, etc.). Once we receive your payment, your spot is reserved.

About Devamrita Swami: Devamrita Swami is a world-traveling monk of over 40 years joining us from ‘down under’. He graduated from Yale University and is an author of several books like Hiding in Unnatural Happiness, Searching for Vedic India, Perfect Escape and others. He is the founder of the Institute of Sustainability and an advisor on Spiritual Economics to the Russian Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves as the director of the Gita Nagari Yoga Farm which is a sustainable community that works in harmony with nature and animals to demonstrate an example of compassionate and sustainable living for all. He has presented on diverse topics to students across top universities of the world like Yale, UCLA, Indian Institute of Technology, Cardiff University, Columbia University, University of Toronto, Melbourne University, University of Pennsylvania and several others. His strategic guidance has proved invaluable to students and professionals seeking to balance their spiritual and professional life. Main stops on his global circuit are Australia, China, New Zealand, the USA, South Africa, Russia, India, Argentina, Chile, the UK, Scandinavia, and Central Europe.

About Gita Nagari: An abode of scenic beauty and peaceful souls will be our home for 2-days. Set in the scenic Tuscarora Valley, framed by mountain ridges and a bubbling creek, Gita Nagari is home to joyful volunteers, a herd of peaceful cows/oxen, and a carefree flock of about 40 peacocks. With 350 acres of rolling green hay fields, pastures, and diverse woods, the farm focuses on engaging in compassionate farming, a directive which guides all its activities. The only USDA certified ahimsa (nonviolent) farm in the United States, Gita Nagari is a working example of how sustainability, compassionate living and spirituality are inseparable components of a holistic life.

What a day would look like:
* Morning Meditations
* Breakfast
* Workshops with Devamrita Swami
* Lunch
* Select Activities: farm work, nature walks, yoga classes, etc.
* Evening workshops with Devamrita Swami
* Dinner
* Musical Meditation

Always expect leisure time throughout the day when you can connect with others, explore and make new friends.
Hope to see you there!


Please be advised that this fee is non-refundable.