A Curated Transformational Holiday
April 22-May 5, 2019
Join Padma Aon on a Sacred Journey into the divine heart of India: the home of Yoga, Self Realization, Mantra, and the largest number of Enlightened Beings on the planet. On this 14 day Sacred Journey we will travel into the Essence of Mother India to experience Her spiritual and human Gifts for us. This Journey has been carefully curated to be of these times, into embodying the soul and allying with God Realised Masters who have achieved this.
Arrival in Delhi
We arrive in Delhi the day before the Group starts. Here you will have time to explore M Market and the boutique of a high fashion devotional clothes designer bringing sacred Indian design into the 21st century, allied with an exquisite art gallery of fine Indian art, where painting is done in real time with a traditional artist.
We then fly to Varanasi: Lord Shiva’s City of Light and Life. Staying on the River Ganges in a classic boutique hotel in the most sacred area of Varanasi, you will start to experience the expanded vibration and sacred atmosphere of timeless India where millions have meditated, prayed and Remembered who they are. You will experience the ageless tradition here.
Varanasi used to be a city where literally on every corner there would be an enlightened being! This is why myth states that to die in Varanasi ensures you will not reincarnate again, as anyone who used to die there was helped by an enlightened being on their journey! Experiencing Aarti, the light of life, at twilight is something special.
Satyaloka and Royal Boat Tour
We will visit Satyaloka, ashram of Lahiri Mahashaya, the Realised Guru of Yogananada. This houses a potent Shiva Lingam for meditation and revelation. We will do yoga on the Ganges, like yogis have been doing for thousands of years, and take a Twilight Royal Boat Tour, decked in flowers, couches and with live musicians, ending up in the unforgettably ornate Brij Palace to have a traditional gourmet evening feast.
The Burning Ghat
The next morning we take a Journey into light, life and death: The Burning Ghat cremation centre. Here we immerse in meeting our own feelings about death, and immersing deeper into living life. This is a truly sacred place and a wonderful opportunity to experience an amazing multi dimensional journey into many facets of life in one place! The Living Flame here has been burning constantly for over 5000 years.
Music of the Temple
Varanasi is renowned throughout the world as the music and silk capital of India. We have timed our journey to coincide with Hanuman Jayanti: the Festival of Hanuman, where some of India’s finest musicians come to play music for free in honour of Hanuman at this Music of the Temple. You will rarely find a more authentic and pure expression of devotional music anywhere in India in a pure atmosphere. We will go to this concert to experience the best music India can offer from a pure tradition. We will also have the opportunity to see and buy some of the finest, most refined, beautiful (and affordable) silks in the world.
After 2 nights on our sacred riverside home, we will travel to the flower strewn meadows of Dunagiri and immerse for 5 nights at this luxury eco retreat centre. This area is known as 'Devbhumi'- the land of the Gods, and Dunagiri is a 'shakti-peetha' or energy center, home of the Goddess. Here is the cave of Mahavatar Babaji where the light of Kriya Yoga was re-born in 1862. We will deepen and expand in the practice of Kriya Yoga and visit His cave daily to immerse in deep meditation and to receive the blessings of Maha-Avatar Babaji.
After our Immersion at Dunagiri, we will be ready to visit the Himalayan Abode of Badrinath: the most potent of India's 4 Key sacred sites or Char Dham, and Avatar Babaji's Etheric Ashram, where the Light and Sound Current of the Divine flows. Badrinath is where all 18 Indian Spiritual Epics were written by one of India’s Greatest Sages Vyasa. It holds a very high frequency, pure and sublime, and is a Supremely Loving Place full of Living Light!
Here we visit the village of Mana to meditate in Vyasa’s Cave deep in the Himalayas, and the pure, refined sacred energy of the Ganges. We will have private time in the vortex of Badrinarayan Temple to meditate, and maybe even meet enlightened yogis.
We then travel to Rishikesh, India’s Yoga Centre, staying on the Ganges to visit Anandamoyi Maa’s Samadhi shrine, where her enlightened body is stored. This is a place of deep love and an experience of God embodied in Feminine form.
Cave of Vasistha
We visit the Cave of Vasistha, one of India’s seven main enlightened Sages, for a twilight meditation on the sacred Ganges and to receive His Blessing or darshan.
Register early to avoid disappointment
The Group is limited to 18 people to ensure an authentic experience of India, to be able to be spontaneous and flow with India’s unexpected delights and mysteries that may reveal to us as a group, and to have one-on-one time with Padma.
Total Price: £3999
GBP 1000 Deposit required to reserve a place, directly into bank account:
Padma Aon Prakasha
Natwest Bank, 1 The Mall, Ealing Broadway W5, London, UK
Account number: 03710882
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- Price does not include air fares coming to, or leaving, India, and your 1 month Visa.
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Padma Aon Prakasha is a spiritual author and initiate into Saivite Tantra through the Head Priests of Kedarnath and Pashupatinath, and into the Rk Veda through the Arunachala sampradaya. Padma’s books reveal different aspects of the full potential of the soul, drawn from the sacred traditions he has been Initiated into. Padma is a Master of Sacred Sound and uses these vibrations to rapidly shift consciousness.