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How To Be Happy At Will

A weekend retreat with Nayaswami Jaya, Nayaswami Sadhana Devi,

Bramhachari Aditya & Gaurav
27th – 29th October, 201

The pursuit of happiness is an exciting adventure, inseparably accompanied by the flip side of pain, suffering, and loss. And, we wonder, what is the end of all my striving? Is lasting happiness a dream? Is there such a thing as “true happiness”? Paramhansa Yogananda offers an important insight into our search for happiness – He said, “You will never be happy so long as you think something outside of you is going to bring you happiness.”

In this simple line, we have a teaching that can change the course of our life.

We will explore:

  • Goal of Life – Seeking happiness, avoiding pain
  • Fleeting Pleasure vs Lasting Happiness? Is lasting Happiness possible?
  • Pleasure is counterfeit happiness
  • Are we looking for happiness in the right place?
  • Can happiness be found in possessions, people, or circumstances?
  • Circumstances are neutral
  • 4 stages of happiness
  • Practical techniques to be happy at Will in body, mind, and soul
  • Essential attitudes for a happy life
  • The wisdom way to happiness

Program Schedule

Friday, 27 October 2017

5.30 pm to 7 pm: Opening circle & Introductions

7 pm to 7.45 pm: Dinner

7:45 pm onwards: Free time

Saturday, 28th October 2017

7:00 am to 8:30 am: Experiential Workshop: Yogic tools for a Happy Life – I

8:45 am to 9:30 am: Breakfast

9.30 am to 10.30 am: Free time

10:30 am to 1:00 pm: Inspiration & Group Discussion: Happiness is a Choice

1:00 to 2:00 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Free time or Tour of Ashram

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Experiential Workshop: Can happiness be found in possessions, people or circumstances?  

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Tea Break

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Experiential Workshop: Yogic tools for a Happy Life – II

7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Movie – Finding Happiness: A movie on the power of the environment in supporting man’s quest for happiness.

Sunday, 29th October 2017

7:00 am to 8.30 am: Experiential Workshop: Yogic tools for a Happy Life – III

8.45 am to 9.30 am: Breakfast

9.30 am to 10.30 am: Free time

10:30 am to 1.00 pm: Inspiration & Group Discussion: 7 Keys to a Happy Life

1:00 to 2:00 pm: Lunch and Closing Circle

Retreat Weekend will include:

– Fully-furnished rooms with attached washrooms

– Freshly prepared vegetarian meals

– Guided meditation by experienced meditation teachers

– Guided Ananda Yoga sessions by Yoga Alliance certified teachers

– Time for one-on-one interaction with Nayaswami Jaya and Sadhana Devi

– Course books ‘How to be Happy all the time’, Affirmations for Self-Healing’ and “God is for Everyone”

This retreat is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the great Indian Yoga Master and author of the best-selling spiritual classic ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’.

About the Presenters:

Nayaswamis Jaya and Sadhana Devi: Nayaswami Jaya Helin is the spiritual director of Ananda Sangha India. He and his wife, Sadhana Devi have been practicing and sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda for nearly 50 years. Both of them are profound teachers and spiritual counsellors and speak with deep wisdom, clarity and wit. They share their time between India and the U.S and travel around the world sharing the practical and transforming teachings of yoga and meditation.

Brahmachari (Dr.) Aditya Gait: Aditya Kumar Gait is the Spiritual Director of Ananda Pune and a Medical Practitioner, whose chief interests lie in sharing the teachings and benefits of yoga as a healthy and successful way of life. Aditya has been actively sharing these teachings in corporates, medical facilities and other institutions across India, Asia, and Europe since 2008.

Gaurav Prashar: Gaurav is a graduate in business administration from the Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune. He currently manages the India-wide accounting operations for Ananda Sangha. Gaurav has been practicing these teachings from an early age and enjoys sharing them with all.

Retreat Rates: Rs 6,000 per person from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon which includes stay, meals and all programs.

Online Registration: https://imjo.in/fx3hzu

*Disciples & Kriyabans, please reach out to your local centers for discounted price

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Accommodation: Twin Sharing Basis​​​​​​​

For more information on Accommodation and reservations contact:

[email protected] or call +91 90110 69792 or +91 70660 28051

For the convenience of participants from Mumbai, a chartered mini bus will be arranged to take you directly to the ashram. To reserve a seat, please contact Subha @ +91 99306 31708. If calling Subha, please do so between 10am – 8pm.