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Finding Release from Karma and Reincarnation
“Deciphering the karma mystery”
22nd -24th September, 2017

A weekend retreat led by Nayaswamis Jaya, Sadhana Devi and Ayush Agrawal in the natural expanse of Ananda Yoga & Meditation Retreat situated at the foothills of the Sahyadris outside Pune

While we have all heard of Karma and Reincarnation we may not fully understand how it works. We cannot avoid life’s tests and challenges, however we can learn how to prepare for them, mitigate our karma and ultimately learn to raise our consciousness so we can meet life’s tests joyfully.

During this weekend, these and other questions will be addressed:

  • Everything that happens to me, is it my own karma? Is the law of karma just?
  • Can rituals and charity offset my past wrong doings?
  • Can we choose when and how to repay our karmic debts?
  • Can I get rid of all my past karma in this lifetime?
  • The wisdom-way to handling karmic challenges
  • The origin and purpose of reincarnation
  • Reincarnation scientifically proved
  • Superconscious tools and techniques to change our karma

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
  • Guided nature hikes in beautiful, natural surroundings with near-by creeks and waterfalls
  • Time for one-on-one interaction with Nayaswami Jaya and Sadhana Devi
  • A copy of the books ‘Karma and Reincarnation’, Affirmations for Self-Healing’ and ‘Lessons in Meditation’ based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

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’.

Nature Trail

Duplex Retreat Cottages

View from the Retreat Cottages

Meet the Presenters:

Jaya and Sadhana Devi: Nayaswami Jaya Helin is the spiritual director of Ananda Sangha India. He is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and trained closely under Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda for nearly 50 Years. During this time he has helped start and lead several Ananda communities and meditation groups in the U.S, India and in South-east Asia. Nayaswami Jaya is also an authorized “Kriyacharya”, giving initiation into the advanced meditation technique of Kriya Yoga. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

Nayaswami Sadhana Devi Helin has been practicing and sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda for nearly 50 years. She is a founding member of Ananda Village in California and along with her husband has helped lead various Ananda communities world-wide. Sadhana Devi currently serves as the national coordinator for Ananda Meditation Groups in the U.S. and Canada.

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.

Ayush Agrawal: Ayush has been deeply inspired by the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and for the past few years has been practicing and sharing these spiritual teachings with students in several Indian cities. He has worked in financial markets for over 16 years in London and Mumbai across firms like Lehman Brothers, Ernst & Young and Kotak Mahindra Bank. He graduated with a Masters from the London School of Economics and also qualified to receive the CFA Charter.


Friday, 22nd September 2017

4 pm to 5 pm: Welcome and Registrations

5 pm to 5.30 pm: Tea

5.30 pm to 7 pm: Beginner’s Guided Yoga & Meditation OR Guided Nature trail

7 pm to 8 pm: Dinner

8 pm to 9 pm: Opening Circle (Introductions and orientation)

Saturday, 23rd September 2017

6:30 am to 7:30 am: Superconcious Exercises and Yoga for beginners

7.30 am to 8.30 am: Beginners Guided Meditation, Visualization and Affirmations

8.45 am to 9.30 am: Breakfast

10.30 am to 12.30 pm: Session on Karma and Reincarnation-1 followed by Q&A

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm: Lunch

1.30 pm to 3 pm: Guided tour of the retreat OR Free Time

3 pm to 4.30 pm: Session on Karma and Reincarnation-2 followed by Q&A

4.30 pm to 5 pm: Tea

5 pm to 7 pm: Guided Meditation, Yoga and Affirmations for Self-Healing

7 pm to 7.45 pm: Dinner

8 pm to 9:30 pm: Movie Screening of the Award winning film – FINDING HAPPINESS


Sunday, 24th September 2017

6.30 am to 8.30 am: Guided Yoga and Meditation in nature OR Nature Hike

8.45 am to 9.30 am: Breakfast

10.30 am to 12.30 pm: Session on Karma and Reincarnation-3 followed by Q&A

12.30 pm to 1.30 pm: Lunch

2 pm: Closing Circle

Retreat Rates: Rs 6000 per person from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon which includes stay, meals and all programs

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

Accomodation: Twin Sharing Basis

For Online Booking: https://imjo.in/QfH4Gb

For more information on Accommodation and reservations contact:
[email protected] or call 90110 69792 or 70660 28051