Vedanta Philosophy in Times of Planetary Crisis 23 - 25 February 2018 Vedanta

Vedanta is translated as “the culmination of knowledge”. It is the ancient Indian philosophy that answers the fundamental questions of life. In this three-day retreat, the Vedanta Institute offers an immersion in the philosophy as it pertains to a planet in the throes of acute political, social and environmental crisis.

Lectures include:
  • Manage yourself, you manage the world
  • Ideal leadership
  • Ego management
  • Renunciation and success
The retreat will include mountain walks in a pristine natural setting. Time will be set aside for contemplation and solitary reflection.

RETREAT FACILITATORS:

The work of the Vedanta Institute is inspired by Swami Parthasarathy, the internationally eminent philosopher widely regarded as the greatest living exponent of Vedanta. Over the past fifty years, Parthasarathy’s outstanding contribution to humanity has been the translation of subtle philosophical themes into practical techniques of living. The institute is dedicated to the study, research and dissemination of Vedanta through public lectures, classes, retreats, youth programmes and corporate workshops. Graduates are based in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town to facilitate education in Vedanta.

RETREAT HOSTS:

The Vuka Institute is a workshop and retreat centre that marries the inspirations of Mind to the demands of Matter in an African context. Rooted in a sacred valley in the Maluti foothills, in a place that’s been revered by healers and seers for millennia, the institute looks beyond dogma to where indigenous wisdom and progressive science meet. Our purpose is to explore and understand what it means to be human, and to seek alternative solutions to our shared environmental, economic and social crises.

The institute is located at Eagle Valley Farm in the Eastern Free State, on the R26 between Ficksburg and Fouriesburg.

28°43'17.3"S
28°01'29.1"E

Visit www.earthrisemountainlodge.co.za for accommodation information.

SCHEDULE

Friday, 23 February
15:00 17:00 Arrival at Eagle Valley
16:00 17:20 Arrival Tea and Snacks
17:20 17:30 Introduction & Orientation
17:30 18:45 Lecture 1: Manage yourself, you manage the world
19:00 19:30 Devotional Singing (Bhajans)
19:30 20:30 Dinner
21:00 Retire

Saturday, 24 February
04:15 Rise
04:25 Morning Prayer
04:30 05:45 Self-study
05:45 06:15 Tea
06:20 06:55 Yoga
06:55 07:00 Gayatri Mantra
07:00 08:00 Mountain Walk
08:00 08:30 Shower
08:30 09:30 Breakfast
09:45 11:00 Lecture 2: Ideal leadership
11:00 11:25 Break
11:30 12:45 Small Group Discussion
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:25 Read/Rest/Other
14:00 15:25 Read/Rest/Other
15:30 16:45 Lecture 3: Ego management
16:45 17:30 Tea and snacks
17:35 17:55 Ted X Talk – The New Science of Man by Prof. B.M.Hegde
18:00 18:10 Break
18:15 19:15 Big Group Discussion
19:20 19:50 Devotional Singing
20:00 20:50 Dinner
21:00 Retire

Sunday, 25 February
04:15 Rise
04:25 Morning Prayer
04:30 05:45 Self-study
05:45 06:15 Tea
06:20 06:55 Yoga
06:55 07:00 Gayatri Mantra
07:00 08:00 Mountain Walk
08:00 08:30 Shower
08:30 09:30 Breakfast
09:45 11:00 Lecture 4: Renunciation & Success
11:00 11:15 Break
11:20 12:00 Practical Exercise & Reflection
12:00 13:00 General Q&A Session
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Depart

COST & BOOKINGS

R3,000 for basic accommodation (sharing)

R4,100 for standard accommodation (sharing)

R4,500 for standard accommodation (single)

Only 25 places available on a first-come, first-served basis (includes single, couple and family accommodation options).

Bookings and enquiries:


Linestha Chavan (Vedanta Institute)

linestha@vedanta.org.za (email);
+27 74 166 1222

Kevin Bloom (Vuka Institute)

kevinbloom@mac.com (email);
+27 83 254 2616