Baba Shiva Rudra Balayogi Meditation Retreat
Ananda Ashram, 13 Sapphire Rd, Monroe, NY

June 6 to June 10, 2018

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We are delighted to announce there will be a four-day SRBY Retreat and Meditation Intensive held June 6th to June 10th, at the beautiful Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York.

The retreat is an opportunity to deepen your meditation experience and grow your understanding of Self Knowledge and essential spiritual truths.

It is not often the opportunity arises to turn off all devices, withdraw from our daily routine and dedicate time to finding peace within our Self. Meditation retreats provide time for extended meditation, deep rest, spiritual knowledge and self discovery. To advance in spirituality it is essential to quiet the mind and experience deeper states of consciousness within ourselves. Direct personal experience accompanied with true spiritual knowledge is the fuel that sustains every sincere seeker's quest for inner peace and happiness. Babaji's retreats are dedicated to this purpose.

This year Shiva Rudra Balayogi will not be coming to the U.S. However, Baba will be present via his teachings and live evening SKYPE sessions.


The retreat consists of

- Meditation - Extensive practice of Jangama Dhyana.

- In-depth knowledge - Baba’s best recorded talks, with questions and answers, provide enlightening insights into understanding meditation, mind, consciousness, Self-Realization and how to discover peace within oneself.

- Evening Satsang - live question and answer period with Baba via SKYPE - internet connections willing.

- Self-discovery

- Rest and quietude

The retreat is intended for meditators of all levels — from beginner to advanced and is being facilitated by Agastya. If you are new to meditation or unfamiliar with Baba’s meditation technique you may learn Jangama Dhyana at the retreat — there is no charge. The retreat atmosphere is an excellent opportunity for friends or loved ones to learn meditation or to strengthen their existing practice. 

Staying in residence at the ashram will maximize benefits, however, people are welcome to attend any meditation or knowledge session their schedule allows (see Retreat Schedule).

Accommodations are limited, please make your reservation as soon as possible. This is the primary Shiva Rudra Balayogi event in the U.S. for 2018 — we look forward to you attending — so much can be gained with so little effort.


Retreat Schedule 2018

June 6 — Wednesday

       1:30-5:00 pm    Registration (room occupancy after 4:00 pm)

       5:30-6:30 pm    Dinner

       7:00-9:00 pm    Group Meditation and Knowledge, Skype Baba

June 6 thru 9 — Thursday, Friday, Saturday

       7:00-8:00 am     Morning meditation (1)

       8:00-8:45 am     Breakfast (Continental 7:00-8:00; Full 8:00-8:45)

       8:45-9:00 am     Aarti

       9:00-10:00 am   Meditation (2)

       10:00-10:15 am  Break      

       10:15-11:00 am  Knowledge

       11:00-12:30 pm  Meditation (3)

       12:30-1:30 pm   Lunch

       3:15-4:15 pm     Meditation (4)

       4:15-4:30 pm     Break

       4:30-5:30 pm    Meditation (5)     (4:15-5:15 pm Saturday)

       5:30-6:30 pm    Dinner                 (5:15-6:15 pm Saturday)

       7:00-9:00 pm    Group Meditation, Knowledge, Skype Baba

June 10 — Sunday

       7:00-8:00 am    Morning meditation (1)

       8:00-8:45 am    Breakfast (Continental 7:00-8:00; Full 8:00-8:45)

       8:45-9:00 am    Aarti

       9:00-10:00 am   Meditation (2)

       10:00-10:15 am Break      

       10:15-11:00 am  Knowledge

       11:00-12:15 pm  Meditation (3), Farewell, Aarti

       12:15-1:30 pm   Lunch

Daily program times may change.


Retreat Details

Programs Include  Instruction in meditation (Jangama Dhyana), group meditation, recorded talks by Shiva Rudra Balayogi, Live Q&A with Baba via Skype.

Program Fees  A $20 full day or $10 half day facility fee to cover retreat expenses is requested. If this in not affordable please donate what you can. In keeping with Baba’s tradition there are no program or instruction fees.

Registration  Please make your reservation immediately if you plan to attend any portion of the retreat — accommodations are limited. For reservations contact: Ananda Ashram,, (845) 782-5575. 

For Information: Purnima (845) 783-3789 

Accommodations  Ananda Ashram can provide lodging for participants: either semi private accommodations with 2 people per room or dorm style bedding with up to six people per room. Camping space is also available. Please contact the Ashram directly for rates and availability. Reservations | Ananda Ashram 

Food  Three excellent vegetarian meals are offered each day at the Ashram dining hall. Meal tickets can be purchased or you are welcome to bring your own food. Breakfast $5, lunch and dinner $10.

What To Bring  Weather can be cool, warm, sunny or wet. Bring comfortable clothing that is appropriate for a variety of conditions. A lot of time is spent sitting so bring anything that will help you to be comfortable — baggy clothes, your favorite meditation cushion, blanket, umbrella, water bottle, flashlight, etc. 

Importance Of Silence  While the retreat is not officially a Silent Retreat, it is important for your experience and the experience of others to maintain silence as much as possible during the retreat. 

Please Be On Time  Respect others’ silence and please be seated for meditation five minutes prior to the scheduled meditation time. If food is taken before meditation, light meals are recommended to prevent grogginess.

Donations    The SB-SRBY Mission is a nonprofit, tax deductible organization funded exclusively by the generous contributions of others. It is not a business. The Mission is dedicated to all who seek inner peace and relief from suffering. Baba lives a simple life free of extravagance. He shares his knowledge of meditation and Self Discovery as a friend, without charge or obligation. If you would like to help please donate. Your contributions pay for Baba’s travel and Mission expenses so that he may continue to guide and inspire others to discover the Peace Within.

Ananda Ashram Retreat contact information:   Purnima (845) 783-3789  Reservations: (845) 782-5575

Additional Tour contact information: Agastya (541) 999-0975


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