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Kainchi Valley and the ashram of Neem Karoli Baba are a sacred gem in the Kumaon area of North India. Surrounded by high hills, river, forest preserves is a natural beauty that merges with the sacred energy of a land visited by sages and saints. You will have the opportunity to spend time in the ashram meditating or chanting or contemplating, or simply being. You can also participate on the daily ashram activities, such as aarti and puja to the different deities and, if and when Siddhi Ma (the mother of the ashram and the saint of this part of India) gives darshan, you will be able to be on her presence.

Back at the retreat home, you will have the change to dive deep into HeartSourcing and other powerful practices to deepen your experience. Skillful Self-effort makes us into capable recipients of grace even while all spiritual practice is upheld by grace. Here are some of the sadhana activities we will offer you:

  • HeartSourcing Meditation, to nurture yourself deeply from the inner Source of all-encompassing love, the seed of true happiness, the true sad-guru, which is within you always
  • Satsang with Ramgiri & Durga, to connect and strengthen your heart, support and help each other, get answers to questions, or more questions to answers, and celebrate the presence of the guru in each other
  • The Work of Byron Katie, to clear the habitual stress of the mind and find the peace that a deeper truth can bring
  • Open Attention, to bring harmony to your emotions, live in the unburdened present and learn the precise use of Self-love as the best medicine
  • Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, for its original purpose: to make the body pliant, able to absorb Shakti and grace and to feel resilient in periods of inner absorption
  • Bhakti Yoga practices, such as kirtan (devotional chanting), Hanuman Chalisa practice (a prayer to Hanuman the monkey god), opportunities for seva (service to guru), temple worship and more. Devotion opens us to all-encompassing love, to the peace and the exhilarating compassion and wisdom of our hearts. It helps us live in loving awareness.

Please NOTE You can participate in these offerings as much or as little as you feel drawn to do. We trust your wisdom mind’s ability to guide you in that.


A meditation on the Heart

Freedom from stress, pain and suffering

How Love Heals

"People and situations do not cause you pain.
Your thoughts and emotions about them do.
You can change those reactions.
This is the key to freedom."
- Ram Giri