with Swami Santhiprasad
June 18 – July 5, 2012
Last date for booking: May 28, 2012
You are most welcome to join Swami on his spiritual retreat in Himalayas. This is an opportunity for serious spiritual seekers to come in contact with the spiritual life and wisdom of India with Swami Santhiprasad as your own, personal spiritual guide. Santhi’s Himalayan retreat is a great opportunity to explore the grandeur of the Himalayas as well as one’s own inner self.
Besides the magnificent nature there will be meditations, yoga asana and pranayama as well as many opportunities for deep spiritual discussions and talks with Swami Santhiprasad.
We will meet in Delhi and from there go to Rishikesh where the retreat starts at the banks of River Ganga. “The Ganges, above all, is the river of India which has held India’s heart captive and drawn uncounted millions to her banks since the dawn of history.
The story of the Ganges, from her source to the sea, from old times to new, is the story of India’s civilization and culture, of the rise and fall of empires, of great and proud cities, of adventures of man.
This spiritual retreat and tour program is planned along the banks of Ganga, in a way tracing its routs too.
Dear Yoga Friends,
Welcome to our Traditional Yoga Teacher Training School in India, School of Santhi Yoga School and Yoga Research Centre in Kerala, South India, guided by Santhi, Swami Santhiprasad, our inspiring Yoga Master and Yoga Guru.
The salient feature of this age old system is the total involvement of the Yoga Master in imparting knowledge to his disciples in an atmosphere of love and compassion.
This is being done in small groups at School of Santhi’s Yoga Teacher Training School in India and Europe.
Swami SanthiPrasad has designed his own Yoga Teacher Training program in three levels including totally 900 hours of Yoga study of which 500 hours are training in Yoga Asana.
Our aim is to mend professional Yoga Teachers and Yoga Instructors in 2 – 3 years time with in-depth knowledge in the Science of Yoga.
Santhi’s Yoga Teacher Training program include Pranayama, withdrawal of senses, concentration, meditation and integration practices. The study of Kundalini Yoga, Swara Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakthi Yoga and Vedic Mantra chanting form part of the program. Besides this, human anatomy and physiology are also being taught for a better understanding of Yoga and its profound influence in the transformation of human body and spirit.
…Proper recognition of material values bring rightful wealth and power.
Recognition of aesthetic value offers enthusiasm and joy, following educational values gives proper discriminative understanding, knowledge and humility, ethical value offers coherence and harmony, security and confidence, proper following of Spiritual values give experience of choiceless awareness, compassion, love, freedom and peace.
Values are recognized universally in a hierarchy from material value in achieving food security and shelter for all to spiritual values of selflessness, generosity, care, peace, love and freedom. These higher values transcend the limitations of the closed frame work of religions to the higher pursuit of peace for all keeps coherence and harmony to the life here on this planet.
The core values comes from the deeper core of the individual as he, in essence, is simple, innocent and loving unless conditioned otherwise. Inculcation of living values has become a potential subject for the educationists as well as religious heads since ages and not much could be achieved so far and the sad result of it is reflected now a day in the modern living. Inculcation of desirable values in the pupils is essential for meeting out the crisis of character.
The essential values are:
• Truth • Righteousness • Honesty • Courage • Freedom
• Respect • Dignity of manual work • Service • Purity
• Recognition • Tolerance and acceptance • Sacrifice
• Courtesy • Joy • Love for all or universal love
How to re-establish values that are the essence of higher evolution and peaceful existence? Learning to live together in peace and harmony begins when an individual starts his spiritual search to find himself. In ancient times this search starts with a prayer:
Sahana vavatu Sahanou bhunaktu
Tejaswinavadhita mastu Ma vidvisa vahai Om….
Santhi Santhi Santhi
“May he protect us both. May he nourish us both. May we both work together with great energy. May our study be enlightening and fruitful. May we never hate each other.
Om…. Peace Peace Peace”.
This is a prayer chanted by the Master and repeated by the disciple in ancient India every time they sit for learning.
It has a great significance even today.
The Master initiates the process of learning with the above sincere chanting with the basic values of proper learning. Here the master and disciple surrender to the whole, to the higher intelligence to take care of, so that the disciple and the master could study peacefully.
It also reminds the purpose of education – may our study be enlightening and fruitful, for humanity, fruitful for all, for the benevolence of the entire creations and not for exploitation and final annihilation. The learning process finishes with the chanting…
“Loka samasta sughino bhavantu”
meaning “let there be well being for the entire creations”
by Sw. Santhi Prasad
|Dear Yoga friends,
|When one starts to think about love…
he is out of love as love is celebration and thinking is no celebration.
|Love is the celebration of dissolution.
It is dissolution of all individuations.
It is the experience of becoming one with the whole.
It is comfort absolute.
It is absolute in the sense that there is no separation of any kind.
There is no fragmentation in love.
The lover and loved becomes one and remain in eternal celebration in love.
In love the opposites merges.
There will be no more polarities.
There will be no more man and woman.
The man merges into woman and woman merges into man and the pure being exist eternally!
Love is absolute transparency.
In love, breath flow inside with no effort and the air even not notice that one is breathing.
In love one becomes one with breath.
This is the merger of love.
In love one is back home, in his own essence.
There is no more games, no more egos, and no more image but only celebration!
Aum Tat Sat!
by Sw. Santhi Prasad