Retreat #4:The Ramayana by St. Tulsi Das is a perfect dharma-grantha (religious and spiritual scripture) for all mankind. It contains the teachings that enrich one’s daily life, it prescribes do’s and don’ts that serve as beacon lights; it offers the stories of Saints and Sages that are a source of constant inspiration. In addition, it instills the ideal blend of devotion and wisdom in one’s heart, for guiding one to the Goal of life— Rama (Liberation). It is the work of a Divine Poet whose heart pours out a blend of Love and Wisdom for sweetening the lives of humanity for all times.
Sri Swamiji’s focus is on the Bala Kanda – the first book of the Ramayana. His recitation and talks will surely kindle Divine Love and Wisdom in every heart.
This 3-day retreat took place on March 29th, 30th and 31st, 2013 at the Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayanda in Miami, Florida, USA.
Retreat #5: Ayodhya Kanda, the focus of this Retreat, is the second book of the Ramayana. It contains numerous mystical episodes, the foremost of which is the meeting between Bharata and Rama in the forest. It is one of the most beautiful and moving devotional portraits created by saint Tulsi Das. Sri Bharata, Lord Rama’s brother, exemplifies the state of Supreme Devotion (Para Bhakti) that has been lived by all the Saints and Sages of all religions, while Lord Rama is the embodiment of God Himself. All the insights needed for progressing on the spiritual path and attaining God-realization are well presented in this book.
Sri Swamiji’s talks & recitations will surely kindle Divine Love and Wisdom in every heart beckoning to all that whcih is good, auspicious and Divine!
This 3-day retreat took place on May 25th, 26th and 27th, 2013 at the Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayanda in Miami, Florida, USA.
Retreat #6: During this retreat, Sri Swamiji will focus on the Aranya and Kishkindha Kandas (the third and fourth books of the Tulsi Ramayana). Sri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana meet with Sages, highlighting the importance of satsanga. Many suspenseful episodes occur that give profound insight into antaranga sadhana, or internal spiritual movement. These include Shurpanakha’s disfiguration, destruction of Khara and Dushana, Sita’s abduction by Ravana, the devotion of Shabari, killing of Bali, befriending of Sugriva, gathering of the monkey-bear army, the role of Lord Hanuman, and others. All these episodes abound with a mystic charm that is beyond human imagination.
Sri Swamiji’s talks and recitations will surely kindle the needed aspiration for success in life and God-realization. This retreat is a grand opportunity for profound satsanga!
This 3-day retreat took place on July 5th, 6th and 7th, 2013 at the Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayananda in Miami, Florida, USA.
Retreat #7: During this Retreat, Sri Swamiji will focus on the Sundara Kand (the fifth book of the Tulsi Ramayana). “Sundara” literally means “beautiful.” Sundara Kand contains the quintessence of the beauty of the Ramayana. Hanuman represents the faith,
beauty, majesty and power of the soul that cannot be thwarted. The exploits of Hanuman offer profound insights into the obstacles on the spiritual path and their speedy removal.
Sri Swamiji’s talks & recitations will surely provide insights into the battle of life and
attainment of God-realization. This is a grand opportunity for a profound Satsanga!
This 3-day retreat took place on August 31, September 1st and 2nd, 2013, at the Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayananda in Miami, Florida, USA.
Retreat #8: Revered Swamiji will be conducting a 3-day intensive Retreat on the Lanka Kanda section of the Tulsi Ramayana. In this chapter of the Ramayana Swamiji will highlight the mystical implications of the battle between Lord Rama and Ravana, leading
to the establishment of Rama Rajya, or Enlightenment after His Victory.
This 3-day retreat took place on December 28 to December 30, 2013, at the Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayananda in Miami, Florida, USA.
Retreat #9: During this Retreat, Sri Swamiji will focus on the Uttara Kanda (the seventh book of the Tulsi Ramayana). This Kanda presents the highest summit of the mystical movement: the attainment of Moksha or Liberation. Rama’s return to Ayodhya and his coronation symbolize the soul’s realization of its essential nature—the revelation of the soul’s identity with Brahman (the Absolute Self). This Kanda presents profound insights for ascending the highest summit of devotion and wisdom leading to Moksha or Liberation.
Sri Swamiji’s talks and recitations will provide deep understanding into the mystic path that leads to God-realization. This is a grand opportunity for authentic satsanga.
This 3-day retreat took place on May 26 to May 28, 2014, at the Ashram of Swami Jyotirmayananda in Miami, Florida, USA.