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Brahma-Vindu Upanishad Retreat (2012)


Brahma Vindu Upanishad is a minor Upanishad containing 22 Mantras. It is focused on Brahma Vidya—Knowledge of Brahman. It belongs to Atharva Veda. It is the scripture that gives the essence of Vedanta philosophy for attaining Self-realization.

Gita Chapter 6 (2004 Retreat)


Dhyana Yogah—The Yoga of Meditation

Meditation is the most profound and effective technique in the pratice of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. This chapter, therefore, elaborates upon the art of practicing meditation, which is the basis of all the mystic movements of the world.

Gita Chapter 9 (2005 Retreat)


Raja Vidya Raja Guhya Yogah—The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret

There is a royal secret by which one may attain Liberation even in this very life. The secret lies in relinquishing everything to God. A devotee should surrender not only all his actions, but also his innermost thoughts at the Feet of the Lord—this includes not only the positive thoughts, but also the impurities of his heart. This is the secret of spiritual transformation.

Highlights of Raja Yoga


Five DVDs encompassing the teaching of the Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga:

  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Asanas and Pranayama
  • Pratyahara and Meditation I
  • Meditation II and III
  • Meditation IV and V

Kaivalya Upanishad Retreat 2003 (7 hrs)


Kaivalya Upanishad belongs to Yajur Veda. It gives proound insight into the nature of the Self and the mystic path of affirmations that lead to Self-realization. It highlights the role of Faith, Devotion, Meditation and the profound Affirmation, “This entire world is Brahman. I am Brahman. I am Ishwara (the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer) of this world-process.” By delving deep into this Upanishad, an aspirant crosses over the ocean of the world-process and attains Kaivalya – the Absolute Non-dual Self!  (approximately 7 hours)

Mandukya Upanishad Retreat 2005 (5 hours)


This Upanishad belongs to Atharva Veda. It presents profound insight into the nature of Brahman or the Absolute Self with the help of the mystic symbol of Om or Pranava. Om is composed of four principles : A, U, M and a mystic Point. An aspirant discovers his essential identity with Brahman in successive stages — Physical, Astral, Causal, and Transcendental —Turiya. The Great utterance, “Ayamatma Brahman —This very Self is Brahman,” occurs in this Upanishad. This scripture leads you to Enlightenment! (approximately 5 hours)

Shiva Purana (2014 Retreat – 9 hours)


Mystical insights into the Worship of Lord Shiva, Shiva Mantra, Tryambakam Mantra, and numerous Shiva leelas or sports of Lord Shiva are presented by Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda during this weekend retreat on the Shiva Purana (Rudra Samhita Parts 1 to 3). These talks will shed light on the highest summits of Devotion and Wisdom that can be reached by an aspirant for the attainment of Liberation (Moksha). (Approximately 9 hours)

Srimad Bhagavatam Retreats (Entire Series – 2012)


Srimad Bhagavatam highlights the mystic stories and the glorious exploits of Lord Krishna, giving insight into the mystic art of discovering, enjoying and growing into a devotee of God; and thus, it leads the devotee to the Goal of life—God-realization!