Infinite Grace, Strength and Love: Coming Home to Self
 
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Infinite Grace, Strength and Love:
Coming Home to Self

11th November to 18th November 2017

 
 
 
                  



Sri Sakthi Amma's Ashram
Peedam, India


with

 Gayatri Kamadhenu




Every human being is a soul living in a body. Every soul is a part of the most incredible, infinite love, light and grace-filled consciousness of the Divine.

When a soul takes on a physical body, it wraps itself in the Maya or illusion of physical creation. This provides grist for the mill that the soul can churn, and, bit by bit through that churn, the soul rediscovers itself. But until the Self is rediscovered, it is obscured, and it is easy to feel lost and confused on earth. We identify with our projects, our relationships, our creations, our successes, failures, fears and pains instead of with the wholeness that we are.

Amma is the most incredible model of infinite grace in form. She is blazing self; one with the infinite always. This retreat is an opportunity to come Home to Amma's Divine Narayani Peedam and to immerse in the landscape of Her grace and love. As we experience Her presence, our beings can learn from Hers about how to relax and experience Self as the infinite grace, strength and love that it is. Having come home to Peedam, we will realise that all grace and love is the truth of our own being, and we will take Home home with us.

     Click here for the story of Amma  Youtube                
               
    
  The Golden Temple & Sri Amma on Youtube  for a taste of what you will experience on this retreat




SRIPURAM aerial view


 


Please download the following documents to prepare for the retreat


Things To Bring       India Visa Information       Pre Retreat Purification
Download HERE                  Download HERE                Download HERE
                           
Please read Essential Information for Peedam Visitors.
      Download HERE

 
      
       Cost for this amazing 8 day retreat is from AU$1,932 plus your airfares **
  
 Payment of the $800 deposit will secure your place.

Cancellation policy:
An administration fee of AU$100 plus any costs already incurred on the participant's behalf is non refundable if you cancel your registration (see booking conditions).


Full payment required if booking after 10th October 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Making your full payment on time allows us to make payment obligations to secure your accommodation, transport etc. You will be sent an email reminder to make final payment. Thank you for assisting us to provide you with a well organised retreat at minimal cost.

PLEASE NOTE: Numbers to this intimate intensive are limited. To ensure your place please book today. 


Price includes

  • Donation of $108 to Sri Sakthi Amma's Projects
  • Tuition fee
  • Assistance towards airfare and accommodation for staff.  (Our retreat policy is one staff per 8 participants)
  • Administration costs
  • Porter tips
  • A/C coach to & from Chennai & ashram
  • Airport transfer from airport to Chennai hotel
  • 1 night Radission Blu GRT hotel, Chennai includes breakfast (if this retreat option is selected)
  • 6 nights Peedam Ashram includes 3 meals daily 
  • All Govt. taxes

        Price does NOT include

  •  Flights**
  •  India Visa
  • Travel insurance, (compulsory )
  • Meals (other than those stated)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers outside the main tour group


** Please Note: you arrange your  own flight to Chennai, flights are not included in cost.
You will have airport transfer to hotel.

If you wish to avail yourself of the opportunity to travel by the pre-arranged retreat bus from the Peedam Ashram back to Chennai airport at the conclusion of the retreat, please note the bus will leave approximately 5pm.  It is advisable to book late night flights to allow approx 3 hours travel time.  Should you wish to leave earlier in the day a car can be hired through the Ashram at a reasonable cost.



Please note. Peedam is an ashram town and smoking is not permitted, not only in the ashram itself but also within the town.We suggest if you are a smoker that you be aware of the no smoking policy, you may need to bring with you nicotine patches or something to help you manage the days of going without. These items will not be available to purchase in India so best to come prepared.

    
 Accommodation 
The ashram accommodation rooms are designed to easily accommodate two to three people. Each room has air conditioning, fan, ensuite with western style bathroom facilities.  Bed linen is supplied but please bring your own towel.

Wifi is available for a very small fee, B Block has poor reception but you can sit in the Divine cafe or reception area in Kamala Nivas.

Please be aware that Peedam is an ashram so different from a hotel. If the ashram is busy you may be required to share 3 to a room.  The rooms are large and easily accommodate three people comfortably. While all effort will be made to have twin share please be prepared to triple share, it usually ends up being lots of fun.

If you intend staying extra days before or after the retreat please read......

Peedam ashram has requested if you are planning to have extra days before/after a Shanti Mission retreat to please organize your extra days by booking your bed through us. You are asked not to contact the ashram yourselves. This is to reduce confusion with their beloved ashram staff.

Please email retreats@shaktidurga.com with your arrival & departure dates. If you require a car to pick you up please provide location, date & time of pickup, if it is from the airport please supply flight details.

Thank you for honoring this request.



 


 
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                                                   Itinerary
You will arrange your own flights to Chennai. We advise you to book late night flights for your home journey as it is a 3 hour drive from Peedam and you need to be at the airport 3 hours before your flight. A bus will be provided to the airport on 18 November, departure time will be approximately 5pm to accommodate late night flights. Should this time frame not fit in with your flight, cars are available to be booked from the ashram at your own expense.
  • 11th Nov Chennai,1 night at Radisson Blu GRT Hotel  - you will be picked up from the airport if you enter your flight details in your registration.  (Please note: if you are arriving earlier than 11th Nov you will need to book your own accommodation for those extra nights - only night of 11th Nov is included in the cost of the retreat. Should this be the case you should give the hotel your flight details when booking and ask to be picked up from the airport. Also let them know you are part of the Shanti Mission group.)
                  Radisson Blu GRT Hotel
                 Chennai
531 GST Road
Saint Thomas Mount

                 Chennai 600016

                 IndiaTel: + 91 44 2231 0101
 Fax: + 91 44 2231 0202
                 Email: reservations@radissongrt.com
  • 12th Nov  After breakfast you board an A/C coach traveling to Peeham Ashram. approx 3 1/2 hrs drive

                 Sri Narayani Peedam
                 Thirumalaikodi
                 Vellore - 632-055
                 Tamil Nadu
                 India
                 Tel. +91-900-391-6838

  •  12th Nov - 18th Nov  Staying at Sri Narayani Peedam Ashram.  Rooms have A/C and ceiling fans, tiled western style bathroom, standard beds which aren’t like home but ok.  Breakfast, lunch & dinner, is included in tariff. The food is good - before starting their day the kitchen staff chant & do puja - the food is truly blessed and made with love & devotion. This said it is an indian breakfast so you may still want to bring your own breakfast cereal & snacks.
  • 12th Nov - 18th Nov  There will be daily programs with Gayatri Kamadhenu. We will also attend Sri Sakthi Amma's pujas, including daily Navaratri celebrations culminating in Vitaya Dhasami, visit the Golden Temple, walk the Star Path, participate in the seva programs and whatever else emerges while in the Divine presence of Sri Sakthi Amma! 
  • 18th Nov You will travel to Chennai airport to board your flight home or you may wish to stay on in India.  It is advised when booking your flights home to have evening flights as it is 3 hour drive back to airport. If required we can arrange to book a car & driver for an extra charge